Volkswagen Polo Mk2F G40, 1992. The performance version of the second generation Polo had a supercharged 1.3 litre engine. Its high price (a Golf GTi 8V was only slightly more expensive) limited its appeal
The situation on just how bad the Charles and Diana’s marriage really was reached a head on Valentine’s Day of 1992.
The Prince was asked to play in an exhibition polo match in the ancient city of Jaipur and, buoyed up by the invitation, was looking forward to it keenly. At the same time, a PR exercise was organized. After the match, the Princess was to present the cup to her husband with a kiss. Diana, however, was in no mood to be used, something that Charles’s aides should have foreseen – they had, after all, had enough warning.
Nevertheless the Princess, who was never knowingly upstaged, was determined to have the last laugh. When her husband walked up to the rostrum, in his sweaty polo outfit to collect his prize and kiss his wife on the lips, she turned her head to the side, forcing him to air kiss, and worse, humiliating him in front of the world’s press. He was furious. Diana had made him look a fool, and he was not about to forgive her for it. Later, when I asked why she had behaved as she did, she replied: ‘Ken, I am not about to pander to him. Why the bloody hell should I? If he wants to make a fool out of me with that woman, he deserves it. But I am not about to make a fool of myself so all his friends can laugh at me.’
From “Diana: Closely Guarded Secret” by Ken Wharfe