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Old 01-29-2015, 05:13 AM
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What I do find distressing about that photo is that it indicates she was more interested in watching the vehicles behind her than in putting on her seatbelt.
Well, she was a prey and hunted by bloodhounds, not so strange that she looked around to see what was outside.
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Old 01-29-2015, 05:26 AM
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If you are being chase by photographers, why turn around and look at them?

Put on you seatbelt and then stoop down in your seat.
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Old 01-29-2015, 05:33 AM
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She was looking at the CARS BEHIND
The camera was flashing her in the FRONT
And once again no need to show the photo
We know she didn't have her seatbelt on
Tasteless photo to make a tasteless point
But if that's what floats your boat go for it I won't be coming back to this topic again


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Old 01-29-2015, 05:56 AM
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I really do not understand what is tasteless about that photograph.
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Old 01-29-2015, 06:04 AM
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Enough. The photograph in question has been around for almost 20 years, and I'm sure everyone who reads this thread has seen it before.

The photo falls well within the scope of this thread, so if you don't wish to look at the photo, don't click on the link. Any further repetitive posts on the matter will be removed.
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Old 01-29-2015, 01:15 PM
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Well, she was a prey and hunted by bloodhounds, not so strange that she looked around to see what was outside.
When you literally invite them to follow u by telling "see what happens next", you cannot call them bloodhounds. And yes, it was not at all strange she turned around to see how many 'followers' she scored.
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Old 01-29-2015, 01:23 PM
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Not necessarily. I believe that if anyone was telling the driver to go faster, it was Dodi, based on testimony of those who were with him on that weekend in Paris.

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It was Diana who was looking at the photographer so, IMO, it is safe to go with it was Diana who was asking the driver to drive faster.
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Old 01-29-2015, 02:02 PM
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Sorry to ask, but are you really discussing what the late Diana said/done or not said/done only by looking at a shot of a photo showing a glimse of a mini-second of her????

You can't be serious?????

No one - except for the bodyguard who survived - knows what happened inside the car. No need for speculations of any kind here.
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Old 01-30-2015, 12:05 AM
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Well, she was a prey and hunted by bloodhounds, not so strange that she looked around to see what was outside.
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If you are being chase by photographers, why turn around and look at them?

Put on you seatbelt and then stoop down in your seat.

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When you literally invite them to follow u by telling "see what happens next", you cannot call them bloodhounds. And yes, it was not at all strange she turned around to see how many 'followers' she scored.
You are right Duc, but so too is Queen Camilla. It's very much a chicken and egg situation until we are somewhat uncomfortably remnded by vkrish, that Diana herself had just dropped a whopper of a bit hint. We will never know what she meant or intended to do or say, but you can be sure the media intended to be there to record it!

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Sorry to ask, but are you really discussing what the late Diana said/done or not said/done only by looking at a shot of a photo showing a glimse of a mini-second of her????

You can't be serious?????

No one - except for the bodyguard who survived - knows what happened inside the car. No need for speculations of any kind here.
And there you have it. When all is said and done . . . . and an awful lot has be said and done, Naggi has nailed it. Only the bodyguard knows what was said in the car, if he can recall it.
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Old 02-18-2015, 03:26 PM
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Letter from Prince Philip reveals ‘nightmare week’ for Royal Family following Diana’s death

The Queen was always kind to Diana and I still think it's sad that she was bullied because she was at Balmoral and took care of her grandchildren. She issued a statement in which she said that she was shocked and distressed by this terrible news. And to those who complained that the flag was not lowered quickly enough. The flag was not lowered for former monarchs, it was not meant to be lowered for the Queen Mother, the Queen or other members of the royal family, but this tradition was changed after pressure from the media.

Dickie Arbiter answered this in 2014.

Do you think Her Majesty made the right decision by staying at Balmoral when Diana tragically died?

Absolutely, absolutely! There is no question about that. I think the great British public will agree with that now. There was a witch-hunt frenzy by the media two days after Diana died with the headline story in the papers saying ‘Where is The Queen, why isn’t she in London’? You have to ask yourself, if she came down to London, what would she have done? The answer is probably nothing. She was absolutely right, for the first time in her reign she put her family before duty.

