Princess Diana wasn’t the first woman Prince Charles proposed to (and it wasn't Camilla)
But did you know there was another woman in Charles' life after his first romance with Camilla but before he met future wife, Diana?
According to Channel 4's documentary, The Royal House of Windsor, Charles, in-between meeting Camilla Parker-Bowles and proposing to Princess Diana, the Prince of Wales' "honorary grandfather", Lord Mountbatten had tried to set him up with his granddaughter, Amanda Knatchbull.
The peer reportedly didn't want Charles to end up with Camilla.
Amanda was nine years younger than Charles and also his cousin.
"For years, Mountbatten was secretly lining Amanda up as a future queen," said the narrator.
Lord Mountbatten was Prince Philip's uncle and Queen Elizabeth's distant cousin.
The documentary explained that in 1977, Charles took Amanda for a trip to the Caribbean on the Royal Yacht Britannia – where he popped the question.
"Charles turned to her and says: 'Will you be my wife?' and she said no," said the narrator.
"They'd been together a lot, and I think that actually the relationship was too close.
"They were like brother and sister."
Not long afterwards, Prince Charles met Princess Diana and proposed in February 1981.
The pair were married on July 29 1981 and later divorced in 1996.
Charles went on to marry Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall in 2005 and Amanda ended up marrying author Charles Vincent Ellingworth.
The pair have three children together.
The documentary also claimed Lord Mountbatten had urged Charles to "sow his wild oats" before he settled down and married.
It’s claimed the Royal Navy officer took Charles under his wing, writing to him about sex and relationships during his twenties.
And the young prince did have several girlfriends before his marriage to Diana.
Prince Charles is rumoured to have had an affair with Lady Dale Tryon, who he nicknamed Kanga.
Charles also briefly dated Princess Di's sister, Lady Sarah Spencer.
Prince Charles reportedly said Lord Mountbatten was “the grandfather I never had” after his own, King George VI, died when was three.
But Lord Mountbatten never saw his beloved great-nephew wed, as he was murdered in 1979 when the IRA blew up his boat of the coast of Ireland.
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