The Four Words Prince Charles Said That left Princess Diana “Traumatized”

Forget for a moment what you know about how things turned out for Prince Charles and his first wife, the late Diana, Princess of Wales, and remember, instead, their fairytale wedding, which was watched by close to 30 million people all over the world.

The first-born son of Queen Elizabeth II could have married anyone, presumably, but he chose Diana, a beautiful, soft-spoken school-teacher more than a decade younger than him. They’d met years earlier, but their romance bloomed quickly in the wake of the death of his beloved uncle, Lord Mountbatten. As Diana offered comfort to Charles, he suddenly saw her in a new light.