Prince Charles Wanted A Girl, So Diana Didn’t Disclose Harry's Gender When She Was Expecting In Order Not To Get Bad Reaction, Royal Biographer Claims

Date November 4, 2019

While Princess Diana and Prince Charles were married, a royal biographer claims Harry’s mother kept a key detail about her pregnancy a secret. Let’s find out what Diana kept hidden from her ex-husband.

Age gap between Harry and William

Prince William and Prince Harry are one of the most famous siblings in the world. Following the death of their mother, they developed a close relationship. The royal brothers were both born in the private Lindo Wing of St Mary's Hospital in London.

The Duke of Cambridge was born on June 21, 1982, while Harry made his entry on September 15, 1984. This puts the age gap between them just over two years.

Princess Diana and Prince Charles

A royal biographer has claimed in an autobiography about Diana that she kept Hary's gender a secret from Prince Charles because he wanted a daughter.

In his book Diana: Her True Story, Andrew Morton claims Diana she knew she was having another boy and didn’t say anything to the Prince of Wales. She confided in Morton saying:

I knew Harry was going to be a boy because I saw on the scan. Charles always wanted a girl. He wanted two children, and he wanted a girl. I knew Harry was a boy, and I didn’t tell him.

Though the ‘People’s Princess’ was delighted to have another boy, she reportedly claimed Charles’ reaction after Harry’s birth in 1984 was less enthusiastic.

Diana wanted an army of children

Princess Diana was an ideal mother for her two sons, Prince William and Prince Harry. But she reportedly dreamed of having more kids. The princess’ former assistant, butler, and confidant, Paul Burrell revealed how much she wanted more children, especially a girl.

Speaking to Closer Weekly, he said:

Princess Diana always wanted more children. She felt that two were not enough. She would've had an army of children running through the corridors of Kensington Palace. And of course, She always wanted a girl.

Though Prince Charles wanted a girl, he had Prince Harry who has grown up to be an incrdible man.

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