How tall was Princess Diana

Princess Diana's Height

5ft 9 ½ (176.5 cm)

Diana, Princess of Wales was married to Prince Charles and Mother to William and Harry.

How tall was Princess Diana

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Average Guess (96 Votes)
5ft 9.8in (177.3cm)
5'11james said on 7/Sep/23
Charles had the 3/8-1/2 edge on Diana.
Abdul 5'10 said on 3/Sep/23
Weak5'11james said on 1/Jun/23
I think Diana was a weak 5'10...
James (179cm) Jones said on 30/Apr/23
Diana was 5'9.75, and Charles was 5'10.5...
Abdulrahman said on 9/Feb/23
James (178.3cm) Jones said on 11/Dec/22
177.6cm at the max
Abdul.dk11 said on 27/Sep/22
She was probably 5'9 and 5/8.
Abdul-177DK said on 23/Sep/22

177 cm
(Billythetreesurgeon) said on 15/Sep/22
I’m gunna say 5ft 10 on a good day, she had an outstanding figure, lovely long legs, and a really pretty face, the whole package
Howard Fox said on 11/Sep/22
My father escorted Diana around his college back in the late 80s. I have the photos. My dad was 5'11.5 and Diana was slightly shorter than him in her small heels. I'd say 5'9" is about right.
Abdul-DK said on 11/Sep/22
5’9 max
Maximusprim said on 21/May/22
I think she is more under than over
palyerplayer said on 7/Feb/22
she was clearly shorter than charles as can be seen in these pictures
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Arch Stanton said on 5/Nov/21
Spencer isn't standing his best there though. I saw him on the TV oncce being interviewed and walking around, I can't remembered who the presenter was but I remember thinking he did look about 6'3. Maybe he is a strong 6'2 though. I would say he's around William's height from what I've seen, 190.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 3/Nov/21
Arch, I think Charles Spencer could be 6ft2-2½ range. He's definitely a tall guy but I'm not sure he's quite 6ft3

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Maybe an inch taller than Harry
James B 171.5 said on 3/Nov/21
rob is 5'9.75 possible as well?
Editor Rob
Would probably be highest I'd go with.
cari said on 29/Oct/21
I’ve read numerous times from different sources that she was 5’11” and Prince Charles was 5’9” so they lied and said both were 5’10”. I thought that was now common knowledge. I also read an anecdote of someone meeting her and asking her height and she said 5’11”.
Nik Ashton said on 1/Oct/21
@ Arch Stanton - Good idea, more and more royals should be added!
Arch Stanton said on 24/Sep/21
Kitty might be near 5 ft 8 actually, with the businessman. Click Here Click Here I would guess he is 6'2.5-6'3 range.
Arch Stanton said on 24/Sep/21
Is it worth adding Kitty and Charles Spencer Rob? Charles definitely always looked 6'3, Kitty doesn't look very tall range, I'd guess about 5 ft 7? She's now married to a businessman who is 30 years older who's company is worth $34 billion! Debonair type, white shirt and shorts on a yacht type of guy, and probably around 6'3! Virtually all the super rich were born rich, Richard Branson is a very rare breed!
Arch Stanton said on 24/Sep/21
To be honest I thought she really looked around 5 ft 10, but with some of the Hollywood stars maybe not quite. So looked so stylish and mature so young, not many have that when they're still in their 20s or 30s. Kitty Spencer very nice too, it definitely comes from the Spencers, Kitty's mother Victoria Aitken was a model but scary looking IMO!
Miss Sandy Cowell said on 19/Sep/21
Diana, Princess of Wales and of our hearts, came from a very tall family, and she passed her height genes on to her boys! 😁💕

5ft9.5. 🕯️💐 XX
Miss Sandy Cowell said on 1/Jul/21
Princess Diana, God rest her soul, would have celebrated her 60th Birthday today.

I often think how happy she would be now, being the proud grandmother to five beautiful children - two girls and three boys.

Let's hope she's enjoying them from Heaven, because if anyone deserves to be there, it's her. She did so much for humankind during her short lifetime.


RIP Princess Diana 🕯️💐 XXXXX
Miss Sandy Cowell said on 12/May/21
I've turned over to the Yesterday Channel to watch 'The Stuarts: A Bloody Reign', and yet again, Earl Spencer, (the 9th Earl Spencer to be exact), the younger brother of Princess Diana and maternal uncle to William and Harry and great uncle to their children, is co-narrating the programme. He is written up as an author, and I'd like to find out about the type of books he writes. Should they be historic ones, they'll be well worth exploring. I've seen him contributing to history programmes many times before.

