Apparently Princess Diana ignored the Queen's advice and broke this royal tradition
Fair play to her.
The late Princess Diana was one of the most famous women in the world before her untimely passing.
She was someone people looked up to, and completely adored.
However, if Princess Diana had listened to the advice of Queen Elizabeth, she may not have been the icon we still talk about today.
The Royal House of Windsor documentary revealed how Princess Diana was far more in touch with the public than the rest of the family.
“Charity has always been a secret weapon of the monarchy but the charity the Queen supported were uncontroversial charities" the narrator of the documentary said.
However, Diana went against the advice of her mother-in-law, and supported more controversial charities.
“Diana saw the possibility of getting much more publicity by dealing with Leprosy, by dealing with aids victims.”
Princess Di famously changed the public's attitude towards AIDs victims when she shook hands with a patient.
Seems minor, but it was a very big statement for a member of the royal family to make, at a time where there was large taboo surrounding the illness.
The documentary revealed that Queen Elizabeth apparently intervened, asking Diana to support “nicer and more pleasant” charities.
She refused, which added strain to many of her relationships with members of the family.
Princess Diana was truly an incredible lady.