After Prince Harry was born in 1984, Princess Diana and Prince Charles started drifting apart. Prince Charles then went on to have an affair with his old girlfriend, Camilla Parker Bowles. Princess Diana knew about the two ever since her wedding day. Prince Charles and Princess Diana officially divorced in 1996.
Princess Diana told Prince William
Prince William was 10 years old when his parents ended their marriage, and Princess Diana revealed to Martin Bashir in her infamous 1992 interview, how she shared with Prince William the truth about his father and Camilla Parker Bowles. ‘’ I went to the school and put it to William, particularly, that if you find someone you love in life you must hang on to it and look after it, and if you were lucky enough to find someone who loved you then one must protect it. William asked me what had been going on, and could I answer his questions, which I did. He said, was that the reason why our marriage had broken up? And I said, well, there were three of us in this marriage, and the pressure of the media was another factor, so the two together were very difficult. But although I still loved Papa I couldn’t live under the same roof as him, and likewise with him.’’
Did Prince Harry know?
Prince Harry was 8 years old when his parents separated, but unlike his older brother, he didn’t know anything until he heard it in the news, just like the rest of the world.
Prince Harry and Prince William’s relationship with Camilla Parker Bowles
Prince Harry and Prince William learned to love and respect Camilla Parker Bowles over time. She and Prince Charles got married in 2005, and in that time, Prince Harry shared with BBC, “Camilla is “a wonderful woman, and she’s made our father very, very happy, which is the most important thing. William and I love her to bits. To be honest with you, she’s always been very close to me and William. . . but no, she’s not the wicked stepmother. I’ll say that right now.”