An estimated 750 million people around the globe watched Prince Charles and Princess Diana tying the knot. But the night before his big day, Charles apparently did something that showed how he truly felt about marrying Diana. And now royal biographer Penny Junor has revealed exactly what happened on that fateful occasion back in 1981.
At that point, Charles had been in the spotlight for decades, ever since his birth on November 14, 1948. He is the eldest son of Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip and was only three years old when his mother’s reign began. Now, Charles stands first in the order of succession to the British throne.
And as with many young men, Charles had several girlfriends before he chose to wed. These love interests included the eighth Duke of Wellington’s daughter, Lady Jane Wellesley, and the British Ambassador to Spain’s daughter, Georgiana Russell. Intriguingly, he would also date Princess Diana’s elder sister, Lady Sarah Spencer.