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Old 03-19-2016, 07:56 PM
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Sounds perfect and I'm glad her boys are going to be involved as they should be


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Old 03-19-2016, 08:12 PM
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I'm always thinking that a royal foundation (one similar to the Princess Grace Foundation) should be set up or a hospital set up in her name. I think that would be the ultimate way the preserve Her legacy.

The garden sounds nice though.
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Old 03-19-2016, 08:39 PM
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I'm always thinking that a royal foundation (one similar to the Princess Grace Foundation) should be set up or a hospital set up in her name. I think that would be the ultimate way the preserve Her legacy.

The garden sounds nice though.
There is already an hospital in Grimsby, Lincolnshire: the Diana, Princess of Wales Hospital.
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Old 03-19-2016, 09:18 PM
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There is already an hospital in Grimsby, Lincolnshire: the Diana, Princess of Wales Hospital.
I think I forgot about that. It would be nice to a royal foundation set up in her name though.
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Old 03-19-2016, 11:23 PM
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The garden at Kensington Palace sounds a wonderful idea and I hope it will be kept in good order in years to come. It will be a place for her grandchildren and descendants to come to visit, too.

The last resting place of Diana at Althorp apparently has not been well cared for, and if the reports were true I find it sad. Her brother and sons could surely find time one day a month each to go to Althorp and keep the moss and lichen at bay on the island if ground staff are a problem. As for the public monuments I'm afraid many statues and other memorials get daubed with graffiti, bird poo etc and as years pass neglect does the rest.

At the time of her death when donations were pouring in I hoped that hospitals would receive money to inaugurate wards for AIDS and HIV patients, also children's wards, including those suffering from cancer. If these had been set up in her name it would have been the best memorial possible, I believe, better than all the fountains and play areas on earth
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Old 03-20-2016, 12:00 AM
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If I recall, not too long ago, I read a blip on how Harry loves to putter around on his own little plot of a garden. I wouldn't be too surprised if he is actually very involved with the planning and the layout of the memorial garden at KP. Harry's had some success with his crew as far as planning an exhibit for the Chelsea Flower Show with the Sentebale entries and I am just thinking Harry will enjoy doing something like this. Its sure to include some forget-me-nots I bet.

As far as hospital wards and such, I think the greatest legacy of Diana in this respect is not something in her own name as a memorial but the ongoing work her sons have put their passions into. What better memorial to a parent than to use their mother's influence on them in the areas of compassion and caring to follow in her footsteps with dedication to making a difference? We've heard recently from Harry that he hopes that his mother is proud of what he's been doing. That tells me that she's still very much a driving factor in his life. Both William and Harry keep their mother's memory very alive in just about everything they do. That is a legacy to be proud of.
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Old 03-21-2016, 04:24 PM
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Yes, and there's no reason not to suppose that George and Charlotte and Harry's future children will continue on this path of "making a difference".

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What better memorial to a parent than to use their mother's influence on them in the areas of compassion and caring to follow in her footsteps with dedication to making a difference? We've heard recently from Harry that he hopes that his mother is proud of what he's been doing. That tells me that she's still very much a driving factor in his life. Both William and Harry keep their mother's memory very alive in just about everything they do. That is a legacy to be proud of.
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Old 04-24-2016, 07:00 AM
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How do any of us.know how often members of Diana, Princess of Wales RIP do or do not visit her grave?
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Prince Harry speaks to HELLO! about his late mum Princess Diana

I've been saying that there should be something done to help commemorate her life and highlight her memory. I still would like to see a charitable foundation setup in her name to help other people. Something on the line of the Princess Grace Foundation.
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Old 05-08-2016, 09:05 PM
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Prince Harry speaks to HELLO! about his late mum Princess Diana

I've been saying that there should be something done to help commemorate her life and highlight her memory. I still would like to see a charitable foundation setup in her name to help other people. Something on the line of the Princess Grace Foundation.
I agree, or maybe even to continue her work with landmine victims, etc. perhaps a best guess as to what she would have continued doing. Also while I find most reproductions dont do her justice, can we PLEASE have a statue, already????
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Old 05-09-2016, 03:47 AM
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I agree, or maybe even to continue her work with landmine victims, etc. perhaps a best guess as to what she would have continued doing. Also while I find most reproductions dont do her justice, can we PLEASE have a statue, already????
Her work with landmines has been continued for many years. Queen Noor has been a huge force in the work, even during Diana's last years.

