The 1st of July: Remembering Princess Diana on her 52nd birthday
Diana, the late Princess of Whales, would've celebrated her 52nd birthday today. As her son prepares to have a child of his own, we remember the life and legacy of the "people's princess."
"She will always be remembered for her amazing public work, but behind the media glare — to just two loving children — she was quite simply the best mother in the world," Prince Harry said at a royal memorial service for his mother in 2007.
Wow, I was crazy about Diana. I still miss her. Very sad that she's gone; a great loss.
We will always have Harry to celebrate and remember her affair with James Hewitt...
R2. You are just plain wrong. Harry is Charles' son no matter how much you want to think otherwise.
When is William and Catherine's baby due?
Like most aristocratic children in the UK the princes were hustled off to military prep schools at age 5 and after their parents' separation they would pick up the morning tabloids to see which tubby middle -eastern playboy their wonderful caring mother the Princess of Whales ( !!) was screwing that week on a yacht in the Mediterranean.
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Wow, I forgot the feeling of emotion when she died. I dont think there has been any other amount of outpouring of pain for a public figure since then. Not like that, anyway, spontaneous crowd memorials.
For the younger gays, the reason we loved here is back at the height of the AIDS crisis, when our own President would not even mention the word, she was going around visiting AIDS patients and not afraid to touch them, hold their hands.
Hospitals were still quarantining AIDS patients like lepers. AIDS wards were popping up in big city hospitals. The rest of the public was till freaked out and unhelpful. Celebrities like Rock Hudson and Liberace still denying they even had AIDS.
She didnt care what the Royal Family thought and did what she thought was right in the face of fear even the general public at the time.
A great loss for the gay community.
R10, thanks for remembering. Diana really was a trailblazer on many fronts notably on AIDS, and land mines. She really was the People's Princess. Even if today's generation isn't aware, Diana was beloved worldwide. Her death and funeral was the saddest of any world figure since President Kennedy. Hers might have even bee sadder. The world was stunned and in shock.
I wish she Diana were still with us. She may have started off a shy, awkward girl, but she became an international icon who people truly loved.
Such a trail blazer...for massive manipulative egoism; starfucking; 24/7 lying; shallowness beyond imagining; and biting the hand that fed her endless pointless extravagance.
The fact she died being chased by paps in a car crash with her bone-dumb playboy lover who she was only exploiting -- was their ever a more appropriate demise? Only if she'd been strapon fucking her soulsister Fergie.
That this thread even exists shows the fraus are hitting their sugar lows.
R12, you obviously didn't read anything that others posted about here and the gay community.
This is not a Frau post.
She was a nasty piece of work and nothing like her public image.
If you can find the book "Dicing Die " it's a fun read. She was nuts.
I'm crying as I type . . .
Given her affair and how she was passed around after her divorce she really did turn out to be the "people's princess".
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I remember where I was and what I was doing when the bulletin broke through on TV.
Most of all, I remember getting on with my life.
the thing that struck me the most was the outpouring of grief and sadness on the day of the funeral. The hearse driving slowly because of the barrage of flowers thrown on the car. The weeping and wailing heard as the car drove on. Things like that don't usually happen in Britain. That was amazing and I think it put the royal family to shame.
R15 Is that "Dicing with Di"? I want to make sure I'm ordering the correct book.
Diana will be remembered as The Great Whore, a beautiful she-devil who enchanted and deceived a generation of fools.
I adored when Private Eye published the No Di Card for one's wallet with its lettering:
" In the event of hospitalisation for accident or terminal illness, under no circumstances am I to be visited by The Princess Of Wales."
I thought the Princess Di troll would be back.
He/she will make a return on the anniversary of Diana's death, of course.
Jeez, troll don't you have a life?
Diana's death was enormously sad all over the world. The outpouring of sadness, sympathy and grief was unprecedented not likely to be repeated to that extent. She was loved, and admired. It was a tragedy to have lost her so young.
It was such a tragedy - think of all the men who were deprived of the opportunity of sleeping with her - she never had the chance to convert to Islam and marry Dodi. How sad.
If there's any genuine sadness it's that Princess Anne, who day-in, day-out does 1,000 times more good than selfish It's-All-About-Me Di ever did, including with Save The Children, goes unacknowledged because she's not a vain celebrity-struck simpering pandering dress dummy media whore, but a grounded sane person who simply does her job.
Diana did her job--and connected with people. The world was crazy about her. Diana's death was beyond sad and shocking. The snarky hatred on this thread is entirely unnecessary.
OP: Princess of Whales ? WTF ? You fuckin' retard.