Earl Charles Spencer is 57 on the 20th May and has fathered 7 children. I found his height to be 6ft3, so around the same sort of height as his late Royal sister, Diana.

I'm going with 5ft9.75 for Princess Diana, who didn't live long enough to lose any height. 😢
5'10 Dude said on 1/May/21
I agree with 5'9½ for the lovely Diana. Charles was at least 5'10 in his prime or a smidge above it. I've seen her in photos with high heels next to 6'0 Tom Hanks in regular dress shoes and he seemed to still edge her out by like half an inch which makes me believe his peak height listing is accurate too. Good work Rob.
Mikester said on 28/Mar/21
yeah this site is heaven for debunking heights. it's its purpose. let's destroy the farcity of height claiming and ego.
Irshgrl500 said on 29/Dec/20
Tall Sam,
I completely stand corrected on Daniel Day Lewis' height. Lol, 5'9.5" was way off. He's listed as 6'1.25", here on this site, which I completely trust. I read years ago that he was listed at 5'9.5". Obviously, there was a huge error. So many celebrities heights have been misrepresented. Kim Cattrall for example was listed as 5'10", she's 5'6", at best by her own admission. Jennifer Lawrence was listed as 5'10", as well. She ia 5'7"-5'7.5". Taylor Swift continues to claim 5'11.5" while it is painfully clear, she's 5'9.5", at best. Robert Shaw was listed and perceived to be over 6 feet, when he was likely 5'10".
Sorry about that.
But in the upcoming season of the Crown, Elizabeth Debunking who is between 6'1.5" & 6'3" has been announced as playing Princess Diana. That's a 4 to 6 inch difference in height than that of Diana. How is that so terribly different than someone 5'4", playing Diana? I guess maybe I can actually answer my own question. It is easier for someone taller than the actual person to play that person than someone shorter, than the actual person to play that person. Don't you think?
Clara said on 21/Dec/20
I don't see a big difference, quite the contrary, in my view both have the same height, if Nicole Kidmann is 5'11 "Diana would be at least 5'10".

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Henry J said on 1/Dec/20
Prince Charles always told her to either sit or stand with a stoop to make him look taller, a very fragile ego he had, apparently.
Look at any photo of them together lol

She was at least 5'10
Tall Sam said on 23/Nov/20
5'9.5" Daniel Day-Lewis? That's good for a laugh.
Irshgrl500 said on 22/Nov/20
NUBI why is 5ft 3¾ Kirsten Stewart to play, ridiculous? 5'9.5" Daniel Day Lewis played 6'4" Abraham Lincoln and won an Oscar for it.
Clara said on 16/Nov/20
Diana didn't look so much smaller next to Nicole Kidman, who says she is 1.80. In my view Diana always looked 1.78 and her ex-husband 1.80 he was taller than she was, but not a big difference
recapa said on 19/Oct/20
176cm perfect listing
Resurrection of Edward said on 19/Oct/20
she was really an angel in disguise of human.she had probably the most beautiful tiara ever seen in royal/wedding history.a flat 5’9 from me too the people’s princess lady diana francis spencer.
suzyq said on 17/Jul/20
5'10.75" was a Diana fabrication. Even her own family admitted that she liked to stretch the truth. That Australian photo early in their marriage is a more accurate portrayal of Charles' and Diana's height.
Miss Sandy Cowell said on 11/Jul/20
@ edwards - Thoroughly well said, Edwards, and both her sons have inherited her loveable, charitable side.
Gianb92 said on 3/Jul/20
I didn't believe She was so tall.
Nik Ashton said on 1/Jul/20
@ edwards - Everything you have said is so true and I echo every word you have said, she has two fine sons who have done so much great work for charity.
Miss Sandy Cowell said on 1/Jul/20
Diana, Princess of Wales, should be celebrating her 59th Birthday today.


