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Old 01-19-2008, 09:46 AM
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'Diana Chronicles' author Tina Brown talks in Palm Beach on princess' car accident, paparazzi

"It's a great tragedy that a woman who achieved so much will be fixed in the public memory in that last moment of folly," Brown said.

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It always amuses me when these so-called journalists have to have the last word on Diana and all they reveal is their own megalomania. Fixed Folly -- the folly is fixed? Who is she trying to convince. Earth to Tina Brown, can you Hear Me?: That is not how most people remember Diana, sad to say.
I don't think Princess Diana legacy will be fixed in the public memory as folly. I agree with you zhontella. I just want this inquest to be over and that Diana can rest in peace-it is over 10 years now that she has died and her family must not look at the news. If it makes her fans upset think about the princes.
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I don't think Princess Diana legacy will be fixed in the public memory as folly. I agree with you zhontella. I just want this inquest to be over and that Diana can rest in peace-it is over 10 years now that she has died and her family must not look at the news. If it makes her fans upset think about the princes.

Speaking only for myself, my view of Diana will not be changed in any way by this inquest. I firmly believe the inquest is truly because Mohammed al Fayed refuses to accept that it is a tragic accident caused by a drunk driver.

I see the Princess as a human being now, with faults, but I still believe that down deep she was a good person with a huge heart that wanted to help people.
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Paul Burrell's website is down for updates. I wonder if he will mention being at the inquest last week.
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........snipped..........I firmly believe the inquest is truly because Mohammed al Fayed refuses to accept that it is a tragic accident caused by a drunk driver..........snipped.........
Yes I agree with your views on the inquest and sadly Al-Fayed will STILL not let it go if (predictably) an "accidental death "verdict is returned
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Yes I agree with your views on the inquest and sadly Al-Fayed will STILL not let it go if (predictably) an "accidental death "verdict is returned
I hope for Mr. al Fayed's well being that he can let go if the verdict is an accident. What else can he do? He is a sad character. I believe this tragic lose of son has made him emotionally and mentally sick and probably taken a toll on his marriage. Losing children tragically sometimes hurts the family.
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I hope for Mr. al Fayed's well being that he can let go if the verdict is an accident. What else can he do? He is a sad character. I believe this tragic lose of son has made him emotionally and mentally sick and probably taken a toll on his marriage. Losing children tragically sometimes hurts the family.
I hope so too, I think he is so stuck in the grief cycle that he can't move forward I hope for his sake he can accept the fact that he needs help, whatever form it might take, if he is unable to "let it go"
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IMO, Mr Fayed seems to be his own worst enemy. He wanted a British passport so badly. He lavished on the BRF members, through sponsorships of polo matches and courting the Spencers. It backfired when he got caught bribing members of parliament. He tried to engineer a union between his son and Diana. Then the car crash ended that dream. With all the accusations his team has advanced, no one has really investigated his role leading up to the crash. I have read claims that Dodi had gotten approval from Fayed himself about the "escape" plan that night. I just wonder if some of his drive now to pin the blame on the BRF has more to do with his own guilt. I've seen a few extensive interviews he's given before before and after the crash. He doesn't strike me as someone who would have owned up to his own shortcomings.
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I hope for Mr. al Fayed's well being that he can let go if the verdict is an accident. What else can he do? He is a sad character. I believe this tragic lose of son has made him emotionally and mentally sick and probably taken a toll on his marriage. Losing children tragically sometimes hurts the family.
Unfortunately, it is possible that he will go on to appeal the verdict. He will probably cite that his representative was not allowed to call or question all the witnesses he wanted to.
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So the priest said he wasn't sure to Burrell's query (which sounds like the priest didn't really want to say NO to Burrell), but when a bunch of priests talked about the question they "laughed it off." Just as I thought, if the question had been thought out by Diana and Burrell, they would have realized this wasn't realistic.
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An interesting article on Diana's place in the press through the years :

BBC NEWS | UK | In the media limelight 10 years on

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Indeed it is a very interesting article.
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I think it is tragic the way Diana died, and the way this Inquest carries on is really not a service to her; it is Al-Fayed's obsession to get back or even with the British Establishment. If it wasn't so annoying it would be mildly humoruous.
While no big fan of Diana, Princess of Wales, I will admit that she brought awareness to some good causes (land mine and AIDS, to name two) and she helped to give eating disorders some much needed attention. I think that it is only fitting that she be remembered for these things rather than this Inquest--regardless of what I thought about her decisions and her behavior--out of respect for her children this Inquest should end.
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I think it is tragic the way Diana died, and the way this Inquest carries on is really not a service to her; it is Al-Fayed's obsession to get back or even with the British Establishment. If it wasn't so annoying it would be mildly humoruous.
While no big fan of Diana, Princess of Wales, I will admit that she brought awareness to some good causes (land mine and AIDS, to name two) and she helped to give eating disorders some much needed attention. I think that it is only fitting that she be remembered for these things rather than this Inquest--regardless of what I thought about her decisions and her behavior--out of respect for her children this Inquest should end.
Under British law this inquest must be held. It's just sad that her private life (regardless of how much she wanted 'public" by way of alerting the Press) is being held up for inspection
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I think it is tragic the way Diana died, and the way this Inquest carries on is really not a service to her; it is Al-Fayed's obsession to get back or even with the British Establishment. If it wasn't so annoying it would be mildly humoruous.
While no big fan of Diana, Princess of Wales, I will admit that she brought awareness to some good causes (land mine and AIDS, to name two) and she helped to give eating disorders some much needed attention. I think that it is only fitting that she be remembered for these things rather than this Inquest--regardless of what I thought about her decisions and her behavior--out of respect for her children this Inquest should end.
That's really nice saying, jcabcode.

About the eating disorders, I think she not only helped to give it needed attention, but also did a little more help.
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That's really nice saying, jcabcode.

About the eating disorders, I think she not only helped to give it needed attention, but also did a little more help.
BBC NEWS | Have Your Say | The day Diana called me
Thanks for posting the link . That's a great experience and it shows once again that Diana didn't do everything in order to bring attention only on herself. She really was a caring person.
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Thanks for posting the link . That's a great experience and it shows once again that Diana didn't do everything in order to bring attention only on herself. She really was a caring person.
This link is just next to the bbc article you posted. So maybe you should also thank yourself.

About the craving attention stuff. From the bbc graph, just compare the number from the last ten year to that of 1996, do anyone believe that Diana need to do anything herself to get the attention?
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This link is just next to the bbc article you posted. So maybe you should also thank yourself.

About the craving attention stuff. From the bbc graph, just compare the number from the last ten year to that of 1996, do anyone believe that Diana need to do anything herself to get the attention?
Well once you're dead, there's very few you can do to keep monopolizing attention. That's really incredible with Diana because it's not only about the money you may have got from a picture but more about the pride you can get by saying : "I shook the hand of Princess Diana" or "I saw her walking next to me in the street". And if Diana had such 'success' in the world, it's because people wanted it. If they didn't give a damn about her she would be already forgotten or wouldn't have been noticed at all in her lifetime.
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