The stories surrounding Princess Diana and Queen Elizabeth’s relationship are full of controversies. The latest revelation is that the monarch left Prince William and Prince Harry’s late mother crying after giving her a blunt comment during a meeting.

After Princess Diana went to an AIDS charity event, the Queen reportedly took her to task. The deceased Princess of Wales shook the hand of a man who had the illness without wearing a pair of gloves. As many believed at that time that the disease could be transferred through skin-to-skin contact, the head of state seemed to dislike her move.

In Netflix’s 2017 documentary “The Royal Of Windsor,” it was claimed that Princess Diana’s action at that time “challenged the established Royal order.” So the Queen felt the need to “step in.”

Princess Diana’s former protection officer, Ken Wharfe, revealed that he saw his boss coming out of the conference in tears. “I just happened to be there when Diana came out from meeting the Queen and Diana was crying,” he said.

When he asked what happened, Princess Diana said he wouldn't believe what just occurred. Wharfe revealed what the Queen told Prince Charles’ first wife. “And she said: ‘The Queen has said ‘why don’t you get involved with something nicer? Something more pleasant?’”

Princess Diana was known for doing AIDS and HIV charity events and other hospital and fundraising activities. She had been using her royal status to help raise awareness on often taboo issues.

But as her chosen charities seemed to be not in line with the royal tradition, others urged her to opt for more “traditional charities,” revealed Patrick Jephson, Princess Diana’s private secretary from 1989 to 1996. He explained that people believed that Princess Diana would be happier if she chose to do more traditional royal charities, like animal aid. However, the Princess of Wales told him that she would only do so if they run out of “people charities.”

In royal author Ross Benson’s book called “Charles, The Untold Story,” he claimed that the Queen was not ready to challenge Princess Diana because of the power she had over the media. Allegedly, the sovereign was afraid of her that she couldn’t use her authority to make her behave.

With her influence on her sons and the love that Princess Diana received from the people, the Queen was said to be frightened of the future that she felt Diana could have. The Princess of Wales even topped the opinion polls with a popularity rating threefolds compared to the Queen’s and Queen Mother’s and seven times that of Prince Charles.

Princess Diana Picture dated 14 November 1992 of Princess Diana leaving the first anti-AIDS bookshop in Paris. Getty Images/Vincent Amalvy/AFP