“King Charles and Princess Diana’s marriage was pretty much set up.”
A close friend of the late princess, Jemima Khan, says that Diana and Charles’ marriage was “pretty much” set up.
In her most recent interview with Lorraine, the 49-year-old said that the couple’s rocky relationship was “a good match chosen by the parents.”
The producer said that she was inspired by the healthy and happy arranged marriages she saw in Pakistan, where she lived for ten years with her husband, the former cricketer Imran Khan.
Lorraine said, “An arranged marriage is very different from a forced marriage.” “But when we think about arranged marriage, we think of your friends, Princess Diana. Wasn’t that an arranged marriage?”
Jemima replied, “Pretty much. I mean, it was as close to arranged as you could get because the parents and a sort of committee of family members chose a good match.”
“Most of the royal family’s marriages used to be planned,” she said. “And it’s still the most common thing in the world…,”
In November 1977, Diana and Charles met for the first time at a shooting weekend at her home in Northamptonshire, Althorp House.
On Lorraine, Jemima also talked about her first movie as a director. The documentary maker talked about her new movie, What’s Love Got To Do With It?