From the school run, to gym clothes, train tips and giggling in public- these are our favourite Diana moments ever!
We think these are the best Princess Diana photos ever because they show just how similar to us she really was. She never let the royal title go to her head, and tried to live as ‘normal’ a life as possible.
Princess Diana was like no other, she was a Royal but also a mum, wife, friend and seemingly, at times, a completely normal person. From doing the school run, to taking a rest after wearing heels all day and laughing at inappropriate things, Diana was one of a kind.
Born in 1961, Diana Spencer married Prince Charles in August 1981 and their wedding was watched by millions! Her amazing wedding dress is one of the most famous royal wedding dresses in the world! In 1982 she gave birth to her first son Prince William and in 1984 she had Prince Harry. Sadly Princess Diana died in Paris in 1997 and her funeral was watched by over 30 million people in the UK alone. Today people around the world still morn the untimely sad death of the Princess.
We couldn’t help but look back at her most memorable moments – in fact these are the moments where Diana proved she was just like us! Which is why we all loved her so much…click through the images in our slideshow.
See Diana’s most memorable dresses in our video below:
She had mealtime ‘mum’ struggles too!
Former royal chef Darren McGrady has reported in HELLO! that Diana let the boys be boys at dinnertime! They all ate at 630pm and William and Harry were left to help themselves to the food that was laid out (NOT favoured by their Nannny!!). They often ate things like friend chicken, banana ice cream and more! Just like us really!
She had to deal with a cheeky toddler
Diana kept her cool when Prince Harry got cheeky and stuck his tongue for the cameras on the balcony of Buckingham Palace in 1988, following the trooping of the colour!! She was an expert mum!
She got involved with the kids
Never one to sit on the sideline, the Princess takes part in the Mothers’ Race at Wetherby School Sports Day.
Sometimes she just didn’t care
Diana takes off her hat and takes a rest on the bonnet of Charles’ car at the polo – we’ve all been there when our heels are hurting! Who can blame her…
She liked to dance
And who could resist John Travolta! Here Diana gets twirled around in front of onlookers at the White House and she just enjoys it going with the flow rather than worrying about the cameras!
She liked to giggle
Diana wasn’t afraid to show a giggle or a tear and here she breaks into laughter at a charity event.
She did normal mum things
A baby doesn’t know how to behave in front of the camera and Diana was first on hand to play silly games and entertain William with a toy like all us mums have to do!
She wore silly gym clothes
Diana liked to keep fit but didn’t worry who saw her in her small shorts or knitted jumper post workout!
She took time out
She often sat on the floor, cuddled her sons and chatted to friends without worrying who saw her.
She cracked jokes
Always keen to have fun, Diana didn’t shy away from having a good time with her sons, even in front of the paparazzi.
She was passionate
Diana and Prince Charles share a kiss during a polo match in 1985.
She went to theme parks
Just like any parent, Diana took her sons to theme parks and braved the rides!
She loved to take her boys on holiday
Diana never sat and sunbathed as her kids played, she joined in too!
She got windswept
But still looked fab! Even Princess’ can’t escape the elements!
She wore her heart on her sleeve
Posing together on their honeymoon it was clear to see the love and care between the newlyweds. Diana always knew how to show her emotions with a simple look or gesture.
She was a good sport!
Here the Prince and Princess of Wales dress up in Klondyke fashion during their tour of Canada and got into the spirit of it all.
She wore large holiday t-shirts
We’ve all bought a silly holiday t-shirt and the Princess was no exception.
She had dress down days
Diana wasn’t afraid to show off her fantastic off-duty style even if it wasn’t very ‘Royal’. We love her jeans, boots and big coat combo.
She did the school run
The Princess takes Prince William to kindergarten in Notting Hill Gate, London, for his first day at school. Cute!
She travelled by train
Here is Diana, Prince William and a friend heading to watch Ireland v Wales in the Five Nations Championship – by train! Yes train!
She wore crazy knitted jumpers too
We’ve all got a bright, crazy knitted jumper we secretly love and so did Diana!
She knew how to entertain
Not your average Royal pic – here Diana played the piano to a group of children and parents in 1991 showing off her skills!
She was a romantic
Like the time her and Prince Charles shared this tender moment and Diana gave him a sweet smile.
Credit: PA Archive/Press Association Ima
She cried in public
We’ve all done it but so has Diana…