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15 Quotes That Prove Princess Diana Had a Sense of Humor

Celebrities Amy Goldman Apr 1, 2016

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People all over the world remember Princess Diana for her acts of charity, her devotion to her sons, and her timeless style, but she was also incredibly funny. With a sense of humor that was both soft and self-deprecating, part of what made her "the people's princess" was her easy wit. Diana defied people's expectations of what a princess should do or say by leading the life she wanted and saying exactly what was on her mind -- sometimes even to the chagrin of the royal family.

In fact, speaking of his mother's sense of humor in their HBO documentary, Diana, Our Mother: Her Life and LegacyPrince Harry says Diana's motto was, "You can be as naughty as you want, but just don't get caught."

Though she never set out to be an icon, there was a surprising bite to the jokes she would tell. A knowing wit and an intelligence and emotional intuition that made her a legend. A comedic sensibility isn't something that's typically attributed to princesses, but we aren't talking about just any princess. We're talking about a woman who was -- and is still -- beloved by millions.

We've collected some of Diana's wittiest quotes to celebrate one of the beloved royal's best assets -- her sense of humor. For people who love Princess Diana's inspirational quotes, we bet they'll also appreciate her funniest and frankest remarks. Keep reading for some of Princess Diana's wittiest quotes!

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1On Wealth

"They say it is better to be poor and happy than rich and miserable, but how about a compromise like moderately rich and just moody?"

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2On Her Trivial Pursuit Skills

"I'm as thick as a plank."

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4On Pregnancy

"If men had to have babies, they would only ever have one each."

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5On the Paparazzi

"I know it's just a job they have to do, but sometimes I do wish they wouldn't."

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7On Intuition

"I have a woman's instinct and it's always a good one."

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8On Expressing Yourself

"It's not sissy to show your feelings."

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10On Independence

"People think at the end of the day that a man is the only answer [to fulfillment]. Actually a job is better for me."

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11On Social Activism

"You can't comfort the afflicted without afflicting the comfortable."

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13On the Press

"I had a very bad time with the press -- they literally haunted and hunted me. I haven't felt well since day one. I don't think I'm made for the production line."

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14On Refusing to Give Up

"She won't go quietly, that's the problem. I'll fight to the end, because I believe that I have a role to fulfill, and I've got two children to bring up."

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