Original article from Kent Live
Nearly 40 years ago, 750 million people around the world sat down to watch Prince Charles and Princess Diana’s wedding at St Paul’s Cathedral in London.
It should have been the start of a new era for the Royal Family, the hugely popular ‘people’s princess’ marrying the heir to the throne.
While it might have been a spectacular and memorable event for those watching around the world, reports suggest it was a very different feeling inside the Royal household.
Netflix series The Crown shows both Charles and Diana having doubts about their marriage before their Royal Wedding.
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Diana is shown saying the wedding cannot go ahead after suspicions are raised about Charles' relationship with Camilla Parker Bowles, while Charles is also shown crying in one scene with the Queen.
However, according to an insider, Prince Charles reportedly sent Diana a sweet note the night before they tied the knot.
Charles, who was 32 at the time, sent the note and a gift to Clarence House where Diana spent the night with her sister.
Despite the reported doubts about their marriage, the note was supportive and offered her advice for the big day which was set to be beamed around the world.
In her book about Camilla, royal author Penny Junor writes: "The night before the wedding, which Diana spent at Clarence House with her sister Jane, he sent her a note, along with a signet ring that bore the Prince of Wales feathers."
The Express reports the note to Diana read: "I'm so proud of you and when you come up I'll be there at the altar for you tomorrow.
"Just look 'em in the eye and knock 'em dead."
Ms Junor also claims Charles believed the wedding was a mistake but knew it was too late to pull out.
She claims Diana changed in the lead up to their wedding and she became moody and tearful.
She writes: "Charles was not convinced he was doing the right thing in marrying Diana but there was no way out and, bolstered by the hope that things would be different once they were married, he put a brave face on it."