The Royal Forums Coat of Arms


Join The Royal Forums Today
Closed Thread
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
  #321  
Old 05-14-2006, 05:38 PM
Aristocracy
 
Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: Gordonville, United States
Posts: 194
Quote:
Originally Posted by Lady Jean
These photos are great.
What was the event when she is depicted in the summer/fall 1984 with a bright blue sweater, plaid skirt, and is leaving a building (hospital?) on what looks like a private visit, she looks serious or sad. Her long hair is back in barrettes or combs. These pictures are in the photo album in the first post of the "Diana with long hair" thread.
Wearing the bright blue sweater and plaid skirt, she was visiting one of her sisters in the hospital, who had just given birth. It was in November; I think the baby was born Nov. 10. I'll have to check on which sister it was.

Quote:
Originally Posted by Lady Jean
These photos are great.
What was the event when she is depicted in the summer/fall 1984 with a bright blue sweater, plaid skirt, and is leaving a building (hospital?) on what looks like a private visit, she looks serious or sad. Her long hair is back in barrettes or combs. These pictures are in the photo album in the first post of the "Diana with long hair" thread.
Okay, I found the info. I was remembering the date wrong. According to Young Royals mag Jan/Feb 85, Diana's sister Lady Sarah McCorquodale gave birth to a son on November 17, 1984. Diana visited her at St. Mary's Hospital, Paddington. This was when she wore the blue sweater and plaid skirt, with her hair in the 40's "Veronica Lake" style. I'm assuming the visit was on the 17th or 18th.
__________________

  #322  
Old 05-14-2006, 07:27 PM
Nobility
 
Join Date: Nov 2003
Location: _, United States
Posts: 453
Thank you so much for checking this so quickly. Another mystery (for me) solved!
__________________

  #323  
Old 05-14-2006, 08:08 PM
Squidgy's Avatar
Serene Highness
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: Ottawa, Canada
Posts: 1,148
Quote:
Originally Posted by umbrellagirl
Okay, I found the info. I was remembering the date wrong. According to Young Royals mag Jan/Feb 85, Diana's sister Lady Sarah McCorquodale gave birth to a son on November 17, 1984. Diana visited her at St. Mary's Hospital, Paddington. This was when she wore the blue sweater and plaid skirt, with her hair in the 40's "Veronica Lake" style. I'm assuming the visit was on the 17th or 18th.
Great detective work Umbrellagirl! :) You're very close with the date - I have it as Nov. 19th from a newspaper article I have. I didn't always like Diana with her hair long, but I thought she looked nice on this day.
  #324  
Old 05-14-2006, 09:34 PM
Nobility
 
Join Date: Nov 2003
Location: _, United States
Posts: 453
Please continue the post the newspaper pictures! :) Also the black and white photography is a nice change (I think the b and w photos in the wonderful "Unseen Archives" book are just as good as the color ones).
I'm sure I'm not the only one who loves seeing these "events," no matter how mundane (driving in her car, shopping) and learning more about her.
  #325  
Old 05-15-2006, 04:02 PM
Aristocracy
 
Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: Gordonville, United States
Posts: 194
Re:The Aug. 1, 1984, shopping photo (post 118 above):
That blue dress looks to me as if it's cut on the exact same pattern as the pink one (except maybe the sleeves are a bit shorter--or just pushed up?)
I wonder why she didn't wear the blue dress more often, and give the pink one a rest. She wore it so much that summer.
She also wore both those dresses when she was NOT pregnant. Remember, she wore the pink one to Carolyn Pride Bartholomew's wedding on Sep. 3, 1982. And at polo in Australia on Easter Sunday, Apr. 3, 1983, she wore a blue dress that appears to me to be this one, although she wore a blazer over it so the sleeves can't be seen.
  #326  
Old 05-15-2006, 07:24 PM
Nobility
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Somewhere not Interesting, Canada
Posts: 289
Thank you to all of you who found these pictures. I don't know why I thought of it but I just realized looking through some of my old Diana books that there were very very few pictures taken during that two month time period. Oddly it seems that Diana did more engagments during William's pregnancy than she did when pregnant will Harry. She seemed to be off duty between mid July 1984 until October 1984.

Thanks again!!

OK, after looking over the pictures I noticed two things:

1. how small Diana was during her pregnancy, she didn't show anywhere but her belly

2. how much personal tragedy happened to Diana in 1984 with two deaths in the family.
  #327  
Old 05-15-2006, 07:29 PM
Nobility
 
Join Date: Nov 2003
Location: _, United States
Posts: 453
I thought her pregnancy with William was more difficult yet she did carry out many engagements.

