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Old 05-25-2015, 06:18 PM
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I've heard nothing since then.

Nor has [almost anyone], I suspect. Tourists may stumble across it whilst ambling in the park, and local mums may take their kids to paddle in it on hot days, but as a Londoner I know of NO-ONE who has made an effort to visit it, and have never heard it mentioned in passing, let alone seen it advertised or 'promoted' in any way at all.
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Old 05-25-2015, 06:28 PM
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I'd almost forgotten that fountain existed. Perhaps it was overlooked because of all the hoopla over the tacky, over the top memorial display Mr. Al-Fayed set up in Harrod's in memory of Dodi and Diana. That is one eyesore I am so glad is gone.

Other than a small percentage of people that still arduously cling to everything Diana, the majority of the public has moved on as royal watchers watching living, breathing royals.
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Old 05-25-2015, 06:29 PM
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I haven't been to the Diana Memorial Fountain myself, but my understanding is that the original problems with the design have been fixed and it's all working properly, which is probably why we don't hear about it so much anymore.

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I, too, was raised with this sensibility when among a small, modest group. One would remove one's glove as it's considered rude to take someone's hand gloved. I was just thinking of one person glad-handing a large crowd. I see no virtue in doing so un-gloved.

There is also this: if someone (who has to do all the glad-handing) has a sensitivity, or a 'deformity' (perhaps a wart?) I could see wanting to use a glove as a courtesy. In any case, gloved or un-gloved, I never seek to shake a 'celebrity's' hand in a public place, unless they make the first move to do so. I've been taught it's an intrusion otherwise.

BTW I don't see much massive handshaking by royals (or celebrities). I'm trying to think when such happens. Is it a British thing? Do other royals do it?
I think the "virtue" that some interpret from shaking an ungloved hand is simply the actual physical contact of having skin-to-skin contact between a royal and a normal person. It's sort of symbolically removing a barrier, in a way.

As for handshaking, it's something that depends on the context of the situation, I think. I've certainly been in many situations with VIPs (royals, politicians, celebrities, etc.) where a lot of hands are shaken. It tends to happen in larger crowds or rope lines, etc., but if a VIP is walking past a group of people eager to see them, lots of hands reach out to be shaken, or even just touched. Otherwise it could just seem a bit like the VIP in question was walking by and inspecting troops or something. But in smaller groups, of course, things would be different. It depends on the occasion.
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Old 05-25-2015, 06:59 PM
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Diana was and is a part of the British Monarchy through her children and grandchildren. That will never change.
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Old 05-25-2015, 07:07 PM
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Diana was part of the British monarchy and might be remembered if her descendants ascend.

All it takes is two accidents then Princess Beatrice will be in the same position as the Queen was in 1935.

Would anyone remember Diana if Beatrice becomes Queen?
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Old 05-25-2015, 07:08 PM
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I don't think anyone would disagree with that.
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Old 05-25-2015, 07:12 PM
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Diana was part of the British monarchy and might be remembered if her descendants ascend.

All it takes is two accidents then Princess Beatrice will be in the same position as the Queen was in 1935.

Would anyone remember Diana if Beatrice becomes Queen?

Wouldn't that be five accidents?
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Old 05-25-2015, 07:16 PM
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Diana's Legacy: What is left or what will be left?

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Diana was part of the British monarchy and might be remembered if her descendants ascend.

All it takes is two accidents then Princess Beatrice will be in the same position as the Queen was in 1935.

Would anyone remember Diana if Beatrice becomes Queen?

What!!! Takes more than two accident


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Old 05-25-2015, 07:20 PM
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The Prince of Wales, The Duke of Cambridge, Prince George, Princess Charlotte, Prince Harry, The Duke of York, Princess Beatrice. Six accidents? I suppose it depends on whether we're thinking of before or after the abdication, because Princess Elizabeth was heiress presumptive once her father became king.



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Old 05-25-2015, 08:14 PM
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The Prince of Wales, The Duke of Cambridge, Prince George, Princess Charlotte, Prince Harry, The Duke of York, Princess Beatrice. Six accidents? I suppose it depends on whether we're thinking of before or after the abdication, because Princess Elizabeth was heiress presumptive once her father became king.
As I see it, for Beatrice to be in the same position as Elizabeth was in 1935, Charles would have to be king, with the line then being Harry, Andrew, Beatrice. So there'd have had to be one accident to eliminate Elizabeth and another to eliminate William/George/Charlotte. Possible. Though there's a lot more chance of Harry remaining in the line and marrying and producing children that there ever was for David to do so, especially as things stood in 1935, so Beatrice's position would be far weaker than Elizabeth's.
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Old 05-25-2015, 08:25 PM
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Diana was part of the British monarchy and might be remembered if her descendants ascend.

All it takes is two accidents then Princess Beatrice will be in the same position as the Queen was in 1935.

Would anyone remember Diana if Beatrice becomes Queen?
Of course. She would be the mother and grandmother of 4 heirs who died a tragic death like her.
(Lmao the reaching here.)

Why stop at Beatrice? Why not the whole Hanoverian line like in 'King Ralph'? ;-D
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Old 05-25-2015, 08:49 PM
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Of course. She would be the mother and grandmother of 4 heirs who died a tragic death like her.
(Lmao the reaching here.)
Now there's a lot of fodder for years of Spencer Family Conspiracies to feed on eh?

But seriously folks...
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My bad for thinking one nice comment about Diana won't be met with wild hypothetical situations. I will leave you alone here in your world lol
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Old 05-25-2015, 09:21 PM
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Why stop at Beatrice? Why not the whole Hanoverian line like in 'King Ralph'? ;-D
Oh, no! Far too many accidents would be necessary to make that happen. Not plausible.
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Old 05-25-2015, 09:24 PM
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A little bit of silliness and out of the box hypothetical thinking does a body good sometimes. I've enjoyed it.
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My bad for thinking one nice comment about Diana won't be met with wild hypothetical situations. I will leave you alone here in your world lol
Sometimes this can seem like a strange little world, but don't be discouraged.

Over the years a few of us here, myself included, have made a comment along the same lines as yours to the effect that by reason of contributing her DNA, she has made a contribution to the British monarchy that will endure as long as her line continues. It's a matter of fact, not opinion.
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Okay, let's step away from hypothetical accidents and deaths thank you. Further posts on the matter will be removed.
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Yes, I agree. Also, I think that line will continue for quite awhile yet.


Over the years a few of us here, myself included, have made a comment along the same lines as yours to the effect that by reason of contributing her DNA, she has made a contribution to the British monarchy that will endure as long as her line continues. It's a matter of fact, not opinion.[/QUOTE]
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It was very big news in most Western Countries when Diana touched/hugged and worked with those people who had AIDS. I remember it being talked about on the news and in magazines of the day here in the U.S.

Just because you somehow were cut off from the rest of events doesn't mean it didn't happen and people didn't know about it. I live in small town USA and heard about it.


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I remember, but it was no big thing. Just a 2 minute blip on TV of foreign news here on the East Coast of NY, NJ n PA where at the time I lived and got 100% of my nightly news. There was a small article in People Magazine but no one I knew even talked about it. Aids were talked about on proper health channels by people that were in the medical field doing the "down and dirty" work to put a stop to this awful disease. Elizabeth Taylor [after death of Rock Hudson] was able to run events making millions for research by arm twisting her millionaire friends for yearly contributions. But here in America, Diana was not the big draw.
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