I don't get the purpose of a statue honestly. The statue will rust long after many who remember her are gone.

At least a garden is something that can be enjoyed by people for generations, long after her 'legacy' is in the history books.

The issue with a foundation would be who would continue to fund and run it. Unlike Princess Grace, Diana was no longer a royal and the royal family have no need to carry on her legacy. Her sons have their own foundations and work, and honor her through that.
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We have several nice statues in Melbourne. They unfornately are mainly the depository for birds' waste products. I'd like to see something done in Diana's memory in the area of AIDS victims (which seems to have dropped off the radar lately) and children's health. Diana was interested in and identified with both these vital areas.
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Harry is actually has been involved with HALO and was their patron for the 25th anniversary appeal in 2013.

Prince Harry becomes Patron of the HALO Trust
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Old 05-09-2016, 05:44 AM
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Her legacy lives on in her sons. William is Patron of Centrepoint, Child Bereavement UK and President of the Royal Marsden Hospital, all charities his mother was involved with.

Julia Samuel is a godparent to Prince George. Princess Charlotte is named after Diana, so it's not like she will ever be forgotten.
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Old 05-09-2016, 12:44 PM
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Yes, hes done a great job of turning himself around and honoring her work, got all teary eyed at work reading about how he wants to make him mother proud

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I don't get the purpose of a statue honestly. The statue will rust long after many who remember her are gone.
A statue could be maintained, we have several that have been around for many many years. Its a way for people to see and remember her while out on their daily routine. By that logic, why do we have statues of anyone?

It just seems to be one of the things we do to remember important people, thats all. By no means would I want it to substitute her other works continued by others.

I also like the idea of a garden as well, although Charles was more a gardener than her, but it would be a nice quiet place to remember her and for children to play, which she loved. Also she was a big fan of juicing vegetables long before it became trendy, so maybe part of the garden could be used for vegetables and health promotion, which she was big on.
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Old 05-09-2016, 01:40 PM
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I am sorry but what has she done that she will be remembered even 50 years from now? Other than having William who will be king? Nothing. Many people of this generation don't know her even now. At least if the money went to a park, people could enjoy it for generations. What is the point of a statue? And I mean anyone's. Ooh people stand and stare maybe. A park or garden, a hospital wing, these make sense. A Princess Diana memorial park would be enjoyed for generations, even if people only know her in the history books. Queen Alexandra will never be an icon, but she is remembered not by a statue, but because her name is on hospitals and other things. Statues aren't built often any more as they take money to maintain and who should cover that cost??? Better that money be spent to maintain something that people will continue to enjoy and use.
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Old 05-09-2016, 02:08 PM
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I am sorry but what has she done that she will be remembered even 50 years from now? Other than having William who will be king? Nothing. Many people of this generation don't know her even now. At least if the money went to a park, people could enjoy it for generations. What is the point of a statue? And I mean anyone's. Ooh people stand and stare maybe. A park or garden, a hospital wing, these make sense. A Princess Diana memorial park would be enjoyed for generations, even if people only know her in the history books. Queen Alexandra will never be an icon, but she is remembered not by a statue, but because her name is on hospitals and other things. Statues aren't built often any more as they take money to maintain and who should cover that cost??? Better that money be spent to maintain something that people will continue to enjoy and use.
Her work changing peoples attitudes on AIDS, Leprosy and Landmines, her caring touch, and her showing the BRF the importance of taking a more active, caring role. On the more infamous side, the divorce, the battles, etc.

Since your issue is with statues in general, I can see where youre coming from on that. Guess I just grew up with them around, so for me, they're a touchstone to people from the past. They carry alot of symbolic value for people, I think thats why at least tacitly, the BRF is not keen to have one erected of her. But yes, something that people can use and enjoy is nice also.
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