Posts tagged with “royal”

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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Diana At 50

With the approach of what would have been Princess Diana’s 50th birthday we can expect a flurry of those “what if she had lived” articles. Entertaining perhaps, but hardly useful. The first Mrs Wales might by now be solving conflicts, banishing poverty, feeding the world’s hungry or even breeding spaniels in happy rural obscurity. Alas, we will never know.

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DAILY TELEGRAPH-7 MAY 2011

A week has passed in the new royal era. Prince William is back at his airbase. Kate is in the supermarket. The Queen is at Windsor Castle. The media circus has packed its satellite dishes and left town. The bunting has been recycled. Like a cartwheeling verger, we’ve watched the world turn upside down and then revolve right-way up again. Everything looks as it did before. But everything has changed.

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Diana & Camilla

What a day. To see and hear William and Catherine take their vows was a privilege made no less special by sharing it with an extended congregation of a billion or so. As a wedding production, this one surely scored as high marks for technical merit and artistic interpretation as any in Westminster Abbey’s history. With their own eternal beauty, the familiar words reached out to our hearts and in return our hearts reached out to the young couple who, despite their familiarity, it was as if we now saw anew.

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ROYAL WEDDING & MODERN DIGITAL MEDIA – 24 April 2011

These are salad days for the palace press offices. At last the papers are filled with a really big, really good news story. So much more fun than those tiresome questions about billionaire’s jets or the Civil List.

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