The Regular Jobs That Royals Have Held

Royals have very different lives than the average person, trading in the usual 9-5 grind for something altogether more glamorous and enticing. While some members were born into it, others left their former lives behind when marrying into the royal family in a splendid twist of fate.

You might be surprised to find out that once upon a time, before the fairy tale started, some royals held very regular jobs indeed. In fact, some of them still do. Join us as we take a look at what these world-famous faces did to get by before they became part of a monarchy.

Princess Diana Was A Teaching Assistant

Princess Diana Was A Teaching Assistant
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Anwar Hussein/WireImage

Princess Diana may have been born into an aristocratic family, but she still earned her keep just like everyone else. Caring and motherly to her core, Diana worked at the Young England School in Pimlico before Prince Charles put a ring on it.

Diana worked as a teaching assistant in the nursery up until her engagement to Prince Charles was announced in 1981. Paparazzi would often try and catch snaps of the wide-eyed young lady on her way to work as rumors of the romance began to heat up. She was a natural with kids, and was missed when she left.