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12 “facts” about Princess Diana that just aren’t true

Certain “Princess Diana facts” when examined more closely simply are not “facts” at all. Here, we get to the bottom of the truth.

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She was never actually “Princess Diana”
She was never actually “Princess Diana”
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Although the press and public have always referred to her as “Princess Diana”, she was never actually an official “Princess”. That’s because only a princess by blood may be styled with her name after the title. Princesses by marriage are styled by their husband’s name after the title (e.g. “Princess Charles”). Diana’s official title during her marriage was “Her Royal Highness The Princess of Wales”. After her divorce, she lost the HRH and became “Diana, Princess of Wales.”
 



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