My dear readers I was in Johannesburg almost 30 years ago when Charles and Diana had their wedding. It took place on a work day. Televisions were brought into every office so that people could watch. Everyone pretended to work but were mesmerized by the pageantry unfolding in London. Charles and Diana were truly beautiful people. I was amazed that a country with deep resentment for British rule was so fascinated by royal pageantry.
What I did not know then was that Charles was really in love with another woman-Camilla Parker Bowles. He could not have her because he was married. Was Diana a marriage of convenience or did he love her a bit? Only Charles knows and he will never say. Sadly Diana must have thought she was living a fairy tale come true. Only later did she come to know that she was sharing life with a man in love with another woman.