The Queen Mother is popularly thought to have "selected" Diana as a possible bride for stodgy, thirtyish Prince Charles.
The fairy tale wedding turned out to be just that - The groom had been in love with another woman since boyhood.
Gamely, idealistic Di did her best, and did her duty as long as she could, at untold personal cost - Then she remembered her duty to herself.

In 1996 her divorce from the aging, indifferent heir to the throne was finalized......

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