Princess Diana snubbed Prince Charles’ kiss at a public event.

A photo of Princess Diana dodging Prince Charles’ kiss has resurfaced. The snap was taken in 1992 when rumors about the Prince and Princess of Wales’ marriage hitting rock bottom circulated. When they visited India, the two royals were kept busy with conflicting schedules and engagements to the point that Princess Diana had to go to the Taj Mahal alone.

Princess Diana made her revenge at a Valentine’s Day polo match where she was due to hand out the prizes at the match. Prince Charles played at the game. When Princess Diana handed the prize to her then-husband, the future king forgot to kiss her in front of the media and it was the last straw for Princess Diana.

“Realising his mistake, he hastily returned and, with an uncertain crowd looking on, moved to kiss his wife’s cheek. Incensed, the Princess swivelled her head so that the kiss landed near her ear,” Dickie Arbiter said.

“The crowd, as well as those of us accompanying the royal couple, could only cringe. The Prince had clearly been intentionally humiliated, and we knew he’d be furious.”

Arbiter revealed that Princess Diana was reluctant to attend the event and hand out the prizes, but she was eventually convinced to do it. When Prince Charles lined up for the prize-giving, the future king was flushed with the glow of victory, but Princess Diana looked as though she wanted to be somewhere else.

Arbiter believed that due to Princess Diana’s transparent body language, Prince Charles committed the ultimate fashion faux pas. Princess Diana’s protection officer later asked her why she behaved that way, and she said that she won’t make a fool of herself so Prince Charles’ friends could laugh at her.

In related news, many thought that Prince Charles never loved Princess Diana because Camilla Parker Bowles has always been in his heart. However, based on some of their photos, there were moments when the Prince and Princess of Wales had a great time together.

According to Ingrid Seward, there was a period after Prince William was born when Prince Charles and Princess Diana were very happy, but it did not last long. Prince Harry was born into an unhappy marriage when he arrived.