Alexandra Whittaker
Feb 05, 2018 @ 10:30 am

The 2018 Super Bowl may be over and the Philadelphia Eagles may have bested the New England Patriots, but long before either team hit the field in U.S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis, there was a very royal superfan in one team's corner.

Princess Diana was perhaps a less conventional fan of the sport during her lifetime (seeing as football means a completely different sport in her country), but she was actually well connected to the Eagles and even donned a varsity team jacket in a rare style departure in 1991.

She loved the gear so much that it even appeared on a 1994 cover of People magazine.

According to The Philadelphia Inquirer, Diana first discovered the team after meeting a statistician for the Eagles named Jack Edelstein at Grace Kelly's funeral, of all places. The team sent her gear afterward, since Diana called the team's green and silver stylings her "favorite colors."

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“We also sent her a beautiful Eagles jacket, made for her. It was Leonard Tose’s idea. He never went second-class,” Edelstein said of the former team's owner to the Inquirer. “She sent me a very nice note, how she’d been wearing them around.”

With the Eagles winning their very first Super Bowl on Sunday by beating the Patriots 41-33, we think she would've likely had reason to wear the jacket once again.

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