Princess Diana received the public’s support during her highly publicized divorce from Prince Charles.

On the online forum site Quora, royal fans are wondering why this was the case when Princess Diana also had an affair while she was still married to the future king.

Gary O’Brien said that the Princess of Wales received more support from the public because a lot of her fans were women. Princess Diana was also a woman, and she also resonated well with other women.

“There was one other factor I think - gender. Look at the 1981 wedding crowd - largely women - right? And Diana subsequently resonated with women more than Charles resonated with men too… So basically, there were more women speaking up for Diana when the marriage failed than men who were prepared to defend Charles,” he said.

Jade Worthington said that Princess Diana received more support from the public compared to Prince Charles had an affair while he was married to the late royal. Princess Diana, on the other hand, was encouraged to have an affair after learning the tricks of the trade from her ex-husband.

“Most people are on Diana’s side because she was a lamb to the slaughter in that marriage. She would not have accepted his proposal had he been honest the extremely bad treatment it entailed,” she said.

Worthington also criticized how Prince Charles gave interviews. She said that the heir to the throne’s interviews with the press was disastrous, and he also broke the military code by admitting his affair with Camilla. The revelation humiliated Camilla’s ex-husband, Andrew Parker Bowles.

Prince Charles and Princess Diana tied the knot in 1981 after a few months of dating. The couple’s marriage was short-lived because they eventually separated in 1992. Four years later, the couple decided to push through with their divorce.

Less than a year after the divorce, Princess Diana passed away following a fatal car crash in Paris.

Prince Charles and Princess Diana Princess Diana and Prince Charles attend a welcome ceremony in Toronto at the beginning of their Canadian tour on Oct. 1, 1991. Photo: Getty Images/Jayne Fincher