Princess Diana was one of the most beloved members of the British royal family, and her legacy continues to inspire people around the world 26 years after her death. Despite their tumultuous marriage, Charles and Diana’s relationship was marked by a deep love and devotion to each other. Their public fight during a pheasant hunt in 1986 was just the beginning of their difficulties, but they continued to try and make their marriage work despite both infidelities.
On June 29, 1994, Charles shocked the world when he admitted to marital infidelity on a television documentary without naming his mistress. However, it was Princess Diana’s interview with Martin Bashir on November 20, 1995 in the BBC series “Panorama” that ultimately led to the end of their marriage. Filmed in Diana’s sitting room at Kensington Palace, she revealed intimate details about royal life, her marriage, and her struggles with postpartum depression and bulimia. She also confessed that she had cheated on Charles with army officer James Hewitt. During the interview, Diana declared that her marriage with Charles was over. “There were three of us in this marriage,” she said, referring to Charles’ secret relationship with Camilla Parker-Bowles.
The interview was conducted in complete secrecy, and the equipment was smuggled into Kensington Palace under cover of darkness. Unfortunately, it would be two years before Diana died in a car accident that would leave an indelible mark on history and popular culture alike. But even today, people continue to remember Princess Diana as a symbol of hope and inspiration for all those who struggle with mental health issues or face adversity in their lives.