An old photo of Princess Diana has recently resurfaced, depicting a young Diana watching her then fianceé Charles as he played polo. With her hands clasped, Diana is seen wearing two watches: a large one with a leather strap and a smaller gold one. No, she wasn’t a stickler for time — as Marie Claire reported , Diana wore Charles’s watch as a sort of good-luck tribute to wish him well in the match. ALSO SEE: Why Kate Middleton won’t sign autographs (and 5 other things royals aren’t allowed to do) Diana wasn’t the only royal whose fashion statements held a deeper meaning. Scroll through the gallery above to see 8 more hidden meanings of royal fashion. Let us know what you think by commenting below and tweeting @ YahooStyleCA! Follow us on Twitter and Instagram !
Princess Diana was one of the world’s most photographed women, and although her style evolution will forever be immortalized through a few standout wardrobe classics — the midnight blue velvet dress she wore while dancing with John Travolta or the Bill Pashley tweed suit during her honeymoon in Balmoral — it was what the People’s Princess didn’t wear that truly captivated the world’s attention. “She often didn’t wear gloves or hats, and was the first female royal to wear trousers to an evening event,” said exhibit curator Eleri Lynn during a walk-through of “Diana: Her Fashion Story” which showcases the most iconic looks Diana wore during public outings as well as the reasoning behind them. Diana’s fashion choices, Lynn noted, were ultimately impacted by her desire to appear approachable and warm.
The late Princess of Wales, more commonly known as Princess Diana (or Princess Di, if we’re getting really personal) was a truly remarkable woman. Known for her love of fashion, Prince William and Prince Harry’s mother – who tragically died ahead of her time at the age of 36 in Paris – wasn’t afraid to make a statement in bold prints, big sleeves and bright colours. Throughout the two decades she was in the spotlight, Diana donned a wonderful array of designs and pushed the boundaries in strapless, short dresses and plunging ensembles that today’s royals, such as the Duchess of Cambridge, would never dream of wearing.