4/17/17 – So why did Prince Charles marry Diana?
It’s always a bit fascinating to write about the Royal family, namely because within their genes are a diversity of Brain Types. One has The Queen Mother (#3 FEAL), her daughter the current Queen Elizabeth (#15 FCIL), and her son Prince Charles (#16 BCIL) who married the late Princess Diana (#3 FEAL). Their children, of course, are Prince William and Harry, the first an astute, proper #15 FCIL (married to Kate Middleton, a #13 FCIR), and the second a playful, often-troublesome #1 FEAR. Then there is Sarah Ferguson, the Duchess of York, who is a feisty #5 FEIR.
Turning our focus to Prince Charles, he has been patiently waiting for the crown for some 65 years. Thankfully, the #16 is usually a patient Brain Type, though you can bet Charles is ready to roll. When he becomes King Charles III of Great Britain, he’ll be the oldest ever to be crowned and the one who waited the longest. The Prince, of course, is most well known for his marriage to the world-adored Princess Diana, and in a new biography by Sally Bedell Smith, the acclaimed American biographer of Charles’ mother, Queen Elizabeth II, new details emerge about the “life story and the character of the man who will be king.”
One question addressed in the biography is, “Why did Charles marry Diana?” The answer isn’t all too surprising. “It wasn’t for love. In effect, he was bullied into it — or so he thought — and that sheds light on sensitive Charles’ fraught relationship with his brusque father, Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, 95. Charles, then 32, and Lady Diana Spencer, a besotted 19, had only a few dates by 1981, but the media pack was stalking her, convinced she was the one. Philip wrote Charles a letter — because that is the ‘regrettable’ way they communicated, Smith writes — telling him it was unfair to Diana’s reputation to dawdle: Either propose or release her, he advised. ‘He wasn’t in love, he wasn’t ready,” says Pam Hicks, Charles’ cousin. “‘He saw it as a ghastly threat. Psychologically he assumed his father bullied him, so he read it as a bullying letter.’ If only Philip and Charles had talked it through, laments Smith.”
Philip is a #13 FCIR, by the way, and it is indeed unfortunate that the two communicated simply by letter. It also isn’t at all surprising to see the #13 telling the methodical #16 to “do something!”
Another story tells of Diana “aggrieved about Charles’ relationship with his long-time mistress, Camilla Parker Bowles.” Charles and Camilla, of course, are now married, and she is a #11 FCAL. Camilla has been described as “earthy and lusty, confident and self-assured, especially on a horse. She is warm and fun, supportive and nurturing, even media-savvy. She understands Charles, knows how to steady him, likes what he likes. Since they married, he has never been happier.” Quite the typical description of the FCAL!
One sad story from years back tells of when Charles knelt down at night to say his prayers, “Diana would hit him on the head and continue shouting at him.” Yes, be sure the #3 is capable of physical abuse when they get angry! Of course, Charles certainly deserved it for his unfaithful escapades, and Diana also verbally “taunted him that ‘You’ll never be king!’ and ridiculed him as ‘ridiculous’ when he wore one of those gold-encrusted military uniforms royal men routinely wear.”
Lastly, check out how the biographer describes Charles. “He is by turns charming and witty, petulant and stubborn.” And again, “He is stiff, eccentric and set in his royal ways, always dressed in a double-breasted suit (no pocket flaps, handkerchief billowing from breast pocket, flower in button hole) and Turnbull & Asser shirts with French cuffs.”
Yes, Diana was the quintessential #3, Camilla the #11, and Charles the#16. If only morals had been more upright for the Prince, tragedy and heartache may have been avoided for the Princess.
Written by: Staff
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