The marriage of Princess Diana and Prince Charles passed off nearly 37 years in the past, on July 29 1981. As many as 750 million folks watched the televised ceremony, and about 2,000 folks had been invited to St Paul’s Cathedral. However, amongst them, Princess Diana might solely invite a handful, based on a stunning declare.
Mary Robertson, an American businesswoman who employed Princess Diana as a nanny earlier than her engagement to Prince Charles in February 1981, revealed she was one of many few visitors of the royal.
Talking on Channel 5’s Charles and Di: The Fact Behind Their Wedding ceremony, Ms Robertson described how shocked she was to be sitting so near the bride and groom and alongside with high-profile personalities.
She mentioned: “After we arrived at St Paul’s we walked up the steps, red-carpeted, and I mentioned, ‘I wager we’re going to be in the back of the cathedral, behind a pillar’.
“However they only stored strolling us up and up and up eight or ten rows again.
“However we have been truly in the identical row as Margaret Thatcher.
“We discovered later Diana had solely been allowed 100 invites out of two,000 however, once more bless her, she remembered us.”
Ms Robertson spoke candidly of her relationship with Diana, confessing she didn’t even know who she was when she employed her to maintain her son.
The businesswoman paid Diana roughly £four an hour, and over time the pair grew nearer to one another.
She mentioned: “She came visiting, interviewed, and was so good with my son.
“So pure, right down to earth and simply lovely.
“That fantastic thick hair, the large blue eyes, excellent pores and skin and her voice, and her very deferential method to me.
“No thought who she was. I employed on the spot.
“And he or she simply grew to become a part of our life, we grew to become fairly good associates.
“I get emotional after I take into consideration this candy little baby leaving my dwelling, pushing Patrick in his stroller, to face that barrage which by no means left her alone.”
Ms Robertson’s distinctive perception in Princess Diana’s life allowed her to grasp how in love the late Princess of Wales was with Charles.
She mentioned: “I do know that Diana was head over heels in love with Charles.”
Nevertheless, she believes the Royal Family accepted her engagement with the Prince of Wales as a result of she was shy and quiet – as they “expected her to just, stay in the background and stay quiet, and follow five steps behind Prince Charles.”