8 unspoken facts that may change the way you see Princess Diana

Diana Frances Spencer was born on July 1, 1961, from a family of the British nobility. It was the fourth daughter of John Spencer, Viscount of Althorp. He had four older brothers, two women and two men, unfortunately, John died when he was just a baby a year before Diana was born.

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Princess Diana, also known as Lady Di, is one of the most enigmatic characters in history. It has become a legend and an inspiration for many women. Her life is surrounded by fascinating stories, sometimes sad, or tragic, but there is no doubt that any topic related to Princess Diana will always be a topic of conversation.

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1. She gave odd (but effective) advice to her children

Prince Harry has confessed that one of the best advice his mother gave him was: "Be bad but don’t let them catch you". This speaks volumes about the playful personality of Princess Diana, who is said to have had problems with her children's nannies on more than one occasion for skipping the rules to make the Princes happy.

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2. Her wedding dress was record-breaking

The massive and beautiful dress of Princess Diana left much to talk about on her wedding day. The tail of her dress has been the longest of the royalty since it measured 25 meters. They say that Princess Diana had to rehearse how to move with such a dress.

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The royal wedding took place on July 29, 1998. For the big day, St. Paul's Cathedral was chosen, instead of the traditional Westminster, and millions of people around the world witnessed the link through the TV.

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29 July 1981: The beautiful 20 year old bride Princess Diana leaves St. Paul's Cathedral in London after the end of her fairytale wedding ceremony ■ 29 يوليو 1981: العروس الجميلة ذات العشرون ربيعا تبتسم أثناء مغادرتها كاتدرائية القديس بول في لندن بعد انتهاء مراسم زفافها اﻷسطوري ■ #princessdianaforever #humanitarian #princessofwales #princessdiana #gb #hertruestory #kensingtonpalace #uk #thebritishroyalfamily #theroyalfamily #thebritishmonarchy #queenofhearts #instagood #instaroyal #instalike #di #fashionicon #peoplesprincess #style #glamorous #icon #foreveryoung #uk #الأميرة_ديانا #أميرة_ويلز #أميرة_القلوب #الأميرة_ديانا_لﻷبد #بريطانيا

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Diana wore a famous dress that in figures had 10,000 pearls. The petticoats were made with 90 meters of tulle, while the veil had 140 meters of tulle. The design was incredibly extravagant for the princess.

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3. She was way taller than she appeared in photos

Before the royal wedding, the Princess had lost waist sizes: she went from 74 cm to 60 cm in the months of commitment.

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A few months ago this was the subject of controversy, as a specialist realized that Diana, in the photos, always seemed to be smaller than Prince Charles.

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The reality is that the Prince measured 1.80 meters and she was 1.77 meters tall, only three centimeters less than the prince. Experts attribute this situation to the machismo that reigns in British royalty.

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4. She was allowed to keep part of her title after the divorce

A curious fact about her marriage with Prince Charles is that at the wedding, Diana didn’t want to include the vote in which she said she would obey her future husband, something that Kate replied at her wedding with Prince William.

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Following her divorce from the prince, Diana was allowed to hold the title of Princess of Wales as well as her residence at Kensington Palace. However, he had to resign was to the title of His Royal Highness.

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In a very suspicious way, during that famous BBC Panorama interview, the Princess made it clear that she didn’t care about the titles when she said that she wanted to be queen in the hearts of the people.

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5. She worked as a nanny when she was younger

Until the age of nine, Diana was educated at home and later attended a private school for young ladies in Norfolk. Yes, this is the same place where the Dukes of Cambridge settled after the birth of their firstborn.

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In her youth, she worked as a teacher in a nursery, which made her familiar with Montessori education, the same with which Prince George would begin his studies.

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The curious detail in all of this? When she finished her studies she had to work as a nanny before finding a more formal job.

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6. She met Prince Charles under strange circumstances

Surprisingly, Princess Diana met Prince Charles when she was only 16 because he was dating his older sister, Lady Sarah.

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12 June 1983: Princess Diana kisses her husband lovingly before he joins his team at a polo match in Smith's Lawn Polo Club in Windsor. Diana wore her favorite wool sheep sweater designed by Sally Muir and Joanna Osborne ■ 12 يونيو 1983: اﻷميرة ديانا تقبل بعفوية وحب زوجها اﻷمير تشارلز قبل مشاركته في مباراة ودية لرياضة البولو عقدت في نادي الضباط لرياضة البولو بمنطقة سميثز لون في مدينة وندسور. وقد ارتدت اﻷميرة الشابة قميصها الصوفي المفضل الذي يحمل طبعات لخراف بيضاء اللون مع خروف واحد أسود اللون، من تصميم المصممتين سالي موير وجوانا أوزبورن ■ #princessdianaforever #humanitarian #princessofwales #princessdiana #gb #hertruestory #kensingtonpalace #uk #thebritishroyalfamily #theroyalfamily #thebritishmonarchy #queenofhearts #instagood #instaroyal #instalike #di #fashionicon #peoplesprincess #style #glamorous #icon #foreveryoung #uk #الأميرة_ديانا #أميرة_ويلز #أميرة_القلوب #الأميرة_ديانا_لﻷبد #بريطانيا #لندن #قصتها_الحقيقية #أميرة_الشعب

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Being the most coveted bachelor in the world, she never imagined that he would have a relationship with the one at that time was only his brother-in-law.

