Celebrities talking about Princess Diana part 1
The Spice Girls, Sir Elton John and Madonna at the 1997 MTV VMAs
"I like to be a free spirit. Some don’t like that, but that’s the way I am." - Princess Diana, seen here dancing as a child in a family home video
William and I can separate life into two parts. There were those years when we were blessed with the physical presence beside us of both our mother and father.
And then there are the 10 years since our mother’s death. When she was alive, we completely took for granted her unrivaled love of life, laughter, fun and folly. She was our guardian, friend and protector.
She never once allowed her unfaltering love for us to go unspoken or undemonstrated.
She will always be remembered for her amazing public work. But behind the media glare, to us, just two loving children, she was quite simply the best mother in the world.
We would say that, wouldn’t we.
But we miss her. She kissed us last thing at night. Her beaming smile greeted us from school. She laughed hysterically and uncontrollably when sharing something silly she might have said or done that day. She encouraged us when we were nervous or unsure.
She — like our father — was determined to provide us with a stable and secure childhood.
To lose a parent so suddenly at such a young age, as others have experienced, is indescribably shocking and sad. It was an event which changed our lives forever, as it must have done for everyone who lost someone that night.
But what is far more important to us now, and into the future, is that we remember our mother as she would have wished to be remembered as she was: fun-loving, generous, down-to-earth, entirely genuine.
We both think of her every day.
We speak about her and laugh together at all the memories.
Put simply, she made us, and so many other people, happy. May this be the way that she is remembered
"Never being able to say the word "Mummy" again in your life sounds like a small thing. However, for many, including me, it’s now really just a word – hollow and evoking only memories. I know that over time it is possible to learn to live with what has happened and, with the passing of years, to retain or rediscover cherished memories.” -Prince William
Today in history 17 years ago. On August 30, Diana and Dodi traveled to Paris for a short stay, as Diana was planning to return to London to spend few days with her sons before they went back to school. After a private dinner at the Ritz Hotel, Diana and Dodi decided to leave the hotel by the back entrance, in hopes of eluding the photographers. At 12:00 pm, they got into a black Mercedes, driven by the hotel chuffer, Henri Paul. Despite these efforts, a group of photographers figured out what was going on and was waiting at the Ritz’s back entrance. As soon as the black Mercedes pulled away, they followed.
When the black Mercedes entered Paris’s Alma Tunnel, the driver lost control of the wheel. At 12:30 pm, the car crashed in the 13th pillar of the tunnel. The driver and Dodi died instantly after the crash, but Diana and the bodyguard were very badly injured.
The princess suffered from internal bleeding. At the resuscitation room at La Pitie Salpetriere Hospital, doctors were massaging Diana’s weak heart and made an immediate operation aiming to save her life. Two hours later, the hospital announced the death of Diana, Princess of Wales, on August 31, 1997, at 4:00 am Paris time. She was 36 year old.
Prince Charles flew to Paris with Diana’s older sisters to bring her body back to England. Diana’s funeral was held at Westminster Abbey on Saturday, September 6, 1997. Her children, William and Harry, walked behind the coffin on the slow journey to the abbey with their father, Prince Charles, their grandfather, Prince Philip, and their uncle, Earl Spencer.
Millions of people lined the streets in London to say goodbye, while 2.5 billion people watched the funeral service and procession on television. It was the largest television event in history. Diana’s coffin was loaded into a hearse and driven tot the Spencer Family’s estate at Althorp. There, in a private service attended only by the Spencer family, Diana was buried on an island in the middle of the lake.
The BBC’s World news presenter Nik Gowing announces the unconfirmed report that Princess Diana had died.
Diana, Sarah Bradford (via rememberdiana) —
Don’t try and eat the 33-year-old confection, warns the auction house that sold it for $1,375
|can u describe dianas personality|
Approachable, caring, motherly, brave, smart, tough