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The day we lost our Nations Rose
Tears we cried like rivers flowed,
The earth stood still
As we laid her to rest,
A day you & I
Will never forget
The people's princess
Who came to see,
The love from a Country
We'd hope she'd lead,
Captured in one sweet soul,
Carried the torch
God rest her soul,
With the gift she had
She'd light up the way,
With a smile to show us a brighter day,
Hearts still full
of the love she gave,
20 years since she laid in her grave
There will never be another like you,
Now a shinning star in the midnight sky
I will always remember you,
As our sweet nations Rose
Classic. I'm literally just watching Comedy Vehicle again.
Graham Hill also an amazing chap. Perhaps the cultural transfomation of our F1 drivers is a metaphor for our wider changing values. From plain speaking men who had the "Right Stuff to jewellery wearing, poets who get misty eyed over the death (when he was 12?) of someone who stupidly did not wear a seat belt.
My sister said that she had to call me as Lady Diana had died but she had a terribly vivid and real dream that I had died ,so she was double distraught...i still remember that moment clear as day.
A weird,spooky,personal and surreal moment.
I heard the first radio bulletin saying dodi fayed had died. Followed a few hours later by the news Diana had died too.
What I remember is that she wasn't particularly popular at the time. Everyone including the public was clamouring for dirt.
In the months leading up to her death she was ridiculed and praised in equal measure for her "queen of hearts" speech, her landline charity, appearing at a heart surgery wearing full eye make up - Julia carling poked fun at her for this on tv. People forget they consumed every bit of crap about her.
Personally I didn't have an opinion in her either way. It's tragic that two boys lost their mother, and yes I got a lump in my throat at the pageantry and sense of occasion of her funeral, but I have always found the mass hysteria in the week following her death a fascinating social group phenomenon. It was ridiculous and looking back an embarrassing reaction that has ushered in our unecessary grief porn world.
My mate told me a joke a few days later when mother Teresa died. He said Elton John had recorded a charity record for her. Called "sandals in the bin."
I thought it was funny.
Oh, that's very scary stuff. Many stories are like that where people awake in the night as other relatives are dying. Most often, it's also accompanied by a dream.
What the heck is a grief porn world? Also, the media just wouldn't let the poor woman alone. They WERE clamouring for dirt, you're right. A few headlines from People between 1991 and 1997:
Diana On Her Own
Battle For the Boys
Diana's Lonely Battle
Diana's Daring New Life
Diana on the Edge
Diana's Secret Lover
Diana & Camilla [Camilla Parker Bowles]
Diana's Revenge: Take That!
Di-Vorce! (That one's just bad)
A Guy for Di
It's, to me, anyway - a few of you may think differently - a very sad situation that she had to be stalked by the press 24/7. Why? Like I said before, leave her alone. One must wonder if August 31 1997 would've turned out differently as the Mercedes-Benz drove safely through the Alma Tunnel if the press wasn't following them.
I think I read that somewhere too. I don't know why she did. I would've kept it if I were her.
Didn't the Royal Family dislike her immensely?
No,there was a 'quiet' admiration for her,as she was a fantastic mother to the 2 boys ,and her humanitarian work,especially in the mine fields was brilliant.
Charles is as much if not more to blame for the break-up,Camilla even more so,as they knew eachother before Diana.
But as in any Royal break-up,the Prince will always be backed by the Royal Family.. (apart from Edward VIII of course but he was a pratt and a was going to be a Hitler puppet-king if the Nazi's won the war ).
I can't imagine they were too happy but I don't know if it was bad as some made out. You know the press and their penchant for picking favourites, exaggerating and portraying things in a one sided fashion.
Perhaps his PR advised him his British fans still had the hump from his no show at that event in London so they came up with this masteplan as nothing gets the Great British public onside more than some maudlin spewings about Diana.
This will haunt him forever. The moment Hamilton went Partridge.
Genuinely just sent my mate a text with a link to this drivel and the comment 'Veritably Partridge-esque.'
I love the way he drives on the track but off it the guy really is a monumental cock.
He's in that cabal of 'celebrities' (along with Madonna), who my mate defines as having 'no one to tell them they're a c***'.
She was/is a contraversial figure,so you have to accept both good and bad remarks.
She was not the angel she was depicted to be so you have to make allowances,matey.
That's not right.
We can also understand @PropertyOfALady 's wish that Diana be only honoured in this thread.
As far as the mod team is concerned, no rules were broken. At the moment, we see absolutely no reason to close this thread. Respecting the original poster's feelings in the matter, we can at best politely suggest that stronger opinions about Diana be taken to one of our political threads. And we thank you all in advance for taking this into consideration.
Its McDonald's making adverts to sell using a child dead dad to tweak our emotional buttons
It's countless examples of people going on 'journeys,' making empty emotional statements a mile wide and an inch deep.
I just think Diana's death Got way out of hand and most people I know feel the same way. It's a tragedy when anyone dies particularly for the two boys who I really do feel for.