Prince Charles and Princess Diana
Prince Charles felt like he had no choice but to marry Princess Diana. Pictured: Princess Diana And Prince Charles watch an official event during their first royal Australian tour 1983 in Newcastle, Australia. Patrick Riviere/Getty Images

Prince Charles married Princess Diana in 1981, but the Prince of Wales reportedly knew his marriage was a mistake and was “desperate” to call off the wedding. However, Prince Philip was there to remind his son what was expected from the heir to the throne.

Although Charles happily courted Diana in front of cameras, behind closed doors he confided in close friends about his doubts to rush into a marriage with a woman he didn’t love.

In the book “Charles At Seventy: Thoughts, Hopes And Dreams,” Robert Jobson claimed the Prince of Wales wanted to find love rather than pick a wife from a compiled list of female aristocrats.

The royal biographer claims Prince Charles told friends, “I desperately wanted to get out of the wedding in 1981, when during the engagement I discovered just how awful the prospects were, having had no chance whatsoever to get to know Diana beforehand.”

However, Prince Philip warned Charles he was taking too long to find a wife and “should either propose to Diana or release her.”

Royal biographer, Gyles Brandreth’s book “Charles & Camilla: Portrait of a Love Affair” book detailed the difference between Charles, who was “a romantic” and Philip, who was a “pragmatist.”

When he was younger, Prince Charles often felt bullied by his father, whose words would leave the heir in tears. The constant criticism caused a strain in their relationship.

“On one occasion at the Braemar Highland Games in front of thousands, father publicly rebuked son for fidgeting,” Brandreth wrote.

When his marriage to the Princess of Wales fell apart, Jobson claims Prince Charles did “not blame his father or mother at all for his unhappy marriage” to Diana.

However, the reaction was seemingly challenged by biographer Tom Bower, who stated the Prince of Wales “publicly blamed” Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip for an “unloving childhood and being forced into an unhappy marriage.”

Despite, what he may have felt, nowadays Prince Charles appears to have a good relationship with his parents whenever they step in front of cameras.