RIP Diana XXX 🕯️
nubi said on 26/Jun/20
5ft 3¾ Kirsten Stewart to play Diana, this is ridiculous...
JohnMoore-162cm said on 11/Jun/20
She was 5ft9 1/2" , I agree with Rob
Jam Cherry said on 7/Jun/20
Rob this definitely needs upgrade she was atleast 177 cm
edwards said on 24/Jan/20
a flat 5’9 from me to the late princess tiara spencer.she was not just princess of britain,she was princess of the world and also princess of people’s heart.we american and the whole world misses you.she is arguably the most known princess in british history.she will never be forgotten and she still rules people’s heart.
Nik Ashton said on 23/Sep/19
I have just visited an online site and read that Princess Diana, at 5’10.75”, was about 2 inches taller than Prince Charles!
Editor Rob
I don't think they ever looked at photos or footage of them in the 80's, Charles was taller, how much is debatable though.
Yang (5 footer 8, 172-173) said on 16/Aug/19
She seems taller than you listed here. She was about 5ft 9 3/4 177cm tall!!!!
Jancys said on 2/Jul/19
I think she is taller than this. She has similar height like Nicole Kidman. Solis 5'10.
James Brett said on 31/Jan/19
Whenever I think of Diana a legit 5’10 always springs too mind
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 18/Jan/19
Dream I think somewhere in that 5ft9½-10 zone is spot on. Not just 5ft9
Dream(5'9.5") said on 14/Jun/18
She would edge me out. She's more into that 5'9.5"-5'10" range while I'm like 5'9.25"-5'9.5".
helen ezekiel said on 5/Jun/18
I believe my Princess Diana was a very tall woman...even when side by side with her husband she still appeared don't forget that when a taller woman stands side by side a man she becomes automatically in my opinion which i think is true, she was above 5ft.11 plus...remember her heels were always moderate
Coyote_Ugly said on 24/May/18
This is too low. No way less than 5ft 10.
houstonwegotaproblem said on 19/May/18
Rob,c'mon you can't serously think that Diana was this could 6 feet john travolta be taller than her in heels.she was no more than 5'8
Frank R said on 19/May/18
Princess Diana appeared to be a solid 5’10” without heels for her entire adult life. On many occasions when she did wear heels, she looked a good 2 inches taller than Prince Charles. Tragically, Diana didn’t live long enough to shrink.
Sandy Cowell said on 27/Apr/18
Princess Diana would have been over the moon to have three gorgeous grandchildren. So sad.

5ft9.75 for the golden-hearted lady who spread so much love in her short lifetime. 💝
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 8/Mar/18
Rob, could she have been 179cm out of bed?
Editor Rob
Yes, no doubt.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 20/Jan/18
I think this is too low.
berta said on 9/Jan/18
i think this listing is better. 178 seemed litttle to tall for her. barely 177 is good
James B said on 27/Oct/17
5'8.5 not ruled out for Cindy Rob?
Editor Rob
overall I still think 5ft 9 is fair for her.
James B said on 25/Oct/17
Rob she looks bigger than this compared too Cindy Crawford

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Can't see footware though
Editor Rob
she could be an inch taller there...I think a little tilt in the photo makes Diana seem even a bit more than an inch taller.
5'2 said on 18/Oct/17
downsize her to 5'9" even
Anonymous said on 11/Oct/17
her parents must be both tall if she is 5.9 in height.How do u account for all the tall women in the UK?
Blake said on 6/Oct/17
Why the half inch drop Rob?
Editor Rob
from looking at her in more detail, I believe she was 5ft 9.5.
Joshua said on 1/Oct/17
She’s also taller than Prince Charles who is 5’10
Joshua said on 1/Oct/17
She’s taller than Michael Jackson
Sally said on 27/Sep/17
@ James B

You write "I hold the view that her height played a role in her death." I expected you to describe seatbelt placement or somehow reconstruct the accident to show how taller people are more likely to be injured in motor-vehicle crashes than shorter people due to ergodynamics. You continue "When your (sic) a 5'10 woman and your heart gets displaced to the other side of your chest it can cause a lot of complications." Pardon my sarcasm, but do you hold an advanced medical degree? I have a feeling shorter individuals may be negatively affected by heart displacement also.
Arch Stanton said on 6/Sep/17
Yes she was, taller than Cindy Crawford.
berta said on 5/Sep/17
was she really this tall. i think charles was taller than her with 1,5 cm. my guess is that she was maybe 177 at best and could have been 176,5 because charles is taller in every photo.
Joshua said on 19/Aug/17
She looked pretty tall
even said on 5/Jul/17
the beautiful duchess was 5 foot 10 inches ( at least in the morning ) . may ALLAH have mercy on her sole .
James B said on 11/Jun/17
Rob its been nearly 20 years since Diana died and I've always been a big fan of Lady Di.

I don't mean to be disrespectful to her memory but rob in your opinion do you think she was 'genuinely' a charitable good human being or a wolf in sheeps clothing? I suppouse we will never know the true answer to that question though since she is no longer with us, but I will say she did seem almost too good to be true which is quite obvious since everyone still talks about her after 2 decades.

