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Old 02-15-2011, 01:03 PM
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How very interesting.
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Old 02-15-2011, 08:18 PM
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Yes, it was interesting. I disagree with the writer's view of Diana's panorama interview, though. That interview achieved nothing besides the end of her marriage. For those who already thought that Diana was some kind of paranoid egomaniac, the interview gave them the proof they needed. As for George VI, his speeches were for the benefit of the people of the UK and the Commonwealth. There weren't any references to his own personal problems, unlike there were in many of the speeches that Diana gave in the 1990s. I actually prefer her earlier speeches. She was indeed shy and rushed, but I preferred those speeches over the bold, look-at-me, speeches of the 90s.
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I felt that her later speeches held a lot more meaning than her earlier one's. I know her 1992 or 1993 speech on bulimia was very inspirational to a few of my friends who suffer from eating disorders.
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Did Diana's speech about bulimia help them to recover?


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I know her 1992 or 1993 speech on bulimia was very inspirational to a few of my friends who suffer from eating disorders.
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There weren't any references to his own personal problems, unlike there were in many of the speeches that Diana gave in the 1990s. I actually prefer her earlier speeches. She was indeed shy and rushed, but I preferred those speeches over the bold, look-at-me, speeches of the 90s.
I appreciattee the point you are making. Perhaps I am being slightly harsh here, but IMO, in her later years, a lot of Diana's speeches were about Diana herself, rather than the specific issues she was talking about. I am not suggesting that she did not care about the causes she was supporting, but there was an over riding desire to manage her image and sending out covert (and sometiems overt) messages that was probably paramount.
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Did Diana's speech about bulimia help them to recover?
Well in a way, but the support of their friends, family, and a psychiatrist are helping them on their path to recovery. They felt ashamed to suffer from the disease and that shame prevented them from coming to me and others for help. So hearing Diana's speech on Anorexia & Bulimia, reading books such as Little Girl Blue: The Life of Karen Carpenter, and Portia De Rossi's Unbearable Lightness, inspired them to seek help and to not feel shame. I am very happy that my two friends are getting help and are on the road to recovery.
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I'm glad to hear that your friends are doing better, sirhon.
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Well in a way, but the support of their friends, family, and a psychiatrist are helping them on their path to recovery. They felt ashamed to suffer from the disease and that shame prevented them from coming to me and others for help.
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Yes, and her tone was more strident as well. I don't think that her role as Princess of Wales was to lecture people, but that's what her speeches came across as at times.

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I am not suggesting that she did not care about the causes she was supporting, but there was an over riding desire to manage her image and sending out covert (and sometiems overt) messages that was probably paramount.
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Old 09-19-2011, 03:32 PM
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I hadn't heard the Diana-and-Grace story with so many details before, and I'd always imagined the conversation taking place at the poetry venue, not at Buckingham Palace. I found the Barrymore story more disturbing, particularly that Diana didn't want his wife around when she talked with him. That should have been a red flag.

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I've always loved this story about Princess Grace and the then Lady Diana; it shows the remarkable qualities of each woman in very vivid lights. Diana's combination of vulnerability and bravado along with Grace's calm serenity, charm and sense of humour. I doubt anything could have made Lady Diana calm down as much as Grace's ironic but understanding comment.
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I found these two stories very interesting. Grace meant so much to Diana, it was a proud moment for the princess when she attended the funeral of her mentor.
I was also happy to read that Barrymore came out of the closet with Diana's support. Not every man and woman has that support when he or she chooses to come out.
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The Princess's Speech: How George VI & Princess Di Faced Similar Challenges

I really enjoyed this article,thanks for sharing!
And how true: I told her that Charles could not, in a million years, match what she had -- one of the most inherently compelling and charismatic personalities I had ever encountered.
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I found these two stories very interesting. Grace meant so much to Diana, it was a proud moment for the princess when she attended the funeral of her mentor.
I found the first hard to believe. What young woman with the world at her feet and dressed daringly by her favourite Designers would be wearing a dress two sizes too small. That is a recipe for stress for Diana and potential ruin to the designers who couldn't even get her size right! But it sure made good press!

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I was also happy to read that Barrymore came out of the closet with Diana's support. Not every man and woman has that support when he or she chooses to come out.
I was more than a little surprised. Not wanting his wife there when she must have been aware of what was going on, like others, sends up red flags for me.
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I found the first hard to believe. What young woman with the world at her feet and dressed daringly by her favourite Designers would be wearing a dress two sizes too small. That is a recipe for stress for Diana and potential ruin to the designers who couldn't even get her size right! But it sure made good press!

I was more than a little surprised. Not wanting his wife there when she must have been aware of what was going on, like others, sends up red flags for me.
I agree. Two sizes too small? And I read that Charles wanted her to change the dress but she refused. I think by the time Grace went to calm her down Diana had realized what an embarrassing situation she had put herself into. Exhibitionism evident at the very start - that back-fired - but totally in-keeping with the fact that she was a teenager and would make such a choice. Teenagers do that sort of thing. (Sadly, though, she never grew out of it and she would always define herself sexually).

The second story shows Diana not a little crass - 'wifey'? And this is the woman who would point fingers at others? 'Three in a marriage' and all that? Ouch!
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I remember hearing this story years ago and took it with as much a grain of salt as I do now.
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Of course there are those who'll wish to believe it, and choose to believe it.

Anyone can say what they like when a persons dead. Theres no one to clarify or dispell their comments.
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I find it hard to believe Diana would actually star in that film - or any film for that matter.
As Kevin Costner said himself, she was going to actually do it; they were just talking about a possible sequel.
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I'm inclined to believe it. Now that would've been something to see!
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