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The fact that Princess Diana and Prince Charles’ marriage failed in a major way is not new to any royal fan … or to someone who has even followed popular culture news for the past 30 years . However, before it became known that Charles and Diana’s marriage was over, the royal family made one last attempt to help the couple revive their love.
According to Express, that final effort came in November 1992 when the palace decided to send Charles and Diana on a four-day trip to South Korea, actually known as the « togetherness tour ». The idea was to have lots of happy photo opportunities that would quell rumors of a split, but the actual effect was just the opposite.
The moment Charles and Diana stepped off their plane in Seoul, it was obvious to viewers that their relationship was in serious trouble.
Apparently the animosity between Charles and Diana was so evident that a reporter covering their trip through South Korea commented on the « hatred that radiated between the two as they came down the steps of the plane ».
Things between Charles and Diana have not improved over the course of the trip. During this trip, some iconic images were captured depicting the emotional distance between them, such as this shot of the couple attending a presidential banquet at the Blue House in Seoul:
The images in this case said easily more than a thousand Words, and finally the royal officials had no choice but to deal with the collapse of Charles and Diana’s marriage.
« We know they’re not doing well, but we’re doing our best with them, » Charles’ Deputy Private Secretary Peter Westburcot told the press as the Prince of Wales visited a shipyard alone without Diana.
Later that month, after meeting at Kensington Palace on November 25, Charles and Diana officially decided to split, and the news was made public on December 9.
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