Thirty-nine years ago the whole world was following the wedding of the century. On July 29, 1981, Prince Charles married Diana Spencer, future Princess of Wales and “Princess of Hearts”. A marriage worthy of a fairy tale that did not yet have a happy ending. But even before starting, this union did not seem to be ideal for Lady Diana. As Vanity Fair recalls, which is based on the book Diana: Her True Story – In Her Own Words, written by Andrew Morton and published in 1992, a few months away from marrying his partner, Queen Elizabeth II’s son reportedly made inappropriate remarks for her. He would indeed have mentioned his weight a few weeks after the formalization of their engagement. “Oh, we’re a little chubby here, aren’t we?“, he would have declared while letting drag a hand on the hip of Diana. It would seem that it is this reflection, which was very badly perceived by the future princess, which is at the origin of his nervous bulimia.

Lady Diana had lost 13 centimeters in waist size

In just a few weeks, she lost no less than six kilos. “The first time we took my measurements for my wedding dress, I was 73cm in waist measurement,” she said in Andrew Morton’s book. “On my wedding day, I was two feet away. I had shrunk between February and July. “The continuation of the marriage will not be more glorious since the tabloids do not miss an occasion to evoke the intimate difficulties of the couple. 11 years after the wedding, the prince and the princess decide to separate before officially divorcing in 1996. Happy again, after having distanced herself from the royal family, Lady Diana’s end of life will be tragic since she was killed in a car accident on August 31, 1997 in Paris.

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