Posts tagged with “diana’s”

DIANA MEMORIAL FUND/ROYAL CHARITY/KATE

On the day that Princess Diana died, after a morning of numb disbelief and phone calls, it was a relief to go grocery shopping. When I reached the checkout line I was surprised to see at every till a yellow bucket into which shoppers were tossing loose change.

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THE SPECTATOR 18th August 2007

“Oh God, not more Diana.”

We’ve all heard it this summer and Di-fatigue is unlikely to be reversed by the official programme of remembrance. The Wembley Concert was truly moving in parts, especially the video inserts which recalled Diana at her spontaneous, compassionate best. I’ll admit they reduced me to tears, and not just because here and there I caught glimpses in the background of a younger, slimmer, more idealistic me.

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DAILY EXPRESS, 24TH JUNE 2006

Inside a royal aeroplane there’s a special kind of excitement as the doors are about to open. If it’s for the start of a big foreign tour – if there is a president waiting at the bottom of the steps and the world’s press penned on the tarmac – than the excitement verges on the hyper.

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DAILY EXPRESS 31st August 2004

Twenty-three years ago the House of Windsor metaphorically tapped us loyal subjects on the shoulder and invited us to welcome Diana Spencer into our collective life. Such a royal wish was easy to obey – Prince Charles’s photogenic young fiancée seemed just the sort of new recruit the monarchy needed.

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The Queen – The Spectator

Nearly twenty years ago, as a nervous new-boy equerry to the Princess of Wales, I was in charge of organising her attendance at the royal charity premiere of a film called Dangerous Liaisons. I had never heard of Stephen Frears the director and I don’t remember how low he bowed when the Princess offered him her hand.

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