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Old 09-01-2017, 11:30 PM
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Her life will be rehashed, debated, dissected etc etc for the rest of time due to the damage she did to the BRF as well as the good she did in other ways. She is now a figure in history and, like Anne Boleyn, will be discussed, taught and researched for the rest of time so these sorts of stories will still be appearing 100, 200, 500, 1000 years from now.
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Old 09-02-2017, 04:28 AM
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Thank you for telling me that as I did not know that and it shows me that there is so little to really talk about and how sad that this is still going on with very little thought of what to say anymore, it is a repeat of repeat again and again and that is such a waste as there is more to life then one person regardless of whom she was married to or what she did........some just can't get over her passing it seems and are stuck in time way back when...moving on here...........
well she's a historical figure, to some controversial, to others' beloved. I think that any historical figure is going to be discussed and debated. there is plety of talk on the web and in life about people, and other people, can't see the point of it. I cant' see the point of discussing sports, but I don't go on a sports forum. if you don't want to talk abot Diana, there are other royals. But why not complain that THEY are dead or not interesting?
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Old 09-02-2017, 04:29 AM
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^ Saying in her NOTORIOUS interview 'he shouldn't be King' seems a crystal clear 'write off' to me...
She did not say he shouldn't be king. She said that she thought that the position would be limiting for him.
And it is not denigrating his work to say that. She never said such a thing.
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Old 09-02-2017, 04:44 AM
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Just a silly question here.........what day is today? Sept 1, 2017, isn't it time to move on from this Diana tirade that has been going on now for how many months, years and generations............honestly I really don't think there is anything left of her to talk about anymore, and YES I know we all have our own opinions here and can voice them......yet she has been pulled apart, upside down, inside out, turned every which way, buried and the reopened again, taken apart and put back together and then taken apart again.......what is left of this poor soul to talk about, drag down, build up, turn around and again and again and then doctored all over again.........and still someone finds something else to cut up and chew up and spit out again and again..........poor lady must be laughing her head off at all the silliness that goes on about her life from above. Her boys must so be wanting to breath a breath of fresh air now that the time of her passing has past and all can move on peacefully or some not........... for they live their life through her only each day......

My deepest apologizes to everyone here and to the mods for my tirade on this subject....hiding in my deep part of the earth so you can't find me...
I actually quite enjoyed it!

But the whole point of a forum is to discuss whatever the subject is surely? There are open threads here which are donkeys years old which is wonderful! As already posted, Diana is a royal historical figure so not to include her would be to say, at the least rude and at best a bit weird!

This has been a special Anniversary so yes, more to say, but Diana isn't going away. Diana will long outlive this forum!!
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Old 09-02-2017, 07:52 AM
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I actually quite enjoyed it!

But the whole point of a forum is to discuss whatever the subject is surely? There are open threads here which are donkeys years old which is wonderful! As already posted, Diana is a royal historical figure so not to include her would be to say, at the least rude and at best a bit weird!

This has been a special Anniversary so yes, more to say, but Diana isn't going away. Diana will long outlive this forum!!
I agree with the concept that Diana always will be a focus on discussion for years to come. In her 36 years, she did make a huge impact on the world around her and her work and her legacy live on through her sons. Even the not so good aspects of Diana have had their impact and wrought changes in various ways.

One thing I wish could happen though is that when discussing Diana, the focus remains on her and not the other casts of characters that surrounded her life. Of course they influenced and brought to the surface many facets of Diana that we wouldn't have known about had they not happened but if we keep a focus on Diana in Diana threads, Charles in Charles threads and so forth. It keeps things neater for intelligent discussion when there's no blame game being played or throwing stones or pinning labels based on personal opinion on the casts of characters in Diana's life.

