Princess Diana was well known for being very fashionable. While all eyes may have been on Meghan Marke’s wedding dress at the weekend, everyone was certainly making a bigger fuss about Diana’s incredible ivory silk taffeta and antique lace gown.
She made looking beautiful seem effortless on a daily basis, but there was one very prominent change to her fashion sense after she and Prince Charles divorced. If you have an eye for designers, you may have noticed that Diana never wore Chanel again.
The reason behind this decision is a surprising one, but one that anyone who has been heartbroken will understand.
Diana didn’t stop wearing Chanel because of any falling out with the brand nor any dislike of their fashion, but because their logo reminded her of her ex-husband’s infidelity.
Prince Charles famously cheated on Diana with Camila Parker Bowles, whom he dated before Diana, and then married later in life. Charles’s affair with Camilla became very public and was what ended his marriage to Diana.
You can watch an excerpt from a BBC interview below where Diana shares her famous line about Camilla being involved in her marriage below:
Therefore, the interlocking C’s on Chanel’s logo served as a painful reminder of Charles and Camilla’s love, an also of the heartbreak Diana suffered as a result.