Sorry I know this is not relevant to her height I just felt like I wanted to get my opinion across.
Editor Rob
I honestly couldn't tell you, I haven't read or listened to any interview with her for many years.
Scarlett Rose said on 12/May/17
Diana was definitely 5 feet, 10 inches tall and I can confirm Prince Charles is one inch shorter. That's the official line. I thought the actress Cyd Charisse was nearer Diana's height than Marilyn Monroe's.
Johnson said on 26/Dec/16
@Rob shorter tan Prince Charles, please check Autralia 1983

Diana was 5'9.5 and Charles close to 5'10.75

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5'2 said on 22/Dec/16
Princess diana was 5'10" including heels, 5'7" in barefoot.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 29/Sep/16
179cm I think. Today she'd probably be 177-178cm
Dmeyer said on 27/Sep/16
I agree when people are less than 1in différence or less than 0,75 in you could consider they are similar
Lady67 said on 9/Aug/16
Obviously that Princess Diana is greater than Charles , especially in videos! She had no posture , it seems when he was beside her, but she certainly is greater
Lady67 said on 9/Aug/16
5'11 '' She's bigger than Nicole Kidmann , she appears to be very high , certainly 1,80 is right for her.
James B said on 4/Aug/16
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James B said on 25/Jul/16
Rob if she was still alive do you think she would be 5'9 now?
Editor Rob
a half inch or so loss might be possible by mid 50's, but then some women reach that with very little loss.
Mathew Robinson (190 cm) said on 13/Jul/16
Unless Charles was a lift wearer with her, it's hard to see how they could have been the same height: Click Here

I think he looks a good 3 cm taller there honestly.
charlie said on 10/Jul/16
No way she was this tall.I would say flat feet she was at most 5 ft 8 maybe even 5 ft 7 see that prince charles looked 3 inches taller than her and he is 5 ft 9
thedude said on 2/Jul/16
5'10 charles was obviously taller than her Click Here john travolta was taller than diana in heels Click Here say no more than 5'8 1/2
James B said on 26/Mar/16
I hold the view that her height had a role to play in her death.

When your a 5'10 woman and your heart gets displaced to the other side of your chest it can cause a lot of complications.
Allie said on 13/Jan/16
I remembered reading that a Dailymail article stated that Diana was insistent on being stated as 5'10.75. Though it's the Dailymail so what do I know.
Micho said on 23/Dec/15
Possibly 5"11...
Slh said on 28/Sep/15
how tall was the duke of windsor? I read around 5ft5in or 6in
Editor Rob
5ft 6 range is beleivable
Fred said on 11/Apr/15
Diana was 5'10 and Charles once said that he was 5'11, when he appeared on a Blue Peter interview in the 1980's.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 4/Apr/15
If Charles was 178cm, Diana was 179-180cm.
laura said on 27/Mar/15
I saw her clothing on display today and she really was a very tall woman to carry off many of those dresses.
BGee said on 28/Nov/14
She was a true 5'10. There's a story that Freddie Mercury would dress her up in as a man (which was easily pulled off by her height and dare i say 'handsome' features) and she'd go unnoticed! The Queen of the Netherlands, The Queen of Denmark, The Crown Princess of Norway and the Princess of Monaco are the only other Royal woman currently who share Diana's height or are slightly taller.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 26/Nov/14
Rob, could Diana have been a fraction over 5ft10?
Editor Rob
not sure I'd go that high for her
Mon said on 18/Nov/14
Definitely gives the impression of being a little loftier than Kidman in that photo. Moreover she is visibly larger in the head and upper body.
Her butler is in print as saying she always gave her height as 5'10'' and three quarters of an inch, and she herself always mentioning the three quarters of an inch. I think she was indeed a quarter of an inch under 5'11'' with perfect posture like people use when measured, but like many tall women Diana didn't stand very straight. Anyway, her butler says that is what she said she was and that is the closest you are ever going to ever get to the truth IMO.
Just said on 22/Jul/14
@ Sarah Princess Diana was Nicole Kidman's height Click Here
So no way she was just 5'6. She was at LEAST 5'10, maybe a little taller.
Sarah said on 25/May/14
My father always told me that Princess Diana is only 5'6". So 5'10" I think is a little too tall for her.
Jewel said on 23/Sep/13
to 'im a shortie so everyone is tall to me'

two 5.10 people male aqnd female are technically not the same height. A 5.10 woman is like a 6.3 man. It somehow makes Charles short masculine wise.
SAK said on 19/Sep/13
ArjunaKorale says: I agree with you completely about Naomi Watts playing Diana - she is just way too short to even remotely resemble the erect Diana.
Maybe 5f8.5 Cate Blanchett would have been a viable choice.
ArjunaKorale said on 17/Sep/13
@Arch Stanton: I agree with you completely about Naomi Watts playing Diana - she is just way too short to even remotely resemble the erect Diana. Charlize Theron is definitely a better choice play Diana, but surely she is way too sexy to play the Princess!
Pascal 5 10 said on 13/Sep/13
Yes Arch, spot on. In fact, I'd guess them to be exactly the same height - 5' 9.75".
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 21/Aug/13
Charlize Theron, Daryl Hannah, Gwyneth Paltrow, Cate Blanchett or Uma Thurman.
All are tall, leggy blondes and superb actresses.

