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The 50 Most Fascinating Facts About Princess Diana's Life

She has passed on her charitable spirit to her sons. Prince William and Prince Harry have taken on many of their late mother's charity organizations, including Centrepoint, which helps get homeless youth and teens off the streets, and the International Campaign to Ban Landmines, a cause that Diana famously brought to light by walking through a recently cleared landmine field in Angola.
She took pleasure in giving William and Harry a normal upbringing. Diana wanted her sons to have a sense of life beyond palace walls. She took them to McDonald's and the grocery store, and they went on vacations in Austria, the British Virgin Islands, and even Walt Disney World in Florida.
She gave birth standing up. It was reported that after 16 hours of labor, Diana delivered Prince William naturally and while standing, supported by Prince Charles.
She took advice from psychics and astrologers. Diana embraced spirituality from an early age and believed that she was being "looked after in the spirit world" by her paternal grandmother, Countess Spencer. She sought the advice of trusted astrologers throughout her troubled marriage to Prince Charles and even after their divorce.
She took time for self-care. Diana often indulged in what she called "Pampering Diana Day," during which she got aromatherapy massages, made face masks in her kitchen, and got her hair done with stylists Sam McKnight and Daniel Galvin.
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Princess Diana led a remarkable life even before becoming royalty, and her legacy continues to live on in the two decades after her untimely death. While her charity work and her bravery to stand up to the royal family have made her an icon over the years, there are still a few things you may not know about the mother of Prince Harry and Prince William. Like how she originally wanted to be a ballerina. Or that her iconic 12-carat sapphire engagement ring doesn't follow royal custom. Keep scrolling for more interesting facts about the late Princess Diana here.

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