Princess Diana, also known as Lady Di, was the first wife of then-Prince Charles. Many are unaware that before she entered into royalty her early career was in very hulmild jobs.
Diana Frances Spencer was born on July 1, 1961, at Park House, Sandringham, Norfolk. She was the fourth of five children of John Spencer, VIII Earl of Spencer, and Frances Ruth Burke Roche, Viscountess Althorp.
The Spencer family had been closely allied with the British royal family for several generations. Diana’s grandmothers, Cynthia Spencer, Countess Spencer, and Ruth Roche, Baroness Fermoy, had served as ladies-in-waiting to Queen Elizabeth, the Queen Mother.
Where did Princess Diana go to school?
Diana attended several schools. She began her education at Mrs. Mynors’ infant home school in West Heath Road, Kent, at the age of five. She then attended Riddlesworth Hall Preparatory School in Norfolk and West Heath Girls’ School in Kent.
After completing her education at West Heath, Diana attended a finishing school for young ladies in Switzerland called Institut Alpin Videmanette for several months. She then returned to England and completed her education at Silwood Park Cookery School in London.
What were Princess Diana’s jobs?
As a teenager, Diana worked various jobs: domestic cleaner, waitress, nanny, and preschool assistant.
Before becoming Princess of Wales, Diana worked in a variety of jobs. After leaving school, she spent some time working as a domestic cleaner, a job she got by signing up with the agency ‘Solve your Problems’, a company that recruited women from wealthy families to serve as cleaning assistants for the aristocracy.
After completing her culinary training, Diana began working as a kitchen assistant and also worked as a waitress for private events.
Then, at the age of 18, she moved to London and worked as a nanny. The first woman who hired her described Diana as “shy and inexperienced in the world”. But despite this, she still said that she was someone full of affection. She told the Daily Mail.
When Lady Di began her relationship with Prince Charles, she had a permanent position as a kindergarten preschool assistant at Young England School. She was even photographed at that time in her life, as the media was already beginning to hound her.
After her engagement and marriage to Prince Charles, Diana became a public figure and began doing charity work. She focused on causes such as the fight against HIV/AIDS, the fight against landmines, and the defense of children’s rights