The bizarre detail in every photo of Princess Diana and Prince Charles you probably never noticed before

We'd never noticed this before...

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Prince Charles and Princess Diana had plenty of photos taken together, but one royal fan has noticed how there’s something interesting about every single one.

Princess Diana married Prince Charles in 1981 and they divorced in 1996, meaning there were plenty of professional and official photographs taken of the royal couple during the course of their 15-year marriage.

But a tweet has spotted that Prince Charles always appeared taller in these images, despite the fact that they were both the exact same height of 5ft 8 (1.78m).

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Naturally, many Twitter users were quick to comment on this, with one noting, ‘That's why she always tilted her head down. She also wore flats or very short heels.’

Others suggested that Prince Charles was ‘standing on a box’ in the photos, giving people the illusion that he was the taller one.

Prince Charles and Princess Diana

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But Princess Diana and Prince Charles were definitely the same height, as confirmed by public appearances of the couple, taken outside of an official setting.

When they stood on the hospital steps after the birth of Prince William, you can clearly see that they’re the same height, which makes people wonder why their height was such an issue in the first place.

According to an article on The Society Pages, it could have something to do with the dated expectation that men should be taller than women.

Lisa Wade, PhD, is a professor at Occidental College and suggested, ‘When Charles and Diana were posed together formally, however, they were typically arranged so as to suggest that he was significantly taller than her, or at least to disguise the fact that he was not.’

‘This effort to make Charles appear taller is a social commitment to the idea that men are taller and women shorter. When our own bodies, and our chosen mates, don’t follow this rule, sometimes we’ll go to great lengths to preserve the illusion.’

So whilst this hasn't officially been confirmed, it could explain why the height difference is so significant.