Married to actor Simon Mac Corkindale from 1984 to his death from cancer in 2010; no children. Arguably the best-looking of all Charlie’s Angels but whatever her marital ambitions, they were scuppered by the entirely innocent revelation from an ex-boyfriend, old Harrovian James Beard, that they had once shared a cottage, and therefore she had 'previous’ – unforgivable in a potential Princess of Wales in those days. 6/7/1951 Considered by many to be the prime candidate for marriage to the Prince, with her dazzling good looks and impeccable pedigree, she enjoyed a relationship with Charles in 1973-4.Married Jake Morley, Eton and Cambridge-educated son of a Brigadier; three sons. When it failed, blame was put on the media for its too-intense scrutiny: when asked on one occasion – reasonably enough – if there was to be an engagement announcement, she spiritedly snapped back “Do you honestly believe I want to be Queen? 9/1/1955 Grand-daughter of Sir Arthur Guinness and daughter of Eton and Oxford-educated banker James Guinness.
Lives St James’s, London Lady Jane Dawnay (nee Grosvenor) b. Married to 10th Duke of Roxburghe 1977-1990; three children.Married Old Etonian accountant and banker Ned Dawnay, grandson of the 9th Viscount Downe, in 1997.But whatever happened to all those girls who for a moment were caught in the headlights and, if things had gone differently, could now be Princess of Wales?Most went on the make successful marriages though the most widely-tipped, Lady Jane Wellesley, daughter of the Duke of Wellington, chose a single life, as did Sabrina Guinness.Diana, Our Mother features interviews with HRH The Duke of Cambridge and HRH Prince Harry, both of whom talk openly about their mother and pay tribute to the many ways her influence has shaped their lives.
The film offers a fresh and revealing insight into Princess Diana through the personal and intimate reflections of her two sons and her friends and family, many of whom have never spoken publicly before, to bring together a unique portrait of an iconic person who touched the lives of millions.But the dynastic ambitions of others, and the fact she had a colourful past, ruled out any serious consideration of the then Camilla Shand as a future Princess of Wales.Looked at now through the prism of history, the 1970s were a desperate time for the Prince as he tried to find a wife he didn’t really want.Pressure from above, and from public opinion, dictated that as heir to the throne he should secure a favourable marriage, meaning at that time either a foreign princess or the daughter of a senior British aristocrat.Introducing him to the ways of love, according to his official biographer Jonathan Dimbleby, was Lucia Santa Cruz, beautiful and brainy daughter of the Chilean ambassador and amanuenis of the master of Charles’s Cambridge college, Lord 'Rab’ Butler.” Daughter of the 8th Duke of Wellington, she went on to forge a career as a film-maker and biographer but despite a number of romances including Melvyn Bragg and Loyd Grossman has never married. The 'liveliest’ of Charles’s fancies, when they met in 1979 she had already enjoyed relationships with Mick Jagger, Jack Nicholson, Rod Stewart and David Bowie.