BTW, I think she may have been 179cm
Arch Stanton said on 26/Jul/13
jtm says on 10/Jun/12
i don't understand why naomi watts who i think is around 5'3 is gonna play diana. not only is she too short but she looks nothing like diana.

Charlize Theron would be the best candidate to play Diana.
little sue said on 25/Apr/13
Not strictly true as a woman of 5ft 7 would be fairly tall but a bloke the same height would be fairly short.
I 'm a shortie so everyone is tall to me said on 23/Apr/13
I have always thought Diana and Charles were tall. I mean if you look at photos of them standing around, they are usually the tallest. They look about the same height to me. And how is 5' 10 short? How do you have two people be the same height roughly, and one is tall and one is short? That makes no sense reguardless of gender. They were both tall. Period.
zyber said on 9/Aug/12
According to one article, Diana's average height was measured at 5'10 3/4 and to her publicists, she always insisted to include the addition 3/4 inch. Her publicists, however, seemed bent on establishing her as 5'10 globally, for certain reasons. Maybe her publicists deemed it appropriate to project her height to be shorter than Philip's. Likewise, with Kate Middleton, she's described as 5'10 in most articles, though she is clearly shorter than the 5'10 range.
little sue said on 11/Jun/12
I'd agree with you jtm, weird piece of casting
jtm said on 10/Jun/12
i don't understand why naomi watts who i think is around 5'3 is gonna play diana. not only is she too short but she looks nothing like diana.
Stephanie said on 9/Jun/12
@Galv, how did Diana know the boys got their height from her side of the family? William was only 15 when she died and Harry was 12, nearly 13, and significantly shorter than William at the time. I thought it was the Queen or Prince Philip who remarked about their height, saying they got it from their mother, once they got a bit older?

I think Diana was around 5' 10.5". Charles is/was 5' 10" and she was said to be slightly taller than he was. She wore flats to make him appear taller and only later did she feel confident enough to wear heels.
Colin said on 27/Dec/11
I'd just like to add that Bill Clinton is not the second tallest president, he's the 4th tallest. Lyndon B. Johnson and Abraham Lincoln are the tallest presidents, both standing at 6'4 (193 cm).
James said on 13/Nov/11
don't mean too be disrespectul too dianas memory but could 5'9.75 (177cm) be closer for Lady Di?
James said on 13/Nov/11
rob didn't cindy crawford who u have at 5'9 remark that on meeting princess diana was suprised that she was the same height as her? or was it that diana was slightly taller than her? i guess sometimes women can wear different heel sizes that can make it harder too judge who is taller or shorter.

Mamun did say that diana could have been 177cm upon meeting her.
Editor Rob
shoe difference is possible, but being within 1 inch of someone, it's very easy to just say 'they are the same height'
Kostas said on 29/Oct/11
Irshgrl500 says on 23/Jul/11: Clinton, who was our 2nd tallest President, at 6'3", comes from a dirt poor family

