Quote: Briosaid @ 21st November 2019, 11:49 PM
But he ruined a young girl's life. I was never a Diana fan but she didn't deserve to be used as a brood mare by the Royal Family and then cast aside. I have no doubt that had Charles been a decent, loyal husband, she'd never have been in that Paris accident. Royals lack morals.
I agree Diana's treatment was deplorable by the standards of "normal" people like us.
What is also true is that the royals are not normal people: the job comes before everything else in life and they needed a particular type of girl in order to maintain an appropriate line of succession. As you say, she was treated very much like a broodmare.
I think it's also true that Charles - uniquely among his siblings - grew up in a world not totally without love but certainly without very much of it.
Philip absolutely adored Anne (she's the son he's never had), while Andrew was Elizabeth's favourite.
Charles, I think, came a very distant fourth of four in the love and affection stakes.
As a result, he's a damaged soul and probably quite a messed-up human being.
I just think as a result of The Crown, a lot of people who were totally against him might now be willing to cut him a bit of slack.