Their relationship would begin when he decided to invite Diana to spend a weekend aboard the Britannia and then to spend a few days in Balmorals.

7. She was the owner of a famous ring

The Prince would propose marriage to him the 6 of February of 1981 but this would not occur to know until the 24 of the same month. For the proposal, the Prince used the famous sapphire ring with 14 diamonds around.

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28 April 1992: Princess Diana smiles during her visit to Derbyshire for the opening of the Red Cross Centre at the Babington Hospital ■ 28 أبريل 1992: اﻷميرة ديانا تبتسم خلال زيارتها لمقاطعة ديربيشاير في شرق إنجلترا لافتتاح المركز الطبي الجديد التابع لمنظمة الصليب الأحمر في مستشفى بابينغتون ■ #princessdianaforever #humanitarian #princessofwales #princessdiana #gb #hertruestory #kensingtonpalace #uk #thebritishroyalfamily #theroyalfamily #thebritishmonarchy #queenofhearts #instagood #instaroyal #instalike #di #fashionicon #peoplesprincess #style #glamorous #icon #foreveryoung #uk #الأميرة_ديانا #أميرة_ويلز #أميرة_القلوب #الأميرة_ديانا_لﻷبد #بريطانيا #لندن #قصتها_الحقيقية #أميرة_الشعب

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But to the surprise of many this was not an exclusive design for Diana, but during that year it was sold to the public in the Garrard catalog of that year; Of course, the main stone would come from the family's jewelry. What is different is that in this case, the bride chose her own engagement ring.

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The engagement ring of Lady Di was a sapphire of 18 carats in blue, surrounded by 14 diamonds and had an incredible cost for its time. The designer of this piece was the Garrard house and it’s the ring that now has the Duchess of Cambridge.

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8. She got a lot for her divorce

It’s said that Princess Diana received 17 million pounds sterling (about $ 22 million dollars) and an annual sum of 400,000 pounds sterling (about $ 530,785 dollars), in her divorce from Prince Charles.

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In her own words: "When I was born, I was unwanted. When I married Charles, I was unwanted. When I joined the royal family, I was unwanted. I want to be wanted." ■ من أقوال اﻷميرة: "عندما ولدت، كنت مولودا غير مرغوب به [ﻷن والدها كان يريد إنجاب مولود ذكر ليرثه]. وعندما تزوجت تشارلز، لم يكن يرغب بي. وعندما انضممت للعائلة المالكة، لم يرغبوا بي. أريد أن أشعر بأنني شخص مرغوب به." ■ #princessdianaforever #humanitarian #princessofwales #princessdiana #gb #hertruestory #kensingtonpalace #uk #thebritishroyalfamily #theroyalfamily #thebritishmonarchy #queenofhearts #instagood #instaroyal #instalike #di #fashionicon #peoplesprincess #style #glamorous #icon #foreveryoung #uk #الأميرة_ديانا #أميرة_ويلز #أميرة_القلوب #الأميرة_ديانا_لﻷبد #بريطانيا

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In addition, he had to sign a confidentiality contract not to mention the terms of the end of his marriage although there were those who dared to say that the Princess took his ex-husband 'to the last cent'.

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1991: A portrait of Princess Diana by French born celebrity photographer Patrick Demarchelier, captured at her home in Kensington Palace ■ 1991: صورة نادرة لﻷميرة ديانا بعدسة مصور المشاهير الفرنسي باتريك ديمارشيليير، التقطها خلال جلسة تصوير خاصة عقدت في مقر إقامة اﻷميرة بقصر كنسينغتون في لندن ■ #princessdianaforever #humanitarian #princessofwales #princessdiana #gb #hertruestory #kensingtonpalace #uk #thebritishroyalfamily #theroyalfamily #thebritishmonarchy #queenofhearts #instagood #instaroyal #instalike #di #fashionicon #peoplesprincess #style #glamorous #icon #foreveryoung #uk #الأميرة_ديانا #أميرة_ويلز #أميرة_القلوب #الأميرة_ديانا_لﻷبد #بريطانيا

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Princess Diana became one more in the Kensington area of London. It was not unusual to see her on the streets buying groceries or going around the block to exercise from time to time.

On more than one occasion she was seen on these streets in her role as a mom buying some food or visiting a store.

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