Princess Diana was known as the “people’s princess,” as she was loved by so many around the world. Nevertheless, in Buckingham Palace, the situation was different.
Reportedly, Princess Diana and her mother-in-law, Queen Elizabeth II, had difficult relationships. In the book “The Queen's Speech: An Intimate Portrait of the Queen in Her Own Words” by Ingrid Seward, some details of their relations are revealed.
Ingrid Seward claimed:
The Queen was desperate to help Diana, but she just didn't know how, and Diana couldn't connect with the Queen. She just broke down in front of the Queen and no one had ever done that before in her life. She just didn't know how to handle this emotional young woman.
But as it turned out, they had a better relationship than people may think. At official engagements, Princess Diana honored the Queen, just as Meghan Markle and Kate Middleton honor her now.
In one of Diana’s most memorable outfits, we can see a beautiful brooch on her chest. It was a gift from Queen Elizabeth, and it contained a photo of her when she was young.
So, sometimes, there was a true affection between Diana and the Queen