Princess Diana reportedly shocked the palace with an ultimatum.

In 1983, Princess Diana gave birth to Prince William, her first son with Prince Charles. Following the birth of the second-in-line to the throne, the Princess of Wales reportedly asked the palace if she could bring Prince William along during her upcoming tour of Australia. Royal photographer Arthur Edwards said that Princess Diana gave the palace an ultimatum just to bring her son with her on the trip.

“Diana said, ‘he goes or I don’t go’, that was pretty much an ultimatum to the Palace,” Edwards revealed to Sunday Night.

“As they got off the plane at Alice Springs, the nanny brought William down from the plane and we are photographing him like mad, then, of course, Diana and Charles held him,” the royal photographer continued, adding that it was a “really nice picture.”

Edwards also addressed the question of whether or not the couple ushered the new way of royal parenting. He believed that it was Princess Diana who did it because Prince Charles was willing to go on with the trip without Prince William.

Princess Diana was very hands-on when raising her two sons. Although she had staff and the two princes had a nanny, she didn’t leave her kids to their care.

According to former butler Paul Burrell, Princess Diana, Prince William and Prince Harry loved to munch on McDonald’s while watching “Blind Date.” The royal trio was also very involved in the show that they would scream when it comes to the participant making choices.

Princess Diana also took them to McDonald’s whenever she had the chance to do so. Royal chef Darren McGrady recalled an incident when the late Princess of Wales canceled their lunch because she would take Prince William and Prince Harry to McDonald's.

McGrady insisted that they don’t go to the fast-food chain as he could make them burgers. However, Princess Diana didn’t change her mind because what the boys wanted were the toys.

Princess Diana also took her sons to London Underground and they rode buses and taxis. According to Kevin Wharfe, Prince Charles had issues with Princess Diana’s parenting style. The future king believed that it wasn’t necessary for their sons to experience those things.

Princess Diana and Prince Charles
Princess Diana and Prince Charles at the Chelsea Flower Show, London, May 1984. She is wearing a navy maternity coat by Jan van Velden. Getty Images/Jayne Fincher