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Welcome back! In the previous installment on Lady Di’s inspiring story, we delved into her cultural impact and how she transformed the way society viewed the monarchy. We have so much more to share that we’ve prepared part two! By the end of this article, we’ll discover that even princesses can make mistakes when planning their estate. 

The Fashion Icon 

Let’s talk about fashion, shall we? Princess Diana was a true trendsetter, effortlessly rocking iconic outfits that still leave us in awe decades later. From the stunning black revenge dress to her timeless wedding gown, Diana’s fashion choices were statements in themselves. She even turned heads while sporting a simple sweatshirt and bike shorts. Who else could pull off athleisure like royalty? 

Motherhood and Family 

Beyond her public persona, Diana’s role as a mother was a paramount part of the mark she left on the world. She adored her two sons, Prince William and Prince Harry, and was determined to give them a normal upbringing despite the pressures of royal life. She took them to amusement parks, hugged them tightly, and showered them with unconditional love. Diana’s nurturing spirit and devotion to her children continue to serve as a shining example to mothers everywhere. 

Her Memory Lives On 

Sadly, Diana’s life was tragically cut short, but her legacy lives on. Her tireless efforts to make the world a better place continue to inspire others to this day. The Diana, Princess of Wales Memorial Fund, established in her honor, supports a wide range of charitable initiatives, ensuring that her impact endures for generations. Her sons, Prince William and Prince Harry, have also carried on her philanthropic work guaranteeing that her spirit lives on in their actions.  

Valuable Estate Planning Lessons from Lady Di 

Would you believe us if we told you that, in addition to all the teachings Diana imparted, there is a valuable lesson about Estate Planning in her story? For real! Although the Princess named her mother and sister as executors, not everything went according to plan. 

Despite Diana leaving a “Wish List” in which she clearly stated she wanted her estate divided among her children and 17 godchildren, her executors did not comply with her wishes. Her godchildren only received a few trinkets. 

Even the Princess of Wales can get it wrong when choosing her executors. That can happen to you too. To avoid a misjudgment like Diana’s, schedule a free strategy call with our team!