With Her Heart Broken But Her Purse Heavy: What Compensation Did Princess Diana Receive From Prince Charles After The Divorce?

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October 2, 2018 13:46 By Fabiosa

The British royal family has witnessed a few divorces, but the separation of Prince Charles and Princess Diana will probably always remain the most scandalous one. For many years, the public has been discussing the spouses' mutual infidelity, as well as the fact that each of them was unhappy in the marriage, despite the birth of two lovely sons and insane popularity.

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Because of her husband’s indifference, Diana suffered from bulimia and other psychological disorders, often said that everyone hated her, repeatedly challenged stereotypes and violated the protocol. All that she wanted was to be a loved wife. Even the unspoken title of the “people’s" princess, satisfaction from charitable work and social life couldn’t fill the void that had formed in her heart.

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To cope with the psychological stress, she took up sports. It helped her overcome many problems and occupy plenty of free time she had after separation from Charles. When both of her sons grew up, Diana had time to enjoy the life. As her biographer Andrew Morton reported, she patiently suffered all adversities but continued hoping for the best.

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Perhaps, for this reason, the couple’s divorce was formalized only in 1996, although they haven’t been a family since the beginning of the 90s. People were sure that Charles and Diana never saw eye to eye. Moreover, the princess refused to make the necessary compromises, hoping to keep her beloved husband.

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Nevertheless, not long before the divorce, they came to an agreement – Diana took a rather generous offer ­from the royal family. She still had a lot: the title of a princess, the right to attend festivals and celebrations, an impressive collection of jewelry and art objects, a residence, staff, and even an office.

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However, that’s not all. To put an end to this unfortunate love story and suffering, Diana was offered impressive financial compensation. As reported by the media, it was about $22.5 million. In addition, the royal family also allocated 600 thousand dollars annually for staff expenses.

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Surprisingly, but dreaming of a strong and happy marriage, Diana calmly endured all the troubles associated with the divorce process. She could have led a beautiful and careless life, which she could have enjoyed for long.

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After becoming free, Diana changed her image, began to devote more time to herself and her sons, and found a new love. Unfortunately, relations with a Pakistani surgeon, Hasnat Khan, didn’t work out well. It was rumored that the man couldn’t cope with the close attention of the public and the press.

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Nevertheless, close friends noticed a dramatic change in the princess – she was able to get rid of grief. Diana always loved ballet and even dreamed of becoming a ballerina, but she was too tall for that. On the day when her marriage was officially over, she went to the theater where she watched the Swan Lake performance. Many believe that this caused her unexpected transformation. The famous choreographer and Diana’s friend Derek Dean believed that she understood and appreciated the prospects that opened in front of her.

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$22.5 million – is a really impressive amount, which could have opened new horizons for the princess. Do you think it was worth trying to settle for a larger amount? Share your opinions in the comments.

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