Royal Regrets: Queen Elizabeth II Credited Princess Diana With 'Saving' Monarchy Prior To Death
Before taking her final breaths, Queen Elizabeth II expressed regret over the way she treated Princess Diana. A source exclusively dished to OK! that despite their reportedly rocky relationship, the long-reigning monarch credited her former daughter-in-law with "saving" the monarchy.
"Her Majesty is wracked with guilt that she didn't do enough to help Diana adjust to the rigors of royal life — and stop Charles' cheating with Camilla," the source explains of her son King Charles III very public tryst with now Queen Consort Camilla.
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"She sees how much Diana radiates out of William and Harry, and the effect they have on people," the insider continues of the Queen's grandsons.
According to a 2016 report, Her Majesty allegedly broke down in tears with regret over the way Diana, who died in a car crash in 1997, existed within the royal family. "I wish I could beg for her forgiveness," the Queen reportedly said in an emotional moment of remembrance for the former school teacher.
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"We have a lot to thank Diana for," she reportedly stated. "If it wasn't for her, there would be no future for us. She gave us William and Harry. Diana saved the monarchy!"
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Princess Diana and King Charles, then known as Prince Charles, married in July of 1981 before officially announcing their divorce in 1996, following a bevy of extramarital affairs. "There were three of us in this marriage, so it was a bit crowded," the People's Princess said in an infamous 1995 interview about her ex-husband's now wife, Camilla Parker Bowles. "A woman's instinct is a very good one."
"At the age of 19, you always think you're prepared for everything, and you think you have the knowledge of what's coming ahead," she noted. "But although I was daunted at the prospect at the time, I felt I had the support of my husband-to-be."
After their split, Charles went on to marry Camilla in 2005. Following the Queen's death, she was appointed as the Queen Consort.