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Denville 09-11-2018 11:35 PM

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Originally Posted by Queen Claude (Post 2148967)
Yeah, what stuck out to me when I read the headline is that Oliver Hoare was older than Charles.

well not that much... just that charles' has always tended to go for friends who were his own age or often significantly older. But I suppose because OH was Di's lover one tends to think of him as being around her age. So it was a schok to hear of his death and that he was in his 70s...

QueenEmpath 09-11-2018 11:56 PM

Talking about Diana's friends, I only know only a few. Jemima Goldsmith was one of her close friends and the Spanish royal family was quite close to her too. In one of her interviews, Diana said that the Spanish royals were the family she never had

Denville 09-12-2018 12:19 AM

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Originally Posted by QueenEmpath (Post 2149027)
Talking about Diana's friends, I only know only a few. Jemima Goldsmith was one of her close friends and the Spanish royal family was quite close to her too. In one of her interviews, Diana said that the Spanish royals were the family she never had

I didn't think she met them all tht often. I would have said she was closer at least for a time to the Fayed family.. or the Goldsmiths where she used to visit every Sunday for a bit...

Denville 11-18-2018 09:05 AM

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Originally Posted by QueenEmpath (Post 2149027)
Talking about Diana's friends, I only know only a few. Jemima Goldsmith was one of her close friends and the Spanish royal family was quite close to her too. In one of her interviews, Diana said that the Spanish royals were the family she never had

Where did she say that? I didn't get the impression that she liked Juan Carlos at all... and she knew the SRF as Charles's relatives and friends, so I think it unlikely that they were people she had a great affection for....

sm1939 09-15-2019 04:07 AM

I’m not sure this is the right area to put this question , but who were Princess Diana’s lady’s in waiting ?

Queen Claude 09-15-2019 04:12 AM

One of her ladies-in-waiting was her sister Sarah McCorquodale.

Denville 09-15-2019 04:26 AM

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Originally Posted by Queen Claude (Post 2252847)
One of her ladies-in-waiting was her sister Sarah McCorquodale.

Sarah was not an official lady in waiting. She sometimes acted as one later in Diana's life.. accompaniying her to functions etc. But she wasn't a lady in waiting.. Anne Beckwith Smith was Di's chief lady in waiting for many years.. I don't know if she had other

sm1939 09-15-2019 07:03 AM

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Originally Posted by Denville (Post 2252849)
Sarah was not an official lady in waiting. She sometimes acted as one later in Diana's life.. accompaniying her to functions etc. But she wasn't a lady in waiting.. Anne Beckwith Smith was Di's chief lady in waiting for many years.. I don't know if she had other


So was Anne with her at The start of her marriage?

Curryong 09-15-2019 08:17 AM

Anne was certainly with Diana for the Australia tour in 1983 and stayed with her for nine years, becoming her friend and eventually Private Secretary.

This is an article about Diana, Anne and other ladies in waiting.

https://www.princessdianaforever.com/support-team

Denville 09-15-2019 09:29 AM

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Originally Posted by Curryong (Post 2252873)
Anne was certainly with Diana for the Australia tour in 1983 and stayed with her for nine years, becoming her friend and eventually Private Secretary.

This is an article about Diana, Anne and other ladies in waiting.

https://www.princessdianaforever.com/support-team

she must have had other ladies besides Anne..and it doesn't seem to give any names?

JR76 09-15-2019 10:04 AM

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Originally Posted by Denville (Post 2252880)
she must have had other ladies besides Anne..and it doesn't seem to give any names?

According to what I've read Susan Hussey was connected to Diana in the beginning of her marriage but I don't think she had a formal appointment with her.

Denville 09-16-2019 01:21 AM

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Originally Posted by JR76 (Post 2252884)
According to what I've read Susan Hussey was connected to Diana in the beginning of her marriage but I don't think she had a formal appointment with her.

No Susan Hussey was the queen's lady in waiting. Diana must have had other ladies...

muriel 09-16-2019 02:59 AM

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Originally Posted by Denville (Post 2172379)
Where did she say that? I didn't get the impression that she liked Juan Carlos at all... and she knew the SRF as Charles's relatives and friends, so I think it unlikely that they were people she had a great affection for....

I do niot know if it is true or not, but it was rumoured that Diana and Juan Carlos had an affair.

JR76 09-16-2019 03:35 AM

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Originally Posted by muriel (Post 2252982)
I do niot know if it is true or not, but it was rumoured that Diana and Juan Carlos had an affair.

Wasn't the rumour that old JC tried to have it off with Diana but that she refused.

Curryong 09-16-2019 03:40 AM

I read that she couldn't stand Juan Carlos, and she would certainly have had to have had some chutzpah to sleep with him when her husband and his wife were around, at the time of that visit!

^ There's Alexandra Lloyd, later Byalt who was a school friend of Diana's and became her lady in waiting at the beginning of the 1990s.

https://www.express.co.uk/news/royal...uest-son-death

Denville 09-16-2019 06:54 AM

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Originally Posted by muriel (Post 2252982)
I do niot know if it is true or not, but it was rumoured that Diana and Juan Carlos had an affair.

I doubt it very much...and if she had done so I doubt if she would have felt like the Spanish RF was "warm and friendly" with her...

Duc_et_Pair 09-16-2019 08:32 AM

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Originally Posted by Denville (Post 2253010)
I doubt it very much...and if she had done so I doubt if she would have felt like the Spanish RF was "warm and friendly" with her...

The Spanish royal family is known as a far more welcoming, hugging type of family than the 1980's British royal family. It is easy to interpret this as "warm and friendly with Diana'.

Dman 09-16-2019 08:35 AM

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Originally Posted by muriel (Post 2252982)
I do niot know if it is true or not, but it was rumoured that Diana and Juan Carlos had an affair.

None of that was true.

Curryong 09-18-2019 10:47 AM

Lavinia Baring and Hazel West were other ladies in waiting appointed three months after Diana's marriage, according to Sarah Bradford.

Gawin 09-19-2019 10:07 AM

Diana's Ladies-in-Waiting:

https://web.archive.org/web/20180522...nas_ladies.htm


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