It’s no secret that King Charles and Princess Diana’s seemingly storybook romance turned out to be a nightmare – but one author claims things were much darker behind closed doors.
what has christopher anderson written a new book about Eldest son of Queen Elizabeth II title “The King: The Life of Charles III.” They spoke to several palace insiders as well as people who know the former Prince of Wales or have worked with him over the years. Their goal was to investigate the 74-year-old’s “lonely” childhood and military training, as well as the many scandals surrounding his relationships that rocked the House of Windsor.
Anderson alleged on Fox News Digital that the marriage between Charles and Diana had become so shaky that royal security officers were wary of all the weapons scattered around the palace.
Anderson claimed of King, “He has a huge temperament.” “I mean, it’s an unbelievable temper. Throwing tantrums constantly and bootjack [at her], It is a heavy wooden tool for wearing hunting shoes, and is made of iron and wood. He threw it over Diana’s head and just missed it.”
It was Charles’ former valet Ken Stronach who alleged Anderson was in the room “when Charles, in the midst of an argument with Diana, grabbed a heavy wooden bootjack and hurled it, hitting the princess’s head by inches”. banished from,” as quoted in the book.
“But there are guns all around that castle,” Andersen charged. “They love shooting parties. That’s why there are shotguns and handguns for protection and rifles [for] Security forces… They were worried that such violence is happening. so much yelling and screaming [and] Slammed the doors. don’t forget Diana, when she was three months pregnant [Prince] William, she threw herself down the stairs and landed at the feet of the Queen and Princess Margaret. so there [were] Several violent episodes. it could be worse. And [security] Was afraid that someone might commit suicide, that someone might do harm, [but] We must be talking about murder. So they tried to keep weapons away from the royals.”
Anderson wrote that during the marriage, Charles had “sunk into a deep depression” and felt he was “on the verge of a nervous breakdown.” He turned to one of his confidants, Arnold Goodman, and reportedly said, “I have nothing to live for.” Goodman reportedly felt that Charles was “showing classic signs of depression.” Charles not only believed that he was stuck in a loveless marriage, but he feared that a divorce, if granted even by the Queen, would have “serious consequences for his children, the Royal Family and the monarchy itself.”
According to Anderson, Goodman expressed his concerns to royal security officials. Ken Ghat, Diana’s former security officer, described the atmosphere as “highly inflammable”. A bodyguard told Anderson that the skirmishes between Charles and Diana were “so raw” that “violence seemed inevitable.”
“Presenting a particular problem was the sheer firepower contained within the walls of Highgrove,” wrote Anderson. “Guns were strewn about the compound – ‘guns, rifles, pistols, everything’ – and the detectives in charge of protecting members of the royal family were very concerned that ‘in the heat of the rage,’ any of these might Were used for suicide, murder or both. There was also a valid concern that William and Harry might have been collateral damage. Just to be safe, all guns were kept under lock and key.”
According to housekeeper Wendy Berry, they witnessed the “slamming of doors and battles” that were “the hallmark of day-to-day life”. One of Charles’ servants alleged that he saw Diana follow Charles “down the hallways, up the stairs, and from room to room.” It was then that he allegedly asked point-blank, “Why won’t you sleep with me?” Charles replied sarcastically, “I don’t know, dear, I think I might be gay.”
“He was having an affair with Camilla [Parker Bowles],” Anderson explained. “He wasn’t interested in [Diana] anymore. He became emotionally closed towards Diana. I think Diana has it worse in that, since her death, there’s really no one to defend her against these allegations.”
Anderson alleged, “Because of Charles and Camilla’s behaviour, she became neurotic, developed an eating disorder and all these things.” “If in fact Camilla wasn’t in the picture, none of this would have happened.”
The trouble between Diana and Charles began long before their so-called fairy tale wedding. Charles, the heir to the British throne, was reportedly pressured to either end his relationship with then-Lady Diana Spencer or propose. Before the wedding, Diana expressed doubts about walking down the aisle, especially after she discovered a bracelet made by Charles for Camilla, a former flame of his. The marriage became turbulent, and the unhappy couple had extramarital affairs.
In 1992, Andrew Morton wrote “Diana: Her True Story,” a shocking tale of a falling apart marriage. It also detailed Charles’ relationship with Camilla, as well as Diana’s mental health struggles. At the time, it was not confirmed that the princess had secretly collaborated with the British author on the book. In the same year, it was announced that the couple was separating.
The divorce was finalized in 1996. A year later, Diana died at the age of 36 from injuries sustained in a Paris car accident.
Anderson said Charles was devastated by Diana’s passing, He reportedly clutched the telephone “trembling and trembling” when he received the alarming call. He then added “the cry of pain was so spontaneous and came from the heart.” One witness described it as a “cry of agony” heard down the hall. Palace staff rushed to Charles’ room and found him “collapsed in an armchair, crying uncontrollably.”
Anderson explained, “Charles is not only responsible for bringing the monarchy to its knees at one point after Diana’s death, but also saving it.” “I don’t think people realize how traumatized he really was by his death. I interviewed nurses at the hospital who saw him when they came into the room and saw his body for the first time. And she looked like she was ” hit in the face He backed away. They thought he was going to faint. They were surprised to see how emotional Charles was after her death. ,
Anderson said a grieving Charles was determined to make sure the mother of his two sons would be honoured.
“He swung into action and made sure the Queen gave Diana a proper farewell,” he said.
Anderson noted that it was Charles who persuaded his mother to give “the speech of her life” as thousands of mourners gathered outside Buckingham Palace. After Diana’s death, many criticized the royals and insisted that the monarchy was over.
the queen passed away On 8 September at the age of 96. Now, Charles faces the task of maintaining the 1,000-year-old monarchy. He alienated a lot of people with his divorce from the much-publicized “People’s Princess,” but now all eyes are on him.
“He already had a lot to do with the trajectory of the monarchy,” Anderson said. “If [the monarchy] There is a success, it will be because of him. And if the monarchy goes down the drain, it will be because of him. We’ll have to wait and see.”
A spokeswoman for Buckingham Palace did not immediately respond to Fox News Digital’s request for comment. However, a spokesperson previously told Fox News Digital, “We do not comment on such books.”
The Associated Press contributed to this report.