You Probably Never Noticed This Weird Detail in Princess Diana and Prince Charles' Photos

Why was Diana made to look shorter than her husband, when actually they were the same height?

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You know when you go for ages without noticing something, but then someone points it out and you just can't un-see it? Yeah, that's happened to us with these old photos of Prince Charles and Princess Diana.

As pointed out in two Twitter posts by two separate accounts recently, it looks very much like Prince Charles is taller than Princess Diana in all these photos, doesn't it?

But the thing is, Diana was the same height as Prince Charles. See?

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And a quick Google search confirms it, Prince William and Prince Harry's parents both measure in at 1.78metres, or approximately 5'10".

So it seems a bit odd, doesn't it, if this illusion was trying to be created on purpose? If such extreme lengths were gone to to make Prince Charles seem more 'manly' or something by being taller.

Height's just...height, right?

As pointed out by Twitter user @LuciHoneyChurch, if there was some fixation on disguising Princess Diana's height compared to her husband's, it's arguably a fairly sexist, conformist thing to have done.

Because what's the big deal if a man isn't taller than his wife?


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Cat Harvey-Jenner

Cat is Cosmopolitan UK's features editor covering women's issues, health and current affairs. newsfeatures and health. The route to her heart is a simple combination of pasta and cheese (somewhat ironic considering the whole health writing thing), and she finds it difficult to commit to TV series so currently has about 14 different ones on the go.