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Old 07-28-2012, 01:45 PM
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I remember making sure I watched the news (on only twice a day during the 90s and no cable tv at my place) when Diana would be on tour. There would always be footage of her. The last tour I really remember is when she went to Japan in the 90s.
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Old 08-04-2012, 01:09 PM
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Diana — Remembering the "Queen of Hearts" 15 years Later.
8.1.12: LIZ SMITH: Remembering the Queen of Hearts ... | New York Social Diary

Nostalgia: The Day that Lady Diana came to town
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Old 09-02-2012, 12:33 AM
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Wearside Echoes: Roker roar for Di
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We used to get quite a few photos of Diana, Princess of Wales, outside her favourite restaurant - "San Lorenzo", in Beauchamp Place, Knightsbridge - in her heyday. (In Australian magazines, well before the internet.)

Diana with her mother, with William and Harry, getting in and out of cars, on the steps, on the footpath - it seemed to be a place where she was regularly snapped.

In one of this week's magazines there is a full-page article about some reminiscences of some-one who used to work there, and served Diana many times.

Now an actor, (in Channel Seven's "Wanted" with Rebecca Gibney, Oz posters - he's playing the really bad baddie chasing the ladies about the outback if you're watching this show) - Mirko Grillini was young and couldn't speak English.

The first time he met Diana they almost collided as he entered the kitchen from the dining area, and she was entering via the back door.

At times he was a waiter and at other times the water boy, serving Diana still mineral water, while William and Harry, as children, opted for sparkling.

When Diana asked him how he was, he could not answer and just kept bowing over and over to her.

Good on him to share his memories.

He went onto model for "Versace" and now, as mentioned above, acts.
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How sad in a way that he couldn't have a short conversation with her, but he still has the memories of course.

I remember Diana's Australian tours quite clearly especially waiting to see her on an evening engagement in Melbourne on the 1983 tour, and seeing her in her pink silk dress. The crowds were so enthusiastic and loved her so much. I still miss her.
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Old 02-25-2016, 03:52 PM
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When Diana died, my first thought was, "I'll never get to see her in person." My husband did, in Halifax, Nova Scotia in 1983. That's the closest I've come.
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Old 02-25-2016, 04:29 PM
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How sad in a way that he couldn't have a short conversation with her, but he still has the memories of course.



I remember Diana's Australian tours quite clearly especially waiting to see her on an evening engagement in Melbourne on the 1983 tour, and seeing her in her pink silk dress. The crowds were so enthusiastic and loved her so much. I still miss her.

Beautiful memories I still miss her too.


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Old 03-03-2016, 06:44 PM
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For some odd reason I watched part of Diana's funeral today. It's 2016, I still caught a lump in my throat and my eyes filled with tears throughout the service. September 6th 1997 was truly a painful day for everyone. I still find it hard to believe Diana is gone.
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my mum was travelling back from dropping me and my big sisters at Dad's circa mid 90s and she saw Diana at a set of traffic lights Diana waved and smiled at her best day of her life i reckon
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Taken from the book on their Canada tour, in Charlottetown, my teenage heart going floppidy-flop meeting my fondest hearts desire :)


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For some odd reason I watched part of Diana's funeral today. It's 2016, I still caught a lump in my throat and my eyes filled with tears throughout the service. September 6th 1997 was truly a painful day for everyone. I still find it hard to believe Diana is gone.

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Old 05-06-2016, 02:40 AM
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I feel the same as well, I think of her almost every day. She was only one year older than me, and our children were similar in age. My youngest son has William as his middle name. It's a shame, I felt she was on the verge of some really pivotal changes in her life, I would have loved to have seen what she had in store.
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Been listening to a lot of Sarah McLachlan's album "Surfacing" which I listened to a lot after the death and funeral, a line from Sweet Surrender sums it up nicely remembering Diana "I miss the little things, I miss everything about you"

How just a simple gesture or look of hers could make me melt, smile or cry.
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Old 07-04-2016, 03:17 PM
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I met her once, and I went to see her hearse going past on its way to Althorp..
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Old 07-05-2016, 12:55 AM
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We'd like to hear the story of when you met her.
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Old 07-05-2016, 03:32 AM
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We'd like to hear the story of when you met her.
It was only a brief meeting in a crowd.. but I am very glad that I saw her for a few moments and shook hands with her...
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Old 12-01-2016, 11:20 PM
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From an old magazine - a fourteen page article on Diana and her son's having a post Christmas holiday on Nevis Island in the Caribbean. (I'm supposed to be having a clean up, but re-reading these old publications is obviously a better idea!)

On an eight and a half-hour flight - after not being able to spend Christmas together - William and Harry, aged ten and eight, sat in first-class with their bodyguards, while their mother sat in economy.

Diana, back in row 26, had a friend with her - and spent the flight reading "In Touch With Infinity".

The boys got to go to the flight deck and talk with the pilots.

At least on her first day on the beach, Diana got her crystal glass of water served to her on a silver tray - by a uniformed butler.

Everyone mucked in - William and Harry, the children of Diana's friend and the children of the owners of the resort they stayed at.

Even hotel staff played beach cricket with the young princes - as did the Scotland Yard escorts -and photos show the action.

From travelling in the back of a pick-up/ute to boogie boarding and jumping off a boat - all was photographed.

Can't imagine such an article today - even with every member of the public carrying mobile phone cameras and the internet.

A fourteen page article - so many photos.

And such happy photos of Diana.
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Old 12-01-2016, 11:42 PM
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Y'know, even with all the threads here that discuss Diana and all aspects of her, all aspects of her life and her accomplishments and her troubles and ups and downs and sometimes sideways, I do think of Diana daily as I scroll through and read and respond to the day to day posts about William and Harry.

In her two boys is where she continues to live and still make her mark on the world and it gives us something physical to actually see and know that in a way she really is still with us. I do think that sometimes when we see a smile, a touching gesture and a compassion that visibly reaches out and touches whomever meets her sons that if we look quickly enough, we will see Diana.
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Old 12-02-2016, 12:36 AM
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Yes indeed. In those days magazines really did rule the roost, didn't they? Most women would buy at least one a week and pore over pages and pages of Diana and her fashions, Diana and her boys, her new hairstyles, her warmth and enthusiasm when she undertook her public engagements. Nowadays print media is just fighting for its very survival.

Harry has just been to the Nevis islands hasn't he, on this tour. It's been over twenty years but I wonder what memories he has of holidaying there with his mother and brother? The heat, lazy days on the beaches, water sports, the playing cricket? When Harry gets home he might mention this to William. Perhaps it's all just faded now, though.
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