Not much has been said about her uncle's suicide and how it affected her. I would have thought that would have been covered more by her various biographers, but maybe for once a delicate subject was left alone.
  #328  
Old 05-16-2006, 06:02 PM
Aristocracy
 
Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: Gordonville, United States
Posts: 194
Quote:
Originally Posted by Squidgy
Great detective work Umbrellagirl! :) You're very close with the date - I have it as Nov. 19th from a newspaper article I have. I didn't always like Diana with her hair long, but I thought she looked nice on this day.
I agree. In the summer and fall of 1984, when her hair was the longest it ever was, it seemed to me to be TOO MUCH hair. It was out of control. (Diana had very thick hair. She once said something like, "No matter how short they cut my hair, there's always a lot of it.") However, I did really like the so-called 40's hairstyle, with part of the hair pulled back at the sides and held by barrettes or combs. That was an utterly charming look.

P.S. Thank you for the definitive date of the hospital visit.:)
  #329  
Old 05-16-2006, 06:38 PM
Nobility
 
Join Date: Nov 2003
Location: _, United States
Posts: 453
The long hair was okay - I guess I prefer it to her c. 1991-1993 look which was too short and curly. My favorite hairstyles were the early K.Shanley days, the early days of the 1990 new style, and the last year of her life.
  #330  
Old 05-16-2006, 07:34 PM
Squidgy's Avatar
Serene Highness
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: Ottawa, Canada
Posts: 1,148
Quote:
Originally Posted by umbrellagirl
Re:The Aug. 1, 1984, shopping photo (post 118 above):
That blue dress looks to me as if it's cut on the exact same pattern as the pink one (except maybe the sleeves are a bit shorter--or just pushed up?)
I wonder why she didn't wear the blue dress more often, and give the pink one a rest. She wore it so much that summer.
She also wore both those dresses when she was NOT pregnant. Remember, she wore the pink one to Carolyn Pride Bartholomew's wedding on Sep. 3, 1982. And at polo in Australia on Easter Sunday, Apr. 3, 1983, she wore a blue dress that appears to me to be this one, although she wore a blazer over it so the sleeves can't be seen.
Yeah, the two dresses do look very similar in style. (And yes, the dress she wore in Australia at polo is the same as she wore on Aug 1 1984.)

You know, no matter how many times she wore it, I always loved the pink version. Maybe because the first picture I saw of her in it was such a delightful one. It was published in Life magazine in the fall of 1982. Diana is at Carolyn's wedding & she's leaning against the wall. Life's describtion of the picture: "Diana ... drew the usual admirers and responded with girlish toes-up delight."

I loved this picture. I was afraid that Diana, having just given birth to William and having been in the RF for over a year now, would start becoming formal, stiff, etc. But then I saw this picture and realized I had no reason to worry.

Photo: Keith Butler

  #331  
Old 05-16-2006, 07:41 PM
Squidgy's Avatar
Serene Highness
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: Ottawa, Canada
Posts: 1,148
Quote:
Originally Posted by Lady Jean
Not much has been said about her uncle's suicide and how it affected her. I would have thought that would have been covered more by her various biographers, but maybe for once a delicate subject was left alone.
Amazing isn't it that they could show some discretion?

I guess in the hopes of not turning the funeral into a circus, Buckingham Palace asked that Diana be allowed to attend the funeral in peace. There are a few photos from the funeral, but I'm hoping that it's just a case of one photographer being allowed to document her presence there.

Seeing Diana in the car at the funeral is so sad - she looks so lonely. I wonder why Charles didn't go with her? The RF usually don't have too many engagements in August.
  #332  
Old 05-17-2006, 09:41 PM
tenngirl's Avatar
Aristocracy
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: , United States
Posts: 116
This is so awesome to find out such detail about the events! Thank you so much for the cool pictures!

I have a question. If you have a funeral for someone, why do you also have a memorial service? Is this a British thing?

I ask because here in America, you have the funeral and then that is it. If the person was cremated, you might have a memorial service. But you only have one or the other.

