Princess Diana and Prince Charles used to live and vacation in luxurious homes, as many royal fans would guess. Since Charles has always been the heir to the throne, no expense was spared for him and his family.
Diana, on the other hand, was unlikely to be able to live with Charles after Diana and Charles divorced in the 1990s. So, after her divorce, where did she live?
Where did Princess Diana and Prince Charles live during their marriage?
In 1981, Diana and Charles married. Prince William (born 1982) and Prince Harry (born 1994) are the couple’s two sons (born 1984).
According to Hello!, Diana and Charles’ official residence during their marriage was Apartments 8 and 9 at Kensington Palace. An apartment at Kensington Palace, despite its name, is much larger than most people imagine. Diana and Charles had a three-story house with many rooms for their family.
According to a 1988 Time magazine article, William and Harry had a two-room nursery on the top floor. They also had their own bathroom with children’s toilets and a washbasin.
Diana, Charles, and their sons spent much of the weekend at Highgrove House, a country estate about two hours from Kensington Palace. The family spent time at Highgrove gardening and growing organic food, according to Harper’s Bazaar.
After her divorce, where did Princess Diana live?
In the mid-1990s, Diana and Charles divorced. During the divorce proceedings, it was decided that Diana could keep Apartments 8 and 9 for herself. She remained in the house until her death in 1997.
Diana, on the other hand, had to resign from her post at St. James’s Palace. She eventually set up a second one at Kensington Palace.
Following their divorce, Diana and Charles co-parented their sons. According to the New York Times in 1996, William and Harry were attending boarding school at the time and did not live with either parent full time. Instead, during the holidays, they split time with Diana and Charles.
Princess Diana also got to keep other royal perks after her divorce
After her divorce, Diana was not completely shunned by the royal family. Aside from her Kensington Palace residence, she was also granted other royal privileges.
Diana, for example, continued to receive a salary from the royal family. She received a lump sum of $22.5 million and a yearly income of $600,000 after the divorce. Following her death, her sons inherited a large portion of her estate.
Despite the fact that she was no longer a royal, Diana continued to do a lot of humanitarian work. As a result, if she needed to travel, she was allowed to use the royal family’s private jets.
Finally, Diana was able to keep the majority of the jewelry she had accumulated during her marriage.
Diana appeared to be fortunate in that she was able to keep many of the royal perks she had received as a princess. Nonetheless, The New York Times reported that if she remarried, she would have to give up some of them, including her Kensington Palace home.