But according to Diana’s biographer Andrew Morton, who wrote the book Diana: Her True Story, it was just five words from Prince Charles that spelled the beginning of the end for their relationship.
In his book, Diana said the first thing her husband said to her when Prince Harry was born was: “Oh God, it’s a boy.”
Diana had described her relationship with Charles as the closest they’d ever been in the later stages of her second pregnancy, but following this reaction their relationship unravelled.
She had known the gender of her baby, but kept it a secret from Charles because she knew he had always wanted a girl and would be disappointed.
Diana told Morton that Charles followed up his initial comment with something that again hurt her feelings: “And he’s even got red hair,” the Prince said – a trait that runs in Diana’s family.
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