Now I travel with only an overnight bag and vanity case. I check ahead whether appearances are for day or evening and pack accordingly. Luckily Diana now has a simplified classic look. For day, I usually take a suit or a couple of shift dresses with a jacket. Mine aren't Chanel but Jaeger, Planet or other High Street clothes.
For evening I take a tiara because people think this suits the image, a pearl choker from Allders and "diamond" earrings from Butler and Wilson. I appeared on a Hollywood chat show once and they were only interested in how much my jewellery cost.
I have a pair of comfortable black high-heeled shoes that suit Diana's present image but if I'm working with the two Prince Charles lookalikes who are shorter than me, I wear low-heeled shoes like Diana used to. I don't take a handbag for myself but day and evening clutch bags are part of the Diana look. I am paranoid about getting holes in my tights and pack 10 pairs.
My vanity case is crammed with neutral lip and eye colours, plus a light foundation and, most important of all, lots of eyeliner and a shiny lip gloss. I carry curling tongs though I rely on hotel hairdriers.
I buy the latest edition of Hello when I'm travelling; it always has so many pictures of Diana that it gives me the opportunity to study her from all angles.
I often go to Germany where royal lookalikes are popular, and also to Italy and the States. The first time I went to Italy, they tried to pass me off as Diana herself, with bodyguards and a limo fleet. I felt very vulnerable and embarrassed and now check where Diana actually is before I leave for a trip so I can tell people that the real princess is in Angola or wherever.
I like travelling with the Prince Charleses and other lookalikes but mostly I am on my own. For the journey I wear anonymous clothes: a big coat, two sweaters, thermals, comfy jeans, socks and flat shoes - I feel the cold a lot. I never wear sunglasses, particularly at airports; they just say "look at me".
I'm an easy traveller, can sleep anywhere, eat and drink everything, don't suffer from jet lag and pack no lotions or potions. I don't take an alarm clock - hotels have wake-up systems. I always forget to take my camera, so I never get a picture of my stretch limo - my usual American travel prop.Reuse content