In 1981, Prince Charles and Lady Diana announced their engagement after meeting some four years prior. Even at that time, the red flags were becoming innumerable. Still, Charles and Diana went through with their wedding — and what a wedding that was. Two children, Princes William and Harry, and 15 years later, the royal couple ultimately decided to part ways and officially divorced in 1996.
Just one year after they split, Princess Diana was killed in a tragic car accident. The secrets about her marriage to Charles, however, were not laid to rest with her. From the interviews conducted prior to the princess’ passing to authorized biographies and documentaries, the truth behind the couple’s often unstable and nearly-always tumultuous marriage started to come out. As it turns out, there are many details that the world never got a chance to know about Diana and Charles’ relationship while the princess was still alive. Some of them might just surprise you.
The hidden truth in so many photos of the royal couple
You’ve likely seen countless photos of Charles and Diana together. It’s also quite likely that, all the while, you’ve never realized one particular detail. On Twitter, sociologist Philip N. Cohen pointed out something amiss in the posed photos of the couple: the prince and princess were the same height, but Charles always photographed at least a foot taller than his wife. So, what’s going on?
The royal family, including Charles, have never commented on this odd camera trick, but candid photos of the couple have confirmed the truth. Diana was, in fact, the same height as her husband. Perhaps the prince was sensitive about his height. Maybe it goes even deeper than that — was this his way of being domineering? One may never know for sure, but it is definitely an interesting facet of the couple’s relationship and paints a new, if also unflattering, picture of their marriage — that Charles didn’t want to accept at least one reality about it.