Prince Charles’ first words after Princess Diana’s death revealed.

The late Princess of Wales’ demise was unexpected. Princess Diana died in a car crash while in Paris with her boyfriend Dodi Fayed.

According to royal biographer Penny Junor in her 2005 book “The Firm,” the heir apparent was shocked when he learned about his ex-wife’s sudden death. Prince Charles was worried that the public would blame him for it.

“‘They’re all going to blame me, aren’t they?’ was the first question the Prince asked when he heard that she had been killed. Initial reports were that she had been badly injured, but was still alive,” Junor wrote. “The world’s going to go completely mad, isn’t it? We’re going to see a reaction that we’ve never seen before. And it could destroy everything. It could destroy the monarchy.”

Prince Charles’ private secretary Stephen Lamport reportedly agreed with Prince Charles fears. He added that it would be very difficult for his mother, Queen Elizabeth II.

“It’s going to be very difficult for your mother, sir. She’s going to have to do things she may not want to do, or feel comfortable doing but if she doesn’t do them, then that’s the end of it.”

Junor added that for most of the week, while the nation grieved, Queen Elizabeth II indeed did something she didn’t want to do and didn’t feel comfortable doing. The crisis passed and the monarchy was not destroyed, but it was close to happening. 

Junor admitted that Prince Charles got it right when he predicted that he would be blamed for the death of Prince William and Prince Harry’s mother. Many thought that if he had loved his then-wife and not his mistress Camilla Parker Bowles, Princess Diana would still be alive.

In related news, according to royal expert Marlene Koenig, the Duchess of Cornwall may not be as popular or well-liked as Princess Diana at the start, but this has changed over the years after Camilla took on a lot of patronages. Also, Prince Charles is “a lot happier” with Camilla.

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. Photo: Fox Photos/Hulton Archive/Getty Images