Princess Diana was one of the most beloved members of the British royal family, and even 26 years after her death, she remains a beloved figure around the world. Despite their unhappy marriage, Charles and Diana were known to have cheated on each other during their time together. In fact, it was their infidelity that ultimately led to their divorce.
On June 29, 1994, Charles admitted to marital infidelity in a television documentary without mentioning the name of the woman he had committed adultery with. However, it was Princess Diana’s interview with Martin Bashir in November 1995 that dealt the final blow to their marriage. Filmed in her sitting room at Kensington Palace, Diana opened up about her struggles with postpartum depression and bulimia, as well as her own infidelity by cheating on Charles with army officer James Hewitt. During the interview, she also revealed that her marriage with Charles was over. “There were three of us in this marriage,” said Diana, referring to Charles’ secret relationship with Camilla Parker-Bowles.
Despite the secrecy surrounding the interview, it made history for its candidness and honesty. It was conducted just two years before Diana’s tragic death in a car accident. Meanwhile, on November 20th, there are two significant historical events that took place: James L. Haven and Charles Hettrick patented their invention of the children’s toy we now know as the yo-yo in 1866 and Garrett Morgan patented a three-command traffic sign that would become known as modern traffic light in 1923. This third option allowed for safer regulation of traffic flow by adding a warning (yellow) light between stop and go signals.