Prince Charles and Princess Diana
Princess Diana had the wrong idea about real life which affected her marriage with Prince Charles. Pictured: Prince Charles and Princess Diana at Westminster Abbey, London, for a centenary service for the Royal College Of Music on Feb. 28, 1982. Getty Images/Hulton Archive

Princess Diana had the wrong perspective about life when she married Prince Charles.

According to Matthew Kirkham, a journalist for Express, the late Princess of Wales “placed too much idealism in her step-grandmother’s romance novels.” Princess Diana was a fan of the romance novels written by Barbara Cartland, who was dubbed the “Queen of Romance.” Prince William and Prince Harry’s mother was hoping that she would find the same happiness as the characters in the book.

Princess Diana placed too much faith in fairy tales and romances found in the Queen of Romance’s books that she developed “unrealistic expectations” when she dated and eventually married Prince Charles. Princess Diana’s wrong idea about love affected her marriage with the future king.

“It wasn’t until marriage that Prince Charles learned about the extent of Diana’s fantasies,” royal biographer Penny Junor wrote in her book “The Duchess: Camilla Parker Bowles and the Love Affair That Rocked the Crown.”

“He [Charles] had yet to discover that she was very badly educated, naïve and – by her own admission – immature,” Junor added.

Cartland admitted that the only books Princess Diana read were her works and she felt that those “weren’t terribly good” for the People’s Princess. She added that it was “true romance.” The publishers once asked her to go modern and write about divorce and people getting in bed, but she declined because although it happens, it isn’t romantic.

Junor defended Camilla Parker Bowles from Princess Diana’s claims that the Duchess of Cornwall caused her divorce. Princess Diana said in her infamous interview with “Panorama” that “there were three of us in this marriage so it’s a bit crowded,” implying about Prince Charles and Camilla’s affair.

Princess Diana also said that the Prince of Wales slept with Camilla the night before their wedding and they continued their affair behind her back.

Junor said that “Diana’s claims were false.” The royal author stressed that Camilla wasn’t the sole reason for the Prince and Princess of Wales’ divorce.

In related news, many believe that it’s unlikely for Prince Charles to marry Camilla if Princess Diana were still alive. A number of netizens were convinced that it would be unacceptable for the future king to marry someone else when he still had a living spouse.