Undisclosed Facts About Princess Diana
Laura Lee - February 3, 2019

Happiest Days

By Edward H. Donnelly

I said to the little children,
"You are living your happiest days,"
And their bright eyes opened wider In innocent amaze.
For their happiness was so perfect,
They did not know it then;
"Oh, no," they said, "there'll be happier days
When we are women and men."

I said to the youth and maiden,
"You are living your happiest days,"
And into their sparkling eyes there crept
A dreamy, far-off gaze;
And their hands sought one another,
And their cheeks flushed rosy red;
" Oh, no," they said, " there'll be happier days
For us when we are wed."

I said to the man and woman,
"You are living your happiest days,"
As they laughingly watched together
Their baby's cunning ways.
"These days are days of labor.
They can hardly be our best;
There'll be happier days when the children are grown,
And we have earned our rest."

I said to the aged couple,
"You are living your happiest days,"
Your children do you honor,
You have won success and praise.
" With a peaceful look they answered,
"God is good to us, that's true: But we think there are happier days for us
In the life we're going to."

Everyone knows her as the People’s Princess, Princess Diana was a most beloved royal worldwide. Diana was the epitome of grace, beauty, and kindness. She devoted much of her time to charity work projects, such as with AIDS patients. Princess Diana was a breath of fresh air in the royal line which was often stuffy and full of pomp and circumstance. As much as people thought they knew about her, there was a lot kept secret. Continue reading to rediscover the life of Princess Diana.

Sister Sister

Diana’s older sister, Lady Sarah McCorquodale, dated Prince Charles first. While they were seeing each other, Diana and Charles met in 1977 at a family gathering. Princess Diana was 16 years old at the time. Sarah said shortly after their engagement, “I introduced them. I’m Cupid.”

A Normal Life

Diana’s mother bought her a flat for her 18th birthday present. The flat was located at Coleherne Court in London where she lived from July 1979 to February 1981. She lived with three other flatmates and only moved out a day after her engagement to Prince Charles became official.

Ballerina Soul

Many little girls dream of becoming a princess when they grow up. Ironically, Princess Diana wanted to become a dancer. She studied ballet as a child and fell in love with dancing. Unfortunately, she grew too tall and so her dreams of dancing professionally would not come true. Anne Allan, Diana’s ballet teacher, said “she had dance in her soul….I realized the pure enjoyment that it gave her….the freeness of being able to move and dance…”

Solo Studies

Diana left the West Health School at 16 years old after she failed two of her exams. She was then enrolled in a Swiss finishing school but was set on returning home. Putting school on hold altogether, she worked as a babysitter and cleaner before her employment at the Young England School.

Love Limit

The most sensitive issue in Diana’s relationship with Prince Charles was their 12 year age difference. Prince Charles unashamedly discussed the matter after their engagement. “I think that Diana will keep me young, apart from anything else. I think I shall be exhausted.” To which they both laughed and Diana added, “I have never thought about it.”

Keeping It In The Family

Princess Diana and Prince Charles are distantly related. Both descendants of King Henry VII, making them 16th cousins once removed. This is not untypical in the royal lineage; Prince William is also distantly related to wife Kate Middleton. They are 12th cousins once removed.