7 facts that prove Diana was the most fascinating princess
No other woman in modern times has ever commanded so much attention as Diana Princess of Wales. She’s seen by her adoring public as a fairytale princess, a caring wife, a devoted mother and a fashion icon. Diana captivated hearts and headlines because of her inner magnetism.
Diana was seen as the open accessible face of the royal family, a skillful communicator, a caring campaigner who shows a sincere understanding of other people’s suffering. If you are interested in the British royal family’s life, check your knowledge with these questions:
- What is the name of Queen Elizabeth II's only daughter?
- Who is Prince William, the Duke of Cambridge, married to?
- What was Princess Diana's maiden name?
#1 Lady Diana was seen as the fashion icon of her times
Part of Princess Diana’s public admiration was due to her incredibly chic taste in clothing. Not only did she know how to choose pieces that suited her rather than what was seemed to be trending but also her style was bold. She was the 1st member of the royal family to be photographed wearing trousers at evening events.
#2 Princess Diana aimed at changing perceptions on AIDS
Lady was the 1st member of the royal family to contact AIDS victims whom she started working with in the 1980s and opened landmark AIDS Center in London. In 1989, she made several public appearances on which she held hands with AIDS victims or even hugged them in a successful attempt to dispel the myth about the spread of the virus. She used her position to start a real dialogue in the matter at a time of great prejudice.
#3 She valued time with her children above all else
Princess Diana is the mother of Prince William Arthur Philip Louis and Prince Henry Charles Albert David. She was a role model mother who dared to take her child on tour while accomplishing royal duties which was highly appreciated by the large public.
#4 Princess Diana publicly revealed how “crowded” her marriage was
As Prince Charles resumed his affair with Camilla Parker, Diana’s emotional life was heading toward dark times. She progressively found proof of the affair. When she couldn’t take it anymore, she exposed Charles affair with Camilla in a book by Andrew Morton “Diana. Her True Story”.
#5 Diana had several regular jobs throughout her lifetime
After finishing her studies in Switzerland, Diana returned to London where she shared a flat with two of her former colleagues. She took jobs in house cleaning and babysitting inclusively for an American family living in London, the Robertsons. Furthermore, she worked as a dance instructor but she gave it up after a skiing accident. Afterward, she found what was believed to be her dream job. She was working as a playground preschool assistant at the Young England kindergarten.
#6 There is a conspiracy theory surrounding Diana’s tragic death
The car crash in the tunnel in which Princess Diana and her lover Dodi Fayed lost their lives happened only three days after Diana and Prince Charles’s divorce. In 1998, Dodi Fayed’s father, Mohamed, publicly accused Prince Philip claiming that the car crash was planned. Mohamed Al-Fayed spent 10 years trying to prove his point.
#7 Diana’s sudden and unexpected death broke the world’s heart
When England found out about its loss, people surrounded Kensington Palace with flowers, letters, and candles. Queen Elizabeth II paid a tribute to Diana on September 5th, 1996 in a live TV broadcast. Diana had proven she didn’t need a royal title in order to generate her particular kind of magic. More than 1 million people lined the streets of London waiting for the cortege and raining flowers down on it.
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