Regal Separation

Splitting up a marriage made in Camelot can be a royal headache

BREAKING UP IS HARD TO DO -- ESPECIALLY FOR A prince and princess. This schism even warranted a statement from the floor of the House of Commons by the Prime Minister, who formally set some of the terms for what is, practically, the end of the 11-year marriage of Charles and Diana, the Prince and Princess of Wales. Reading from a Buckingham Palace statement to a hushed chamber, John Major explained that the couple would not divorce but would lead separate lives, carrying out their royal duties on independent schedules and getting together only for the most important public occasions. They...

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