I do think Diana looks so pretty at the second funeral. I miss her. There will NEVER be another Diana!
  #333  
Old 05-17-2006, 09:47 PM
Aristocracy
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: ., United States
Posts: 244
Quote:
Originally Posted by Lady Jean
The long hair was okay - I guess I prefer it to her c. 1991-1993 look which was too short and curly. My favorite hairstyles were the early K.Shanley days, the early days of the 1990 new style, and the last year of her life.
I agree, toward the end of her life her hair looked very good - with the exception of a greased back look I have seen photos of.
  #334  
Old 05-20-2006, 10:43 AM
Nobility
 
Join Date: Oct 2003
Location: Guangzhou, China
Posts: 391
Her uncle commited suicide. I never knew that. Does anyone know why he did it?


Quote:
Originally Posted by Lady Jean
I thought her pregnancy with William was more difficult yet she did carry out many engagements.

Not much has been said about her uncle's suicide and how it affected her. I would have thought that would have been covered more by her various biographers, but maybe for once a delicate subject was left alone.
  #335  
Old 05-20-2006, 02:24 PM
Nobility
 
Join Date: Nov 2003
Location: _, United States
Posts: 453
from Sally B. Smith's "Diana In Search of Herself":

"Edmund Roche ...the 5th Baron Fermoy..had a history of depression for which he sought treatment in 1969, but continued to suffer from black moods."
  #336  
Old 06-26-2006, 03:35 AM
tenngirl's Avatar
Aristocracy
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: , United States
Posts: 116
Question about an outfit

I am not sure where to put this question but I am a little confused about an outfit that Diana wore on the Canada tour in 1983. She was in Ottawa and cruised the waterway on the yacht Rideau. The book that I have describes the outfit as a round-necked turquoise dress and hat.

I thought at first it was the dress that she wore in Australia when she met the Prime Minister. The blue dress with the really pretty pleats? However, this outfit has sleeves to the elbow. Then I thought that it was the dress that she wore when she arrived in Australia with the big pointed collar. But I don't think it is that one, either!

I know some of you have the dates and outfits written down so I hope you can help me.

Once again, I apologize for putting the question here. Maybe we should start a thread of outfit questions????

Thanks for your help!
  #337  
Old 06-27-2006, 08:46 AM
msleiman's Avatar
Nobility
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Greenville, United States
Posts: 444
Quote:
Originally Posted by Squidgy
Tenngirl, it is that first outfit you were thinking of - what she wore to meet the Australian Prime Minister.
Just love the second picture. It show that at one time they did love each other.
  #338  
Old 06-27-2006, 07:08 PM
Squidgy's Avatar
Serene Highness
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: Ottawa, Canada
Posts: 1,148
I like that picture too Msleiman.:)

Tenngirl, you know, I never noticed that the sleeves were shortened by the time she wore this outfit in Canada. To be honest, it's one of my least favourite outfits of hers, so I really never looked closely. Good going!
  #339  
Old 06-28-2006, 02:30 PM
Nobility
 
Join Date: Nov 2003
Location: _, United States
Posts: 453

Photo: BUNTE

1986
Photos (L,R):Neue Post
  #340  
Old 06-28-2006, 03:49 PM
Squidgy's Avatar
Serene Highness
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: Ottawa, Canada
Posts: 1,148
Nice pictures Lady Jean. I have never seen that one of Diana with Sarah in the car before. Wonderful! Thank you.:)
__________________

Closed Thread

Tags
diana princess of wales, pictures, princess diana


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Diana, Princess of Wales Picture Thread 2 Avalon Diana, Princess of Wales (1961-1997) 1197 03-17-2015 07:47 PM




Popular Tags
abu dhabi althorp american history anastasia anastasia once upon a time ancestry bangladesh british british royals chittagong cht danish history diana princess of wales dutch history dutch royal family dutch royals family tree games haakon vii heraldry hereditary grand duchess stéphanie hereditary grand duke guillaume hill history house of orange-nassau imperial household intro israel jacobite japan jumma kids movie king willem-alexander list of rulers mailing maxima mbs monaco history nepalese royal jewels nobel 2019 norway history popularity prince charles of luxembourg prince daniel princess ariane princess catharina-amalia princess chulabhorn walailak princess elizabeth princess ribha pronunciation queen maxima royal balls royal jewels royal marriage royal re-enactments. royal wedding serbian royal family snowdon spain speech spencer family swedish royal family thailand tracts unsubscribe videos visit from sweden wedding gown wittelsbach working royals; full-time royals; part-time royals;


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 09:03 AM.

Social Knowledge Networks

eXTReMe Tracker
Powered by vBulletin
Copyright ©2000 - 2020
Jelsoft Enterprises
×