Recently I came across ‘story of Diana’ on Netflix and was glued to the screen. Princess Diana married into the British royal family when she wed Charles, Prince of Wales in 1981. Princess Diana is definitely someone with a strong personality, effortless style, and optimistic spirit. So here is a list of 6 things we all could learn from Lady Diana.
“I like to be a free spirit. Some don’t like that, but that’s the way I am.”
If there is one thing that you can pinpoint about Lady Diana, it is how much she kept her uniqueness and presence alive even after being a part of the royal family. She always did what she felt was right rather than being buried under royal protocols.
“Only do what your heart tells you.”
She showed immense courage in various phases of her life, may it be getting separated from her husband while he was committing adultery or going live on national news exposing royals when they tried to tarnish her image.
“Two things stand like stone – Kindness in another’s trouble – courage in your own”
She was a fierce advocate for people with HIV/AIDS raising
awareness at a time when there was much stigma surrounding the disease. She had
a profound impact on the public’s perception by spontaneously hugging a
seven-year-old child with AIDS, during a tour of Harlem Hospital Center. At the time of her death, Gavin Hart, of the National AIDS Trust, told the BBC: “In our opinion, Diana was the foremost
ambassador for AIDS awareness on the planet and no one can fill her shoes in
terms of the work she did.”The amount of charity work Lady Diana was involved in was stunning.
Dress to kill
Princess Diana is the undisputed greatest style icon of the 20th century. Right from her wedding dress to revenge dress, she nailed it all. She was also known as a royal trendsetter.
Break the stereo type
The royal family is no stranger to tradition. In weddings and in everyday life, they follow a famously rigid protocol. But Princess Diana made a splash by breaking those rules—starting on her first day in the family. She even launched a new wedding-day tradition in the process. Few celebrations are more steeped in tradition than weddings, especially for the royal family. Since 1662, the Anglican Book of Common Prayer listed this line in its marriage vows: “to love, cherish, and to obey, till death do us part.”The People’s Princess was fine with all but one little word: obey. Most English brides at the time left that word out because it suggested the husband was dominant, but no royal woman had ever messed with the traditional wedding vows before. After great debate, Princess Diana and Prince Charles agreed to leave it out.
Embrace your body type
It was reported on a tape that Princess Diana recorded, she said, “The bulimia started the week after we got engaged. My husband put his hand on my waistline and said: ‘Oh, a bit chubby here, aren’t we? “. Yes! It was none other than the prince himself. Prince Charles was later reported to be guilty of the same. Bulimia is an eating disorder characterized by binge eating followed by purging. Princess Diana dealing with these issues at such a young age shows how normal an individual she was like us, vulnerable and insecure at times. It’s high time now that we did not let body shaming affect us.