21 Interesting Things You Must Know About Princess Diana
A couple of days ago, The Princess of Wales, Diana, would have celebrated her 50th birthday had she been alive. Whenever I think of this beautiful lady, the first thing that comes to my mind is her tragic death. She was a beautiful woman, inside-out. With effortless panache and a wonderful sense of style, Diana looked nothing less than royal. She also had a very kind heart. She would go out of her way to help someone in need. She certainly didn’t deserve death and that too, so early. But then again, no one does. And although I find myself sentimental for the lovely lady, I think we should concentrate on her life rather than mourn over her death. This dynamic beauty had so many interesting things about her, that it is a shame if we don’t know about it. Lo and behold, 21 interesting things you didn’t know about Princess Diana are here.
- Princess Diana was born on July 1, 1961. The day she was born was one of the hottest days of summer so far as England could ever remember.
- She had two sisters, Sarah and Jane, and two brothers, John and Charles. As a child, her sisters would pamper Diana a lot by giving her baths, dressing her up and combing her hair.
- Her earliest education was received at home with the governess. After this, she attended primary day classes at the nearby Silfield School.
- She started working when she was 19 years old. Her first few jobs were that of a babysitter, an executive and of a teacher’s assistant at Young England Nursery School.
- Her favorite hobbies were dancing, swimming and skiing.
- Prince Charles and Princess Diana knew each other as neighbors at Sandringham even before they were engaged.
- Princess Diana’s older sister Sarah had dated Prince Charles once before Diana was engaged to him.
- Princess Diana was a far relative of well-known figures like Humphrey Bogart, George Washington and also President Bush.
- Princess Diana was the step-granddaughter of Barbara Cartland, the popular romantic novelist.
- Princess Diana’s maternal grandmother was lady-in-waiting to Prince Charles’ grandmother, The Queen Mother, while her father was the personal attendant to Queen Elizabeth.
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