12 Things You Didn’t Know About Princess Diana

  
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10. Her sister dated Prince Charles first

Surprisingly, Lady Diana was not the only women from her family that Prince Charles dated! It was revealed that prior to his courtship and marriage to Diana, Charles actually dated her older sister, Lady Sarah Spencer! Diana met Prince Charles when she was 16 while they were at a family gathering. Diana allegedly always had a crush on Prince Charles and he quickly grew feelings for her too after they met. The two became engaged when Diana was 19 and Prince Charles was 31.

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9. Her wedding dress was the longest in royal history

The wedding dress that Princess Diana wore on her wedding day was the longest in royal history and featured a heavy 25-foot silk train in addition to sequins, embroidery and 10,000 pearls. She hired David and Elizabeth Emanuel to craft the gown and the fittings were allegedly held in utmost secrecy which meant covering the windows of the shop from the prying public eye. The dress was so extravagant that Diana required multiple sessions leading up the wedding just to practice walking in it.

29/07/81 / Press Association

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