Originally Posted by LadyDiana
I put other because I am still learning of Diana's life, and I feel that she was a flawed yet misunderstood person.
For one why should someone automatically that someone is being needy for wanting their husband, it was her husband obviously he wasn't showing her any attention!
Also is there any actual proof of affairs, I'm not saying she's a saint, but other then maybe Barry Mannakee (spelling) again i'm still new but is there proof she really did cheat? As for that, granted it wasn't right for her to cheat either but, what do you expect her husband was obviously cheating on her since day one!
I think that going around and doing things for people doesn't always mean your doing it for publicity. Maybe it truly made her happy and gave her something to do.
Again i'm still new but I feel like there is way to much negativity directed towards her when if anything they should maybe be both blamed.
I think as we watch William and Harry grow in their lives, we're going to be seeing the best of both parents. Its the same with the York girls and Anne's kids.
I've flip flopped a lot on my opinion on Diana and I've really not registered a vote yet. I've posted yes.. but I've not really voted yet. There is a lot about Diana that I wish I was like and a lot about Diana I'm glad I'm not. In the long run I've never ever met Diana and know what only I've learned from the years and books and what folks say here. Her life was so scrutinized and followed that I think she had the bigger fishbowl than the entire BRF for the past century. '
What she did have was I think have a genuine interest in the human condition. Perhaps her childhood had a lot to do with that. When you need certain things, you find you're empathic to sensing those needs in other people.
Whether it be AIDS, bulimia, smallpox or just hungry on the streets, I do think she sensed the need. This is why I think Centrepoint is so important to William as is his work as a SAR. It reminds me of a song that's hauntingly appropiate here and to me it reflects both Diana and her sons.
Streets of London
Have you seen the old man
In the closed-down market
Kicking up the paper,
with his worn out shoes?
In his eyes you see no pride
Hand held loosely at his side
Yesterday's paper telling yesterday's news
Chorus: So how can you tell me you're lonely,
And say for you that the sun don't shine?
Let me take you by the hand and lead you through the streets of London
I'll show you something to make you change your mind
Have you seen the old girl
Who walks the streets of London
Dirt in her hair and her clothes in rags?
She's no time for talking,
She just keeps right on walking
Carrying her home in two carrier bags.
In the all night cafe
At a quarter past eleven
Same old man is sitting there on his own
Looking at the world
Over the rim of his tea-cup,
Each tea lasts an hour
Then he wanders home alone
Have you seen the old man
Outside the Seaman's Mission
Memory fading with the medal ribbons that he wears
In our winter city,
The rain cries a little pity
For one more forgotten hero
And a world that doesn't care
Now... on the other side.. and yes we need to remember there are two sides.
The marriage between Charles and Diana didn't work period. But one thing they both excelled at was being parents.
As far as the cheating goes we can't say with proof that Charles was cheating from day one. Charles remained close friends with both Camilla and Andrew after their marriage and is even godfather to their eldest son Tom.
Camilla and Charles I think have always had the natural intimacy of being close friends. IMO its that intimacy of being close friends that really set Diana on edge as its the intimacy she wished she had with Charles. The cheating part on both sides I do believe happened after there just wasn't any way they'd achieve intimacy.
What I did find touching is that Charles cared enough to travel to Paris to escort Diana home. He didn't have to. Charles is not the monster I think in that fiasco of a marriage. The marriage failed because of two people but the good thing is the sons carry the best of both.