Queen Elizabeth is reported to have viewed the late Princess Diana as a direct ‘threat to the monarchy,’ and she wanted Prince Charles and her to divorce as soon as possible in order to minimise the fallout from their tumultuous relationship.
Royal analysts alleged in a 1995 article published in the UK daily The Spokesman Review that the Queen had addressed letters to both Prince Charles and Diana pushing them to dissolve their marriage at a period when they had already been separated for three years.
According to the study, the Queen and then-Prime Minister John Major were “alarmed by the scale and substance of Princess Diana’s challenge to the royal status quo.”
“The whole formal establishment has banded together in support of the king.” “The adversary is Diana,” Felicia Smythson, a royal affairs reporter, had declared.
She also alleged that the Queen intervened to stop Charles and Diana’s marriage in order to’reduce’ Diana’s power.
“They believe an ex-princess of Wales will lose prominence and garner less public interest,” Smythson had remarked.