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Entertainment

Web Desk
October 1, 2020

Prince Charles tossed Diana's ring in anger a few weeks into their tumultous marriage

Entertainment

Web Desk
Thu, Oct 01, 2020

Prince Charles had an intense quarrel with Princess Diana a few weeks after their marriage

Prince Charles and Princess Diana's marriage was marred by controversies, turmoil and conflict up until the time they separated in 1992.

During their tumultous time together, there were a horde of instances wherein Charles lost his cool and snapped at Diana in rage.

Diana was already disturbed by Charles perpetual absence, and while he remained in the countryside, she preferred to stay in London. 

A moment of complete chaos ensued when Charles had a quarrel with his wife, that ended in him thowing Diana's ring at a royal aide only a few weeks after their marriage.

As detailed by royal biographer Howard Hodgson in Charles — The Man Who Will Be King,  Diana was “angry” and “in floods of tears” protesting against “her absent husband, his family, the boredom, Balmoral and the weather."

She used to confide in aide Michael Colborne from early on in her marriage with Charles.

When they arrived in Scotland, Charles turned to Colborne for support too.

“Later that day, and after they had witnessed another slanging match, the Prince tossed Diana’s wedding ring at Colborne in the dark drive as he prepared to leave for London with the Prince," wrote Hodgson.

“It was already too big for her finger due to her weight loss and needed to be altered.”

Because of Prince Charles' outrage, Diana started 'disintegrating into a mental wreck.'