Princess Diana 60th birth anniversary: 11 times the People’s Princess broke royal protocol for good

Princess Diana 60th birth anniversary: 11 times the People’s Princess broke royal protocol for good

A dedicated humanitarian, a loving mother and fashion icon, Princess Diana left an impact and legacy that is still alive in people’s memories and history.

Today, July 1 2021, would have been Princess Diana’s 60th birthday, and we are paying a tribute to the “people’s princess”, ''rebellious royal'' or the ''courageous feminist''. Here's a look at how Diana become a royal rebel in the best way possible.

Her blue sapphire ring

Diana started breaking royal protocols right before her wedding. The people's princess selected her own engagement ring, although the royal rings are custom made, she selected her blue sapphire from the Garrard jewellery collection catalogue.

Choosing her ring was not well taken by the royal family as it gave everyone an access to purchase the same ring. By their standards, the ring "wasn't considered unique and also wasn't bespoke." Perhaps this was the first step Diana took in becoming the "People's Princess."

She will love but will not 'obey'

Princess Diana made history at her wedding when she wrote her own vows. She refused to tp "obey" her husband during her wedding vows when she and Charles tied the knot in 1981.

The Queen vowed to obey Prince Philip, she was the first to do this and Kate Middleton and Meghan Markle followed her lead.

Gave birth outside the home

Diana broke another royal protocol when she gave birth to her first child Prince William. It was a royal tradition to have home births, but Diana gave birth to William in the Lindo Wing of St. Mary's Hospital in 1982 and Prince Harry in the same hospital in 1984.

Sent her boys to school

Diana was always a decision-maker for her kids and following the same, Diana tried to give as much of a normal life as possible. She broke another strict Royal protocol when it came to schooling and when William turned 3 years old, she enrolled him in public school at Jane Mynor's nursery school near Kensington Palace, becoming the first heir to the British throne to do so.

Usually, royals are homeschooled. Following her, Prince William did the same with his kids.

She made her own choices

When it comes to fashion and her clothes, she did many offbeat things. Like wearing low cut dresses, showing off her shoulders, above-the-knee dress which were all a major no-no for royals.

First Royal to crouch down

Princess Diana remains one of the most popular members of the royal family throughout history, and she continues to influence the younger generations of royals. Back then, Princess changed and broke many royal protocols, following the same, she went against another protocol about meeting people at public events. She was the first royal to crouch down to people, even down to the ground with children. This is what Kate and Meghan do regularly now.

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She made her own choices

When it comes to fashion and her clothes, she did many offbeat things. Like wearing low cut dresses, showing off her shoulders, above-the-knee dress which were all a major no-no for royals.

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