WHEN Princess Diana was pregnant with Prince Harry, she kept his gender a secret from Prince Charles, a royal biographer has claimed.
Andrew Morton said the royal couple were delighted to learn they were expecting a second child, but that the Prince of Wales was desperate to have a girl.
Prince Diana is said to have kept Prince Harry’s birth a secret when she was pregnant
In his explosive autobiography, Diana: Her True Story – in Her Own Words, Andrew claims Diana said: 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 didnt tell him.
Prince Harry arrived in the world on September 15, 1984, and Diana claimed that Charles reaction to him being a boy was less than thrilled.
Prince Charles is said to have been desperate to have a baby girl
Diana revealed that the first thing her husband said to her when Harry was born was: “Oh God, it’s a boy”.
But Charles insisted that he was just “joking”.
Charles is said to have told Dianas mum, Frances Kydd, at the christening: We were so disappointed we thought it would be a girl.
Diana added: Mummy snapped his head off, saying: You should realise how lucky you are to have a child thats normal.
According to theDaily Mail, Prince Charles also told well-wishers in 2014 that he “hoped” Prince William and Kate Middleton’s second baby “will be a girl this time”.
The couple divorced on August 1996 after getting married in 1981
Prince Charles also commented on how his youngest son had “even got red hair” – something which ran in Princess Diana’s side of the family.
Although Diana described to Andrew Morton that Prince Harry was a “miracle” and “a complete joy” who helped her see through “total darkness”, she revealed his birth marked the beginning of her marriage to Charles going “down the drain”.
The couple divorced on August 1996 and Diana received a settlement of 17million as well as 400,000 a year to live off.
Prince Harry recently revealed in ITV documentary Harry and Meghan: An African Journey, that he still feels the ‘festering wounds’ left by his mother’s death and that he is constantly reminded of her during royal tours.
Prince Harry, 35, opened up about how important Africa was to him as he came to terms with the death of his mother, Princess Diana.
Harry said: I think being part of this family, in this role, in this job, every single time I see a camera, every single time I hear a click, every single time I see a flash it takes me straight back so in that respect its the worst reminder of her life as opposed to the best.
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