The late Princess Diana was one of the most intriguing women in recent British royal history. The princess of Wales shook things in the castle, even though he was already a member of one of the most prestigious royal families, the Spencer family.
Having royal roots only made her persona more doubtful in the eyes of critics. Unlike her daughter-in-law, Meghan Markle, Princess Di had all the know-how to be a tight princess.
Yet the rebellious young woman often marched to the rhythm of her own drum – a personality trait that ensured that her fans and her critics came over and over again.
Princess Diana was fiercely independent
One of the most important similarities between the late Princess of Wales and the Duchess of Sussex is their unmistakable independent series. Both ladies were never afraid of breaking or even breaking royal rules. Both were extremely open about their inspiring independence. How has Princess Di improved her autonomy?
For example, she sent Prince Harry and Prince William to the public school so that they could understand how the real world works. This was unheard of at the time and is still rare today. Perhaps this promoted connection with the outside world is the cause of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex to request their own ‘court’ entirely outside of Buckingham Palace.
Fashion is another sector where Princess Diana was not afraid to listen to her.
Princess Di’s fashion sense went down in history
Princess Diana-inspired outfits are back in fashion — the bolder the better – The Sun https://t.co/785kZk8sbL— Fashion World (@FashionWorld36) August 1, 2019
Marching to the beat of her own drum had a drip effect that would affect fashion for years to come. As a lover of style, Princess Diana had difficulty fully complying with the strict fashion rules in the British royal government books. Her fashion sense, which was the result of her fun personality, was a tool she used to send a message to everyone around her, fans and enemies.
But it not only benefited her personally. Her preference for sexy silhouettes and the ability to start trends ensured that the controversial Princess had a cult-like following. Even now she is considered a style icon and her influence is visible everywhere in the country.
This is especially true for the younger individuals of the royal family – namely Meghan Markle and Kate Middleton.
This is what Princess Diana called her loudest critics
We have found that one of the things Princess Diana was best known for was her flawless sense of fashion. When she was sworn in for the first time in the royal family, Princess Di (similar to Markle) had to figure out the ins and outs of royal fashion rules. By becoming a member of the family, she was able to invest more time, money and thought in her wardrobe. Sounds great right? Unfortunately, the movement that rubbed its former social circle is in the wrong direction.
The circle often accused the princess of being way too flashy, commenting that struck her to the core. Yet she came with a pretty hip comeback. She began to refer to them as “velvet headbands.”
“She would say,” Oh, those velvet headbands are working on it again, “when they find out something that was written or said about her.” – Bruce Oldfield
What does the strange nickname mean? The expression referred to women whose style often included that specific hair accessory. Why?
At the time, velvet headbands had fallen out of favor, so it was a perfect shot with her fashion critics. While she was on her way to bigger and better things, her old crew was stuck in the past.
Fun fact! Those outdated headbands that served as inspiration for the insult of Princess Diana are now coming back in style thanks to her daughter-in-law Kate Middleton. You wonder what exciting nickname she would have for her, and the critics of her stylish daughter-in-law today.