40 years on, a look at Charles and Diana's engagement interview that revealed more than anyone knew

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Princess Diana and Prince Charles
Princess Diana and Prince Charles
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There's no denying it – Charles and Diana had a nightmarish marriage.

The princess described their union as an unhappy, miserable one – "crowded," she called it in her explosive 1995 Panorama interview with Martin Bashir.

Camilla Parker Bowles aside though, with numerous accounts – fictional or otherwise – coming to light since the dissolution of the couple's marriage, which sparked the War of the Waleses, it would appear the prince and princess were doomed from the get-go, despite what the world could see.

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