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Old 08-16-2017, 11:44 PM
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I suppose I should be ashamed, but I've actually enjoyed some of the stories in the Daily Mail (I know, I know) about her jewelry. The pictures are pretty good.
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No, don't be ashamed. We all look at the pictures on the Daily Mail. The stories about her wardrobe and jewels were great. It's the ugly agenda many of of us have a problem with. They do have the best pics though.
While we all vilify the Daily Fail we also just about all seem to agree that they have both the best photographers and thus the best photographs. So yes, I'll put my hand up to check out the photos at any engagements or even that describing Diana's wardrobe.

It is interesting to see how she went from a typical, everyday, young woman with pretty much no taste to being seen as a well-deserved style icon. One thing I love is that each ensemble isn't accompanied by a price list. I never really thought much about couture or bespoke clothes, merely accepting that Royal wore them. Now I see the virtue of it as they were never used as unpaid models.
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Old 08-17-2017, 12:03 AM
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I think a balance on both sides is necessary. I don't think it would be fair for these series to cast Diana as a scheming and unstable woman who, from the first, plotted to cause the collapse of the House of Windsor and drove her husband into the arms of his mistress, either.
Agree whole-heartedly, but I just don't think that's what we will see. You can see that in the most recent articles and programmes. I agree with those who have said it should be possible to celebrate Diana without vilifying Charles and Camilla but that's not the way the popular press works. As I said above, they want everything and everyone neatly cast - hero or villain.
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Old 08-17-2017, 12:08 AM
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I think if it wasn't for the excellent photography that is in the Fail, they'd have gone out of business a long time ago. They do surprise me every now and then and actually print something I find worth reading but it doesn't happen too often.

They have magazines at the supermarket checkout? Its been years since I've been in a grocery store checkout lane. Basically because hubby is much, much better at sticking to a list than I am so I'll make up the grocery list and he'll go and get it. Saves a lot of money that way and on a fixed income, its a necessity for us. I'm too much of a "Oooh! that looks so good" and end up spending way more than the budget calls for.

I do have an extensive library of books on Diana. I find her a very interesting person with both negatives and positives to her like all of us. I really enjoy the Diana discussions here at TRF immensely too.
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Old 08-17-2017, 05:38 AM
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Even in the NL a couple of the documentaries have been broadcast (i hope that means that from now the dutch royalty show Blauw Bloed will get her name right, a few years ago they kept calling her "Diane" ).

Imo here she gets about the same coverage as for instance Elvis Presley or Janis Joplin, so i'm pretty sure interest in Diana will not cease to be any time soon...
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Old 08-17-2017, 08:09 AM
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They have magazines at the supermarket checkout? Its been years since I've been in a grocery store checkout lane. ...I do have an extensive library of books on Diana. I find her a very interesting person with both negatives and positives to her like all of us. I really enjoy the Diana discussions here at TRF immensely too.

At the library yesterday, I glimpsed the cover of the new issue of People mag.
You guessed it- all about Diana!
I'll probably read it later today (even though I'm one of those who wishes this media saturation would end). Contradictory, I know.
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Old 08-17-2017, 08:24 AM
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The media's fascination with historical figures never really go away. It just dies down for a while, but comes back for these commemorative years.

William and Harry are making the 20th anniversary count. People just have to overlook the petty stuff. It's just a distraction from what's really important.
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Old 08-17-2017, 10:06 AM
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Well, she did have those nifty polka dot socks she wore with the polka dot skirt to polo in 1986!
Yes she did and I'd forgotten about those polka dot ones. Thanks for reminding me.
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Old 08-17-2017, 10:07 AM
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I don't think this is the last of it. "The Crown" (which is Netflix's #1 show) plans to do two seasons on Charles and Diana. The creator and writer says Diana will be introduced at the end of season 3 and will be the focus of season 4&5. So if anything, a whole new generation will be introduced to Diana.
Excellent point! I hadn't thought of that!
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Old 08-17-2017, 04:07 PM
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I've followed Diana since her wedding day, wept at the news of her death, and have watched her sons carry on. I will be watching the Diana specials I have dvr'd with a bowl of popcorn beginning tonight, and I have no shame.
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Old 08-17-2017, 04:26 PM
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I'm kinda glad that they are showing all these specials about Diana. My mom has always admired her. She never slows down long enough to read/see anything in its entirety, so she just knows the positive side of Diana and remembers her as being a young lady, with a husband who did not love her and had a mistress. Therefore, she dislikes Charles and Hates Camilla.
Over the years I've told her a lot about what I've read here on this forum and all the knowledge that people share.
It's really opened her eyes to the duplicity.
And now that they are showing all these things over again, she is really seeing the other side of Diana the family.
It's fun to see things that are "old news" to me, but very "new" to her. The tv will quickly mention something about Diana, Camilla, Charles, the Queen, ect. and then I expand on it for her if I know. It's fun.
So thank you one and all for helping me look smart!
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Old 08-17-2017, 06:36 PM
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"Hoatson, an alumni director for Keiser University, is now owner of an extensive collection of items related to Princess Di and the royal family, filling his Fort Lauderdale home with more than 13,000 pieces. In 2011, a museum valued the collection at $500,000."

