Originally Posted by Osipi
IF I'm not mistaken, that what Diana stated that she wanted to be was "Queen of people's hearts". Not exactly sure when that was. Panorama interview maybe?
I was watching some Youtube program that focused on the background/publication of Diana: Her True Story
by Andrew Morton. I had always thought poorly of Morton when he re-released the book after her death. Well, this show clarified that Morton's publishers wanted the book re-released (with additional material? not sure if I remember it all), but that Morton himself opposed it. I had a change of heart about him as I watched the show (for the better). I think this is when I learned about the light-weight book Diana's Diary
that he had published in 1990 prior to working with her on Her True Story
. I hadn't read the Diary
book, so checked it out at the library. It was sort of interesting, considering when it was published...but I remember being shocked when I came across his reference to her as "the people's princess." I had always thought that Blair had created that reference.
Diana did say she wanted to be queen of people's hearts in the Panorama interview.
I highly recommend watching the show about how Her True Story
was developed, written and published. It's a well-written, well-produced behind-the-scenes view of the collaboration between Diana and Morton. Good stuff.