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Old 09-01-2015, 11:54 AM
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Charles Spencer ‏@cspencerbooks 22h22 hours ago
Half-mast seems an inadequate way to mark such an agonizing anniversary.
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Old 09-01-2015, 02:22 PM
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Same here, Moonmaiden23.
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I stick with the happier memories...her radiant smile, the good times with Prince Charles, her lovely outfits, and the early, crazy "Di-mania" days when the engagement was first announced.
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Old 09-01-2015, 11:59 PM
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I watched a documentary of old Diana footage today because it had been awhile since I'd focused on her and this thread made me want to revisit.

You know what I never wondered about before, but now think is interesting? Diana's need for love and her tenderness towards her pets when she was a little girl (like her pet guinea pig) are discussed often, and are a part of the Diana story. But she as an adult never seems to have had a pet of her own. I find that interesting.

I imagine that if she were an animal lover, a rescue dog might have been a comfort to her when she was lonely.

Just a passing thought.
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Old 09-02-2015, 12:43 AM
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I think that she exchanged her caring for pets to caring for people. She had an attraction to the vulnerable--the elderly, the sick, children. When William and Harry were little, she had them to take care of. Then, when they went away to school, she was involved with her charity work and her social life. I think that she did much better when her attention was absorbed by helping other people. When she didn't have that as much, I think that's when she began kind of losing her way and getting involved with strange therapies and so on. Perhaps that's why I wasn't as shocked by her death as some others--I had the sense that she was going in a bad way and that something unfortunate was going to happen. It's hard to explain, because it was just a feeling I had.
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Old 09-02-2015, 01:31 AM
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I think that she exchanged her caring for pets to caring for people. She had an attraction to the vulnerable--the elderly, the sick, children. When William and Harry were little, she had them to take care of. Then, when they went away to school, she was involved with her charity work and her social life. I think that she did much better when her attention was absorbed by helping other people. When she didn't have that as much, I think that's when she began kind of losing her way and getting involved with strange therapies and so on. Perhaps that's why I wasn't as shocked by her death as some others--I had the sense that she was going in a bad way and that something unfortunate was going to happen. It's hard to explain, because it was just a feeling I had.
She wasn't really happy when she was in Paris and I think she even told friends that she was really looking forward to getting back home to her sons. Her whole trip to Paris was weird and odd.
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Old 09-02-2015, 06:25 AM
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I have read that as an adult Diana wasn't a great fan of cats and dogs as pets, which seems strange.

I believe Diana was attacked in the British Press in the week before she died for an interview she had done with Le Monde in which she criticised their reactions to her humanitarian efforts. She also got into trouble with the Tories by praising the Labour government stance on land mines.

Rosa Monckton later said Diana felt 'stitched up' by the furore and so postponed flying home to Britain on August 30th, instead agreeing to stay overnight in Paris with Dodi. They flew there from the Mediterranean, where they'd been cruising.
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^^^I recall that Diana was unfairly blamed when Charles' old Labrador Harvey did not come to live at KP. While she may not have been a fan of dogs/cats, Harvey was apparently too old to climb stairs anymore.
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I thought I read somewhere that poor old Harvey was becoming a bit incontinent inside KP and that was developing into rather a problem. However, he was rehoused quite happily I believe.
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Being incontinent and unable to climb anymore would make KP a less than appealing home for Harvey. I've read that he did find a new home and spent his remaining years there.
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There exists a photo of Charles actually carrying Harvey up some airplane steps...poor Harvey. Charles really loved him.

To Diana's credit she did allow the boys to have dogs while they were growing up even if she wasn't crazy about pets. I think both William and Harry are dog lovers.
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Today is the 19th Anniversary of Diana's passing. May God rest and bless her soul. Also, may God continue to bless both of her families and friends as they carry on her legacy.
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Yes Dman, nearly twenty years! I'm sure that all who loved Diana spent some time thinking of her today. Gone too soon.
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Old 08-31-2016, 09:32 AM
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Still remember hearing the news. So sad, much too young.


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Old 08-31-2016, 09:55 AM
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I also remember quite acutely how shocked I was to hear first that she'd been in a pretty serious accident in Paris and then hearing that she had died. I just kept thinking that she was too young to leave this world and thought of her two beloved sons that she would never go home to again. I still feel that the accident should never have happened and it was a senseless loss of life for all involved in the crash.

Diana was a woman that will always be remembered for not only the good she brought into this world but also serves to still remind us that we are all human with strengths and weaknesses, ups and downs and blessings and troubles and to me, most of all, to make each day count as if it could be your last.
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Old 08-31-2016, 10:11 AM
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I got the news of Diana's passing late. I was so busy with my friends that I had no clue on what happened. It's not until I turned on the news a day later (CNN or MSNBC) that I got the shocking news she had died. It felt like my whole world stopped. It's weird and stunning that, even though I never met Diana, her death had that kind of affect on me and countless others around the world.

I truly hope the royal family and Spencer's will gather together and commemorate the 20th anniversary of her passing next year in a very special way. I'm sure William and Harry are thinking of some ways of doing so.

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Princess Diana remembered with beautiful photo tributes 19 years after her death - Mirror Online
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Old 08-31-2016, 11:29 AM
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Since it was Labor Day weekend we were visiting the husband's family in another state...we had been out doing stuff and came home...had the TV on and the news came across (at first) that she had been injured....glued to the TV for hours after that.

Got up very early in the AM to watch her funeral. Will never forget Harry's 'mummy' card on the casket. So tragic.


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Old 08-31-2016, 11:41 AM
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Today is the 19th Anniversary of Diana's passing. May God rest and bless her soul. Also, may God continue to bless both of her families and friends as they carry on her legacy.
I usually remember anniversaries but the Diana death was so shocking and awful that I just prefer to block it out.

Same thing with JFK Jr's July 16th death anniversary.

It seems like it was just yesterday for both of them.

Pranter,

The "Mummy" card from little Prince Harry broke my heart too!
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Old 08-31-2016, 11:47 AM
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I remember getting up very early to watch the funeral coverage. The coverage was long, but indeed sad. I found it amazing on how deep the crowds were and how the world made sure to give a proper goodbye to "The People's Princess." People who laugh at the very thought of royalty was either there or tuned in.

My heart broke for both her families, but I was extremely sad at the sight of the three princes she left behind. Charles, William and Harry meant so much to her and now they had to continue on without her presence. I also remember the face on The Queen. You could tell how angry she was. She usually in very much control over her emotions, but she couldn't hide her feelings that day.
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Old 08-31-2016, 12:05 PM
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It's been 19 years since Princess Diana died. Watch Prince Harry & Prince William explain why she was so special:

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