Princesses in books and old Disney movies look cute, kind and beautiful. But even princesses aren’t perfect in real life. Their crown and high status do not protect them from self-destructive thoughts about their appearance (such as someone calling them too curvy or too skinny, too tall or too short). Similar complexes even bothered the British princess Diana, one of the most famous women in the world and loved by the whole world.
Following Diana’s death, more than a million people gathered along the funeral procession route in London. Diana is believed to be the most popular member of the British royal family in Great Britain.
Here you’ll learn 7 things Diana didn’t like about her appearance, even though no one noticed. Now we know that princesses are just like us when it comes to insecurities.
Although the princess was a style icon, she was also a person with complexes like everyone else. For example, when artist Israel Zohar painted her portrait of Diana in 1990, he was constantly asking him to correct things about her appearance in the painting, especially when it came to her nose.
The princess’s reportedly large nose was actively discussed by the press. In addition to striking a special pose in all her photographs, Diana tried to hide it with the help of a major hairstyle. He would tilt his head slightly downwards, turn it slightly to the side, and raise his eyes. This became his signature angle.
Beautiful Diana also believed that she had the physique of a swimmer. She didn’t like his big shoulders. Fortunately, voluminous shoulders were in fashion in the 80s. Diana skillfully used this trend, preferring padded clothes and clothing styles appropriate for those times. In this way, Diana’s shoulders did not look large and it gave the impression that the princess was only following fashion trends.
Also, a slightly tilted head helped Diana cope with another of her complexes: she was ashamed of her height. Her insecurity about her height was compounded by the fact that her husband was the same height.
But in official portraits, the princess appeared shorter than her husband. Because palace photographers deliberately made Diana look shorter; He was standing next to his wife accordingly and wearing flat shoes. This helped Charles look taller and more impressive than his wife.
A week after the wedding, Diana began suffering from Bulimia, which lasted about 10 years. Diana shared that there are several reasons for this nervous disorder. First of all, she had problems with her husband. They were supposed to be together and display a good relationship in public, but in fact there was no peace and harmony between them.
Secondly, one of the duties of the princess was to communicate with seriously ill people, and this turned out to be a serious blow to her psyche. Diana did not seek help for her Bulimia because she was ashamed of her illness and hated herself for it.
Diana considered herself fat. All this happened because Prince Charles casually said something to his young bride, putting her hand on her hip: “Oh, she’s a little chubby here, isn’t she?” And she received her son-in-law’s words with pain.
That’s why this 19-year-old girl started losing weight rapidly before her wedding day. When her tailors started making a wedding dress for Diana, her waist was 30 centimeters. Before the wedding ceremony, the princess’s waist was reduced to 23 centimeters. One of the fashion designers recalls that Diana was so thin that the bones on her face were visible.
According to Diana’s personal trainer Carolan Brown, after giving birth to 2 children, the princess’s belly required a lot of attention and physical activity. The princess was actively engaged in sports, and this helped her to improve not only her body, but also her emotional state. Carolan also recalls that Diana became interested in voice enhancement classes because her voice did not sound confident enough and sounded like a little girl’s.
This photo, in which she is wearing a black dress, was taken on the same day that Prince Charles announced in a television interview that he was in a relationship with another woman. Later, Diana began to speak openly on television about how difficult recent years were for her. Before this, Diana had not publicly admitted that she had psychological problems.
Family life with Charles did not work out, but they were supposed to show a happy marriage. Diana did not receive support from the royal family for many years and had a difficult relationship with her own mother. So the young princess became a hostage to depression.
But he found his strength and slowly began to break free from the insecurities and nervous tension that had continued to poison his life for years. She struggled with bulimia and began exercising regularly at the gym. She no longer had to act like a loving wife in public.
Lack of appearance and self-confidence can happen to anyone, even members of the royal family. The important thing is to find enough strength to fight them.