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Old 09-01-2005, 05:24 AM
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Old 09-02-2005, 06:21 PM
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Bosnian sitting volleyball players of OKI from the Bosnian Serb town of Derventa, left side, and KSO Iskra from the Bosnian town of Bugojno, right side, compete during the Princes Diana Memorial Tournament in seated volleyball in Tuzla, 70 kms north of Sarajevo, on Friday, Sept 2, 2005. Six teams participate in this memorial organized by a landmine survivor's network in Bosnia, in memory of Princess Diana who campaigned against landmines. Most of the players are victims of a land mines and were former enemies from the Bosnian 1992-95 war

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Old 09-02-2005, 06:54 PM
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I recommend the article in Hello! Magazine

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Old 09-02-2005, 07:09 PM
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I am pleased that you liked my post Tiarapin.

The programme I referred to was made after Diana's death and is a collection of memories about her from members of the public. Although we all know about her public work and the accusations by some that it was done to manipulate her image there wasn't one story I was familiar with which says a lot as, like most members of this forum, I keep a close eye on Royal goings on. One of the most touching stories was from a desperatley sick young girl she met on an official visit to a hospital. The girl admired Diana's nail polish and the Princess said she would get her some. The family recounted how weeks later they were amazed when out of the blue the Princess arrived at the hospital quietley and unannounced with numerous bottles of this very expensive nail polish in different colours. They showed private photographs they had taken of Diana and the child showing off their painted nails and it was deeply moving. Another man she befriended on a hospital visit recounted how she came to visit him at home on New Years day and showed the home video he took of her having a cup of tea with him and his family in his house. Although they were clearly a lovely family their home was extremley humble and yet Diana looked totally happy and relaxed chatting to his wife and children on the sofa. To me this sums up what was best about the Princess and what people miss most about her. As the man in the last example said , "Rich and powerful people often don't look twice at members of the public yet Diana, who was then the future Queen of England, made you feel she couldn't have been happier to spend time with you. I don't think there's anybody in public life who's doing that now that she's gone".
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Old 09-02-2005, 07:09 PM
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There is so much I'd like to write about the Princess but I know I'd get shouted down.
I will say this though, she will never be forgotten but perhaps she will be remembered for the wrong reasons.
On the day of her anniversary my thoughts were with the thousands of people in America (I'm British) who had lost there lives, home,hope and innocence in the hurricane. I'm quite sure had Diana been alive her thoughts would have been with them also.
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Old 09-03-2005, 02:34 AM
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There is so much I'd like to write about the Princess but I know I'd get shouted down.
Georgia I don't know if you have read through this thread, but if you had done so you would have found that no-one has been shouted down. All posts in the spirit of the thread are welcomed. If in doubt what the spirit is, please see Tiaraprin's introductory post (post #1).

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Old 09-03-2005, 04:49 AM
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Old 09-03-2005, 08:35 PM
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8 years on and I think I can see her legacy live on, of course through her children but also the change within the royal family. Watching a programme tonight on ITV it was very easy to pick out the Queen pre and post Diana. (and I don't just mean the shade of the grey!!) She is far more touchy and personal. A change which I think has helped people's perception of her.
However sitting outside her house on the day of her anniversary - I can't see why. Can you imagine Prince Harry or William taking the day off of school, uni, the army and sitting outside KP? (all the things they have had to do without her) Surely remembering her, trying to live your life a little less shelfish i.e thinking of others or a couple of hours charity work every week would be a far better way to honour a woman who spent her life speaking up for others that couldn't.
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Old 09-05-2005, 01:13 PM
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However sitting outside her house on the day of her anniversary - I can't see why. Can you imagine Prince Harry or William taking the day off of school, uni, the army and sitting outside KP? (all the things they have had to do without her) Surely remembering her, trying to live your life a little less shelfish i.e thinking of others or a couple of hours charity work every week would be a far better way to honour a woman who spent her life speaking up for others that couldn't.
Surely that is a better way to mourn an individual than weeping over her in private or holding candlelight vigils for her.

Every year the public remembrancese for Diana become less and less. The first year after her death people went to Kensington Palace, brought flowers and lit candles and said prayers. The crowd was still there but fewer in numbers in her second year. Now by it's eighth year, it's sparse to say something generous. Why? Because people have moved on.

