The secret note that Prince Charles left Princess Diana the night before their wedding

Emily Gulla
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Photo credit: Princess Diana Archive - Getty Images
Photo credit: Princess Diana Archive - Getty Images

From Cosmopolitan

The Crown season four has hit our screens, and the huge storyline which it centres around is of course that of the relationship between Princess Diana and Prince Charles. As the show follows the couple from their first meeting, to their engagement, to their wedding, we see their relationship develop - though Charles and Diana's wedding isn't actually shown in full.

The Crown depicts both Charles and Diana seemingly having doubts before their wedding, with Charles shown crying in one scene with the Queen, and Diana separately saying that the wedding can't go ahead, after her suspicions of Charles' relationship with Camilla Parker Bowles are raised.

However, it's been revealed that Prince Charles reportedly sent Diana a sweet note the night before their wedding - although he is thought to have gifted Camilla a bracelet the night before his wedding to Diana, too.

Royal biographer Penny Junor wrote in her book on Camilla: "The night before the wedding, which Diana spent at Clarence House with her sister Jane, he [Charles] sent her a note, along with a signet ring that bore the Prince of Wales feathers." The ring is in fact shown in The Crown, though Charles presents it to Diana in person.

Photo credit: Netflix
Photo credit: Netflix

Charles' note to Diana reportedly read: "I'm so proud of you and when you come up I'll be there at the altar for you tomorrow. Just look 'em in the eye and knock 'em dead," according to the Express.

However, it's been confirmed that Charles also gave Camilla a bracelet the night before his wedding to Diana, engraved with the initials G and F. In The Crown, the G supposedly stands for Gladys (thought to be his nickname for Camilla) and the F for Fred, Camilla's nickname for the Prince of Wales.

Still, The Crown is said to be accurate in its portrayal of Diana, according to her former butler.

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