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Old 06-29-2017, 01:14 AM
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I don't think that Charles (or Camilla) would want to go to the re-dedication anyway. He's an ex husband of the dead woman, and the event is taking place at Althorp, her ancestral home. Perhaps if Charles had a extremely warm and friendly relationship with Diana's siblings and the divorce had been very amicable, then there might have been a case for Charles's attendance. But he hasn't and it wasn't. So even if he had been in England I couldn't see him turning up.
Actually, Charles do have a nice and friendly relationship with both Jane and Sarah. He once dated Sarah too. The Spencer's and Windsor's go back a long way with each other before the Wales marriage.

It's a shame Charles can't be there due to the Canadian trip, but I'm sure he sends his best to the family on the re-dedication.
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I'm sure the timing has worked out perfectly for everyone. Charles wouldn't want to be there and nobody would want him to be there. He might be friendly with Diana's sisters but that doesn't mean he'd be welcome to this. As for her grandchildren being there we take our grandchildren to the grave of my mother and talk about how much she would love them etc. guess it depends on your beliefs
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Old 06-29-2017, 01:37 AM
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I'm sure the timing has worked out perfectly for everyone. Charles wouldn't want to be there and nobody would want him to be there. He might be friendly with Diana's sisters but that doesn't mean he'd be welcome to this. As for her grandchildren being there we take our grandchildren to the grave of my mother and talk about how much she would love them etc. guess it depends on your beliefs
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I agree with you. It also stops all kind of stupid remarks and speculations in the tabloids on Charles' absence or his presence or whatever they would want to make out of it. Whether or not he would want to attend if he was available, whether the Spencer family would welcome him or anything else we'll never know and to be honest, as you said, its nobody's business.
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Old 06-29-2017, 02:17 AM
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Except the press aren't professional, W&H know that better than anyone. Previously the press suspected the two men would commemorate the day with the Spencers in some fashion, now with the press release the press knows Catherine and the kids are involved and their interest has skyrocketed. The press will also now be desperate for Meghan to attend as this is now seen as a "official" family gathering thanks to the KP letterhead, her attendance will be used to fuel their imminent engagement articles.

W&H know they get some interest from the media, they also know that Catherine, George, Charlotte and Meghan get way more interest than the two them. This release has now guaranteed that the press will stake out the roads outside Althrop so they can get car pics of the arrivals. Members of the public will also probably hang around the roads hoping to catch a glimpse of the royals now that they know for certain five royals will be there.

Like I said, all this press release did was incite a media circus. Unless W&H are complete morons, they realized this would be the outcome. So this was done intentionally to bring a spotlight, to a feigned private event.
I wouldn't be so sure Meghan would be there. Not because she wouldn't want to support Harry or Harry doesn't want her there. Rather the attention should be on Diana's rededication, not the press trying to use this to further engagement talks. If there is a way for her to get to Althrop without being photographed, I would think she would be there.
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This is a photo of the magazine cover that HELLO! was due to publish on 6 September 1997. The striking image of Princess Diana on holiday, now free to steer her own course and mulling her next move, never made it to press. Instead, the appalling news from Paris of Diana's death on 31 August meant that that week's issue had a darker and tragically different cover.


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My children were 4 years old and 3 1/2 months old at my grandmother's funeral. It was a family event so they attended. What's wrong with Charlotte and George being there?
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Old 06-29-2017, 07:15 AM
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It's William's mother's grave and George and Charlotte are his children. The only other person's opinion that matters whether they go is Catherine's.
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Old 06-29-2017, 12:40 PM
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I wouldn't be so sure Meghan would be there. Not because she wouldn't want to support Harry or Harry doesn't want her there. Rather the attention should be on Diana's rededication, not the press trying to use this to further engagement talks. If there is a way for her to get to Althrop without being photographed, I would think she would be there.
That thought crossed my mind last night....supposedly she's in England now and who's to know if she attends with Harry? They've been good at flying under radar so I think it quite possible they could 'sneak' her in.


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Old 06-29-2017, 07:16 PM
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Although this would be an excellent time to have Meghan meet more of the family, this occasion would not be it. Its a private time for the family of Diana to come together and honor and remember her. I think it will be strictly family.

