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Royal Author Claims Diana's Own Grandmother Couldn't Forgive The Princess For Her Separation From Charles, Whom She "Adored"

Date September 23, 2019 11:40

Among the British royal couples, Prince Charles and Princess Diana were one of the most talked about. Their unfortunate divorce hurt many including Diana’s grandma, Lady Ruth Fermoy before she passed.

Royal Author Claims Diana's Own Grandmother Couldn't Forgive The Princess For Her Separation From Charles, Whom She "Adored"Royal Author Claims Diana's Own Grandmother Couldn't Forgive The Princess For Her Separation From Charles, Whom She "Adored"Getty Images / Ideal Image

Who is Ruth Fermoy?

Lady Ruth Fermoy is Princess Diana’s maternal grandmother. Lady Fermoy became a friend of the British royal family after her marriage to Lord Fermoy.

She was also a Woman of the Bedchamber to the Queen Mother. It was once reported that Lady Fermoy and the Queen Mother acted as matchmakers for Diana and Charles, a claim she always denied.

Diana's grandmother couldn't forgive her

The fairy-tale wedding of Prince Charles and Diana sadly came to an end after a decade. A lot of people appeared to have been hurt by the couple’s divorce even the princess’s grandmother, Lady Fermoy.

Royal Author Claims Diana's Own Grandmother Couldn't Forgive The Princess For Her Separation From Charles, Whom She "Adored"Royal Author Claims Diana's Own Grandmother Couldn't Forgive The Princess For Her Separation From Charles, Whom She "Adored"Getty Images / Ideal Image

Kitty Kelley in the book The Royals revealed that Diana’s grandma turned on the princess after the separation because she “adored” Charles. The day the prince and princess decided to end their marriage was described as the saddest day of Lady Fermony’s life.

Grandma Ruth as she was fondly called by Diana had warned the princess of what she would experience by becoming a member of the royal family. But the Princess Of Wales assured her grandmother that she would dedicate her life to Charles.

The author wrote:

Diana mended things a little before Ruth died but just. I was there when she visited Ruth’s flat in Eaton Square for the last time, and I felt sad for her when she left because Ruth still didn’t forgive Diana for what she had done.

Diana was misunderstood by her mother and grandmother

Andrew Morton, a biographer of the Princess of Wales, revealed that Princess Diana's mother, Frances Shand Kydd, and grandmother did not understand her.

Diana’s private secretary said:

My mother and grandmother never got on. They clashed violently. My grandmother tried to lacerate me in any way she could. She feeds the Royal family with a hideous comment about my mother running and leaving the children. Mummy’s come across very badly because the Grandmother has done a real hatchet job.

As a big fan of Prince Charles, Lady Fermoy regarded her granddaughter as an actress and a schemer when the royal marriage turned sour.