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Re: The Princess Diana Verdict. by canaveralgumby on 8 March 2007 10:27pm
Think about where your "head was at" at that age. I wasn't a well-rounded mature person. I had no wordly experience. Diana didn't either, and that was perfectly normal.

You know, I'm not even a "royal-watcher"! It's just such a big story.
Re: The Princess Diana Verdict. by tucsonmike on 8 March 2007 11:38pm
I wish she could be allowed to "Rest in Peace." Cannot help but wonder. If only she and the chauffer died that night, would any of this be happening?

Under British law, can the royals be forced to testify? You see, in the U.S. the sitting President can only testify in front of the Senate. Then again, what could the royals possibly add? The accident occured in Paris. This should have been a French investigation all the way, with help if invited.

I remember the English speakers in South Africa when I was there in 1996, telling me they thought Diana a fool. They felt if she had kept her mouth shut, she could have had her affairs, etc. if she had been discreet. In other words, for the Royal Family, she had done her job as it were.

Conclusion. Rest in Peace would be nice, but it is not to be. Maybe Diana can become one heck of a ghost.
Re: The Princess Diana Verdict. by kazzzz on 8 March 2007 11:53pm
Couldn't agree more Cori...what teenage girl wouldn't be swept up in the mania that surrounded her courtship/engagement/marriage...as I remember it the (almost)entire population embraced the fairytale. I have to wonder why her parents didn't see what was happening and try to "save" her at the time. That girl was doomed. And for Charles, what a pathetic individual. Wanted everything didn't he? His virgin bride who the public adored and his mistress. Horrid man.
Re: The Princess Diana Verdict. by Spursfan on 8 March 2007 11:57pm
Basically - and this is being very blunt so forgive me - she was just a 'womb' for the production of royal heirs!! Good, aristocratic breeding; virginal; not very bright (or else there would have been too much intellectual back chat) - what more did the royal family need?
Re: The Princess Diana Verdict. by Spursfan on 9 March 2007 12:03am
Oh and something else on a different tack entirely sort of.

My brother-in-law used to work for a removal company in Grantham (he now has his own electricians company). In fact it was HIM who moved Margaret Thatcher into No 10!!!

Anyway, not long after Charles & Di wed he moved one of her sisters (think it may have been Sarah?) and she offered him one of her carpets, which she was going to throw out.

As the carpet was an expensive one that was nearly new (!) he had it. Don't think they have it now, this was some years ago.

So there!
Re: The Princess Diana Verdict. by johnnythemonkey on 9 March 2007 12:36am
I am amazing myself by contributing to this tired argument. Cori, to compare Diana's death with J.F.K ?
No-one doubts he was murdered! I don't think there is any great mystery about that. Lee Harvey Oswald,as a lone gunman, shot him. Simple.
As for Diana,if she had just worn a seatbelt,she would probably be alive today.
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