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16 Shocking Secrets You Never Knew About Princess Diana

Find out who she slapped in anger and what she did on stage that surprised everyone!

The beloved, late Diana, Princess of Wales, is truly a timeless icon. From winning the love of the world with her kindness and philanthropy to her iconic black revenge dress to her tragic and shocking death in 1997, she has definitely upheld her title as “the people’s princess.” For decades, scholars and fans have studied Princess Diana hoping to learn more facts about her life … and we are no different. The world is drawn to her like a moth to a flame.

Born as The Honourable Diana Frances Spencer on July 1, 1961, she only continued to climb up the royal ranks, becoming a lady in 1975 and then a Princess Diana in 1981 after her marriage to Prince Charles, now King Charles III. During her time as a princess, family was important to Diana, especially her two sons, Prince William and Prince Henry (Harry), and even after her divorce in 1996, she continued to be a loving mother to her beloved sons.

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With the final season of the hit Netflix series The Crown — which dramatically portrays the Royal family through the decades — premiering on November 16th and the first half focusing on Princess Diana and Dodi Fayed’s courtship, we have rounded up our favorite 16 Princess Diana facts that are guaranteed to not only surprise the most ardent fan, but also make you love her heart even more. 

Related: ‘The Crown’ Actors Playing Diana and Dodi Reveal What To Expect in the Final Season

For instance, did you know that she once held this *regular* job or that she is related to eight former United States of America presidents? Well, neither did we! Keep scrolling for more interesting secrets. 

16 little-known Princess Diana facts 

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