It’s no secret that the marriage of the late Princess Diana and Prince Charles was extremely tumultuous. Following their eventual divorce in 1996, and Diana’s tragic death in 1997, the pair’s two sons, Prince William and Prince Harry, experienced a period of tremendous pain. Now, decades later, some heartbreaking new details about Harry’s birth have emerged.
Andrew Morton’s book “Diana: Her True Story” famously recounted the story of when the Duke of Sussex was born. As per Readers Digest, Charles apparently wanted a baby girl, and when Harry arrived, his father’s alleged first words were, “Oh God, it’s a boy … and he’s even got red hair.” In the book, Morton wrote that her husband’s comments “cut Diana to the core.”
The 2022 documentary “The Princess” shows the life of Princess Diana from a unique perspective, and covers everything from her entry into the royal family, her marriage to Charles, and sadly, her death. In the HBO doc, fresh details about Charles’ behavior on the day of Harry’s birth also come to light — and it is not a good look for the future King.
One heartbreaking moment in the HBO documentary “The Princess” arrives when Princess Diana and Prince Charles return home from the hospital with their newborn son, Prince Harry. However, not even an hour after arriving home with his wife and baby boy, Charles is shown leaving the house to play polo.
Per Good to Know, the news clip shows Charles driving out of Kensington Palace as a reporter narrates, “then, less than an hour later, Prince Charles left to play polo – something most new fathers would hardly dare to suggest.” Another commentator in the HBO doc then adds that the future King continued acting as if he were still a bachelor even after he was married.
“He has always carried on ever since he got married as if he were a bachelor,” the commentator says. “He’s made absolutely — and he never did from the word ‘go’ — almost any concession to being a married man with the responsibilities of a wife and now two children.”
“The Princess” is described as a “visceral submersion into Diana’s life in the constant and often intrusive glare of the media spotlight,” and the documentary dropped on HBO on August 13, 2022.