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Old 06-22-2008, 06:42 PM
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I can not believe that Diana, Princess of Wales could want Burell. He is not her type. If they had a relationship it would have been hard for both of them to work with each other. Plus, Diana was very busy with all her other men friends through the years.
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Old 06-29-2008, 09:01 PM
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I am not suprised by the latest claims that Burrell slept with Diana. As a definite non fan of the late Diana, I always found her behaviour questionable. She was a master of press manipulation, flaunting her relationship with her boys, while Charles, whose own relationship with them was just as close, did his best to protect his sons from the media. Her numerous affairs with married men make a mockery of the allusion she made to "three people" in her marriage. How many people would the marriage have included, if her own lovers were part of the math? The marriage with Charles hitting the rocks, she seemed to find pleasure in flaunting her image, and revelled in the attention. I think that she loved the power which her looks gave her. I am trying to be tactful here, in that I wish to express my opinion without giving offence. My opinion is that an affair with her butler would have given her a great feeling of power. My sympathy always lies with Camilla, who has taken so much abuse, but has never whined, complained, or gone whinging to the press...there is always an outcry whenever Diana's image is "tarnished." Camilla deserves the same respect IMO. I do hope I've not gone off topic here...
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Old 06-29-2008, 09:17 PM
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I dissagree with your opinion respectively.

IMO Charles, Diana and Camilla are not the victims. Camilla's children and William and Harry are the true victims.
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Well, you do have a point there sirhon. It's amazing how this Camilla/Diana debate provokes such strong feeling isn't it?
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I just finished reading Sarah Bradford's book on Diana. She says that some people in the know referred to Burrell as Mrs. Danvers, the spooky housekeeper in Daphne du Maurier's book Rebecca. The thought had never occurred to me, but it kind of fits.
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Old 06-30-2008, 06:18 PM
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I just finished reading Sarah Bradford's book on Diana. She says that some people in the know referred to Burrell as Mrs. Danvers, the spooky housekeeper in Daphne du Maurier's book Rebecca. The thought had never occurred to me, but it kind of fits.
Well when I saw Rebecca I thought Mrs Danvers was very devoted in a sick way to her late employer. That is just like Paul Burrell. Didn't he say in his first book that after Diana, Princess of Wales died he slept in her closet with her clothes, so he could be close to her memory.
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Old 06-30-2008, 06:51 PM
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Well when I saw Rebecca I thought Mrs Danvers was very devoted in a sick way to her late employer. That is just like Paul Burrell. Didn't he say in his first book that after Diana, Princess of Wales died he slept in her closet with her clothes, so he could be close to her memory.
Hmmm. I find that sad, not sick. To me it just seems like a not un-natural reaction of someone who was devoted to a person who has died tragically. Grief can make a person do odd things like that. When I read that I just felt very sorry for him, because he obviously loved her and was distraught. Whether or not he should have felt that way is another thing, of course.
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Old 06-30-2008, 08:32 PM
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I do not feel sorry for Paul Burrell. If he was in the closet with Diana's clothes it was to bag them up for sale.I have never believed his devoted act. It has always seemed like a load of bull. He has made millions trading on Gossip and innuedo. Morbid stories about Charles, DIANA, AND the Spencers.I have no doubt he told his brother in law these Diana and Queen stories. AS we saw during the inquest (the hotel tapes) he is a braggat and a blowhard. He thrives on trying to SEEM crucial.IMO the best thing we Americans can do at this point is not by his junk jewerly.
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Old 06-30-2008, 10:28 PM
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All I can say on the subject of Paul Burrell is "What a disappointment."
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It is really hard to comment this news because it was too personal. Anyway with her uprbringing, it was really hard to imagine that Diana would have bedded her bulter whatever the circumstances.

Diana has died for almost 11 years, and even her personal love affairs and flings were much colorful than we thought, we had to let her rest in peace.

Unless Paul Burrual himself changed his words in the future, this revealation was an allegation or a rumor only.
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Old 07-01-2008, 02:00 PM
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Anyway with her upbringing, it was really hard to imagine that Diana would have bedded her butler whatever the circumstances.
I don't think it is so unheard of.
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Paul might have gotten way to greedy but someone on Diana's staff, Darren, her personal chef, has behaved with dignity and respect. He is a personal chef here in Dallas (much admired and loved by a lot of people around here) and today he was on local television making a cheesecake (oh, how deliciously ironic) in remembrance of Diana's birthday.

He has written a new cook book and all profits go to the Elizabeth Glaser Aids Foundation.

MyFox Dallas | Recipe: Strawberry Cheesecake with an Amaretto Chocolate Sauce
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Paul might have gotten way to greedy but someone on Diana's staff, Darren, her personal chef, has behaved with dignity and respect. He is a personal chef here in Dallas (much admired and loved by a lot of people around here) and today he was on local television making a cheesecake (oh, how deliciously ironic) in remembrance of Diana's birthday.

He has written a new cook book and all profits go to the Elizabeth Glaser Aids Foundation.

MyFox Dallas | Recipe: Strawberry Cheesecake with an Amaretto Chocolate Sauce
Good for him! A worthy and appropriate cause.

I now have question, quite off topic but very important since that recipe sounds yummy: What's a "graham cracker"? Experience with cheesecakes causes me to assume it's a type of sweet biscuit, like a Hobnob. Can anyone confirm?
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Old 07-01-2008, 06:56 PM
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I think it's sort of like a digestive biscuit only not as good...
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Good for him! A worthy and appropriate cause.

I now have question, quite off topic but very important since that recipe sounds yummy: What's a "graham cracker"? Experience with cheesecakes causes me to assume it's a type of sweet biscuit, like a Hobnob. Can anyone confirm?
Graham cracker - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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A Graham Cracker? Well, i do remember a breakfast cereal called "Golden Grahams." Mind you, it was a few years ago, and here in Britain, not the U.S.
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Sorry, just saw the Wikipedia link...so That's It!
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Back to the topic of Paul Burrell. Can anyone with good memory let me know why did the Queen step in during his trial and interrupted the proceedings by defending him?
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Old 07-02-2008, 12:06 AM
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Wasn't because it was brought up in a conversation in a car either going to or from some sort of service including HMTQ, Prince Charles and Prince Philip?

At least something along those lines was the "official" version, but over the years and reading lots of articles by Dominque Dunne in Vanity Fair magazine here in the USA, I surmise there must have been some "deal" brokered. Just my opinion there, for sure. And Paul (especially his wife and family) didn't deserve the scare tactics. It could have been handled so much more discreetly and tactfully, imo.

I only wish they had given Paul an affidavit to sign that ensured his silence until at least an official inquest (which hadn't happened at the time) or some far off date in the future...like 2050. That's where the Windsors legal team was quite amiss in dealing with PB, imo.

However, I still don't think Paul's books or any of his appearances to promote her were off the mark although it is deeply sad that his relationship with Prince William and Prince Harry suffered...which is beyond sad, imo. I still hope for some sort of olive branch on the Princes' part because Paul was/is all for them.

It's just his Diana "merchandise" that stuns me.
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Old 07-02-2008, 12:15 AM
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It takes a certain type of person to live a servant's life. PB had been close enough to Diana to be called by her "Her rock" Whatever happened since those days is anyone's guess. I cannot imagine a person who was so close to her could not find employment at BP and had to turn into such a source of embarassment to the RF. I am still not convinced we know the truth about the Queen's interference with the trial.
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