Princess Diana’s 'fairy tale' marriage to Prince Charles was famously troubled, but it’s been revealed the royal couple truly hit rock bottom on what should have been one of their happiest days – when Prince Harry was born. This came after revelations that the Prince of Wales had 'never wanted to marry Diana', as he had always loved Camilla Parker Bowles.
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According toBritishTV documentaryThe Royal Family at War,Lady Dianawas devastated by Charles’ reaction to their second son’s arrival.
Diana’s famously loose-lipped ex-butler,Paul Burrell, told the documentary, ‘Diana said to me, “The nightHarrywas born, I cried myself to sleep”.
After the birth,Prince Charlescame to inspect the baby, where he complained about 'its red hair', Burrell tattled.
With a shockedPrincess of Walesresponding, ‘But Charles, that’s the Spencer gene,’ Charles reportedly replied, ‘Well, at least I’ve got my heir and spare – and now I’m off out to the theatre.’
Things really hit rock bottom for theroyal couplewhen Diana returned home withHarry, with Charles allegedly snubbing his wife. According toroyalauthor Katie Nicholl, ‘Diana was devastated when, upon returning home toKensington Palace, Charles sped off in his Aston Martin to play polo in Windsor Great Park.’
Diana reportedly said of the sad incident: ‘Something inside of me died,’ and despite theextramarital affairs, it was the future King ofEngland's reception of a youngHarrythat marked the end of the couple’s marriage.