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BeatrixFan 08-11-2007 05:41 PM

I have never denied anything I've heard Diana say herself. And I heard her say that she pushed Raine. So I believe she did - I know she did. I believe her on "this one" because there's primary evidence that she did, primary evidence that some would love to cover up because they can't see any bad in her which to me is just sad.

TheTruth 08-11-2007 05:45 PM

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Originally Posted by BeatrixFan (Post 652422)
I have never denied anything I've heard Diana say herself. And I heard her say that she pushed Raine. So I believe she did - I know she did. I believe her on "this one" because there's primary evidence that she did, primary evidence that some would love to cover up because they can't see any bad in her which to me is just sad.

Oh okay. It's fine now with me, I just wanted to know why. But I've never said she didn't had a bad side either. No one's perfect (no, not even the Queen)

sirhon11234 08-11-2007 05:49 PM

When exactly did Princess Diana push Raine down the stairs?

BeatrixFan 08-11-2007 05:55 PM

1989. Raine had just turned 60.

rebbevb 10-30-2008 10:44 PM

BeatrixFan How do u know Raine spencer and is she still alive ?

sirhon11234 10-30-2008 11:08 PM

Raine Spencer is very much alive.

Mermaid1962 10-31-2008 10:25 PM

I remember reading the "stairs" story in a book, and I really didn't want to believe it; but then I saw her admitting to it--I think in one of the Settleton tapes--and that confirmed it. Diana lacked boundaries, to say the least.

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Originally Posted by BeatrixFan (Post 652422)
I have never denied anything I've heard Diana say herself. And I heard her say that she pushed Raine. So I believe she did - I know she did. I believe her on "this one" because there's primary evidence that she did, primary evidence that some would love to cover up because they can't see any bad in her which to me is just sad.


sherylal24 11-01-2008 12:08 AM

It was written in a book I read about Diana that when her mom came to the house at Althorpe, I think it was for her brother Charles wedding, her father and stepmother ignored Frances and Diana became angry and confronted Raine about it. Raine replied,"You don't realize the amount of pain that woman caused your father", to which Diana replied,"Pain Raine? You have no idea what pain is" I think Diana was referring to the pain that Raine had caused Diana and her sisters and brother when she married Diana's father. At that point Diana pushed her down the stairs.

sherylal24 11-01-2008 12:19 AM

I also think that Diana's sisters and brother must have softened towards Raine as she was invited to Diana's funeral and she went.

Menarue 11-01-2008 04:37 AM

From what I have read the sole reason for Diana disliking Raine was that she married her father....the old stepmother story.
They(the children) also resented the way she set to work to put the family finances in order which meant having to sell off some things. Probably that was why they were still able to inherit a considerable fortune after their father´s death). I believe Raine was rather badly treated and the final insult was when her mother, Barbara Cartland, wasn´t even invited to the wedding although she had always been kind to Diana and Diana´´s favourite books were hers she was said to devour them and was always given the latest to read by Barbara. The reason for not inviting her that I heard was that Diana didn´t want that overdressed "eccentric" elderly lady taking away any attention from Diana the bride....
A young woman pushing an older woman down the stairs....... well to say the least it is not "done".

sirhon11234 11-01-2008 04:31 PM

According to the Daily Mail (I know not a very relaible source)
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A group of snide and snobbish courtiers, allegedly encouraged by Princess Margaret, campaigned to influence Earl Spencer into withdrawing the two tickets he had allocated to his mother-in-law for the wedding in St Paul's Cathedral
A drunken husband and five secret lovers: The novel Barbara Cartland never wanted you to read | Mail Online

Menarue 11-01-2008 04:54 PM

The Earl at the time was not very well, you could see he was not when there was that tiny moment of confusion at the entrance to St Paul´s. I think that the snub given to Raine had to come from Diana, I don´t think that any courtier, snobbish or snide could do anything about an invitation to whom, in fact, was the bride´s step grandmother. It was very cruel, and as an admirer óf Princess Margaret I really hope that she wasn´t capable of such cruelty, as cruelty it was.

