A Trusted Friend in a Complicated World

Tina Donvito is a regular contributor to Reader’s Digest’s culture and travel sections. She also writes about entertainment, parenting, and health and wellness. Previously the editor-in-chief of Twist magazine, Tina has also written for BuzzFeed News, Parade, the New York Times, the Washington Post and Parents Magazine online, among others. Her work was selected by author Elizabeth Gilbert for inclusion in the anthology Eat Pray Love Made Me Do It: Life Journeys Inspired by the Bestselling Memoir. She earned a BA in English and History from Rutgers University.
The Princess of Wales and the Queen attend the Opening of Parliament in London, November 1982. Diana is wearing a white fur coat and the Spencer tiara. (Photo by Terry Fincher/Princess Diana Archive/Getty Images)

What Queen Elizabeth II and Princess Diana’s Relationship Was Like

The royal women have been portrayed as having a frosty relationship, but how did Queen Elizabeth and Princess Diana really feel about each other? Here's what we know.