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Princess Diana's Emotional Instability Sent Prince Charles Into Therapy

Princess Diana Emotional Instability Sent Prince Charles Into Therapy
Source: MEGA

Apr. 1 2017, Published 5:19 p.m. ET

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Princess Diana Emotional Instability Sent Prince Charles Into Therapy
Source: MEGA

Prince Charles' marriage to Princess Diana was so stormy, he had to see a therapist! That's according to his biographer Sally Bedell Smith, author of the explosive new book, Prince Charles: The Passions And Pardoxes Of An Improbable Life. Now, Smith has elaborated on the royal couple's marriage secrets in the Daily Mail. Click through Radar's gallery for more.

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Princess Diana Emotional Instability Sent Prince Charles Into Therapy
Source: MEGA

After Prince Charles' 1981 wedding to Lady Diana Spencer, Smith wrote, their marriage was already troubled. The honeymoon at Balmoral was a disaster as Diana suffered from insomnia and lost an alarming amount of weight.

Princess Diana Emotional Instability Sent Prince Charles Into Therapy
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Right after marrying Prince Charles, Diana cried "for hours on end," Smith wrote, "when she wasn't berating her new husband about his former mistress Camilla Parker Bowles or complaining about the oppressive atmosphere of the royal court."

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Princess Diana Emotional Instability Sent Prince Charles Into Therapy
Source: MEGA

Nearly 20 years after Di's tragic death in a car wreck, many still see her as a woman scorned, but author Smith claims the truth "is far more complicated." In Smith's biography of Prince Charles, now 68, she claimed the royal heir would ask his young wife, "What is it now, Diana? What have I said now to make you cry?"

Princess Diana Emotional Instability Sent Prince Charles Into Therapy
Source: MEGA

Although Charles insisted to Diana his affair with Camilla was over, Diana didn't believe him. Her emotional instability shocked the new groom, according to his biographer. As Radar has previously reported, Prince Charles believed his father bullied him into marrying Diana, Smith wrote.

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Princess Diana Emotional Instability Sent Prince Charles Into Therapy
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When Prince Charles retreated from her into his hobbies such as fishing, Diana became even more stormy, wrote Smith in the new book. While his own insecurities have been explored in a previous tell all book Smith is now showing how Di drove him away.

Princess Diana Emotional Instability Sent Prince Charles Into Therapy
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A desperate Charles invited his friend Laurens van der Post to Scotland to talk to Diana, but the royal "guru" suggested Diana see a psychiatrist, claimed Smith. Diana was prescribed Valium but refused to take it, according to sources in the book, who added that the paranoid Princess thought the royals were trying to sedate her!

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Princess Diana Emotional Instability Sent Prince Charles Into Therapy
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Smith wrote that Diana agreed to have therapy with Dr Alan McGlashan, a friend of Prince Charles' guru, Van der Post. But she visited the counselor McGlashan just eight times. It's not the first time authors have explored the Princess' seemingly irrational behavior. A previous tome revealed her secret temper tantrums.

Princess Diana Emotional Instability Sent Prince Charles Into Therapy
Source: MEGA

Surprisingly, Prince Charles was the one who began having therapy with Dr. McGlashan--and continued to do so regularly for the next 14 years, famed royal biographer Smith said in her book, Prince Charles: The Passions And Paradoxes Of An Improbable Life. Van der Post said that McGlashan saw the Prince as "misunderstood and starved" of "really spontaneous, natural affection."

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