The People’s Princess

 

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On 31 August 1997, 36-year-old Princess Diana died following a horrific car crash in the Pont de l’Alma road tunnel in Paris.
This led to huge expressions of emotion from those who knew her and from the public.
Tony Blair, still fresh in his job as Prime Minister, was one of many notable people the press asked for reactions.
His response was poignant and memorable. He scribbled a speech on the back of an envelope, and said:

“She was the people’s princess and that is how she will stay, how she will remain in our hearts and our memories forever.”

Since then, the phrase “the People’s Princess” has been indissolubly linked to Diana: it was a name she deserved, which is why she is still called that all these years after her death.

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In a recent interview Diana’s brother, Charles Spencer, stated that William and Harry had been obliged to follow the funeral, since their father, prince Charles, had received some threats and the British authorities authorized his presence at the service only if accompanied by his children.

Concerns over the father’s safety were more important than the pain of two orphaned children…

35 thoughts on “The People’s Princess

  1. She was a beautiful human being who seemed so in touch with the common person. She would never fit in with all the stuffiness and protocol that goes with being a member of the royal family. May she forever rest in peace.

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  2. Bonjour mon Ami , Amie LUISA

    Ma richesse est mon amitié
    C’est à toi que je la donne
    Elle est pour moi
    Un gage de bonne foi
    Accepte ce présent
    C’est le cadeau le plus important
    Qu’on puisse faire à notre époque
    C est avec ces petits mots que je passe te souhaiter
    Une bonne journée , une belle semaine et plein de bonnes choses au sein de ta demeure
    Gros bisous.
    Bernard

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  3. Princess Diana was greatly admired for her beauty and certainly deserves credit for the good work she did. As it happens, however, Mother Teresa died just a few days later on 9/5/97. Her death was far less widely reported.

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  4. ◇ Diamond Hard – #death is NOT!!! The End EveryOne; it’s Crystal Clear Clarity that carbon stressfully dies under heat and pressure so that the creation of diamonds can occur – Diamond Hard

    …◇◇◇…

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  5. I remember it so well my husband and I we came back we did a little shopping I felt so lucky to buy these $350 in American money shoes they were from a designer called Charles Jourdan , I thought of the french actor Louis Jourdan, I felt so lucky to have these gorgeous black high heels I got them for $8 in American money I felt so thrilled that day, we had the news on in the other room I was in the kitchen making hamburgers and I heard the news commentator say what happened to Princess Diana and I just screamed in the kitchen I couldn’t even make dinner . the outpouring of love and such sadness all over the world nothing would ever be the same after that poor girl’s death.🦋😭😪.

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    1. I remember well when it happened, too. I had just been released from the hospital after a serious surgery and I was feeling a bit demoralized. … and the news of that death threw me into despair. Then I reflected on how lucky I was to still be alive

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      1. I’m sorry about your serious surgery, I certainly can understand. A very large life threatening ovarian tumor at 21 yrs old embedded into other internal organs, Large Breast tumor AGAIN at 26 another tumor under my armat 31 yrs old .Im finlly

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  6. TAKING A BREAK from MEDICAL PROCEDURE until 66 yrs old , then 2 total hip replacement s. , but I now celebrate my beautiful scars I can talk about them , show them photograph them ,. This is mine. From. Childhood. NEGLECT. ABUSE FOOD POISONING. HIGH SUGAR DIET AND FEAR . NEVER LEARNED HOW THE TAKE CARE OF MYSELF , I THOUGHT. EARRINGS, LIPSTICK , AND HIGH HEELS. WAS TAKING CARE BUT NO. .I CAN TAKE CARE OF ANIMALS CHILDREN, OLD PEOPLE. SAVE THEIR LIVES , MAP OUT A PLAN FOR OTHERS HEALTH , EMOTIONALLY PHYSICALLY but not mine . I turned my scars into my stars finally Love thyself its important. SINCERELY SHARON 🆓🆒🆗

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  7. Not mine Luisa, GENE LOVED THIS MINISTER BY THE NAME OF ( ROBERT SCHULER) . VERY MUCH INTO POSITIVE THINKING GENE HAD ALL HIS BOOKS . WE WATCHED HIM EVERY SUNDAY MORNING FOR YRS. I WASN’T USED TO THIS KIND OF SPEAKING AT THE TIME. So Bob schuler had this catchy phrase ,Look it up LUISA very interesting story ( ORANGE COUNTY CALIF, CRYSTAL CATHEDRAL ) HIS ENDING THOUGH WAS NOT SOMETHING HE WISHED FOR .🐺🐑🐺🌈👤🙏

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