kbear 11-01-2008 05:44 PM

Not a Diana fan at all but long been fascinated by the relationship between these two. I must say from what I recall of the stairs story, they were speaking on the stairs and Diana shoved her away in a temper, no dramatic roll down three flights or anything. I remember an interview with Diana where she said the breakdown of her own marriage helped her to understand her stepmother better and she came to appreciate how much Raine had actually helped the Spencer family (I believe this referred to financially but I could be wrong.)

georgiea 11-05-2008 04:34 PM

I have read that Diana, Princess of Wales was asked by her father to watch out for Raine Spencer before he died in 1992.

Also I read that after Princess Diana had the last break up with her Mother, she relied on her relationship with Raine to have a mother figure and to make her mother jealous.:flowers:

agogo 07-16-2010 02:24 AM

So many childhood hurts are hard to bear. Diana and Raine made peace with one another. That speaks volumes about Diana's character.

Mermaid1962 07-16-2010 03:35 AM

And Raine's, considering how badly Diana treated her.

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Originally Posted by agogo (Post 1112001)
So many childhood hurts are hard to bear. Diana and Raine made peace with one another. That speaks volumes about Diana's character.


spencerdiana1961 07-30-2010 06:43 PM

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Originally Posted by hsieh (Post 404783)
princess diana admitted on video tape that she once pushed her stepmom down the stairs because she was angry that her stepmom didn't say hi to her real mom during some event. if you or me pushed an old lady down the stairs we would be kissing the pavement with a german shepard attached to our leg and handcuffed. so my question is why does princess diana have so many fans when she admitted on tape she pushed her stepmom (an old lady at that) down the stairs because she didn't say hi to her mom? :confused:

THIS IS NOT YOUR PROBLEM WONDERING WHY ARE STILL DIANA FANS !!
Diana's step-mom did awful things to her,when her dad was in the hospital,close to Christmas time,she didn't let the children to see him,when she came into the Spencer Family,Diana and her little brother,Charles,were ignored in not in good relations with her,because,Di said in the book ''Diana-Her true story'',that ''She was always trying to replace mommy'' and she hated this feeling,so,at her brother's wedding,Diana's mom was ignored by everybody that day,that's why Diana got angry by this,is simply normal!!Is not your problem if are Diana fans or not after this situation,is not your problem why Diana threw her step-mom on the stairs!
I hope you won't think anything bad or wrong about this,but that's the way I think and what I believe in,I tell in front.
Thank you.

Al_bina 02-18-2012 12:13 PM

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The familiar handwriting is touchingly girlish, a big loopy scrawl on pale blue writing paper headed with a ‘60, Coleherne Court’ address.
The tone is warm, affectionate and confiding. ‘Lucky Daddy having you,’ wrote the then Lady Diana Spencer to her supposedly loathed stepmother, Raine, ‘a million thanks for all your support and advice.’
This is one of two letters, both more than 30 years old, which were this week withdrawn from sale at JP Humbert, a Northamptonshire auction house and returned to Raine, Countess Spencer.
A wicked stepmother? No, Diana came to love 'Acid Raine' more than her real mother | Mail Online

royal-blue 01-01-2014 06:22 PM

Raine Spencer, Countess Spencer
 
I have see Charles and Camilla referred to as Prince George's "grandparents" many times over the past few months. If Camilla is to be classed as this, then why is Raine Spencer never referred to as the great grandmother? She was married to Princess Diana's father for 16 years until she was widowed.

LadyGabrielle 01-01-2014 06:41 PM

I often wonder how close the connection to that part of the family is. I noticed that they are hardly ever mentioned anywhere. Its a shame that Dianas side of the family seem to be more like outcasts than anything. I wonder why there isnt more closeness.


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