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Old 08-14-2005, 02:10 PM
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I think I was like Queen Mother. I truly felt like I had lost a friend. Even today I think it's so sad that we don't know what kind of new fashions she's wearing, what kind of trouble she's getting into, what fun she's having with her children...

I have a huge Royal Family collection that I've been building since about 1972, going back all the way to Victoria. But I won't buy anything Charles and Camilla. I guess I'll deal with that situation, but I just don't want reminders of it in my house (aside from my addictions, the magazines Royalty and Majesty). I haven't decided what I'll do if Charles is crowned -- but I'll go crazy for William's and Harry's weddings, etc.
i going with you!

because im not big fans of Camilla! but im still big fans of Diana and William because i wont buy collection of Camilla! but i wanted to remind of Diana very much!

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What do you guys think of her grave? Do you think it is suitable? It is kind of sad cuz she is all alone on that grave. I kind of think that maybe years from now they will put her in a royal tomb. Maybe WIlliam will see to that or maybe it is best to leave the grave alone.
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Old 08-14-2005, 03:42 PM
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What do you guys think of her grave? Do you think it is suitable? It is kind of sad cuz she is all alone on that grave. I kind of think that maybe years from now they will put her in a royal tomb. Maybe WIlliam will see to that or maybe it is best to leave the grave alone.
For now, I think it is suitable. She is where no one can bother her anymore. I think being buried on that small island in the middle of that lake is beautiful. With no marker, no one can fly over Althorp and take tabloid pics of her grave site. It is disgusting what those evil people will do to make money!

Anywhere Diana could have been publicly buried, it would be a madhouse!! As much as I would want to pay my respects to her, I can understand not having her grave look like Jim Morrison's in France. That is just too crazy. (Also not that Jim Morrison can be compared to Diana!)
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Old 08-14-2005, 03:46 PM
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I really don't care where her grave is, I just hope and pray that where ever she is, she is happy.That woman deserves all the heavens and more.May God rest her soul in peace.:):):)
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Old 08-14-2005, 04:03 PM
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What do you guys think of her grave? Do you think it is suitable? It is kind of sad cuz she is all alone on that grave. I kind of think that maybe years from now they will put her in a royal tomb. Maybe WIlliam
I think it's a peaceful place, not sad. When Diana and her brother Charles were younger, they used to play on that island (when they came to visit their grandparents, since they didn't live there until much later). It was also where the Spencer children buried their pets, so she isn't really all alone.
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Old 08-14-2005, 04:08 PM
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I really don't care where her grave is, I just hope and pray that where ever she is, she is happy.That woman deserves all the heavens and more.May God rest her soul in peace.:):):)
That is what all of us wish for here!!

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What do you guys think of her grave? Do you think it is suitable? It is kind of sad cuz she is all alone on that grave. I kind of think that maybe years from now they will put her in a royal tomb. Maybe WIlliam

I think it's a peaceful place, not sad. When Diana and her brother Charles were younger, they used to play on that island (when they came to visit their grandparents, since they didn't live there until much later). It was also where the Spencer children buried their pets, so she isn't really all alone.
I wonder if Diana's beloved guinea pig, Peanuts, is buried up there? She won a prize for him at a school pet contest!!
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Yeah you guys are right, especially with not having a marked grave. I never thought of that. Thanks.
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What I thought of was, if they had buried her at Althorp where people could visit, it would be a little like Graceland.

And Earl Spencer was concerned that placing her in the church crypt with their father and ancestors would have placed a huge burden on the people in the village and the church. (And think of the security precautions that would have to be taken.)

It was probably a reasonable thing to do.
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Old 08-14-2005, 06:32 PM
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Thank You Alicky!!

I want to send out a great big thank you to Alicky for helping me get my Diana pics together in my profile. Alicky has been kind of enough to do it for me because I am a dork with paint programs on computers and my paint program is old. Thanks to Alicky for helping a Diana fan!!!:) :) :)
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I remember waiting in the rain for her to emerge from a luncheon. She was about to get into the limousine when one of the four women who had stayed with me when everyone had left, shouted out " Princess Diana, we have something for your boys. " That was all she needed to hear to stop her in her tracks. She gave her pocketbook to her lady in waiting and came over. I can still remember looking into her eyes and hearing her say " thank you for staying. It is very nice to meet you. " I can remember her reaching to shake my outstretched hand. My life has never been the same.
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I wonder if Diana's beloved guinea pig, Peanuts, is buried up there? She won a prize for him at a school pet contest!!
she was so cute!
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Old 08-14-2005, 11:57 PM
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I remember waiting in the rain for her to emerge from a luncheon. She was about to get into the limousine when one of the four women who had stayed with me when everyone had left, shouted out " Princess Diana, we have something for your boys. " That was all she needed to hear to stop her in her tracks. She gave her pocketbook to her lady in waiting and came over. I can still remember looking into her eyes and hearing her say " thank you for staying. It is very nice to meet you. " I can remember her reaching to shake my outstretched hand. My life has never been the same.

WOW!! You met her!! How lucky you are to have met her and see her for yourself.
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Old 08-16-2005, 07:12 AM
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What I thought of was, if they had buried her at Althorp where people could visit, it would be a little like Graceland.

And Earl Spencer was concerned that placing her in the church crypt with their father and ancestors would have placed a huge burden on the people in the village and the church. (And think of the security precautions that would have to be taken.)

