A new book has claimed that King Charles and Princess Diana's marriage was so "highly combustible" that royal protection officers were worried someone might get hurt. In the new book, The King: The Life of Charles III, author Christopher Andersen writes that Diana was seen by Charles' valets "hurling epithets and mocking her husband’s obsession with the dreary-looking Camilla," according to the New York Post.
One day a valet reportedly saw Diana "literally pursued [Charles] down hallways, up staircases and from room to room". Diana then asked her husband, "Why won't you sleep with me?" as Charles "had for all intents and purposes unilaterally called a halt to their sexual relationship" after Harry's birth in 1984.
Charles reportedly hit back with a sarcastic response, telling her, "I don’t know, dear. I think I might be gay."
The book also claims Charles demanded he be given the respect "he felt his position warranted", with the now-King allegedly asking his wife, "Do you know who I am?"
"Diana answered that he was a ‘f***ing animal," Anderson writes.
"You will never be king!" she reportedly said. "William will succeed your mother. I will see to that."
The author claims that the tension between the pair only increased as time went on, with Diana realising Charles was in love with his mistress Camilla Parker-Bowles before their wedding.
"Consumed by anger and frustration, both bride and groom separately cried themselves to sleep the night before the wedding," the author claims.
Charles and Diana split in 1992 and divorced in 1996, just one year before her tragic death in August 1997 in Paris.
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