We need to remain objective if we really want to delve into the persona of Diana, Princess of Wales. Seeing things from all angles gives us more pieces of the puzzle to see a complete picture.
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Old 09-02-2017, 08:03 AM
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Now you have peaked my interest so what *pieces of the puzzle of Diana are missing* for from reading all the books, seeing all the movies, reading various forums, newspapers, magazines and TV shows and all the zillion threads what is left to find? Anything missing please let me know......just curious as to the hidden missing puzzle pieces.......maybe I need new reading glasses .....
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Old 09-02-2017, 08:33 AM
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No missing pieces that I know of. If one is going to really get to *know* a historical figure, it pays to research all angles. One thing about Diana is that there is plenty out there. Some trash her, some praise her, some look at her from a psychological point of view and some look at her in the historical date and time manner. Some think she's a saint and some think she's a sinner and some even think she was loony tunes. Some people, like me before I came here, saw Diana through the front pages of tabloids at the supermarket

If we look at her from all different angles objectively and without bias, its then that the whole picture can start to be put together.
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Old 09-02-2017, 09:58 AM
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No missing pieces that I know of. If one is going to really get to *know* a historical figure, it pays to research all angles. One thing about Diana is that there is plenty out there. Some trash her, some praise her, some look at her from a psychological point of view and some look at her in the historical date and time manner. Some think she's a saint and some think she's a sinner and some even think she was loony tunes. Some people, like me before I came here, saw Diana through the front pages of tabloids at the supermarket

If we look at her from all different angles objectively and without bias, its then that the whole picture can start to be put together.
I simply saw the late Princess of Wales as human. I think it frustrated her that people didn't see her as a human being.

People don't really think of royalty as human beings. They see them as these programmed machines; who's only job is to serve others, with no life, wants or desires of their own. That kind of royalty only exist in children's fantasy books.

Diana was a human being just like the rest of us. She did what was required of her as the Princess of Wales and future Queen. She fully understood the job, but she also wanted to be happy in her personal life. That's where the struggle came in.
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Old 09-02-2017, 01:31 PM
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I agree with the concept that Diana always will be a focus on discussion for years to come. In her 36 years, she did make a huge impact on the world around her and her work and her legacy live on through her sons. Even the not so good aspects of Diana have had their impact and wrought changes in various ways.

We need to remain objective if we really want to delve into the persona of Diana, Princess of Wales. Seeing things from all angles gives us more pieces of the puzzle to see a complete picture.
its hard not to discuss Diana and thik of her marriage, her realtionsship with the rest of the RF, her sons, and also her relationships with men and other friends. People don't exist in isolation..
But it does sadden me that in latter years people go on about her love relationships and marriage problems almost to the exclusion of all elese.
And I admit that I tink that there has been "overkill" if its not a horrible expression, in the amount of stuff that has come up in the press and TV etc about her. I admired her, even loved her, but there was little that was new in the coverage and much that was speculative.. and there was simply too much of it. I find it hard to understand too, how people can apparenlty be "really really upset" 20 years after the death of someone they didn't really know.. I can understand feeling a little sad, yes, but it seems that there are some people who are acting as if it was "major grief" stil...
and what also seems hard to understand are the people who continue to bash her unfairly, 20 years on...
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Old 09-02-2017, 02:59 PM
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Thank you most of all Denville for your last comment here about Diana, and yes there has been a huge *overkill* on her this time around.....good grief it got to be almost like everyone was in a trance about her, an obsession maybe.

The BRF does consists of more then one person anywhere, for a while no one could not talk about anyone in that family without bringing her into the picture, that was frustrating as there is lots of other people out there that do interesting work and face challenges each day.

I grew up with Diana and believe me I cared about her like almost everyone here and I have the books and saw all the shows and the magazine are still in boxes yet I never learned anything new about her here.

What is sad is that both the boys have to live with this bashing day in and day out of their mother......that to me is very cruel and hateful which I do not do. Just for me, I am going to leave her in peace and for me I am her go, for life is short as it is.....remembering as she was.....no need to carry this on for there is so much left to learn about all the royals and their history..not just one person makes a royal history.

Think I will go see what is going on with Cleopatra and how she is building that gorgeous temple in the desert.................
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Perfect summing up...

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Like many women, she entered wedlock in good faith, wore the dress, got the ring, and entered the marital home – only to discover that there was nothing there except betrayal, contempt and duty. The fabled love-bower was a piece of cheap cardboard advertising.