Irshgrl500, what you wrote actually proves Mon's point lol...I mean, if a tall guy from a poor family managed to reach so far in life, his stature may have had something to do with it...
Not saying I agree with Mon...I just think you picked a bad example, that's all...
Bon_ said on 27/Aug/11
I think she was a legit 5'11 and downgraded herself for several reasons: Because her husband was shorter, because not to be viewed as freakish etc.
Petya said on 15/Aug/11
@Irsgh500-In England height was always connected with class but it may or may not be true these days.I'm talking here on the bell curve which doesn't mean that all upper class people are taller (the Queen is like 5') but that a higher % are taller compared to the lower classes.
This is not always true in the US though but it appears to me that the upper classes are taller and slimmer in general than the poorer.
Mon said on 3/Aug/11
Irshgrl500, they forced their way into upper class. And presidents have historically tended to be WAY taller than average because height is an important part of status but only for a man. Diana's fans don't feel the need to claim she was over over 5'10'' because it doesn't really matter, if anything that is too tall for a woman. Final word, the 5'10'' figure is mere supposition by newspapers, lofty men who met her have said she was seriously tall. To me that suggests over 5'10''.
Irshgrl500 said on 23/Jul/11
In addition to my last comment. Selectively sampled; let's take our last two Democrat Presidents, Obama, and Clinton. Obama is 6'1.5", and comes from a middle class family. Clinton, who was our 2nd tallest President, at 6'3", comes from a dirt poor family. LOL, height has nothing to do with social class. Also, Princess Di was the same height as my mother, 5'10". Very tall, and a great height for a woman.
Irshgrl500 said on 23/Jul/11
This is in response to "Mon" who states "Upper Class" people are tall. Hmm. You are kidding, are you? Height ranges through all classes; the poor or less fortunate, middle class and upper class.
Shaun said on 20/Jul/11
Definitely a legit 5'10". She was clearly in the very tall range for a woman. Interestingly her 5'10" is the equivalent of a male 6'3 (William)
CAA said on 14/Jun/11
I was standing beside her statue in madame tussaud in thailand, and in about 3 to 4 inch heels, she looked about 6 -2.5 or more, because I am about 6-5.5 in shoes, and about 6-3.5 to 4 without, and her figurine was halfway up my forehead. She looked gigantic!So I think she was about 5-11, or maybe more. I would say that casually speaking she could be easily passed off as a 6 foot lady.
Galv said on 29/May/11
She said in an interview that she was 5'10.75. She also said that it's a good thing that the boys got the height from her side of the family, or they'd be short.
Mon said on 25/May/11
Dremiere, Charles is 5'10''. How could Diana be visibly shorter ?

Obviously Charles stole a good inch with custom footwear.
Demiere Lee said on 7/May/11
She was the height of my mother or had to be. They claim she was 5'10 but in the book Princess Diana:Royal Ambassador from the Library of Famous Women series page 20 she looked like she was a little shorter than prince Charles who is 179 cm. I think she was a graceful charming and elegant woman and a fashion idealist during the 80s and 90s. To bad she didn't live to see Prince William marry Princess Kate Middleton but honestly there's no connection between them. Queen Elizabeth II is 5'4.5 I'd say.
Mon said on 30/Apr/11
Seriously tall journalists who'd met her couldn't get over big tall she was: Unbidden to reference Dianna's height Jeremy Paxman (6'3''?) referred to her as a GIANTESS. Does that sound like the reaction of a very tall man to a 5'10 woman? Max Hastings (6'5'') said her size was the thing that struck people on meeting her. Hastings said that she seemed to be someone his own size (relatively speaking). Does that sound like the reaction of a 6'5'' man to a 5'10'' woman. Upper class people are tall.

One reason people underestimate her height was that she had a rather large head (possibly larger than Charles's) and that makes you look shorter (EG Richard Burton). There are pictures (EG Cannes film festival in 1987 ) where she looks far taller than Charles. Charles is deceptively tall, taller than he looks in photos, and as a man married to a tall woman you can bet he stole an inch with footwear.
ArjunaKoral said on 29/Apr/11
@Genevieve. You write about Prince Charles,"he will assume a shocking & terrifying role in the end of days"! Pl, go get yourself a life u loony tune! It might just save u from ending up in a lunatic assylum!
bruno said on 28/Apr/11
How can she be 5"10 (178cm)? Are people here day dreaming? Have you'll see the pics of her standing next to her husband after the wedding or at any other occasion, she is atleast, repeating myself ATLEAST 2" (5cm) shorter!! If he was 5"10, and she looks atleast 2" inches shorter how can she be 5"10? People here tend to exaggerate.
Shaun said on 27/Apr/11
Camilla Parker Bowles is 5'6" range.
Shaun said on 27/Apr/11
@Samah. I guess she physically appealed to the Egyptians.... She claimed 5'10 3/4, now why would she be specific about that if she was 5'10"? I agree she didn't look near 5'11" next to John Travolta.
SAK said on 20/Apr/11
Kate middleton also looks 5ft10.
samah said on 9/Dec/10
I'm a women from Egypt I loved princess Diana for me she was the most beautiful , elegance , sweet and atractive women I ever saw and I think her tall was making her more attractive
Mon said on 8/Nov/10
As any Brit will tell you Diana was slightly taller than Prince Charles.

