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She had grown up around the royals – her father is the Duke of Wellington, a friend of the Queen’s – but is said to have struggled with the attention that came with dating a Prince.Their relationship reportedly broke down because of intense media scrutiny.When probed, Lady Jane once snapped: Do you honestly believe I want to be Queen?” Lady Jane went on to date chef Lloyd Grossman and broadcaster Melvyn Bragg, but never married.
As The Royal House of Windsor revealed: “For years, Mountbatten was secretly lining Amanda up as a future queen.”In 1977 Charles took Amanda on the Royal Yacht Brittania for a holiday to the Caribbean island of Eleuthera, during which he proposed to her.
Their relationship blossomed in July 1979 when Diana was visiting the Queen’s Scottish estate, Balmoral.
They got engaged on February 6, 1981 and married later that year on July 29.
More than 600,000 lined the streets of London to catch a glimpse of the wedding procession, with another 750 million watching on TV.
PRINCE CHARLES AND PRINCESS DIANA'S LOVE STORYAfter the wedding Diana, then 22, took the style Princess of Wales.