Princess Diana’s nickname "the People’s Princess" or even her title as Princess Diana are reportedly incorrect ways of addressing the late mom of two.

Lady Diana Spencer was how she was called before she tied the knot with Prince Charles in 1981. After their nuptials, Prince William and Prince Harry’s mom became known as Her Royal Highness the Princess of Wales. Prince Charles, on the other hand, is known as His Royal Highness the Prince of Wales.

The couple’s marriage ended up in a divorce in 1996. Since Princess Diana was no longer an official member of the royal family, she was supposed to only be referred to as Diana. But the public still continued to call her Princess.

According to the royal protocols governing naming, the only princess of blood may use the title of the princess before their first name. Princess Anne, Princess Eugenie, and Princess Beatrice are just some examples.

Princess Diana, on the other hand, only became a royal and a princess when she wed Prince Charles. But she is not a princess by blood. As such, she should no longer be called Princess Diana but just Diana.

Prince William and Prince Harry’s wives, Kate Middleton and Meghan Markle, are not also referred to as Princesses following the same royal protocols governing names. Middleton and Markle only became royals after they wed their husbands, and they both do not have royal blood.

Princess Diana could have also used the title Princess Charles of Wales, which would reflect the fact that she was Prince Charles’ wife. But after their divorce, the said title will no longer be applicable for her.

In related news, Princess Diana also made headlines recently after it was reported that she had a huge change on royal tours after her divorce. Royal author Kitty Kelley wrote in “The Royals” that the Princess of Wales’ travel perks were taken away from her.

Princess Diana no longer had high-level courtiers and ladies in waiting during her goodwill tours.