It was probably a reasonable thing to do.
Personally I think her being buried at Althorp must make it difficult for William & Harry to visit. Especially during the months the estate is open to the public. I don't think they are close to their uncle and, besides that, the security would be nightmarish. I think it would have been much more appropriate for her to have been buried at Frogmore which is private and where they could go without the public & security problems. Either that or the crypt in St Georges Chapel which is open to the public anyway but there are times when Windsor Castle is not open & they could go there freely.
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Old 08-18-2005, 01:19 PM
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Personally I think her being buried at Althorp must make it difficult for William & Harry to visit. Especially during the months the estate is open to the public. I don't think they are close to their uncle and, besides that, the security would be nightmarish. I think it would have been much more appropriate for her to have been buried at Frogmore which is private and where they could go without the public & security problems. Either that or the crypt in St Georges Chapel which is open to the public anyway but there are times when Windsor Castle is not open & they could go there freely.
It is an interesting thought Wymanda, but IMO neither the Queen nor the Spencers wanted her buried at a royal site. Although Diana is the mother of a future king, I don't think for one minute the Queen would have her in St. George's Chapel with her beloved father, mother, sister, and other royals. Diana was no longer a royal to the Windsors at the time of her death. The Queen would not put Diana in such a "sacred" place as her beloved father.

It is deplorable that William and Harry cannot visit their Mother as much as they might wish to due to their relations with their uncle and the estate being opened for a couple of months each year. Earl Spencer does not have the monopoly on Diana as he would like to think and I think he has been shameful in her exploitation.

However with all that being said, I still think Althorp is the best site for Diana to be buried at right now. She is in a place that she loved and no prying eyes can get onto that little island or look from the sky and snap endless photos.
When William becomes King, I think things will change.
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Old 08-18-2005, 03:15 PM
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Another thing to consider, is where would Diana have wanted to rest? I doubt she would have wanted to be with the Royals.
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but IMO neither the Queen nor the Spencers wanted her buried at a royal site. Although Diana is the mother of a future king, I don't think for one minute the Queen would have her in St. George's Chapel with her beloved father, mother, sister, and other royals. Diana was no longer a royal to the Windsors at the time of her death. The Queen would not put Diana in such a "sacred" place as her beloved father.
I think I remember reading somewhere that the Queen wanted Diana buried at Frogmore, but Diana's brother insisted on Althorp.
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However with all that being said, I still think Althorp is the best site for Diana to be buried at right now. She is in a place that she loved and no prying eyes can get onto that little island or look from the sky and snap endless photos.
When William becomes King, I think things will change.
Perhaps it's better if she is just left where she is. I wouldn't imagine the Spencer family being keen on her removal from the family estate, and the prospect of an exhumation and reburial (at Frogmore or St Georges) would verge on the macabre. Maybe the phrase "rest in peace" should mean just that.
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I think I remember reading somewhere that the Queen wanted Diana buried at Frogmore, but Diana's brother insisted on Althorp.
I read this was not true. The Queen did not take a position on where Diana should be buried, believing it was a matter for the Spencers to decide, provided Prince William didn't object, which he did not.

Both Prince William and Prince Harry have visited the burial site at Althorp privately and are free to do so anytime they wish. From what I understand, however, the rest of the royal family is not welcome.

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Although Diana is the mother of a future king, I don't think for one minute the Queen would have her in St. George's Chapel with her beloved father, mother, sister, and other royals. Diana was no longer a royal to the Windsors at the time of her death. The Queen would not put Diana in such a "sacred" place as her beloved father.
There is no evidence to indicate the Queen would have had any objection to Diana being buried at Frogmore with a service at St. George's Chapel, which is actually what she would have been entitled to under protocol even if she had still been married to Prince Charles. She had no right to a semi-state occasion at Westminster Abbey, which was granted by the Queen and the Prime Minister after it was clear the public would demand suitable honours for the mother of a future king.
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There is no evidence to indicate the Queen would have had any objection to Diana being buried at Frogmore with a service at St. George's Chapel, which is actually what she would have been entitled to under protocol even if she had still been married to Prince Charles. She had no right to a semi-state occasion at Westminster Abbey, which was granted by the Queen and the Prime Minister after it was clear the public would demand suitable honours for the mother of a future king.
She deserved that funeral, if not under Royal Protocol, but for what she had accomplished in her short life and being William and Harry's Mum!.

Sometimes Royal Protocol is not the answer to everything! That is what the House of Windsor fails to realize.
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Personally I think her being buried at Althorp must make it difficult for William & Harry to visit. Especially during the months the estate is open to the public. I don't think they are close to their uncle and, besides that, the security would be nightmarish. I think it would have been much more appropriate for her to have been buried at Frogmore which is private and where they could go without the public & security problems. Either that or the crypt in St Georges Chapel which is open to the public anyway but there are times when Windsor Castle is not open & they could go there freely.
I don't know that Diana would have given it much thought, given that she was so young. But we all know how intensely proud she was of her Spencer heritage. At the end I'm not sure how reconciled she was with the Windsors; at times she seemed to feel that the Windsors were her enemies. Would she have wanted to rest among those people?

As for her children, I'm sure Earl Spencer would let them visit when they wished. (Obviously, not during the days in July and August when visitors are.)

But the boys' opportunities for visiting would have been limited anyway, by the fact that they were away in school or travelling soon after Diana's death. (I think that most children in mourning would tend to visit more right after the death.)
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