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The Influence of Princess Diana over the monarchy
« Reply #675 on: August 31, 2012, 12:04:16 PM »
Today is the 15th anniversary of Princess Diana's death. Here's a piece on her influence over the role of royal women as leaders of fashion

http://www.royalhistorian.com/diana-princess-of-wales-and-the-monarchy-part-1-queen-of-fashion/

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Re: Princess Diana - Part 2
« Reply #676 on: September 01, 2012, 01:46:08 AM »
what ever is said or not said, I remember Diana was the first public figure to take the hand of an aids patient, at a time when many health professionals were refusing  to treat them, besides public's  off the charts  attitude about the disease and those who had it . Diana helped to change that... 

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« Reply #677 on: September 02, 2012, 05:52:19 PM »
what ever is said or not said, I remember Diana was the first public figure to take the hand of an aids patient, at a time when many health professionals were refusing  to treat them, besides public's  off the charts  attitude about the disease and those who had it . Diana helped to change that... 

Yes indeed! I feel this was one of her greatest achievements and went a long way to dispell fear and encourage others to do the same. It's a pity that neither of her two sons have carried on her charitable work in this direction.

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Re: Princess Diana - Part 2
« Reply #678 on: September 02, 2012, 06:10:20 PM »
what ever is said or not said, I remember Diana was the first public figure to take the hand of an aids patient, at a time when many health professionals were refusing  to treat them, besides public's  off the charts  attitude about the disease and those who had it . Diana helped to change that... 

I agree with you! She did help to change that...

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« Reply #679 on: September 02, 2012, 06:25:07 PM »
Eof D, Prince Harry does- with his  charitable work with children in Africa, many of whom are AIDS orphans.
 I read, long ago, that one of the other royals was taking on her role in the UK, but  can't recall who it was supposed to be. The Terrence Higgens Trust would know. When I get the chance I shall call and ask.
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« Reply #680 on: September 03, 2012, 04:07:45 AM »
Eof D, Prince Harry does- with his  charitable work with children in Africa, many of whom are AIDS orphans.
 I read, long ago, that one of the other royals was taking on her role in the UK, but  can't recall who it was supposed to be. The Terrence Higgens Trust would know. When I get the chance I shall call and ask.

The Terence Higgins Trust currently doesn't have a royal patron, and there does not appear to be any AIDS organisations amongst the list of charities and patronages supported by the royal family (see the official website of the British Monarchy: http://www.royal.gov.uk/CharitiesandPatronages/Search%20Charities%20and%20Patronages.aspx).  However, on Prince Harry's webpage relating to his charities and patronage on that site it states "He is also keen to continue the work of his mother, the late Diana, Princess of Wales, who worked to support people with from HIV/AIDS in the UK and overseas."

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« Reply #681 on: September 03, 2012, 07:11:55 AM »
I did not say he was a patron of  the THT, just they might know.
However, the African children, that is another matter as they do have AIDS orphans. Nothing to do with any British AIDS organisation. I do not know but may they even a UNICEF project.
 Perhaps when W&H finish their military careers, they will have the time to put  more effort into these things.
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« Reply #682 on: September 03, 2012, 10:12:05 AM »
Prince Harry's own charity, Sentabale, which he set up with Prince Seeiso of Lesotho, does a lot of work with children in Lesotho, where there is a very high incidence of HIV (something like 30% of the population - and the population is actually shrinking at present) and therefore a lot of AIDS orphans. Prince Harry was joint patron (with Prince Seeiso) of the British Cadet Forces expedition to Lesotho in 2010, which I went on. The group I was with worked in a school for orphans and disabled children - a high proportion of the orphans had been orphaned by AIDS and many of them - and others - were HIV positive. The school is running on a shoestring incidentally.

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« Reply #683 on: September 03, 2012, 05:48:59 PM »
Eof D, Prince Harry does- with his  charitable work with children in Africa, many of whom are AIDS orphans.
 I read, long ago, that one of the other royals was taking on her role in the UK, but  can't recall who it was supposed to be. The Terrence Higgens Trust would know. When I get the chance I shall call and ask.

Yes of course Robert, his work in Africa had momentarily slipped my mind. I was thinking of charitable work closer to home, where there is still and immense amount of work to do to tackle discrimination in regard to those living with or affected by HIV. I hope, as been suggested either he or the Duke of Cambridge might take up the baton for this cause in the UK.

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« Reply #684 on: September 03, 2012, 06:08:56 PM »
It does not even have to be a duke or prince. A consort could do it as well. As Dianna was and she started it.
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« Reply #685 on: September 04, 2012, 04:10:55 PM »
It does not even have to be a duke or prince. A consort could do it as well. As Dianna was and she started it.

Absolutely, but I think Philip too established with his own charitable causes, perhaps Camila feeling the cause too close to Diana and by the time Kate becomes consort HIV may have become a non-issue.

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« Reply #686 on: September 04, 2012, 04:39:34 PM »
I could not agree more, EoD.  Camilla  would not be very welcome, IMO.  But the Duchess of Cambridge would be perfect. Perhaps she is just not ready yet. And of course, the hope is the final point- a non issue. Sadly, too late for so many.
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« Reply #688 on: September 10, 2012, 01:16:20 AM »
Bear in mind that it was not Diana who invented the walkabout. I've not had time to read the article just yet, but I well remember the earliest walkabouts in Britain were in 1972, at the time of the Queen's Silver Wedding.

I have shaken hands with Charles and Camilla when they did a walkabout at Swansea University, where I was working at the time.

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Re: Princess Diana - Part 2
« Reply #689 on: September 12, 2012, 09:52:08 PM »
Very true - George VI and Queen Elizabeth invented the walkabout and Queen Elizabeth II revived it!