Princess Diana is one of the most popular members of the British royalty. Due to her amazing ability to connect with the public, she was even referred to as “The People's Princess.”

Despite her untimely death in a Paris car accident, millions still remember the dazzling Princess of Wales to this day. While many articles have been written in tribute to her, here are a few interesting facts about this amazing woman that you might not know about.

Princes Charles Dated Her Older Sister First

It was Diana’s older sister, Lady Sarah Spencer, who had a brief relationship with the prince first back in 1977. However, Charles decided to call it off after she “spilled gossip” about their relationship.

However, it was also Sarah who introduced Diana to the prince. “I introduced them,” Sarah admitted.” I'm Cupid."

She Wanted To Become A Ballerina

Dance coach and choreographer Anne Allan opened up about how Princess Diana asked her in 1981 for private ballet lessons. According to Allan, dancing became some sort of an outlet for Diana and helped her cope with the stress of her marriage. But it wasn’t just a stress reliever for the princess — she really had a passion for the craft.

“She had dance in her soul,” Allan said. “I realised the pure enjoyment that it gave her. She loved the freeness of being able to move and dance. She loved it. I could see it helped to alleviate her emotional life. That was hard for her at that time.”

She Worked For A Living Before Meeting Prince Charles

Diana became a lady in 1975 when her father inherited the Earl Spencer title with the death of her grandfather. It was at this time that she got the nickname “Lady Di.”

Even as a member of the aristocracy, she is not shy from working odd jobs. This included being a nanny where she was paid $5 an hour, as well as being a part-time kindergarten teacher in the Pilmico area.

Her Outings With Her Sons Were Not Typical For Royal Kids

It seems that Diana placed importance in having her kids experience a normal upbringing as much as possible despite being members of royalty. For instance, when Prince William was enrolled in a nursery school in London, he also became the first member of the royal family to attend preschool outside the palace as education at this stage is usually done by governesses and private tutors.

Even Princess Di’s outings with princes William and Harry were far from that of regular royal kids. These outings include riding a log flume in an amusement park; going to Disney World, AIDS clinics, homeless shelters; and, of course, eating at McDonald’s