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Prince Charles Almost Left Diana Standing at Altar, Says New Bio

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Princess Diana and Prince Charles, the Prince and Princess of Wales pose for a wedding portrait in Buckingham Palace, London after their marriage ceremony at St. Paul's Cathedral. (PA Photos/Landov, file)

By    |   Wednesday, 04 Feb 2015 06:45 AM

Prince Charles nearly dumped Princess Diana on the eve of their royal wedding because he had such doubts about their marriage, according to a new unauthorized biography of the Prince of Wales.

"Charles: Heart of a King" tells how the future king of England had doubts about the union from the very beginning, telling a friend the day before couple was to wed, "I can't go through with it … I can't do it," according to The Telegraph.

"I always told him afterwards that if it had been a Catholic marriage, it could have been declared null," the friend told Prince Charles, according to biographer Catherine Mayer. "Because he wasn't really [committed], because she started with the bulimia and everything before the wedding."

Mayer wrote in the book that Princess Diana was aware of the shadow that Camilla Parker Bowles cast over their relationship before the wedding. According to the book, the princess had discovered a bracelet Prince Charles had intended to give to Parker Bowles which had the letters "GF" engraved on it, noted The Telegraph.

Princess Diana understood the initials to stand for "Gladys" and "Fred," Parker Bowles pet names Prince Charles gave her or "Girl Friday," wrote The Telegraph.

"I can't marry him," Princess Diana, then 20, told her friends, expressing her own doubts about her upcoming marriage to Prince Charles after her revelations, noted People magazine. "I can't do this, this is absolutely unbelievable."

The princess's biographer Andrew Morton told Mayer that it was her siblings that gave Princess Diana the confidence to move forward and go through with the marriage, wrote People, telling her "your face is on the tea towels, so you're too late to chicken out."

People wrote that Prince Charles and Parker Bowles will celebrate their 10th wedding anniversary in April. A spokesman for the prince told the magazine that he is "reserving judgment" on the book "until we have read the whole thing." The spokesman stressed to People that the book was "not authorized in any way."

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