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Documentary Reveals The Day Princess Diana Described As The "Worst" In Her Life

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If you were simply to go by the number of headlines about the late Princess Diana, you would think that she was still walking among us.

The royal was extremely popular with the public when she was alive and it seems like her premature death further turned her into an eternal icon.

Ever since she married Prince Charles in 1981, people have been curious about what life is like for the People's Princess. The fascination only grew more after her separation from Charles 11 years later.

While married into the British royal family, Diana rarely commented on her relationship with Charles, her public persona took a shift once it was revealed that Charles had been unfaithful and their marriage was on the rocks.

In 1991, Diana sat down for a series of interviews during which she opened up about her life and marriage for an a biography, but it took more than 20 years after her tragic death for some of those audio recordings to come to light.

In the National Geographic documentary Diana: In Her Own Words, the Princess of Wales gets very candid especially about the thoughts that were going through her head on her wedding day.

To many people's surprise, Diana described the big day as "the worst day of my life."

Tom Jennings, one of the producers of the documentary, told the Today show that Diana has been uncomfortable with the idea of marrying Charles from the moment they got engaged.

"I went upstairs, had lunch with my sisters who were there, and I said, ‘I can’t marry him. I can’t do this. This is absolutely unbelievable,'" Princess Diana said in the documentary. "And they were wonderful and said, 'Well, bad luck, Duch. Your face is on the tea towel, so you’re too late to chicken out.'"

Hopefully Diana did not feel too guilty about having these thoughts because Charles wasn't exactly excited about tying the knot either.

According to royal correspondent and author of Charles At Seventy: Thoughts, Hopes And Dreams, Robert Jobson, Charles said he did not want to marry Diana because he did not know her well enough.

"I desperately wanted to get out of the wedding in 1981, when during the engagement I discovered just how awful the prospects were having had no chance whatsoever to get to know Diana beforehand,” he told Jobson.

After years of trying to save face for the public (and probably the Queen), Charles and Diana finalized their divorce on August 28, 1996.

Are you surprised about Diana and Charles' confessions?

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