12 Things You Didn’t Know About Princess Diana
Princess Diana was undeniably one of the world’s most beloved royals. She quickly became a household name and was admired for her timeless beauty and ability to be down to earth and humble towards everyone she encountered. Diana made it apparent that she wasn’t above anyone else and treated everyone with equal respect regardless of their title, which is a quality she instilled in her sons Prince William and Prince Harry. Lady Diana’s tragic death recently hit it’s twenty-year anniversary and continues to be mourned deeply by the world. Despite the time that has passed, she still remains one of the most enamoring examples of effortless grace and compassion. Follow along for 12 facts you most likely did not know about the beloved Princess:
12. She was home schooled
During the era of Princess Diana it was common for upper-class children to be home schooled rather than attending a public school. Princess Diana followed this ritual and was home schooled by a tutor until she was 9 years old. After her parent’s divorce, she attended an elite preparatory school, Riddlesworth Hall, and eventually ended up at an exclusive boarding school in England. Despite her focus on academics, the Princess admitted that she truly thrived in creative situations.
11. Her sapphire engagement ring is now Kate Middleton’s
The 12-carat sapphire ring that Prince Charles proposed to Lady Diana with actually passed through the generations and is now the same ring that Duchess Kate Middleton wears. While the vast majority of royals opted for a custom design, Diana took the nontraditional route and selected her ring out of a Garrard jewelry collection catalog. This means that anyone with a deep enough pocket could purchase the exact same ring for the whopping price tag of £28,000 ($47,000), but it is now worth £300,000 ($500,000). The stunning ring features a blue sapphire surrounded by 14 solitaire diamonds and is set in white gold.