The Reason Behind Princess Diana’s Wearing 2 Watches

by Madhvi Bansal
Diana's Wearing 2 Watches


Princess Diana was the original fashion-forward princess, and usually chose clothing and accessories that made very specific statements. One of the late royal’s most avant-garde ~lewks~ was actually one of her most romantic.

In July 1981, while attending one of then-fiancé Prince Charles’ polo matches at the Guards Polo Club in Windsor, England, Lady Di was spotted wearing not one but two wristwatches. But she didn’t wear it in order to keep track of multiple time zones, one of the watches was hers, while the other belonged to Charles, and she wore his timepiece as a tribute to him and to wish him luck in the match. So sweet! And this wasn’t the only meaningful accessory of Lady Di.

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Rather than borrowing a tiara from Queen Elizabeth for her July 1981 wedding, she wore one belonging to her family (which had ties to British nobility) that her sister had previously worn at her own nuptials. Additionally, as Vanity Fair recently reported, Diana often wore a necklace engraved with Prince William’s name that Charles gave her shortly after the birth of their oldest child in June 1982. 

About Princess Diana

Princess Diana, was a member of the British royal family. She was the first wife of Charles, Prince of Wales and the mother of Prince William, Duke of Cambridge, and Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex. She came to prominence in February 1981 upon her engagement to Prince Charles, the eldest son of Queen Elizabeth II.

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Their wedding took place at St Paul’s Cathedral on 29 July 1981 and made her Princess of Wales, Duchess of Cornwall, Duchess of Rothesay, and Countess of Chester. The marriage give two sons, the princes William and Harry, who were then respectively second and third in the line of succession to the British throne. 

As Princess of Wales, Diana undertook royal duties on behalf of the Queen and represented her at functions overseas. She was celebrated for her charity work and for her support of the International Campaign to Ban Landmines. Diana was involved with dozens of charities including London’s Great Ormond Street Hospital for children, of which she was president from 1989. She also raised awareness and advocated ways to help people affected with HIV/AIDS, cancer, and mental illness.