Princess Diana, who came from the prestigious Spencer household, developed a “snobbish” nickname for the Royal Family who had been intertwined with her own family over many decades. Diana could trace her ancestry back to several English kings with some commentators saying it could be argued that she was more “royal than the royals”. Historians revealed there was an air of superiority surrounding the Spencer family who believed they were on-par with the Royal Family.
Revealed on Channel 5’s “When the Spencers Met the Monarchy”, royal expert and journalist Jennie Bond discussed the history of Princess Diana’s family and its relation to the House of Windsor.
She explained Diana came from a “truly aristocratic” background” and had a history with the Royal Family before she married Prince Charles.
Royal commentator Victoria Arbiter added that Princess Diana’s grandmothers had served under the Queen Mother “in one way or another”.
But Andrew Morton, who wrote biographies on Diana, said she developed a nickname for the Royal Family which he said showed “generational snobbishness”.
Mr Morton revealed Diana mocked the Royal Family’s German ancestry and simply referred to them as “The Germans” when they were brought up into conversation.
The House of Windsor decided to drop its German name during World War One after anti-German sentiments grew in the UK.
The royals decided to change their name to Windsor after German Gotha aircraft began bombing parts of London – a name…