This is why so many still resent the Charles and Camilla situation.
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Am I alone in thinking the publics' reaction to Diana's death was quite selfish? To demand the RF leave William and Harry to publicly weep and morn an (at the time) ex member of the RF? Looking back at it all I feel deeply uncomfortable with the way the public demanded open weeping and mourning of a person they did not really know and the way this impacted upon two (at the time) young children.
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Old 09-02-2017, 09:03 PM
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Am I alone in thinking the publics' reaction to Diana's death was quite selfish? To demand the RF leave William and Harry to publicly weep and morn an (at the time) ex member of the RF? Looking back at it all I feel deeply uncomfortable with the way the public demanded open weeping and mourning of a person they did not really know and the way this impacted upon two (at the time) young children.
This only happened because it wasn't translated to the media and public that the family was taking the proper time to mourn and The Queen and Charles was consoling the boys at Balmoral. With no info, it came off like the royals didn't care about what had happened. That wasn't true though.

Diana touch many people's lives. Whether she met them personally or not, her sudden and tragic passing was very deeply felt. It's just that some wasn't used to seeing people mourn worldwide like that before. Even William and Harry have come to understand why people mourned their mother in such a way.

I was all the way here in America when I heard the news. Tears couldn't stop falling from my face for a while. I never met Diana, but I knew of her and the work she was doing as a senior royal.

We all go through loss, but there's something about losing a mother that's really hard to even think about. Especially if they're young and have their whole lives ahead of them. Mother's are the backbone of the family and once they're gone, it's like the sun goes out in ones life.

I thank The Prince of Wales and Princes William and Harry for sharing Diana with us all. No matter what went down privately, Charles chose a special person to be his first bride and mother of his two kids. Diana was a bright light in a dark world and the world hasn't been the same without her. We have moved on, but we'll never forget Diana.
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Old 09-02-2017, 09:16 PM
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Am I alone in thinking the publics' reaction to Diana's death was quite selfish? To demand the RF leave William and Harry to publicly weep and morn an (at the time) ex member of the RF? Looking back at it all I feel deeply uncomfortable with the way the public demanded open weeping and mourning of a person they did not really know and the way this impacted upon two (at the time) young children.
No you're not. Some people still demand it. they wanted to own Diana as much in death as when she was alive.

And now they want to own her sons.
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Old 09-02-2017, 09:35 PM
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What happened that week was manipulated by the media.

When the news first broke the media went to KP and the public turned on those members of the media who were there and called them 'murderers'.

The media had to react and had three options:

1. take the blame as they would have bought the photos and published them - not going to happen as it would affect their bottom line.

2. place the blame on her fans who would have bought the publications with the photos in them - again not going to happen as it would affect their bottom line then and forever more as they wouldn't be able to sell anything on Diana

3. place the blame somewhere else and the royals wouldn't fight back - so they turned the mob (and it was a mob being manipulated into their demands by the media) - against the royals.

Win-win for the media - they are still able to manipulate Diana's supporters, still able to sell anything with Diana, and turn the people whichever way they want. They are making fortunes off Diana to this day and so they won. The BRF took 20 years trying to recover from the Diana years and in two short months they are back to where they were in the depths in 1997 with Charles even lower than he was then in terms of popularity.

I have spoken to many people who were in London that week and they have all said that they felt that had to go into the streets and cry and scream - not necessarily what they wanted to do but 'everyone was doing it and if you weren't you were taken to task by others who were'. That is a 'mob mentality' - to have everyone else behaving like you are to justify you own behaviour.

That is why they had to have the princes walk - otherwise the mob may very well have turned on the royal family on the day of the funeral. There were rumours that there was going to be an assassination attempt on Charles that day.

Of course the Queen did the right thing. Why anyone needed to be told that the Queen and the rest of the family were helping the princes cope is beyond comprehension and shows just how the media manipulated the public. Any one with half a brain would have figured that out without needing to be told it by either the media or the BRF.
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Am I alone in thinking the publics' reaction to Diana's death was quite selfish? To demand the RF leave William and Harry to publicly weep and morn an (at the time) ex member of the RF? Looking back at it all I feel deeply uncomfortable with the way the public demanded open weeping and mourning of a person they did not really know and the way this impacted upon two (at the time) young children.
I believe the public would have been shocked and sad, but not riled up IF the press had not stirred things up to direct attention away from their culpability in her death.
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Thank you most of all Denville for your last comment here about Diana, and yes there has been a huge *overkill* on her this time around.....good grief it got to be almost like everyone was in a trance about her, an obsession maybe.