She had two grandsons, one aged 12, one aged 15, who needed a lot more support than the great British public. Their mother had been tragically killed in public circumstances and they needed to come to terms with it, because they knew at the end of the week they would have to face the world at the funeral. And so, The Queen and Prince Philip made sure they would be there for them. So yes, it was absolutely right they stayed in Balmoral for the sake of William and Harry and come down when she did. When she did come down, it was the day after William and Harry met their dad Prince Charles and had gone down to Kensington Palace in the afternoon where they looked at the floral tributes.

The Queen came down and went to St James’s Palace to sign the book of condolence, talked to people, went to Buckingham Palace to sign a book of condolence there, talk to well-wishers, and that evening she made a very heartfelt tribute to Diana which was broadcast live at six o’ clock. The funeral was the following day. So in answer to your question, yes it was absolutely right she stayed at Balmoral.


This was brilliantly written by EIIR in 2011, it's sad that she doesn't posts here anymore.

Personally, I was and continue to be disappointed that the Queen gave in to the voyeuristic baying of the press and the public at the time to 'see' the grief of her family. How on earth was it anyone's business how deeply or otherwise the royal family felt the loss of a former family member? What right do we have to see their private emotions and feelings?

The whole episode was a shameful one for Britain. The mass hysteria over the death of someone who, lets face it, didn't deserve the public howling and weeping was an utter embarrassment. She did a bit of charity work but then so does the whole of the royal family. She was not Ghandi or Churchill or Mandela.

The Queen should have released a statement saying that she preferred that the family remain in private to help her grandsons deal with the death of their mother. There should then have been a private funeral where two young boys would not have had to be paraded in front of the whole world to provide 'grief porn' to fill tv and newspaper pages.

The Queen allowed herself to be controlled by a baying media and a government which would gladly have seen the back of the monarchy. It was one of the worst moments in the history of the monarchy in my opinion.
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Old 02-28-2015, 01:46 PM
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Please note that all posts regarding conspiracy theories have been deleted as speculative. The inquest in the death of Diana, Princess of Wales concluded that her death was the result of negligent driving and the pursuing paparazzi. THE END.

There are plenty of places to discuss conspiracy theories in great detail....please do so in the appropriate venue.

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Thank you, thank you, thank you, Zonk! I find conspiracy discussions extremely distasteful.
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Old 08-30-2015, 07:05 PM
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With the new technologies, the paparazzi are even wore than they were in Diana's day IMO. Eighteen years. A generation has been born and raised since her death. How Princess Diana's death shook the media landscape
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On This Day - September 6 - The Funeral Of Diana, Princess Of Wales Is Held In London-
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It was a day I'll never forget.
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Old 09-06-2015, 01:21 AM
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It was a day I'll never forget, also.
At times one had such a sense of the presence of many millions sharing the occasion as we watched the broadcast.
So many people, so truly saddened.
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Old 09-06-2015, 05:31 AM
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Diana (r.i.p) brought something incredible to the Royal Family, in my opinion. Suddenly paper circulations went up and they were in the media again. I seen on one occasion first hand the treatment of the then Princess of Wales and watching it shocked and scared myself. To live that must be frightening. I remember the day of her funeral. My heart still goes to her sons, family and friends. To lose a loved one in such circumstances, is hard but to have the world watching as well?
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Old 09-06-2015, 06:04 AM
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The funeral was the closure of a completely derailed and out-of-control situation, fuelled by a never seen media-frenzy and a maximum of spin. While the late Diana was still eh... 'warm', so to say, the spin-doctors were already making extra hours to capitalize gains for their own purposes. The spindoctor inventing the "Queen of Hearts"-theme which was not at all a heartfelt message but spinned from A to Z for the good (Blairite) cause. The other in "Show Us You Care, Ma'am!" in a ridiculous attempt to agitate the people. The eulogy during the Funeral misused to finalize open private bills between the Spencers and the Windsors (and then the oh so superior brother-love who taught the Windsors a lesson just left for South Africa, with two wrecked marriages and married to Countess Spencer Number Three.) The funeral has closed a period of collective frenzy and a black chapter in Her Majesty's long reign.

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I agree, Duc et Pair.. the manipulation of raw emotions from many, many sources [the press, Mr Blair,Earl Spencer and others] , for their OWN ends, did them no credit and the entire episode is one I prefer to forget.
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Old 09-06-2015, 06:46 AM
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Indeed. One must never forget Tony Blair (or his spin doctor) coining that g**awful "Peoples Princess" phrase that has chased us down the years.

You called it Duc_et_Pair. A very dark and shameful chapter.
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