We tend to forget, but Lady Diana revolutionized the Royal Family of England. Whether it was his way of interacting with the public, dressing or raising his children, the mother of Princes William and Harry was an exceptional woman full of surprises. Of course, the Princess of Wales had a habit of shaking the codes of the English monarchy. Marrying Prince Charles On July 29, 1981, Lady Di gave Windsor a new life. That being said, she was a true British icon, loved and loved by all. Even today, despite her tragic death on 31 August 1997 in a terrible traffic accident in Paris, she remains a source of inspiration. Witness your children who proudly carry their legacy daily. You will understand Diana Spencer was unique. Here are 7 rules of the actual protocol that it has changed!
She changed her wedding vows
You may not know, but according to the rite of the Anglican Church of England, a wife had to swear obedience to her husband during the wedding ceremony. An ancient tradition in which Princess Diana failed during her own union with Prince Charles. Yes, if Lady Di's decision did not fail at the time, the young woman had not deprived herself of her character. An example followed by Kate Middleton and Meghan Markle who also did not promise to obey their companions.
She gave birth in a hospital
Before the birth of his daughter Anne, Queen elizabeth ii She gave birth to her royal estate, as tradition dictated. Inspired by this change, Lady Diana, for her part, decided to go to the hospital to give birth to her children.. Later, the famous pictures of the Princess of Wales, opposite the now-famous Lindo wing of St Mary's clinic in London, quickly became iconic and inspiring for future generations. As Kate Middleton who perpetuated the custom with the same way of doing for his three descendants.
She sent her kids to school.
At the time, the traditions were difficult for the royal family. For example, children had to go to school at home. And still Prince Charles was the first member of the Windsor clan to go to school. However, this change occurred only at 9 years of age. Before that, he was taking classes with a private teacher. Always avant-garde Princess Diana did not hesitate to send Princes Harry and William in kindergarten, when they were old enough to enter.
She stopped using some protocol accessories
Unlike Queen elizabeth ii, Princess Diana very quickly put the gloves aside during their official exits. The reason? She preferred direct contact with the audience. Being able to shake hands with the people she met was very important to Lady Di. But it's not the only accessory she stopped using! In fact, the mother of William and Harry also abandoned the helmet. "You can not hug a child with a hat" she confided at the time. Anecdotes revealed by the curator of the museum Eleri Lynnin the magazine vogue.
She took her children on an official trip with her.
When Prince Charles and her sister Anne was 3 and 5 respectively, her parents Elizabeth and Philip left their nannies for 6 months for a diplomatic trip. Very close to his children, Lady Diana preferred to take her children with her during her official travels. Inspired by his mother, Prince William also travels with Charlotte, Louis and George, even if it is sometimes difficult.
She feared no controversy
In April 1987, Lady Diana It was controversial at the inauguration of the first medical center dedicated to patients with AIDS in England. Remember, on this occasion, the Princess of Wales had shaken the hand of an HIV-positive patient without any protection. An iconic photo that quickly circumnavigated the world. A good way to de-stigmatize the disease.
She was a mother like any other
We know Lady Diana loved to get out of the nails created by the British royal family. In fact, he often broke the protocol for the education of his children in particular. When Princes Harry and William were children, the Princess of Wales behaved like a normal mother. For proof, she took her pretty blond heads to eat a pizza or a McDonald's, and did not hesitate to take the subway or the bus on a few occasions.. At the time, the two heirs to the crown went to Disney World with their mother. A simple life William and Harry are very grateful for today.