Nobody sees William or Harry throwing themselves across Kensington Palace crying for their mother. And she was their mother! I did not even read that either of the boys or any of Diana's brother or sisters went to visit her grave on the anniversary of her death. Makes you wonder why complete strangers who have never met her grieve so much on such an anniversary when even her own family doesn't grieve.
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Old 09-05-2005, 01:28 PM
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I don't think it's fair to say that they don't grieve; it's just that they don't show their grief in public, probably because it's so personal to them and they've been trained in the royal tradition of keeping personal things to themselves.

As long as it's now a week after Diana's death, and I don't want this thread to turn into an argument about how and why people are reacting in the way they are, I'm going to close it. If people are interested in a discussion about the reaction of the public, please feel free to start another thread.

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Old 07-01-2006, 06:55 AM
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It's hard to believe that Diana would be 45 today! Happy Birthday Diana!

Here's one picture I don't have to worry about copyright. I took it when she visited Toronto in Oct. 1991.

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Old 07-01-2006, 07:02 AM
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Happy birthday, my queen, happy birthday.
The people dai in body but not in soul, she is with us, all the people that remenber her, love her and miss her.
Diana, forget her? never, impossible, she was just a womam, but she can (in her own way) change the world, and she did this, the change the mind of lost of people about the AIDS, HIV, landmines, cancer, homeless etc, yes she do a good job.
and she is here, in the people's hearts.
own england's rose, and forever own queen of hearts.
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Old 07-01-2006, 09:01 AM
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Not a perfect person but better than most. The 25th wedding celebrations in Luxembourg this week have made me think about Diana's wedding not long after :( . It would have been nice if she and Prince Charles had been able to celebrate their Silver anniversary this summer as well. Rest in peace.
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Old 07-01-2006, 11:28 AM
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It's hard to believe that Diana would be 45 today! Happy Birthday Diana!

Here's one picture I don't have to worry about copyright. I took it when she visited Toronto in Oct. 1991.
I miss Diana so much and it is hard to believe, had she lived, she would still be so young at 45 years-old. You are missed, adored and will never be forgotten.
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Old 07-01-2006, 11:30 AM
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i just realised that no was nothing much in the uk papers about princess diana today or about her sons remembering her birthday... makes me a bit sad that people are forgetting her esp her sons...
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Old 07-01-2006, 11:47 AM
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There is no reason to suspect that her sons have forgotten her birthday. They may not feel that an official announcement stating that they are remembering their beloved mom on this day is in order.
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Old 07-01-2006, 12:21 PM
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Squidgy that's a beautiful picture of Princess Diana . She is shining as she always does.
Diana still lives in my heart, such a wonderfull woman. She did so much good things for this world.
Happy birthday Diana!!
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Old 07-01-2006, 06:40 PM
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It's hard to believe that Diana would be 45 today! Happy Birthday Diana!
Here's one picture I don't have to worry about copyright. I took it when she visited Toronto in Oct. 1991.
What a wonderful picture, Squidgy! Please do tell..did you and she have the opportunity to exchange a few words? Did she say anything to you? What was otherwise your impression of her?
Ah, as you all can tell, I miss Diana too! But am glad she existed at all, as the adage goes. She proved that an intelligent smile can go a long way.
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Old 07-02-2006, 06:44 AM
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There is no reason to suspect that her sons have forgotten her birthday. They may not feel that an official announcement stating that they are remembering their beloved mom on this day is in order.
I am quite sure that Diana's sons have not forgotten her birthday. I am quite sure that for the rest of their lives they will never forget the date of their dear mother's birthday. My mother is 92 and I know she will never forget the date of her mother's birthday, and likewise I will never forget the date of mine. It's one of those things people don't do.

But William and Harry's mother is dead, and has been so for many years now, and she was no longer technically a member of the RF at the time, and in all the circumstances I think it would be an unusual thing for an official comment to be made about her birthday, and apart from the "delicate" matters, to do so would only highlight the fact that Diana was taken far too young in a tragic, avoidable, accident, and is not here to celebrate it with the sons who loved her. I think that to make any official comment would be cruel; it would cause her sons unnecesary heartache to be forced to deal with their memories and grief publically, and would expose them unnecessarily to media scrutiny about their reactions to the event.

It would just not be appropriate, IMO.
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Old 07-02-2006, 04:16 PM
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I want to wish Diana a very happy birthday since she was born in 1961 like my mother she would have been 45 yesterday. I'm a bit late for wishing Diana a happy birthday because it was canada day yesterday and I was celebrating that. HAPPY BIRTHDAY DIANA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!Rest in peace forever an angel in my heart! You will never be forgotten.
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