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Princess Diana, 20 years on

Discussion in 'Headline News' started by Sarah, Aug 31, 2017.

  1. Sarah

    Sarah Super Moderator Staff Member Original Member Since 1998

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    I absolutely loved her and can't believe she died 20 years ago. I'm sure a lot of people remember where they were when they heard the news. Much debate about whether it's time to let her rest in peace, or whether she should be kept in the public eye. I personally love that she is still talked about and her memory is so cherished by many.

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-41106099

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    Tributes are being paid to Princess Diana on the 20th anniversary of her death.

    Dubbed the "people's princess" by then prime minister Tony Blair, she died after a car crash in Paris on 31 August 1997 aged 36.

    On Wednesday, her sons - Prince William and Prince Harry - visited the growing floral tributes being left to her at Kensington Palace.

    Harry told members of charities Diana supported, "all of us lost somebody".

    The princes are marking the anniversary in private, but other public services are taking place across the UK - including at East London's Mildmay Mission Hospital, which the princess regularly visited when it was a hospice caring for HIV patients.


    Former members of staff will share their memories of her, alongside the hospital's patron, actress Linda Robson, and dancer Wayne Sleep, who performed with the princess.
     
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  2. James from London

    James from London Soap Chat Star

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    This is a great piece:

    https://www.theguardian.com/books/2017/aug/26/the-princess-myth-hilary-mantel-on-diana

    "By her own account, Diana was not clever. Nor was she especially good, in the sense of having a dependable inclination to virtue; she was quixotically loving, not steadily charitable: mutable, not dependable: given to infatuation, prey to impulse. This is not a criticism. Myth does not reject any material. It only asks for a heart of wax. Then it works subtly to shape its subject, mould her to be fit for fate."
     
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  3. Karin Schill

    Karin Schill Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Yes Sarah, great minds think alike. We must have posted our Diana threads pretty much at the same time. :ch:
     
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