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If tearing through the fourth season of Netflix’s “The Crown” in just a couple sittings ignited a fire within you to compulsively search Princess Diana merch online, don’t worry — you’re not alone. That’s why we’ve compiled these gifts for the royal lovers in your life (or, ya know, just you) that are inspired by Queen Elizabeth II, the late Princess Diana, and more. From informative biographies to ridiculous novelty gifts (and some really lovely realistic jewelry replicas, which probably lie somewhere in the middle on the “is this insane or fun” scale), we’ve got you covered.
Perhaps the most famous biography of Princess Diana thanks to its splashy 1992 debut (and the cooperation of the royal via secret phone conversations with journalist Morton), the book covers the juiciest of topics — her unhappy marriage, her relationship with the Queen and her place inside the Royal Family, and more. In this updated version published 20 years after Diana’s death, Morton revisited his conversations with the Princess and put them into the context of her legacy. The book also served as the inspiration for the Broadway musical “Diana,” which was set to open in March but was indefinitely postponed. The plan is for the production to eventually premiere on Netflix.
This book of beautiful paper dolls by Eileen Rudisill Miller comes out on Dec. 16 and features two different dolls — one of Elizabeth as a young woman and one as an elder monarch — with dozens of her famous royal outfits. (There’s also a doll and wardrobe for Prince Philip, but no offense, his fashion just isn’t quite as fun.)
Peter Morgan’s Oscar-nominated 2006 screenplay for the film that won Helen Mirren her (as of now) only Academy Award is, in a sense, the precursor to the work he would do with “The Crown.” Stephen Frears directs the film, which follows the conflict among the Queen, the Royal Family, and the Prime Minister in the wake of Princess Diana’s death.
Amazon Collection Platinum-Plated Sterling Silver Celebrity “Kate” Ring made with Swarovski Zirconia Accents
The Duchess of Cambridge currently wears the 12-carat oval sapphire engagement ring that once belonged to Princess Diana, but you can own this high-end replica that has dozens of positive reviews on Amazon. The blue sapphire-colored stone is surrounded by a halo of 14 Swarovski zirconia (rather than diamonds), and is made from a durable platinum-plated sterling silver.
While you might get a little less wear out of a tiara than a ring, you can also purchase a replica of the tiara that the Queen gave to Princess Diana as a wedding gift. The replica is made from “clear rhinestones with pendant pearls and a central Lover’s Knot in an eighteenth century French style.”
Illustrator Tom Tierney is an expert in fashion history and has created more than 150 paper doll books of famous subjects throughout history. His 1985 book recreates 28 authentic costumes from Princess Diana and Prince Charles’ wardrobes and is accompanied by information about each of the outfits and their historical significance.
The Queen is always surrounded by her precious corgis, and you can be too with this corgi-shaped enamel lapel pin.
National Geographic’s photography book features more than 100 colorful photographs of the People’s Princess that document her most memorable moments in the spotlight as well as her quiet upbringing. A foreword by biographer Tina Brown precedes recollections from VIPs like Bill Clinton, Mother Teresa, and Elton John.
Brown was a personal friend of Diana and examines how the women who surrounded Diana ultimately shaped her. From the official description: “Diana’s sexually charged mother, her scheming grandmother, the stepmother she hated but finally came to terms with, and bad-girl Fergie, her sister-in-law, who concealed wounds of her own. Most formidable of them all was her mother-in-law, the Queen, whose admiration Diana sought till the day she died. Add Camilla Parker-Bowles, the ultimate ‘other woman’ into this combustible mix, and it’s no wonder that Diana broke out of her royal cage into celebrity culture, where she found her own power and used it to devastating effect.”
You can find clips of Charles and Diana’s wedding on YouTube (and notably NOT in “The Crown”), but you can go a little more in-depth and own this ABC News special, hosted by Peter Jennings and Barbara Walters, about the wedding that 750 million people around the world tuned in to see in 1981.
“The Crown: The Official Companion, Volume 1: Elizabeth II, Winston Churchill, and the Making of a Young Queen (1947-1955)” by Robert Lacey
This season 1 companion book by “The Crown’s” historical consultant is filled with reproduced archival photos and show stills and accompanied by Lacey’s in-depth insight into the events that transpire during the first season of the show, a.k.a. the earliest years of Elizabeth II’s reign.
Lacey again revisits the real-life history through the lens of “The Crown” in his second official companion book, which covers the events of seasons 2 and 3 (and the show’s cast change from Claire Foy to Olivia Colman).
The best part of this Princess Diana commemorative tea tin — once you finish the 40 English Breakfast tea bags, you can store more tea inside, or use it for a safe space for valuables, sewing sets, or really anything else you want to store in a stylish container.
Her Majesty herself has endorsed this book, an intimate look into what it’s actually like to work for the Queen (written by her personal assistant and dresser of 25 years — and trusted confidant — Angela Kelly).
While season 4 of “The Crown” is certainly focused on Princess Diana, there’s one figure who doesn’t fade into the background (and, as we all know, will eventually reemerge into the spotlight): Camilla Parker-Bowles, current Duchess of Cornwall. This first in-depth biography investigates the rise of Camilla from mistress to royal consort.
You don’t have to be a superhero or even a fictional character to be turned into a Funko Pop figure — add this Princess Diana figurine to your collection alongside Batman (or collect the rest of the Royal Family to join her on your shelf).
Don’t worry, of course the Queen gets her own Funko Pop too.
This Queen Elizabeth II bobblehead is a little more lifelike than a Funko Pop figure, and a little bigger, too — she’s more than eight inches tall and comes complete with a corgi BFF.
Looking for a tribute to Her Majesty that’s a little more functional? Try this ceramic salt and pepper set that features a Queen salt shaker and corgi pepper pot.
HRH the Prince of Wales had a hand in writing this coffee table book that documents the 30 years he spent planning and planting organic gardens at Highgrove. Co-author Bunny Guinness and Prince Charles tour through each of the seasons as he “describes the thinking behind each planting, lessons learned from trial and error, the highlights and triumphs, as well as future plans.” Naturally, it’s complemented by photographs of the gorgeous garden design.
Put this official wedding portrait of Prince Charles and Princess Diana on your wall alongside your real relatives with a custom-printed glossy photo of the royal couple that comes in your choice of 4×6, 5×7, 8×10, 8.5×11, 13×19 and 17×22 sizes.