THE Royal Eyewear Style Icon Of All Time … Diana, Princess of Wales

A photo collage of Diana, Princess of Wales, wearing sunglasses

“Being a princess isn’t all it’s cracked up to be.” (Diana, Princess of Wales, 1980s)

Diana, Princess of Wales (born Diana Frances Spencer; 1 July 1961 – 31 August 1997) is mostly known for being the late former wife of Prince Charles (aka. The UK’s Prince of Wales) and the most glamorous member of the British Royal Family. Her wedding was one of the most watched events in world history, garnering a near 1 billion viewers worldwide. Her children are also no stranger to the cameras, being princes William and Harry, who are currently second and third in line to the throne, respectively.

Besides her aristocratic roots and fame from marriage into the British royals, Diana also received much recognition for her tireless commitment to charity work and for her support of the International Campaign to Ban Landmines. For example, Diana was the president of the Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children, in addition to dozens of other charities. Sadly for her, this was overshadowed by the excessive media coverage surrounding her affairs, especially after the end of her marriage to Prince Charles in 1996. This attention peaked after her tragic car crash in Paris in 1997.

Diana holds the the title of the most photographed individual in history. She also holds a personal title to many as a style icon and extremely fashionable woman who had one of the best natural senses for style of any celebrity in modern history, which extended to her choice of chic eye wear as accompanying pictures demonstrate.

This is a black and white photograph of Princess Diana wearing aviators

This is a photograph of Princess Diana wearing pink sunglasses