To know the real Princess Diana as a caring and nurturing mother and a loving person, we have to know her past. Before becoming a princess, Diana work as a part-time nanny to a wealthy American businesswoman named Mary Robertson living in London.
Mary who struggles to balance her work and family decided to call the local agency asking for a part-time nanny, and they have one on their book a young woman named Diana Spencer, and she showed up for the scheduled interview. The 18-year-old captures Mary’s heart for she’s so excellent with Patrick.
Diana worked three times a week, receiving five dollars an hour taking care of Mary’s son Patrick, and she would also load her laundry, pick up toys, and wash dishes, a real bonus for her employer. The other two days she worked in a nursery school.
Diana’s aristocracy background blown when Mary found a deposit slip from Diana’s bank Coutts and Company it said Lady Diana Spencer because Mary worked in finance industry she knew that Coutts was the banker for the aristocracy and the royal family. When confronted by Mary, Diana’s responded “Oh that, would you like me to take Patrick out for a walk now” and that was the beginning and the end of it.
Months later, Mary got another shock when she found out that Diana was dating the future King of England and warned her before leaving for work that there are reporters down the street just outside her house.
Soon after Diana gave her notice to Mary, and the next time she saw her former nanny, she is walking down the aisle in a Royal Wedding watched by the whole world.
Mary thought that her relationship with Diana was over, and she will never see or hear from her again, but to Mary’s surprise, Diana continues to correspondence to her for the next 16 years.
Diana sends dozens of cards and letters over the years, she kept asking Mary’s family to come and visit, and she didn’t read the request for visits as “little cries for help.”
Mary says she will always cherish those long ago days when Diana was her nanny.
Mary knows Diana felt the same way as she referred to the time that she worked with Mary as “the happiest year of her life.”
Truly a wonderful person.