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Every Storybook Princess Has a "Wicked" Stepmother, Including Princess Di

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Though her story ended in tragedy, Princess Diana was the closest thing in modern life to a fairytale princess: a nursery school teacher with noble blood who seemed to be the sort of person woodland creatures would flock to. 

So if Diana was akin to a princess in a storybook, it stands to reason that she would have had a wicked stepmother, right? Well, a recently aired special on BBC's Channel 4, Princess Diana’s ‘Wicked’ Stepmother, gets into that in some detail.

The special delves into the often contentious relationship between Raine, Countess of Dartmouth and her stepchildren, including a young Diana Spencer. It also explores how their relationship changed following Diana's divorce from Prince Charles.

Who was Princess Diana's stepmother, Raine?