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Old 09-12-2016, 10:26 PM
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Well, the Queen, as head of the House of Windsor and Head of State of Britain and head of the Commonwealth does something a bit more than pomp and circumstance! No, the House of Windsor doesn't matter to most Americans as they're not in the Commonwealth nor are they British, obviously. However, the House of Windsor doesn't exist to make other nations happy or interested!

However, this thread is about Diana and her death was, I believe, as big a shock to Americans, especially adult females, as it was to the rest of the world. It certainly dominated the media there for days, including coverage of the funeral. As I've said before, an Aussie friend who was temporarily living in LA at the time of her death had complete strangers coming up expressing their condolences.

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Old 09-13-2016, 07:41 PM
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Mostly because they are not interesting. Other than the Pomp and Circumstances, which they do beautifully. Americans do not know or could care less. It is a show.
No its not a show and I don't see how you can say that "americans do not know and could care less". there are billions of americans, how can you possibly say what so many people think?
And certainly there was grief in the US, as well as in the UK and many other places over Di's death.

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Old 09-13-2016, 07:51 PM
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One thing that is a very obvious truth is that unless one lived under a rock or in a cave, they knew who "Princess Diana" was. I would imagine that the interest level of most Americans at the time of her death either saw her as the Fairy Tale Princess or what they've read about her on the front pages of tabloids which are places near the checkout lines in the majority of supermarkets and grocery stores throughout the US.
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Old 09-13-2016, 08:04 PM
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Its possible to know who someone is, and not have any particular interest in tehm. I know who the Prime Minister here is, but I could NOT have less interest in her or the last one. If they died suddenly, I would not wish for it, but I'd feel nothing...

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