LONDON — Princess Diana marked her 26th birthday today with a visit to the Wimbledon tennis tournament as press speculation grows bolder that her marriage to Prince Charles is in trouble.
At 38, Charles's interests and life style often are at odds with those of his wife.
Diana, for example, spent this afternoon in the royal box at Wimbledon's Centre Court, watching a match between Ivan Lendl and Henri Leconte. Fans broke out in a spontaneous chorus of "Happy Birthday" upon realizing she was there.
Charles, who is involved in projects to redevelop Britain's inner cities, toured a job center in London's run-down East End.
Buckingham Palace released no details on any plans for a celebration of Diana's birthday.
In recent weeks, some tabloids have hinted Diana is romantically involved with banker Philip Dunne, a dancing partner at parties she has attended alone or stayed at long after Charles had gone home to bed.
But a story in today's 4 million-circulation Sun was the first to go so far as to speculate on the mechanics of a royal divorce.