Princess Diana popularly referred as “the people’s princess” was an activist, style icon, trailblazer and one of the most influential personalities of the 20th century. She first came into the national limelight when she wedded Prince Charles of England at the age of 20. However, she became an international icon and won millions of hearts with her sophisticated style fashion trends and her dedication towards the charitable causes.
Want to know more about this legendary figure? Following are some of the interesting facts about the Princess that will make you adore her even more! Have a look –
- Her Family
Princess Diana had two elder sisters Sarah (now Lady Sarah McCorquodale) and Jane (now Lady Jane Fellowes) and a younger brother Charles Spencer. But did you know she had another brother John Spencer who died hours after his death in January 1960. She was brought up in a house on the Sandringham estate which was a royal family staple leased from Queen Elizabeth.
Princess Diana always wanted to be a ballerina and studied ballet but she was too tall to continue. Her ballet teacher Anne Allan in 2017 said that “she had dance in her soul. I realized the pure enjoyment that it gave her. She loved the freeness of being able to move and dance… I could see it helped to alleviate her emotional life.”
- The “Lady” Diana Title
Diana became Lady Diana Spencer in the year 1975 when her father inherited the title of Earl Spencer.
- Her Work
Diana worked as a nanny and a school teacher before she met Prince Charles. Her salary was $5 per hour and her job was to play with the kids, do laundry and clean. She has also worked as a part-time kindergarten teacher in a school in Pimlico area in London. After marrying Prince Charles in 1981, she became the first-ever royal bride to have had a paying job. Isn’t that interesting?
- Prince Charles and Princess Diana
Did you know Prince Charles and Princess Diana were distant cousins? Both of them were descendants of Tudor King Henry VII.
- The Royal Wedding
The royal wedding of Prince Charles and Princess Diana had set some records. First thing that broke all records was the wedding dress of Diana which was an ivory taffeta dress made by David and Elizabeth Emanuel, a husband and wife designer team. More than 10,000 pearls and a 25 foot long train (one of the longest the world has ever seen) were the highlight of the gown. The second thing that made her wedding unique was that she omitted part of the traditional vows. She omitted the term “obey” her husband from the Book of Common Prayer and instead promised to ‘‘love him, comfort him, honor and keep him, in sickness and in health.”
- HIV Awareness
In April 1987, Diana created a history when she shook hands with an HIV patient without wearing gloves. Such an initiative of her was captured which spread the message of HIV awareness and changed the perceptions of people about the disease. Also, Princess Diana opened thefirst HIV/Aids unit of the UK at London Middlesex Hospital that explicitly treated patients infected with HIV.
These are just a few facts that depict the charm of Princess Diana. There is much more to explore about her life. If you are interested in learning more about her magnetism and life then you must make a visit to the Princess Diana Museum.
The Princess Diana Museum displays over 1,700 of Diana’s most iconic, carefully curated, personal and historical artifactsin a 3D interactive environment that depicts Diana’s incredible life and legacy from early childhood through her teenage years, until her tragic death.
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