Florida man has some of Princess Di's wedding cake, plus 13,000 other royal items (w/photos) | Tampa Bay Times
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Old 08-17-2017, 08:28 PM
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I'm kinda glad that they are showing all these specials about Diana. My mom has always admired her. She never slows down long enough to read/see anything in its entirety, so she just knows the positive side of Diana and remembers her as being a young lady, with a husband who did not love her and had a mistress. Therefore, she dislikes Charles and Hates Camilla.
Over the years I've told her a lot about what I've read here on this forum and all the knowledge that people share.
It's really opened her eyes to the duplicity.
And now that they are showing all these things over again, she is really seeing the other side of Diana the family.
It's fun to see things that are "old news" to me, but very "new" to her. The tv will quickly mention something about Diana, Camilla, Charles, the Queen, ect. and then I expand on it for her if I know. It's fun.
So thank you one and all for helping me look smart!


Just remember everything that is said on here isn't always true either.
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Old 08-18-2017, 01:22 PM
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I know what you mean Scarebaby. However considering that the DM has covered most her wardrobe, jewelry, make up and hairstyles in the past weeks the only articles of clothing left must be her...socks?

I can see the headline now.. Diana-She had SOCKS APPEAL!
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Old 08-19-2017, 10:41 PM
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If anyone is interested, Diana, Seven Days That Shook The World chronicling the seven days after Diana's death and her funeral is on Netflix in the US.

I just finished it and thought it was very well done.
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Old 08-20-2017, 08:46 PM
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More info on the aftermath of Diana's passing-
The day Princess Diana died recalled minute by minute | Daily Mail Online
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Old 08-20-2017, 08:55 PM
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I'm what I've read here on this forum and all the knowledge that people share.
It's really opened her eyes to the duplicity.
And now that they are showing all these things over again, she is really seeing the other side of Diana the family.
It's fun to see things that are "old news" to me, but very "new" to her. The tv will quickly mention something about Diana, Camilla, Charles, the Queen, ect. and then I expand on it for her if I know. It's fun.
So thank you one and all for helping me look smart!
I would advise reading some books. TV shows are usually rather light on information and often IMO quite inaccurate and so are mag and newspapers. ITs true that there are plenty of not very accurate or biased books out there too about the RF but you have a better chance of getting accurate info by reading some serious royal bios..
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Old 08-21-2017, 05:31 AM
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Although I know that Diana was well loved and admired by millions of people and remembered fondly for what she brought to this world and I'm one of them, I do have to agree with you, wyevale, that this anniversary has been done to the point of over saturation.


September is right around the corner though and this too shall pass.
I'm inclined to agree as it seems that it has been done largely with the idea of "drip feeding" old news slgithly re tweaked.
I think that a week or so of programmes would have been nice fi well done but it hasn't been. The boy's programme didn't sound wonderful, and while I apprecate they wanted to honour their mother, it seems as if they have dragged up old problems and given people the chance to say that they are using these programmes to hit out at their father and Camilla.
And while they are re hashing the "Charles' faults" side, the media are alos dragging up Diana's faults and follies...
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Prince William and Prince Harry have given their "final word" on their mother Diana, Princess of Wales as her 20th death anniversary approaches.

The royal brothers star in the BBC's new documentary Diana, 7 Days, which is set to air on Sunday night. Filmmaker Henry Singer says this is the first and perhaps last time William and Harry will speak publicly – and in depth – about their mother.
Read more: Princes William and Harry give 'final word' on Princess Diana
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Sky News Video:
A Look Princess Diana's Legacy-
https://mobile.twitter.com/SkyNews/s...931712/video/1
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HE DUKE AND DUCHESS OF CAMBRIDGE AND PRINCE HARRY TO VISIT THE WHITE GARDEN AT KENSINGTON PALACE

Wednesday 30th August 2017

The Duke of Cambridge and Prince Harry will meet at Kensington Palace with representatives from charities supported by their mother Diana, Princess of Wales. The engagement will allow the Princes to pay tribute to the life and work of their mother the day before the 20th anniversary of her death.

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