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Princess Diana was a true trailblazer, from her iconic style moments to her famous speeches.
She was most known however for her determination to be human, even abandoning the royal protocol of wearing gloves so she could have direct contact with people that she met. She later went on to stop wearing hats, famously saying, “You can’t cuddle a child in a hat.”
Recently, an anecdote about Princess Diana has resurfaced and it has truly proven her to be the People’s Princess.
The anecdote in question came from Royal photographer David Bailey during a past appearance on The Jonathan Ross Show to promote his book Look Again. As he opened up about his career, Bailey touched on one particular incident with Princess Diana as a stand-out moment.
The photographer recalled a photoshoot with Princess Diana, explaining how one of his camera assistants had dropped a lighting umbrella on her head.
“One of my assistants dropped an umbrella light on her head,” he explained, “[and] when she was leaving, she said, ‘Which assistant dropped the umbrella on my head?’ I said [pointing], “It was her’.”
According to David Bailey, Princess Diana was “very nice” about it.
“She went over to her and said, ‘Don’t worry’ and was very nice and said it was just an accident.”
Look Again: The Autobiography is available to buy.