When Princess Diana and King Charles III (then Prince Charles) divorced, the princess immediately gave up her HRH (Her Royal Highness) title. According to former royal butler Paul Burrel’s book, “A Royal Duty,” the late Queen Elizabeth reportedly didn’t mind letting her keep the title, but Charles supposedly insisted that she relinquish it. Nevertheless, the royal family allowed her to remain Diana, Princess of Wales.
Diana would’ve lost this title too, however, if she had gone on to remarry. In an interview with The Post, royal expert Dr. Robert Morris of University College London’s Constitution Unit explained that she would have also gone back to being Lady Diana in that situation.
While the loss of a royal title may not seem like the worst thing in the world, it reportedly meant a lot to the late princess. After losing her HRH designation, Diana’s oldest son, Prince William, came to her side and consoled his upset mother, according to Paul Burrell’s book. The then-teenaged prince comforted his mother by telling her, “Don’t worry, Mummy, I will give it back to you one day when I am king.”
Post source: The List