A New TV Series Is Set To Dramatise Princess Diana and Charles’ Relationship

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Prince Charles and the late Princess Diana's divorce is one of the most talked about and controversial of all time. The pair appeared to be the perfect couple after marrying in 1981, but the fairytale came crashing down when they divorced 15 years later in 1996 - just a few months before Diana was killed in a car crash.

And now, a new TV series is set to tackle the complicated story of the royal couple. US anthology show Feud, which will air on Fox in the UK, is headed by the director of musical series Glee, Ryan Murphy, who has plans to dramatise their relationship on the second series of the programme. Their relationship will be covered in a ten-part season, which will air in 2018.

Charles and Diana's divorce was dogged by rumours of infidelity on both sides before their eventual split, with Diana infamously claiming in one TV interview that, "There were three of us in this marriage, so it was a bit crowded." Charles was also linked to Camilla Parker Bowles at the time, who he eventually went on to marry in 2005.

During an interview on BBC show Panorama, Diana also spoke out at the time saying that, "Yes, I was in love with him. But I was very let down by him."

Then, on 20th December 1995, a statement was put out by Buckingham Palace that the Queen had written letters to both Prince Charles and Diana, Princess of Wales, advising them to divorce.

After their seperation was finalised in August 1996, Diana allegedly received a settlement payment of £17 million, and a further £400,000 a year, and the couple signed a confidentiality agreement stating that neither of them could discuss the details of their marriage or divorce.

It was then just a year later that the 'People's Princess' was killed in a car accident in Paris, in August 1997. At the time, their children Prince William and Prince Harry were just 15 and 12 years old respectively.

It was a turbulent divorce so this series is sure to be an interesting watch.

And Feud isn't the only show set to unearth the couples marriage. Netflix show The Crown, plans to centre their fourth and fifth season around their relationship, but will introduce Diana towards the end of season three. It's likely that the fourth season will air sometime in 2018 too.

The first and current series of Feud will air on Sunday night in the US, and will tackle the long-standing rivalry between Bette Davis and Joan Crawford, who will be played by Jessica Lange and Susan Sarandon. Their bitter feud apparently began on the set of 'Whatever Happened To Baby Jane?', the 1962 film.

Amy Hunt
Amy Hunt

Amy Hunt is Life Channel Editor at womanandhome.com, having been with the brand since 2015. She began as the magazine's features assistant before moving over to digital as a News and Features Writer, before becoming Senior Writer, and now a Channel Editor. She has worked on either women's lifestyle websites previously too—including Woman's Weekly, Goodto.com, Woman, and Woman's Own. In 2019, Amy won the Digital Journalist of the Year award at the AOP Awards, for her work on womanandhome.com. She is passionate about everything from books, to homes, to food and the latest news on the royal family. When she isn't editing or updating articles on cleaning, homewares, the newest home gadgets, or the latest books releases for the website, she's busy burying her nose in a gripping thriller, practising yoga, or buying new homeware of her own.