Incidentally, I had close friends in hospitals in London with HIV at the time, and they hated that self-seeking frau-princess turning up late at night with journalists in tow, for her publicity pics. One even wedged a chair against the door of his room to keep her out. That was your slag princess: hated by those she exploited.
Incidentally, for those of you who fantasise that she had an Arab lover and was going to convert to Islam (odd, when you fear anything else Islamic): the only way she and Dodi Fayed ever had sex was if they found a way to push her beef curtains up his arsehole. He was beyond gay.
For all these know-nothing haters here with their anecdotal stories, the rest of the world was full of sadness and grief when Princess Diana died. They loved her. And she was never going to marry Dodi.
The number of people who lined the streets and watched her funeral on television was unprecedented. The world was in shock. The queen's popularity--in fact the entire royal family--was in jeopardy with the public for not showing the proper respect to Diana when she died. Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip had to be told to get their asses in gear. And the amount of flowers in front of Kensington Palace paying homage to Diana will never be repeated.
The people who affect an entire world as Diana did are few and far between in anyone's lifetime.
Love it R32. I would have wedged a chair in too. I was at one of her 'performances' when she deliberately distracted the media on an official visit to a institution with Charles while he was trying to do his duty: it was disgraceful & juvenile and soured the opinion of everyone who witnessed it. We all felt sorry for him: he was trying to do his job and he had this obvious attention-seeking child in tow. Nothing that happened after that came as the slightest surprise. What we saw that day and the media's portrayl of 'poor Diana' was very different. Unfortunately she never got the good bitchslapping she deserved to knock the intense self-focus and selfishness out of her like normal people get in one way or another. No wonder she's an icon for the Me Generation. She was It.
[quote]Diana, the late Princess of Whales,
Fergie is the only one in that family who ever deserved the title "Princess of Whales."
Mohamed Al-Fayed is in some serious denial if he thinks Diana was ever really going to marry that playboy son of his. Diana was the British Daisy Buchanan--"Rich girls don't marry poor boys!", indeed. Only in Di's case, "Old Money doesn't marry New Money."
Love your description of Charles "trying to do his job", r35, as if he has one. As far as I can see, by being beautiful and warm and empathetic and intriguing, she was much more effective at fulfilling a princess's job requirements than he has ever been at fulfilling a prince's. What exactly does he bring to the table?
I bet Harry is glad he is not Charles' sun, he looks so much hotter than William.
Diana was obsesses with being famous, her affair with Dodi was probably just a front. She loved to be in the spotlight.
Who can ever forget "England's Rose"?
For the millionth fucking time, Harry is Charles's son. He looks exactly like his grandfather Philip as a young man. And red hair is a Spencer family trait. Diana's father and all of her siblings had/have red hair.
Over the years I've come around to agreeing with the Diana haters. Just because the royals suck doesn't make Diana good by default. It's all just a bunch of people we are wasting our time caring about.
How many cocks drilled Diana in her lifetime? She just seemed to be one great big open hole.
If you watch early video of Diana you can see how vulnerable she was. If she had to become self-focused (selfish) to survive can you really blame her? It wasn't her fault that the public fell in love with her in the very beginning.
She was too thin to be the "Princess of Whales."
Diana was sexually active before Charles came along - handjobs, BJs and so on. She was the an aristocrat from one of Britain's most illustrious families. She was rich, experienced, posh and knew exactly what she was doing. She decided she wanted to be Queen and pursued Charles. Yes, she was beautiful. She was not vulnerable, a bit shy at first, maybe.
Better the Princess of Whales than the Princess of Baboons.
Loved Diana. I wish she were alive today. It wasn't easy being up against that cruel, unfeeling royal family. But she did and became strong, independent, compassionate, a fighter and beloved all over the world.
Give us a break...
Pluses: charm, beauty, emotional intelligence, charisma. Helped draw attention to worthy social causes.
Minuses: Narcissism, neediness, limited intellect. Worsened a difficult personal situation with poor judgment and impulsiveness.
Diana haters have severe mental issues.
R52. Agreed. Thank you. Most everyone loved Diana or at least were shocked and saddened by her death. Now all these years later, there is this venom. Charles and Caila caused this whole mess. Diana fought back--and good for her.
[quote]Diana haters have severe mental issues.
As do the OTT Diana lovers.
In any of the multitude of Diana threads on DL, we read that she was either a deranged whore or the saintliest being there ever was.
Dead or alive, I never understood the appeal of this woman. She seemed nice enough, but wasn't that her only responsibility?