If Charles is indeed 5'10'' that is reason enough for an upgrade to 5'10 1/2 for Diana.
Rampage(\-_-_-/)Clover said on 27/Oct/10
She was 5"10.5(179cm)

Rob how tall is Camilla Parker Bowles?
hannesjae said on 27/Jun/09
I saw a picture of her with Steffi Graf (supposedly 176cm)- Diana looked to be about the same height.
disneygrams said on 10/Jun/09
How tall is Queen Elizabeth? She looks about 4ft standing next to Obamas!
miser said on 11/Nov/08
"Bruce says on 19/Apr/08
i strongly believe she is 5'10"-5'11" and prince charles is 5'9" or 5'9.5", because when Carla Bruni visited london Prince Charles did not look taller than her(Carla Bruni-French Model 5'9" wife of President Sarkorzy) at all."

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I think Charles was taller than Diana.
anon said on 14/Sep/08
She said in 'Her true Story- In her own words', that she was "5ft 10.5"
Bruce said on 19/Apr/08
i strongly believe she is 5'10"-5'11" and prince charles is 5'9" or 5'9.5", because when Carla Bruni visited london Prince Charles did not look taller than her(Carla Bruni-French Model 5'9" wife of President Sarkorzy) at all. Honestly, Diana has always looked taller than Prince Charles and she never used to wear any heels when with him. Her boys got their height from their mom. Guys in most cases grow to become at least 2.5 inches or more than their mum's height(especially tall mums). Taller women(anything from 5'7" upwards) usually have taller boys considering if their partners/husbands are average height but when the men are really tall like 6'2" upwards and the women are shorter the boys can still grow taller but certainly does not grow taller than their fathers.
sam said on 6/Apr/08
ironic how large her persona and popularity was and she actually happened to be tall literally (i agree she looks 5'10)... ha, works out kinda convenient
Robin said on 27/Jan/08
5'10.1/2 for sure. that means prince charles is at least 5'9.
HeightSeeker said on 27/Dec/07
I think she was closer to 5'11" but her official height was given as 5'10" to make the future monarch Charles look better.
Aly said on 7/Dec/07
i recall reading in either "Diana's Boys" or "After Diana" by Christopher Andersen that the Princess was 5'10"
Big T said on 23/Nov/07
I believe 5'11", I mean.....certainly no less than 5'10" as she obviously can't be shorter than Ellis..
Big T said on 21/Nov/07
I have an interesting passage I will quote to you from the book "Marc Ellis: Crossing the Line" by Marc Ellis and Kirsten Matthew (published 2006 by Hodder Moa in New Zealand, on page 110, if you don't believe this is legit)

This is about Marc Ellis, a legitimate 178cm/5'10" former rugby and rugby league player and current prominent celebrity/tv star/businessman in New Zealand.

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Now, I can be quite helpful here because I've actually met Marc Ellis face to face on two separate occasions in the last 12 months. He is my height and I am 179cm barefoot. There is no way the 178cm is exaggerated- he'd say 6 foot if he wanted to exaggerate. He is easily a full 5'10".

Now, this excerpt from his book (page 110, I repeat) is about him meeting Diana with the All Blacks in 1993

"I did my best and broke the ice with, 'You're quite tall. You must be about five foot 10 inches.'
'Actually, I am five foot 11 inches,' she said.
'Ah, only an inch shorter than me,' I said, which was quite obviously an exaggeration and gave her a laugh"

Now, the fact that 5'10" Ellis shared a joke with Diana by suggesting he was an inch taller than her goes to show that she obviously wasn't shorter than him. They could both tell that she was at least his height or taller, and it was obvious enough for both of them to joke about it. Also, of course, the quote coming straight from her mouth. So I believe 5'10".
Liz said on 13/Nov/07
Diana was 5'10" 1/2 Prince Charles is 5'9" 1/2 I met them at a royal engagement way back in 1986 it was to see a ballet Diana was wearing flatter shoes and she was about two inches taller than Charles, I'm 5'10 and she commented that we were the same height. "My aren't you tall! How old are you?"
And then she made a joke about me, how I won't have trouble attracting guys. She was really nice. She was so beautiful!!!!!!!
john said on 29/Sep/07
I saw some pics of her and Michael Jackson, she is 2 inches taller than him. I think that she is with heels, so the difference is about 1 or 2 inches with him. She was maybe 5-9 or 5-10 at most.
Sharon said on 21/Aug/07
There's a dress on e-bay that was in Diana's collection. They give the measurement of 51" from the back of the dress to the floor.
Anon said on 17/Aug/07
She is 5'10, I have seen her. She towered my mum who about 5'3. I saw her in 91'.
Robin said on 11/Aug/07
Have you ever seen the picture of Diana (in heals) dancing with John Travolta at the White House? Yeah, she looks SHORT!
Franco said on 13/Jul/07
she looked tall with or without shoes no deny of that, had the pleasure of seeing her from 10 meters distance with medium size heels and she looked 182-183cm.

