Surprising Princess Diana Secrets We Never Knew — Until Now

When she was alive, Princess Diana dropped quite a few bombshells about her marriage to Prince Charles and her time as a member of the royal family. After her death, even more secrets and confessions were revealed through books written about her and audio recordings she kept.

In 2017, when Britain finalized plans to mark the 20th anniversary of Diana’s untimely death, several documentaries were released allowing the public to learn more about the “People’s Princess,” from her and Prince Charles’ extramarital affairs to the surprising thing she did on their wedding day. Here, we have compiled a list of some of the most surprising things you probably didn’t know about Princess Diana until now.

1. Diana and Charles were cousins

Princess Diana sits next to Prince Charles.

Princess Diana and Prince Charles watch an official event during their first royal Australian tour. | Patrick Riviere/Getty Images

Yes, you read that correctly. They were distant cousins — very, very distant. Diana and Charles were 16th cousins once removed as they are both descendants of Tudor King, Henry VII. The Duke of Marlborough was another one of Diana’s royal ancestors.

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