Lies About Princess Diana That Some People Still Believe

Princess Diana looking on at a royal event in an outfit designed by Bruce Oldfield
Princess Diana looking on at a royal event in a suit designed by Bruce Oldfield | Tim Graham Photo Library via Getty Images

Princess Diana technically wasn’t a princess

From the day she married Prince Charles in 1981, people all over the world knew her as Princess Diana but she technically wasn’t a princess.

It’s been more than two decades since Princess Diana died following a car crash in Paris but many people have remained fascinated by the late royal. The movie Spencer as well as Netflix’s series The Crown have put Diana right back in the spotlight with royal fans wanting to know everything about the beloved princess. But over the years some misinformation has circulated, so now we’re separating fact from fiction to dispel a few rumors about the Princess of Wales.

A princess by marriage is styled with their husband’s title so when she was Charles’ wife Diana’s formal title was “Her Royal Highness The Princess of Wales.” However, a Princess of Wales is not a princess in her own right.