Meaningful Episode From Princess Diana's Childhood: Why Did A Gift From Her Parents Break Her Heart?

Date August 21, 2018

Princess Diana was loved and admired by millions. But what do we actually know about her childhood? Most people have no idea how her parents’ divorce affected little Diana.

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Family drama

Diana’s parents, John Spencer Viscount Althorp and Frances Shand Kydd, filed for divorce when the girl was just 8. It was a hard period for the little princess and her four siblings.

Maybe, her parents’ divorce affected Diana’s marriage with Charles to some extent. We all know the late princess wasn’t happy with her husband, just like her mother many years ago.


This gift from parents broke her heart

In his book dedicated to the life of late Princess Diana, a Russian author Dmitrij Medvedev mentioned an interesting detail about Diana’s childhood.


Once, Diana was invited to her cousin’s wedding. Prior to the event, both of her parents surprised the girl with these special gifts. Her father gave her a wonderful white dress, while her mother presented Diana with a green one.

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How could Diana make this decision?! Medvedev explained her feelings in his book:

Both dresses were very beautiful. I don’t remember which one I actually chose. But what I did remember is how much that situation affected my feelings. I realized whatever choice I make, I would hurt one of my parents’ feelings. It was like I had to express my adherence to only one of them.


Conversation with her son

As a person who went through her parents’ divorce, Diana realized how traumatic it must be for her own children to deal with their split with Charles.



The princess recalled the moment she told 13-year-old William about his father’s affair.

If you find someone you love in life, you must hang onto it and look after it. And if you are lucky enough to find someone who loves you, then you must protect it.


Princess Diana was a very smart and intelligent woman with a kind heart. Her life had its ups and downs, but what we know for sure is that her children had always been her main priority. Diana’s legacy will be always alive through her wonderful sons.

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