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well that's not quite what I meant. I am glad to discuss Diana but I find it very frustrating because one is caught between people who hated her and wont ever hear anything good of her.. and people who idolised her and criticise everything that's said about her unless it is 110% adoring of her.

So one gets to have to make the same points overand again and can never have a decent interesting discussion.
And IMO the boys started the whole "Remember Diana" movement in the past few months. I am glad that they wanted to pay tribute to her but I think that they did it in such a way, that it did not come off very well. It seems to me to have generated more heat and controversy than enligthenment about her.
THe Press would have of course gone on with their talking about her, as long as she "sells" but to make the whole story sell again, they had to embroider repeat with a slight twist and exaggerate.

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Am I alone in thinking the publics' reaction to Diana's death was quite selfish? To demand the RF leave William and Harry to publicly weep and morn an (at the time) ex member of the RF? Looking back at it all I feel deeply uncomfortable with the way the public demanded open weeping and mourning of a person they did not really know and the way this impacted upon two (at the time) young children.
Huh? Who said that they were asked "to leave Will and Harry"? All that was asked was that one flet that the RF had SOME decent modicum of sorrow for one of thteir relatives even if she was not married to C any more or if she was at times at odds with them.

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No you're not. Some people still demand it. they wanted to own Diana as much in death as when she was alive.

And now they want to own her sons.
Not a bit of it. I don't particurlary like the boys, "just because they are Diana's sons" or for their own sake. Diana is a public figure now part of history.. and it is understandable that the public who liked or loved her, will wnt to read about her..
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Thank you most of all Denville for your last comment here about Diana, and yes there has been a huge *overkill* on her this time around.....good grief it got to be almost like everyone was in a trance about her, an obsession maybe.

The BRF does consists of more then one person anywhere, for a while no one could not talk about anyone in that family without bringing her into the picture, that was frustrating as there is lots of other people out there that do interesting work and face challenges each day.

I grew up with Diana and believe me I cared about her like almost everyone here and I have the books and saw all the shows and the magazine are still in boxes yet I never learned anything new about her here.

What is sad is that both the boys have to live with this bashing day in and day out of their mother......that to me is very cruel and hateful which I do not do. Just for me, I am going to leave her in peace and for me I am her go, for life is short as it is.....remembering as she was.....no need to carry this on for there is so much left to learn about all the royals and their history..not just one person makes a royal history.

Think I will go see what is going on with Cleopatra and how she is building that gorgeous temple in the desert.................
I think part of the outpouring of collective grief we witnessed 20 years ago was as much about the senseless WASTE as anything else. The last few weeks have reminded us that the waste is no LESS senseless, now.
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Any early death is tragic and there is a sense of waste, that the person's potential hasn't been fully used, that they haven't had enough life to achieve more happiness.
and I'm still sad about Diana, but I am not upset the way I was 20 years ago when she had just died. Even her sons probably don't feel that same awful grief now that they did when they were first experiencing her loss..
but some people on various forums do seem to be acting like they are still in the same grieved state that they were at the time of her death. and that IMO is not a good thing. NOr IMO is it a good thing that some people continue to really bash her, now 20 years on. Yes she had her faults, She did stupid and wrong things and Its fair enough to criticise her.. but to go on bashing her?
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Any early death is tragic and there is a sense of waste, that the person's potential hasn't been fully used, that they haven't had enough life to achieve more happiness.
and I'm still sad about Diana, but I am not upset the way I was 20 years ago when she had just died. Even her sons probably don't feel that same awful grief now that they did when they were first experiencing her loss..
but some people on various forums do seem to be acting like they are still in the same grieved state that they were at the time of her death. and that IMO is not a good thing. NOr IMO is it a good thing that some people continue to really bash her, now 20 years on. Yes she had her faults, She did stupid and wrong things and Its fair enough to criticise her.. but to go on bashing her?
It isn't for any of us to gauge how others feel and grieve. I, like you, admit to still feeling sadness -I was surprised by the jolt I felt at seeing all the film of her which is being shown currently- but we have moved on. I'm certain -indeed I fervently hope -that her sons aren't still experiencing the depths of pain and grief they initially felt. We can't know what's happened in the lives of others which has prevented them from moving on, but you're correct that it's not a good thing. I certainly concur that the time for Diana bashing is over.
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