The Crown season 4 has finally arrived on Netflix and the new series will be diving into the story of Prince Charles and Princess Diana.
The Crown season 4 will delve into the start of Princes Charles and Princess Diana’s relationship and early years of marriage. But when did Prince Charles and Diana meet in real life and how? Here’s the true story behind the TV show…
Emma Corrin plays Lady Diana Spencer, Charles’ first wife and the mother of Prince William and Prince Harry, in the hotly anticipated new series of the hit Netflix show.
Camilla, now the Duchess of Cornwall and Prince Charles’ second wife, has already made an appearance in The Crown and so many wondered when Diana – who tragically died in a car crash on 31 August 1997 – would make her debut.
Netflix has not disappointed viewers and season 4 will focus intensely on Princess Diana and the early years of her relationship with Prince Charles – including their royal wedding and a replica of Diana’s iconic wedding dress.
With their relationship playing out on screen, when did Prince Charles and Diana meet in real life and how? Here’s the real story…
When did Prince Charles and Diana meet?
Charles first met Diana Spencer in November 1977. The Princes of Wales was actually dating Diana’s older sister, Sarah, at the time and had been invited to join a grouse hunt at the Spencer family home of Althorp.
Sarah and Charles’ relationship was short-lived and Sarah went on to marry Neil McCorquodale. Sarah reportedly said she wouldn’t marry Charles “if he were the dustman or the King of England.”
However, while her sister may not have fallen for Charles’ charm, Diana was going around telling her friends she was going to marry the Prince of Wales and would joke about him being “The one man on the planet who is not allowed to divorce me,” according to The Diana Chronicles. (Although after their divorce, Diana told author Andrew Morton that when she first saw Prince Charles she thought, “God, what a sad man.”)