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Old 07-18-2014, 04:28 PM
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I'd have liked to have seen this exhibit, but it was never close enough to where I live. The note about her sitting next to Prince Charles at Princess Margaret's 50th Birthday Party was poignant. Lady Jane Wellesley was apparently on his other side.
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Old 07-18-2014, 04:57 PM
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I still think the exhibit should've toured New York, Washington D.C., Chicago and California.
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I think that the closest it ever came to me was Toronto, which is over a day's drive from where I live.
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Old 08-19-2014, 07:17 AM
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Princess Diana's memorial 'neglected', former royal chef claims - Telegraph
17 August 2014

Princess Diana's memorial 'neglected', former royal chef claims

Princess Diana’s brother Earl Spencer has been criticised for allowing her memorial stone to become "messy and overgrown", by her former chef.

Darren McGrady, who worked for the Princess of Wales after her divorce from Prince Charles in 1996, accused her brother of neglecting the gravestone which is situated in the grounds of his Althorp Estate.

The chef tweeted a series of images of the memorial, which is placed on an island in a lake, surrounded by overgrown vegetation and algae covered water. Mr McGrady, who also spent 11 years working at Buckingham Palace, said: “If I cared for Princess Diana in life as you are doing in death I would have been fired. Please tidy up the vegetation on the island. Prove you wanted Princess Diana there through love and not just to make money.”

While Diana’s final resting place was kept a secret for security reasons, a memorial including a small temple was built on the Althorp Estate which people can visit for £18.

Mr McGrady, who now works in Texas and calls himself The Royal Chef on Twitter, added: “Made me so sad to see how Althorp Estate has neglected Princess Diana's resting place.”

A spokesman for the estate said the spread of algae was the result of a hot summer and was a common problem. He said: “Algae is an unsightly problem for many lakes in the summer months...the exceptional temperatures of this summer have made the task of keeping it entirely under control extremely difficult.”
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Old 08-31-2014, 01:28 PM
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Princess Dianas wedding gown&possessions have been returned to Wills and Harry today after the world wide tour came to a close two weeks ago

What will Prince Harry and Prince William inherit from Princess Diana?
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/news...ess-Diana.html
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The article refers to two priceless tiaras Diana has left William and Harry. Surely Diana didn't own any tiaras of her own? She wore the Spencer tiara on her wedding day, her brother Earl Spencer owns it now, and the others she is known to have worn on state occasions and galas came from the Royal Collections. So yet another newspaper article which makes no sense.
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Old 10-08-2014, 05:30 AM
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The article refers to two priceless tiaras Diana has left William and Harry. Surely Diana didn't own any tiaras of her own? She wore the Spencer tiara on her wedding day, her brother Earl Spencer owns it now, and the others she is known to have worn on state occasions and galas came from the Royal Collections. So yet another newspaper article which makes no sense.
You are right, Diana did not own any tiaras.
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She had an idyllic childhood away from the media spotlight, but LADY KITTY SPENCER is now following in the charitable footsteps of her aunt, Diana, Princess of Wales. She tells Catherine O’Brien about the cause that’s close to her heart

The hair is a tumbling swish rather than a neat bob, but the eyes are the same piercing blue, and to anyone who lived through the Diana era, the genetic inheritance is uncanny. Sitting before me is Lady Kitty Spencer, daughter of Charles, the 9th Earl Spencer and niece of the late Princess of Wales. She’s nervous – which is hardly surprising when you bear in mind she belongs to one of the most scrutinised and hounded dynasties in recent history – so as she talks, she glances downwards and enunciates her words softly and deliberately just as her aunt used to. But it is also evident, from her warm handshake and gentle smile, that she has that same instinctive ability to put others at ease. ‘I suppose people will always try to make the comparisons,’ she says, blushing furiously, when I remark on the similarities between them. ‘But, gosh, if you think that, then I am really happy.’
In her first major interview, Diana's niece Lady Kitty Spencer tells YOU why she wants to support British military heroes* | Daily Mail Online
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I'm reading the recorded Bradford Diana. It's read by Katherine Kellgren. She pronounces Althorp all-trip. I remember the TV program Secrets of Althorp using the pronounciation all-thorp. Are both used?
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I'm reading the recorded Bradford Diana. It's read by Katherine Kellgren. She pronounces Althorp all-trip. I remember the TV program Secrets of Althorp using the pronounciation all-thorp. Are both used?
Awl thrup as far as I remember. Doesnt have to look sensible. Its English. Bear in mind that Featherstonehaugh is pronounced Fanshawe.
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Awl thrup as far as I remember. Doesnt have to look sensible. Its English. Bear in mind that Featherstonehaugh is pronounced Fanshawe.
Thanks, Cepe. Sometimes I think I must be going mad!
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Lady Kitty Spencer follows in aunt Princess Diana's charitable footsteps as she hosts prestigious event in London with mother (who still looks glamorous on crutches)-
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BTW, I just finished Earl Spencer's book on Althorp and I thought it extremely well written. The Eton shows.
And he discribes the pronunciation as Awl-thrupp.
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Lady Kitty Spencer follows in aunt Princess Diana's charitable footsteps as she hosts prestigious event in London with mother (who still looks glamorous on crutches)-
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Very commendable that Lady Kitty received the gold medal prize for psychology!
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She really doesn't look like Diana at all.


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She is blonde which is somewhat strange since Earl Spencer is a redhead and Victoria is brunette. I think the 2 other older Spencer girls are also blonde too. Recessive genes I guess.


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Lady Kitty is striking, as are all of Earl Spencer's offspring.
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