Princess Diana captured the attention of Queen Elizabeth II after she made an impressive remark while in Balmoral.

In the book “The Queen and Di: The Untold Story,” royal author Ingrid Seward said that Her Majesty once had a conversation with the Princess of Wales when they stayed in Balmoral. At that time, Princess Diana was just 18 years old.

“Diana told the older woman how much she loved Scotland, called it a ‘magical place’ and said she loved it ‘beyond imagination.’ It was the right thing to say and it made a very favorable impression on the Queen,” Seward said.

But Penny Junor claimed that what Princess Diana told the Queen that time may have just been a lie. In the book “The Duchess: The Untold Story,” Junor said that Princess Diana actually hated Balmoral.

“She hated the countryside, hated his family’s passion for horses and dogs, hated the rain that poured down remorselessly; and she felt that her husband was avoiding intimate contact,” Junor said.

Prince Charles and Princess Diana honeymooned in Balmoral after they tied the knot in 1981. According to Junor, the former couple’s honeymoon turned out to be a huge disaster because it only proved just how incompatible the two royals were.

While in Balmoral, Prince Charles and Princess Diana didn’t stay in the main house. But every night, they had dinner with the other members of the royal family who were also residing there.

The fact that Prince Charles’ family was always around didn’t make Princess Diana happy because she knew that they had very little chance to be intimate with each other. The lack of assurance from Prince Charles didn’t also help.

But before Princess Diana and Prince Charles started dating, Seward said that the late royal really wanted to date the future King. At a young age of 16, Prince William and Prince Harry’s mom became convinced that Prince Charles fancied her.

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Queen Elizabeth II’s press secretary resigned due to Prince Charles and Princess Diana. Pictured: Prince Andrew, Sarah Ferguson, Lord Linley, Prince Edward, Prince Charles, Princess Diana, Queen Elizabeth II and Queen Mother outside her London Clarence House residence on Aug. 4, 1989. Getty Images/Johnny Eggitt