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...as i couldn't stand the media fawning over her.
but i just found out Elton John wrote Candle In The Wind BEFORE she died.
Don't care if there's no evidence, I believe because I want to.
but less scandalous.
and despite her own titular past (father was an earl I think?) was certainly not prepared for royal life.
Doting mother, hard working charity worker, accomplished bullimic and fantastic clothes horse.
lattely seemed a bit manipulative, but perhaps only when contrasted against the naivety of her youth.
THE PEOPLE'S PRINCESS.
I think she was a bit unstable, but who wouldn't be in her position.
I think she was incredibly needy at stages in her life because despite the ladies in waiting and entourage, she must have been short of people within the royal household that she could confide in. it must sometimes have felt like people like her fashion designer mates, hairdressers etc were the only people she could REALLY confide in, and it surely felt like they would listen to and understand the new grown up Diana. It was quite remarkable watching her change over the years. I wasn't ever a huge fan, but I was in awe of her emergence from the chrysalis and the various instances of self destruction along the way.
I think that these days the idea of sleeping with dozens of men outside of your marriage and having numerous affairs wouldn't seem so scandalous in the circumstances, but it took some charm to be able to do that when she did and still make herself seem like the wronged party in all that.
way more annoying than the comparatively few people who love her and buy those shitty commemorative plates with her face on from the back of the Sunday Express magazine.
And my dad was called in the early hours to go into the office, leaving us to unpack by ourselves. And they cancelled all normal TV. What a cow.
went to scarborough for a trip out on the day of her funeral. the funfair was closed for the day so we had to spend all day in a rough pub watching old men try to chat up my auntie.
dawn to dusk*
ruff as fuck
No telly, no internet, no nothing. About 4 or 5 days after it happened I went to a basketball match and someone told me "OH YOU'RE ENGLISH PRINCESS DIANA HAS DIED" and I laughed, thought it was untrue, and didn't say owt to anyone. TBF, I was 11, didn't care like. My parents found out a few days later. I was then dragged to the nearest telly in a market to watch the funeral, as punishment for not telling my parents she'd died. So actually, I do hate her a bit.
Or that he was Filipino, to be honest.
Not you, mind.
oh forget it.
It meant we missed all the coverage, hysterical grief and funeral, thankfully.
and some old lady told me as I was delivering her paper. Had to check the TV when I got back in case she had gotten confused.
Fortunately, I had taped Match Of The Day from the night before so I was ok...
Someone by the pool came over and said 'have you heard about Princess Diana?
My dad replied 'What? She's not coming here is she?'
Proper fucking weird. Arrived from NZ, hadn't slept for 40 hours, some idiot woman started ranting to me in the airport about what a sad day it was (which you know I'm sorry for your loss and all that but I'm not a therapist and also I haven't slept for 40 hours did I say that? And also as a result I am literally hallucinating I am so tired please leave me alone).
Went out in Wood Green the day of the funeral, it was a wasteland, nothing open, no-one around. I had a really strange idea of the UK for a bit.
But normally it's more of a desolate wasteland crowded full of people (especially from the perspective of a young innocent from the colonies)
as their TV was colour.
I've never been so bored in my life up to that point. Fucking hell it was torture.
The outpouring of emotion when she died was bizarre to me
a good heart mostly, seemingly over-dramatic, a human being. Came from total riches. Like all royals, used charity work to win popularity (but not actually really doing any "work").
Married into a nuts family that drive her more nuts as she seemed a bit nuts anyway. Was treated like shit and basically had it out with a husband who never loved her through the press. No-one fucks with the royals. Got assassinated (yes I do think this but let's not go into it).
Not a hero, just an ordinary person. Awful she died leaving two sons. A sad life for someone who should have had it all.
that film is probably going to portray her as some kind of fucking saviour - urgh.
Stunning insights there
They think she's a fucking superhero saint or something.
Me and my bff pinched one of the guy's weed and barricaded ourselves in my brothers bedroom. They got me back by hiding frozen chips from the freezer all around the house!
We were all bit stoned when we saw 'Princess Diana in car accident' on teletext, then my big brother came home from being out somewhere cool and said 'guess who's dead?!' and we were like 'no she's not, she's just been in an accident, look' and flicked on teletext to 'Princess Diana Dead!'
Prefered her earlier stuff
I as really thrown by how many people were so moved by her death....i went to the papershop in the morning and there was a rasta shaking his head with the asian shopkeeper both saying how terrible it was and being sad TOGETHER.
I didnt know her her and i didnt use celebs for dramatic entertainment then.
I've got to admit though that I got a bit sad and cross for her when we found out that charles was having an affair with camilla when he married diana, and that EVERYONE else was involved in keeping it secret. I always feel especially sorry for people when there is so much power lined up to fib to you, to decieve you and to keep you at arms length....all those involved in it have basically got no honour, all lickspittles and represent the humanity with little virtue....yeah that made me feel sorry for her, the conspiracy to keep charles with his mistress.....right from the very beginning of the marriage.....real deceipt...poor girl.
weird. that came up in the auto fill.
um... play sonic 3 as she was buried.
I seem to remember that bothering me quite a lot.
sometime in 2000 when everyone including me has completely lost interest.
Murdered by the queen (personally) because she found out about the queen touching up Harry as a lad (because Harry was James Hewitt's not Charles and therefore wasn't purebred)
could I subscribe to your channel/newsletter?
Being only 4 years old at the time, I got confused, and for the next 3 years or so I thought my friend was royalty, without for one second questioning why Princess Diana's daughter would be living on a council estate in Shropshire.