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Artist or CreatorNicholas Garland
Title or CaptionThe British Character - A tendency to think things not so good as they used to be.
Extent1 item
Published byThe Daily Telegraph
Date16 Oct 1994
Size50.5 x 37.5cm
Techniqueblack ink
Embedded text or transcriptPrince Charles by Jonathon Dimbleby
Person DepictedDimbleby; Jonathan
Charles (Philip Arthur George) (1948-); Prince of Wales
Philip; Prince, (1921-); consort of Elizabeth II, Queen of Great Britain,
Implied textCartoons: The British Character series published in Punch by Pont [Graham Laidler]
NotesArtwork not dated ; Date estimated from news.
News: The Prince of Wales he had to marry Princess Diana because of pressure from his father, according to a new biography. The book revealed Prince Charles agony over his failed marriage and told how he wrote to friends describing it as having, "..all the ingredients of a Greek tragedy...I never thought it would end up like could I have got it all so wrong?" The answer, the authorised biography makes clear, lay in his fathers insistence that he was 'compromising' the then Lady Diana Spencer's reputation by entertaining her at Balmoral. Prince Philip said Charles should either propose to her or end the relationship. Charles was unsure what to do. He saw his fathers words as an ultimatum and felt ill-used, but impotent', according to 'The Prince of Wales - A Biography', the book written by Jonathon Dimbleby, the broadcaster and journalist. It follows Mr Dimleby's controversial TV documentary in which Prince Charles confessed to adultery after his marriage had broken down irretrevably. [David Harrison, The Guardian, 16th October 1994]
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