i have no doubt she was no less than 177cm
Lola said on 11/Jul/07
Hmm, what do you mean by the remark about her beautiful long legs, Chabel? You believe that they were just too long and should have been shorter. Are you just jelous because you do not have a body like that? Just admit it or keep quite. There is no such thing for as having legs that are too long. The longer, the better!
Chabel said on 26/Jun/07
in early 90's she met Claudia Schiffer at a charity and she lookes 1 inch shorter than claudia. But her long legs (longer than they should be )made her look taller.
Coka said on 28/May/07
I am 5' 10" and people tell me all the time I look like Princess Diana. I finally met a guy who met the Princess and he said she was taller than me. He was British and commented that she was about 6'
Mike said on 26/May/07
She towered on me when i met her not long before the crash. I am 5ft 9 and she was much taller and she was only in flat sandals.
Anonymous said on 28/Jan/07
I have one of those novelty driver's license collector's item I ordered form this site: Click Here it says that she's approx 5'11" tall. I'm 5' 10. LOL.
Glenn said on 8/Nov/06
I thought Charles was 5-11?
Tom said on 7/Nov/06
I saw Di up close in London in January 1996 and she was easily 6'1" in heels. Stunningly beautiful. Charles was even taller.
ForensicNYC said on 10/Aug/06
Diana and Charles are almost the same height. The Prince of Wales taller by a bit.
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Elizabeth said on 15/Jul/06
Diana was 5'10 and a half and Charles was 5'9 and a half whn she went on royal tours with Charles she wouldn't wear heels in the early years of their marriage so he would appeear taller. That's why in their engagement photos when Diana is in the blue dress Charles is standing one step up from her to appear taller.
jello said on 31/Mar/06
Heights in Madame Tussads are quite exact. I visited 1 week ago.
Mary said on 16/Jan/06
Princess Diana is 5'10 1/2 (and one half). My friend read Morton's book it say so in it.
Cassie said on 28/Dec/05
Princess Diana was 5' 10", but her wax figure has nothing to do with her actual height. People make wax figures bigger or smaller than the person they're supposed to be all the time.
Marc said on 3/Dec/05
I can tell you than Princess Diana is about 5'10". I am 5'10", and when I stood next to her wax figure in Madam Toussaud's, she was about a half a head taller than me, maybe two or three inches, and she was wearing about 3 inch heels. She could have been anywhere from 5'9" to 5'10". This is legit.
Italian University Librarian said on 26/Oct/05
Mr. TJ is right; but, in my opinion, Mr. Fox's silence about Princess Diana's height in a detailed description of the lady he imagined dating, is a silence that tells something.
TJ said on 25/Oct/05
The only problem with the Michael J Fox anecdote is that he says nothing at all about her height in Lucky Man. He mentions how attractive she looked, what she was wearing etc, but nothing about her height.
Italian University Librarian said on 25/Oct/05
When Michael J. Fox (5'4") met Princess Diana, in the fall of 1985, at the royal première of "Back to the Future", he didn't notice a great difference in height between himself and Her Royal Highness (see M. J. Fox, "Lucky Man. A Memoir", pages 99-100). The princess, a real gentlewoman, perhaps avoided wearing heels in order not to embarrass her guest (born in 1961, like her, and a subject of Queen Elizabeth II, so he expected Princess Diana to be his future queen).
Eggplant said on 19/Oct/05
Her Madame Tussaud's statue, with heels, had about an inch on me, and I am 5'10. Maybe she was 5'8-9?
Danny said on 16/Oct/05
Diana is 5'8 not 5'10 she was slim and besise how many women are 5'10 in thwe world
J. said on 20/Aug/05
Back when she passed, they had a special edition of People Weekly that commenerated (sp!) her. I do remember showing pictures of her towering over her ex-husband them mentioning that she's close to 6'0" so maybe, just maybe Diana was taller than 5'10".
boombsy said on 20/Aug/05
I remember back in the mid '90's, when they were auctioning a load of Diana's dresses, and there was a special feature on Larry King's show, where they had Cindy Crawford talking about them.
Someone mentioned to Cindy if the dresses were a similar size to her own, and she replied (speaking of Diana):
"These dresses are about my size, and actually about my height too, she was quite tall. When I met her I was surprised becaue she was as tall as me and she was wearing flats, so I think she might even be taller than me."
So if Cindy is the 5'9.5 she's often credited with, and presumabley she was wearing heels when she met Diana and Diana was in flats yet still the same height as her, either Diana is taller than 5'10 or Cindy shorter than 5'9.5?

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