Princess Diana put it best in her famous 1995 Panorama interview when she said she’d rather be “a queen of people’s hearts” than the Queen of England. “I don’t go by a rule book,” she said. “I lead from the heart, not the head.” That irreverent, uniquely human streak is what made the late royal the beloved People’s Princess — and coincidentally, the same spontaneous quality is also how her signature close-cropped haircut came to be.
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Crowned by the nation as the People’s Princess, Diana enchanted people around the globe with her down-to-earth nature and innate ability to connect with others. Wearing everything from ’80s tartan power suits to sweet pie-crust collars and even overalls, Diana was certainly not afraid to break Buckingham Palace’s fashion protocol. The Princess of Wales would even shun royal accessories when she knew she’d be greeting children.
The late Princess of Wales , more commonly known as Princess Diana, was a remarkable woman. Her charity work was recognized internationally — as were her poise and style. Known for her love of fashion, Prince William and Prince Harry’s mother — who tragically died ahead of her time at the age of 36 — wasn’t afraid to make a statement in bold prints, big sleeves, and bright colors. Throughout the two decades she was in the spotlight, Diana donned a wonderful array of designs and pushed the boundaries in strapless, short dresses and plunging ensembles that today’s royals, such as the Duchess of Cambridge, would never dream of wearing — from that off-the-shoulder LBD by Greek designer Christina Stambolian worn in 1994 to a white Versace minidress worn to a charity concert in Italy a year later. Her clothing was so coveted, in fact, that it’s been the center point of numerous fashion exhibitions, including one retrospective that’s currently being held at the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge’s London residence, Kensington Palace. Princess Diana may no longer be with us, but we hazard a guess that her style will reign on — and continue to inspire — for years to come. Without further ado, we present her most memorable fashion moments. Read more from Yahoo Style + Beauty: Follow us on Instagram , Facebook , and Pinterest for nonstop inspiration delivered fresh to your feed, every day. For Twitter updates, follow @YahooStyle and @YahooBeauty .
Two royals who have slightly less common names are Princes William and Harry. Turns out this is all because of their mother, the late Princess Diana.
The Princess of Wales, who died 20 years ago on Aug. 31, might have been known as the People’s Princess. But she’s long held what some consider an even deeper-reaching, more esteemed status: that of gay icon.
To honor Princess Diana publicly ahead of the 20th anniversary of her death, the Duke of Cambridge and his brother Prince Harry visited The Sunken Garden at Kensington Palace with the Duchess on Wednesday morning.
When Prince Charles and Princess Diana officially ended their marriage in 1996, after 15 years, Diana was the most talked-about woman in the world. Besides theirs being the most famous divorce in the world at the time, Diana, Princess of Wales, had a style aesthetic that fascinated the public — during her engagement, marriage, and separation, as well as after the divorce. After a few early stumbles (the ’80s weren’t kind to most women), Diana became renowned for the wit she showed with her style. She honed a rebellious glamour over the years, and there was something joyful about her sartorial choices. It’s why her style still resonates, 20 years after her death on Aug. 31, 1997. When it comes to her fashion legacy, Diana was a style icon to millions of women. Her evolution from scruffy Sloane Ranger — a distinctive upper-class look of the time — to chic sophisticate sparked and reignited numerous trends. Scroll through for a peek at many of the looks she was behind. Read more from Yahoo Style + Beauty Follow us on Instagram , Facebook , and Pinterest for nonstop inspiration delivered fresh to your feed, every day. For Twitter updates, follow @YahooStyle and @YahooBeauty .
By not sticking to tradition, Diana, Princess of Wales, earned her place in the pantheon of best-dressed women in history. And it’s a position that has only been more firmly fixed in the two decades since her death, the anniversary of which is Aug. 31. Her style evolution — from a feather-haired “Sloane Ranger” in frilly, pie-crust blouses and endless pastels to the regal woman who confidently strode in bodycon velvet, athleisure outfits, and glamorous jewels — hinged on what was some major bending of the royal rules of fashion at the time. The princess’s risk-taking moves — such as wearing denim overalls in public (the scandal!) — paved the way for Kate Middleton’s casual-glam mom style. “Diana often didn’t wear gloves or hats, and was the first female royal to wear trousers to an evening event,” exhibit curator Eleri Lynn told WWD during a walk-through of “ Diana: Her Fashion Story ,” an exhibition now at Kensington Palace that showcases the most iconic looks Diana wore during public outings, as well as the reasoning behind the outfits. “She learned the unwritten rules of royal dressing,” Lynn added, “but liked to break them sometimes.” Read more at Yahoo Style + Beauty: Follow us on Instagram , Facebook , and Pinterest for nonstop inspiration delivered fresh to your feed, every day. For Twitter updates, follow @YahooStyle and @YahooBeauty .
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On Wednesday, the Duchess of Cambridge attended a state banquet wearing a diamond-and-ruby necklace borrowed from the queen and Diana’s pearl-and-diamond tiara.
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