Polo was more important to him: Prince Charles is said to have abandoned Diana shortly after Harry was born
Created: 08/16/2022, 07:58
By: Larissa Glunz
Charles and Diana's second son, Harry, was born three years after the wedding of the then heir to the throne.
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Prince Charles' longing for polo is apparently greater than his longing for his own family.
Only a few hours after the birth, the heir to the throne is said to have left Diana alone with her son Harry.
Happy family idyll sounds different.
London – With a smile on their lips, Prince Charles (73) and Princess Diana (36, † 1997) stepped outside the gates of London's St Mary's Hospital on September 16, 1984 to proudly present their second son Prince Harry (37) to the world public .
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Behind the scenes, the facade of the royal picture book family is said to have cracked.
No time for his family: Prince Charles had other priorities after Harry's birth
The fact that Prince William (40), who was born two years earlier, had a sibling, caused euphoria throughout Great Britain, but there was apparently only muted joy in the palace.
While many new parents want to spend as much time as possible with their offspring after the birth, Prince Charles is said to have run away.
Harry and William often accompanied their parents Charles and Diana on official trips, like here in Venice in 1985.
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According to "Marie Claire", the "important" date for which the British heir to the throne transferred his young wife and baby Harry will be revealed in the August 13 HBO documentary "The Princess" about the life of Lady Di.
Just under an hour after being discharged from hospital and arriving at Kensington Palace, Queen Elizabeth II's eldest son is said to have gone to play polo.
Despite an unhappy marriage: Charles and Diana remained married for 15 years
Charles' quick escape can be interpreted as a sign of an unhappy marriage, but the final end came years later.
The separation of the crown prince couple was announced in December 1992, and the divorce was officially finalized in 1996.
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Until her tragic accidental death on August 31, 1997, Diana lived in Kensington Palace, where son William and his family currently live.
The Cambridges want to turn their backs on London and palace life soon.
William and Kate's move to Windsor to the more tranquil Adelaide Cottage is imminent.