Considering her tragic and controversial past, it was never easy to be in Princess Diana’s shoes. She had a tough time dealing with her husband, Prince Charles, who was cheating on her with his n0w-wife Camilla Parker Bowels.
When the news came out in the open, Princess Diana had a whirlwind of a time managing the press because along with her title, she had to maintain her own image and integrity too. With the kind of negative publicity that Diana got back then, it was assumed that Queen Elizabeth and Prince Phillip may not be very fond of her.
However, a recent unearthed podcast reveals quite the opposite. In 2017, BBC Radio 5 Live released a series titled “Images Of Diana,” in which journalist Natasha Kaplinsky threw light on the relationship that the Queen and Prince Phillip had with Diana.
“It’s not been realised how supportive the Queen and Prince Phillip were to Diana when she was going through all this [marital trouble],” explained one of the biographers. “The Duke of Edinburgh called himself ‘pa’ to her, and he wrote supportive letters saying ‘Charles’ behaviour is awful’, added the biographer Sara Bradford.
“This was part of a dreadful year for the Queen and she can’t have welcomed an image like this splashed across the world’s media,” Kaplinsky explained.
In one of her most explosive interviews back in 1995, Diana opened up about her marriage for the first time when she revealed that there were “three of us in the marriage.” Just as much as it shook the world, it made the royal family equally miffed. The Queen was so angry that she asked the couple to separate permanently.