14 Unknown Facts About Princess Diana That Will Surprise You
Posted on Dec 26, 2016
Next year, in 2017, it will be 20 years after Lady Diana's tragic death. How would she look like today if she was still alive? Take a look.
1. Di Had a Royal Ancestry
Lady Di was a relative of Mary I of Scotland. Baroness Fermoy, the princess' grandmother, was a court lady (an assistant) to Queen Elizabeth.
2. Sensible Despite the Aristocratic Background
Maybe you didn't know that Diana's older sibling, Sarah, used to date Prince Charles before the Princess of Wales did.
3. The Wedding
Diana and Prince Charles got married on the 29th of June in 1981. The wedding ceremony took place at St Paul's Cathedral and about 750 million people were watching it worldwide!
4. The Gorgeous Wedding Dress Came with a Price Tag of $11,000
"We knew it had to be something that was going to go down in history, but also something that Diana loved," explained Elizabeth Emmanuel, the designer of the dress. It had 10 thousand pearls and 25 feet of fabric for the train. Wow!
5. The Sapphire Ring
The 18-carat ring was the princess' choice. When she passed away, the ring was given to Prince Harry who later passed it on to Prince William who used it to propose to Kate Middleton.
6. The Struggle
She told the media that she had issues with bulimia as well as deperession just a week after she got engaged. "My husband put his hand on my waistline and said 'Oh, a bit chubby here, aren’t we?' That triggered off something in me," said Lady Di.
7. She Was the New Star
Paparazzi prowled on her everywhere, and the magazines used her photos for their covers all the time.
Before it was confirmed that AIDS couldn't be spread by touching someone, Diana hugged a person that had the disease. She explained: "HIV does not make people dangerous to know. You can shake their hands and give them a hug. Heaven knows they need it."
9. A Normal Childhood
Prince William attended preschool outside of the royal palace, and he was the first one to do so because Lady Diana wanted to give her children a normal childhood.
10. Vacations and Disneyland
Although the royal couple took their kids on vacations to enjoy winter sports or to a magical time in Disneyland, they also took them to HIV and homeless centers.
11. The Crash
The Princess od Wales died on August 31 in 1997. She rode in the passenger seat and didn't have a seatbelt.
12. She Was Mourned by Many
After the 1996 divorce from Prince Charles, Diana lost her royal title. "She proved in the last year that she needed no royal title to continue to generate her particular brand of magic," Lord Spencer, Di's brother explained at her funeral.
13. Diana Today
She would look like this today!