The marriage of Princess Diana and Prince Charles began to fall apart. They spent little time together and had little in common. Charles was cold and intellectual, the exact opposite of Diana. Charles was often jealous of Diana's popularity with the press and the people of England. He had also remained close friends with his former girlfriend Camilla Parker. By the 1990s, the marriage was over. Their divorce was announced in 1992 by England's Prime Minister at the House of Commons. The divorce became final in 1996.
After four years of separation, Charles, Prince of Wales and heir to the British throne, and his wife, Princess Diana, formally divorce. Before long, however, the fairy tale couple grew apart, an experience that was particularly painful under the ubiquitous eyes of the world’s tabloid media. Diana and Charles announced a separation in 1992, though they continued to carry out their royal duties. In August 1996, two months after Queen Elizabeth II urged the couple to divorce, the prince and princess reached a final agreement. In exchange for a generous settlement, and the right to retain her apartments at Kensington Palace and her title of “Princess of Wales,” Diana agreed to relinquish the title of “Her Royal Highness” and any future claims to the British throne.