As previously mentioned, Princess Diana was as tall as Prince Charles. She stood at 5 feet, 10 inches, making her taller than the average British woman, which, according to BBC, is 5 feet, 3 inches. Prince Charles was thought to be the same height, but what’s bizarre is that he looked significantly taller than her in many official photos.
Marie Claire UK pointed out that there are a lot of photographs of Charles and Diana where the Prince of Wales towered over her. It also became a source of controversy in 1981 when official stamps were released to commemorate the royal wedding. The stamp featured a portrait of the couple, but as The New York Times observed, Diana’s head barely reached Charles’ chin, making him seem a head taller. Journalists at the time were confused because they had seen and captured the royal couple appearing the same height.
The publication also reported that Buckingham Palace released a statement that Prince Charles was taller than Princess Diana by an inch. According to the palace, Charles stands 5 feet, 11 inches, vs Diana’s 5 feet, 10 inches. But this still doesn’t explain why the Prince looked a head taller. It only made sense when it was reported that the Earl of Snowdon, who photographed the portrait, got the Prince to stand on a box. In other official photos, he most likely pulled off the same trick or wore shoes that boosted his height.