50 Ways Princess Diana Broke Royal Protocol

She sent her boys to school.

Usually, royals are taught at home and by a governess inside the palace. But at his mother’s insistence, William became the first heir to the throne to attend public school — at Jane Mynor’s nursery school near Kensington Palace.

“The decision to have William, 3, develop his finger-painting skills among commoners showed the influence of Diana, Princess of Wales, who had worked in a nursery school herself when she was just a Lady,” George Hackett wrote in Newsweek in 1985.

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