The late Princess Diana of of Wales was adored by many people for her kind and gentle spirit. She exhibited true grace and humility despite her status as a royalty.
Lady Diana Spencer lived a very quiet and private life before she became Princess Diana. Surprisingly, she even worked as a nanny, earning $5 an hour.
Back in 1980, Mary Robertson, an American businesswoman living in London needed help in taking care of her toddler son, Patrick. She needed a nanny to look for her son while she is at work. She called a local agency to look for a part-time nanny.
The agency answered that there was an 18-year-old named Diana Spencer who’s available to work for Robinson.
Diana was interviewed and hired immediately by Robertson. She was unaware that she hired a member of the aristocracy.
Diana was tasked to accomplish chores like washing the dishes, loading the laundry and taking care of Patrick for a pay of $5 per hour.
One day, Robertson found a deposit slip under the couch. It was then that she found out that her nanny Diana is also Lady Diana Spencer from one of England’s oldest families.
When asked about how Diana reacted when she confronted her, Robertson said, “She said, Oh that. Would you like me to take Patrick out for a walk now?” That was the beginning and the end of it.
Robertson was again surprised when the news of Princess Diana and Price Charles were seeing each other. Not long after that, Diana gave her employer a notice that she was leaving.
Princess Diana reportedly referred to her time working with Robertson as the “happiest year of her life.”
The next time Robertson saw her was that she was going to get married to a royalty. According to Robertson, they continued to talk to each other for the next 16 years.
Robertson was deeply saddened when Princess Diana passed away in 1997.