Even after 20 years of marriage, meeting up for a funeral with the hubby's extended family (we have an upcoming gathering for an aunt's 100th birthday soon), I still feel somewhat like a fish out of water as family members delve into the many "remember when" conversations. I would think that Meghan perhaps would feel the same.
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Welcome. Diana was indeed a fascinating woman, Dawn Pisturino, warm, lovely and all too human. Are you related to her through her mother's family?
I'm related through the Spencer side.
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Old 06-29-2017, 07:25 PM
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That is pretty cool.

You'd probably be interested then in the many wonderful posts on information about her Spencer ancestry. It can be found here.

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Old 06-30-2017, 01:57 AM
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Actually, Charles do have a nice and friendly relationship with both Jane and Sarah. He once dated Sarah too. The Spencer's and Windsor's go back a long way with each other before the Wales marriage.

It's a shame Charles can't be there due to the Canadian trip, but I'm sure he sends his best to the family on the re-dedication.
I doubt if they are friends nowadays, after the divorce and charles' Spencers ciriticsm of the RF.
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I doubt if they are friends nowadays, after the divorce and charles' Spencers ciriticsm of the RF.


Didn't one of Diana's sisters just recently attend Ascot? She and her husband sat in the carriage procession, on a day when Charles and Camilla were also present.

I believe it's only Earl Spencer who has openly criticized the BRF.
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That might have been Jane Fellowes. She and her husband, Baron Fellowes, have been close to the Queen for ever, as Robert Fellowes was the Queen's Private Secretary for so many years.
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Old 06-30-2017, 02:38 AM
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You're right. I remember reading that on the carriage list for that day. It was Jane Spencer Fellowes at Ascot with her husband.
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Old 06-30-2017, 03:06 AM
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I doubt if they are friends nowadays, after the divorce and charles' Spencers ciriticsm of the RF.
The families really don't have a rift with each other. Earl Spencer cleared that up a while back.

Yes, Lord and Lady Fellowes were at Royal Ascot in the carriage possession on Day 1 with the Cambridge's and Charles and Camilla. Lord Fellowes used to be the Private Secretary to The Queen and he still remains in the Royal Household as an advisor to Her Majesty.
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My children were 4 years old and 3 1/2 months old at my grandmother's funeral. It was a family event so they attended. What's wrong with Charlotte and George being there?
There is nothing wrong with it.

The point a few people were making is that the kids will not take anything from it. They are too young. People were going on about how special, and the kids hearing the stories, and knowing how great she was. Realistically they are too young. Just like your kids, in a few years they aren't likely to even remember. I went to my grandfathers funeral at George's age. The only reason I know I did is because my dad tells me. I have very vague memories of the man and none of his funeral. The kids are not going to get the significance of the event, or understand. Honestly they will enjoy running around Althorope on a sunny day.

If they want to take the kids, wonderful. Definitely their decision. But hopefully they take the kids there in a few years when a bit older, to understand. Then they will be old enough to understand what Diana did. But a nice day to see their extended family and play with the likes of Earl Spenvers little girl, never goes wrong. Sure the Spencer's will be happy to see her grandkids.
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I don't see Meghan attending events like this until she officially becomes Harry's fiancee. And the press would have made a spectacle of her attendance.
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There is nothing wrong with it.

The point a few people were making is that the kids will not take anything from it. They are too young. People were going on about how special, and the kids hearing the stories, and knowing how great she was. Realistically they are too young. Just like your kids, in a few years they aren't likely to even remember. I went to my grandfathers funeral at George's age. The only reason I know I did is because my dad tells me. I have very vague memories of the man and none of his funeral. The kids are not going to get the significance of the event, or understand. Honestly they will enjoy running around Althorope on a sunny day.

If they want to take the kids, wonderful. Definitely their decision. But hopefully they take the kids there in a few years when a bit older, to understand. Then they will be old enough to understand what Diana did. But a nice day to see their extended family and play with the likes of Earl Spenvers little girl, never goes wrong. Sure the Spencer's will be happy to see her grandkids.
I'm sure the kids will return once they're older too. It's important to William that his kids are there now though. I like the fact that they're going to the service.
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For Oz posters -

ABC in Australia will be broadcasting the British two-part documentary "Diana - Seven Days That Shook The World" starting this Tuesday.

Was shown in the UK last month.

Airdate: Diana: Seven Days that Shook the World – TV Tonight
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