Prince Charles' letter goes up for sale

Prince Charles' letter to Janet Jenkins - a receptionist at the British consulate in Montreal, Canada - is being put up for sale.

Prince Charles' letter goes up for sale

A handwritten note from Britain's Prince Charles is being put up for sale in the US.

In the letter - written to Janet Jenkins, a receptionist at the British consulate in Montreal, Canada, in June 1980 - the Prince revealed his concerns about starting a family, having children and getting divorced, something he later did with Princess Diana.

The letter reads: "I do hope you have recovered from the traumatic business of marriage and divorce in such a short time.

"Thank goodness you discovered the mistake early enough and didn't start a family.

"Starting a family and making a mistake like that is frankly, something which concerns me enormously."

In the letter - which is one of six he sent to Ms Jenkins - the Prince also dwelt on the pressures he faced as the future King and the interest surrounding his own love life.

He added: "I shall just have to get married as soon as possible and then all these people might relax a little! I still think my solution of marrying a girl from each Commonwealth country is the best one."

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