She was also permitted to keep all the jewelry she amassed during her marriage, with the exception of the Cambridge Lover's Knot tiara, which Elizabeth gave to her as a wedding present after only wearing it once. Buckingham Palace publicly stated that as the mother of heirs to the throne, Diana would continue to be regarded as a member of the royal family and "will from time to time receive invitations to state and national public occasions" at the invitation "of the sovereign or the Government." She and Charles were granted equal access to Prince William and Prince Harry, who were 14 and 11 at the time, respectively, and the boys alternated holidays with each of their parents when they weren't attending boarding school.
Things seemed to be civil between Charles and Diana as they worked together to coparent their boys after the divorce and up until Diana's death in August 1997.
"After considering the present situation, the queen wrote to both the prince and princess earlier this week and gave them her view, supported by the Duke of Edinburgh, that an early divorce is desirable," a palace statement said.On the flip side, he's also not jumping too fast into anything too seriously (and, Pitt's highly documented relationship history does have him as something of a serial monogamist).It all seems quite healthy, at least according to the picture painted by anonymous "industry sources" who talked to .“In a sense, this split was good for Brad because he sized himself up and realized there had to be changes," the source told the mag.With the 20th anniversary of Princess Diana's tragic death approaching, interest in her life — and especially her marriage to Prince Charles — has piqued in recent months.The relationship between Charles and Diana was tumultuous, to say the least; they met after Charles first dated Diana's older sister, Lady Sarah Mc Corquodale, and only went on 12 dates before getting engaged in February 1981 and tying the knot five months later.