Princess Diana changed the ways of the Royal Family, creating a new focus on charity and compassion that lives on through her sons, asserts Anthony Joseph of the Daily Mail. Before her, the Royal Family was not as engaged in ending worldwide suffering. Diana modernized this with her commitment to helping those in need. She brought up her sons William and Harry to be more down to earth, going to local restaurants and grocery stores to buy food she cooked herself. She was committed to helping the homeless and raising awareness about AIDS. Princess Diana’s effect on the Royal Family will be long-lasting.
Diana’s impact on the Royal Family was as short-lived as it was special, suggests Mary Dejevsky of the Independent. The fact that the family's habits have regressed into what they were before Diana shows its resilience and loyalty to tradition. She came into the family as an outsider, a modern woman with strong moral ideals and empathy for the poor. After her death, the Royal Family returned to being as isolated from public life as ever. The few gestures that are made sporadically are less genuine than under Diana. She seemed to be steering the Royal Family towards becoming more approachable, but that effort ended after her death.