Prince Charles and Princess Diana
Prince Charles and Princess Diana are pictured attending a centenary service for the Royal College Of Music on Feb. 28, 1982 at Westminster Abbey, London. Fox Photos/Hulton Archive/Getty Images

Prince Charles’ infidelity while he was married to Princess Diana was reportedly covered up by the press.

In the book “The Royals,” author Kitty Kelley said that Prince Charles’ controversial comment about infidelity wasn’t published on newspapers because reporters were so obedient to Queen Elizabeth II.

During his trip to the Taj Mahal, the future King joked about wanting to become a Muslim so that he could have two wives. The British reporters that heard his comment visibly became uncomfortable because they were unsure if Prince Charles was just joking.

“None quoted him verbatim. Even Britain’s reporters remained deferential to royalty,” Kelley said.

The royal author went on to say that the stories written about Prince Charles after his trip to India were softened and they also ignored the revealing quotation.

“Instead, they wrote as Her Majesty’s obedient servants. They wrote that Charles said: ‘I can understand that love can make a man build a Taj Mahal for his wife… One day I would like to bring my own back here,’” Kelley said.

Prince Charles visited the Taj Mahal in 1980 while he was still courting Princess Diana. But his cryptic comment already shed light on his mindset when it comes to marriage and relationships. Before the couple tied the knot in 1981, it was revealed that Princess Diana knew about Prince Charles and Camilla Parker Bowles’ affair.

Prior to his departure, Princess Diana accompanied Prince Charles to the airport to say goodbye. Kelley said that Prince Charles nonchalantly skipped up the steps of the royal plane without looking back. Princess Diana, on the other hand, burst into tears.

Several years later, Prince Charles and Princess Diana traveled to India. But while Princess Diana was at the Taj Mahal, Prince Charles went to Delhi. Princess Diana posed outside one of the seven wonders of the world, and he told professor Mukund Rawat that her trip would’ve been better if Prince Charles was there with him.

Prince Charles and Princess Diana announced their separation shortly after their trip to India. The couple divorced in 1996.