Prince Charles was struggling to say whether he should break off his marriage to Diana, the Daily Mail can reveal today.
Despite the realization that he and the aristocrat's daughter were incompatible, he felt powerless.
Breaking "That would have been catastrophic," he said.
And he described himself as "permanent between the devil and the deep blue sea". Years later, still disturbed by the tragedy of the marriage, he cried tears of frustration as he told friends, "I really wanted to get out of the wedding in 1
The Succession of the Damned The marriage is told in an explosive new royal biography to mark his 70th birthday next month, the Daily Mail reports.
It shows how Charles wants to challenge "perishable lies" about him – which he believes were orchestrated by Diana herself. 19 659002] Royal author Robert Jobson, the author of the book, accompanied the Prince for 18 months traveling around the world.
Jobson, who has been reporting on the Royals for nearly three decades, has worked with many current and former members of his staff – and Charles himself.
The result is a compelling book full of groundbreaking new material that will be released today and next week the mail is serialized.
Some of the sensational revelations include:
Like Charles, "Shadow King", the Queen was able to stand aside at the age of 95 and allow him to become a regent.
• How shocked Charles was by his sons' belligerence;
• His dismay at being excluded from the boys 2017 documentary about Princess Diana;
• Harry's collapse before his marriage to Meghan Markle
• How Charles "talks to the dead", including Earl Mountbatten, his mentor who was murdered by the IRA
• His contempt for Tony Blair once mocked royally as "our great leader"
• His despair over the Iraq war when he told friends that Blair had behaved like George Bush's poodle;
• how he contradicts the burka bans introduced by France and other European countries;
• His distrust of US evangelicalism and the lobby power of huge American corporations;
• His fear that America's chemically-clad corn boosted the country's ever-growing obesity and diabetes crisis;
Charles comes out of this powerful portrait as a contented figure, far from being bitter, but has a strong view of some of the key issues we face today.
But it's the revelation of his heartbreak over Diana, who has to raise her eyebrows at Charles and Diana during a photograph before their wedding in London. Photo / Getty Images "src =" data: image / png; base64, R0lGODlhAQABAPAAAOrq6v /// yH5BAAAAAAAAAAABAAEAAAICRAEAOw == "data-srcset =" // www.nzherald.co.nz/resizer/Cf3Yl3rZag_pcvdaJ8hMfPIEyKg=/320×470/smart/filters: quality (70) /arc-anglerfish-syd-prod-nzme.s3.amazonaws.com/public/PNV5HLSNXFHUZHPZJWW5XNHYFY.jpg 320w, // www.nzherald.co.nz/resizer/1ilXERFuzfaMFyYwaSqP2OxnWno=/375×551/smart/filters:quality (70) /arc-anglerfish-syd-prod-nzme.s3.amazonaws.com/public/PNV5HLSNXFHUZHPZJWW5XNHYFY.jpg 375w, // www.nzherald.co.nz/resizer/n65KgA0i-9Mqs0XJ6_wTfJX16kc=/620×912/smart/filters: quality (70) /arc-anglerfish-syd-prod-nzme.s3.amazonaws.com/public/PNV5HLSNXFHUZHPZJWW5XNHYFY.jpg 620w "/>
Since Diana Biograph entrusted Andrew Morton, we knew the princess wanted to retire from the marriage.
But so far, we had no idea the prince did that.
It is sometimes brutal reading, while the book describes Charles's sadness about his failure to face a developing tragedy.
Jobson says the prince knew within a handful of sessions that they were inappropriate.
He told friends Like in the weeks before the wedding, when he tried to explain his everyday life, Diana seemed unable to understand what he said.
The more he saw her, the more he realized he was making a mistake.
Charles said he did not blame anyone – neither his father nor his mother – for not being able to withdraw from the engagement.
Instead, he blamed his failure on getting to know Diana before.
The princess said they had met no more than 12 times before their fiancée in February 1961.
According to Jobson, the prince is still haunted by sadness over the lost marriage.
But in one sense, grief coincides with his anger at lies about him.
He accused Diana of telling a friend about "unbelievable and harmful lies that are close to someone's support." I [who] lived from hand to mouth with the press.
The most painful lie that went on for years was the assertion that he had unmarried Diana on board the Royal Train for a rendezvous
The story was untrue, like another – that Camilla at night
Other stories he describes as "lies and fabrications" are the claims that Camilla is in a shop in Chippenham, Wiltshire
describing this as a " stubborn lie. "
Last night biographer Penny Junor, who wrote a very good book on Camilla last year, said:" This is the first time I've heard from [Charles] openly voicing his doubts about ma While they were engaged, they robbed Diana. I certainly did not know that he mentioned concerns to friends.
Ingrid Seward, Majesty Editor-in-Chief, said: "This rewrites the Charles and Diana story with its meaningful interpretation that both Charles and Diana felt the marriage was doomed from the start. "