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How Princess Diana and King Charles’ Relationship Slipped Through the Cracks: A Complete Timeline

When it comes to Princess Diana and King Charles‘ marriage, things get a little complicated. There’s no doubt the former royal couple were once truly in love but, sadly, Charles and Diana — who died in a tragic car accident on August 31, 1997 — couldn’t make it work in the end.

Despite the fact that she was beloved by fans of the royal family, there was plenty of backlash surrounding her marriage with the future king of England. As their relationship continued through the years after tying the knot in 1981, royal admirers watched as their love story slipped through the cracks.

Although they weren’t meant to be, the pair did welcome two beautiful boys, sons Prince William and Prince Harry, while they were together.

Scroll below to see Diana’s ultimate relationship timeline with Charles.