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Offline carkuczyn

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Re: Diana's resemblace with Sissi
« Reply #660 on: December 11, 2008, 01:43:48 AM »
While Diana and Sissi may have led similarly tragic lives.......they in no way resemble each other physically.

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Re: Diana's resemblace with Sissi
« Reply #661 on: December 11, 2008, 02:03:35 AM »
That's what we meant- that they both led tragic lives. I agree, they didn't look alike physically. They were both great beauties, but in very different ways.

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Re: Diana's resemblace with Sissi
« Reply #662 on: December 11, 2008, 04:53:07 AM »
I don't think they were remotely similar as regards their personal character, but I do think it is quite interesting and revealing to compare the trajectory of their lives, and the cults that have grown up around them. Both were utterly unsuited to be senior members of a leading royal family, but things might perhaps have worked out better if they had had more (indeed anything!) in common with their husbands.

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Re: Diana's resemblace with Sissi
« Reply #663 on: December 11, 2008, 09:19:32 AM »
Yes...I believe that both their lives were tragic.

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Re: Diana's resemblace with Sissi
« Reply #664 on: May 18, 2009, 08:13:45 PM »
They have many things in common:
1) Their husbands were going to marry with their eldest sisters
2) They had eating disorders
3) They were very beautiful and elegant (Sissi more than Diana)
4) They had tragic deaths
5) They had problems with their mothers in law
7) They had unhappy marriages

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Re: Diana's resemblace with Sissi
« Reply #665 on: May 19, 2009, 02:24:26 AM »
It isn't fact that Charles was "going" to marry Diana's elder sister.  Lady Sarah Spencer put an end to their relationship by publicly stating she was not in love with the prince and wouldn't marry anyone she didn't love but I don't think there's proof Charles had any actual intention of proposing to her.
As to whether Sissi or Diana was the more beautiful and elegant, I think that is personal opinion.  :)

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Re: Diana's resemblace with Sissi
« Reply #666 on: May 23, 2009, 06:19:29 PM »
It isn't fact that Charles was "going" to marry Diana's elder sister.  Lady Sarah Spencer put an end to their relationship by publicly stating she was not in love with the prince and wouldn't marry anyone she didn't love but I don't think there's proof Charles had any actual intention of proposing to her.
As to whether Sissi or Diana was the more beautiful and elegant, I think that is personal opinion.  :)

Yes, I forgot to specify that this was my own point of view

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Re: Nieces and nephews of the former Princess of W
« Reply #667 on: April 24, 2010, 08:05:06 AM »
Hello and thanks for contribution :) :)

Can anyone identify the people on this picture, it is also from the funeral.

Is the girl behind Sarah Mc. Corquodale her daughter Emily?

And on the second picture? Is is her other daughter? I do not really know.

Any help is welcome....!!!

here are the pictures:


"Nice" english weather... ;D ;D ;D






And this one??







The girl behind Sarah is a female version of Harry. Would have to be a cousin surely?

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Re: Nieces and nephews of the former Princess of Wales
« Reply #668 on: April 24, 2010, 10:28:11 AM »
One of Diana's sisters has a son who was practically Harry's double when they were younger. There was a point in the TV coverage of Diana's funeral where it went suddenly froim the cortege to this sister arriving at the Abbey with her family. My instant reaction was 'What's Harry doing there?' and it took a second look before I realised that it was somebody else. Unfortunately, I can't remember which sister it was, and they both have sons of much the same age.

Diana's sisters keep a very low profile, and so do their children.

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Re: Nieces and nephews of the former Princess of Wales
« Reply #669 on: April 25, 2010, 08:40:51 PM »
I agree that Harry's expressions and coloring strongly resemble his mother's family, but I also think that as he gets older the shape of his face -- and most definitely his nose -- are virtual mirrors of his grandfather the Duke of Edinburgh.   

I also think that as William ages he increasingly resembles his father -- although William is is A LOT better looking than his father was at the same age.

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Re: Nieces and nephews of the former Princess of W
« Reply #670 on: April 26, 2010, 12:06:02 AM »
I agree with Tampa Bay - I've always noted a strong resemblance between Prince Harry and his Aunt Sarah.

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Re: Had there been no 'Camilla' - would the Wales marriage have survived?
« Reply #671 on: December 05, 2010, 08:01:02 AM »
I`m pretty much sure that Charles and Diana would have faced similar problems if there hadn`t been Camilla in their marriage. Diana said that their marriage was too "crowded" but this is not the only reason for the failure of their marriage. I think that they were destined to face huge problems in their union. It is dificult to find two more mismatched people that were to marry.
Princess Diana came from a broken family. She confessed of her lack of security and stability. She had to listen (probably) to her parents` quarrels and see her mother weeping. The Spencer children had to spend their lives in both parents` houses no wonder that she felt so unhappy and insecure. I don`t know how much this situation affected Diana`s siblings but Diana was very much affected. In fact, she became emotionally fragile having problems with passsing her exams at boarding school. I wonder if she even had secondary education? A very unhappy girl dreams of the Prince Charming who will one day come and rescue her. This man will fall in love with her and give her his unconditional love. This is what she needs and this is what she will demand from him. Her craving for love and affection was really enormous, in my opinion. Besides, she wanted to love someone and being loved in return. the more unloved she felt the more love she needed. Plus, she was a very emotional and sensitive child who turned into a very emotional and psychologically insecure woman.

Prince Charles grew up in a seemingly "normal" family. But can the Queen`s family be called "normal"? Charles`s mother was preoccupied with her duties as a a Sovereign as duty was always uppermost in her mind. He saw her only from time to time and I doubt whether he could spend time with her like other kids could i.e. go for a walk, listen to a fairy-tale etc. The Duke of Edinburgh was a very emotionally cold and demanding husband. Charles was not his favorite son, he preferred Anna to his sons. Charles publicly admitted that he grew up in a very cold atmosphere, that he experienced no approval from his parents. The Duke of Edinburgh  wanted to make Charles an emotionally and physically strong statesman and soldier but Charles seemed to be more of the "artist" type. No wonder that Charles felt misunderstood and under appreciated. Due to the lack of unconditional love and approval in his childhood, Charles needed to be loved. approved, reassured, pampered, praised etc. He needed someone that he could emmotionally rely on. And this person was Camilla, to some extent a mother figure.

Charles and Diana were mismatched from the very beginning. Two emotionally unstable people craving for love and affection and acceptance. No one cared whether these two would suit each other. Diana finally found her Prince Charming, probably she even loved him. Though 13 years her senior, Charles was so immature that he wasn`t aware of the possible problems that might arise from such a match.
Were they doomed to failure? Mmost probably yes though some people who turned to psychotherapists managed to improve their marriages because they worked hard on it. Psychtherapy helps one to get to know oneself : one`s needs, inner probles, the source of these problems.  But I don`t thoink that anyone in the Buckingham palace has ever imagined that Charles and Diana would have visited a psychotherapist! Diana was regarded to be emotionally unstable, Charles foun a "psychotherapist" in Camilla.

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Re: Had there been no 'Camilla' - would the Wales marriage have survived?
« Reply #672 on: December 06, 2010, 01:09:35 AM »
Does anyone have a 'perfect' background and family life?  I don't believe so and there are many people from so-called dysfunctional family backgrounds who have made long and happy marriages. 

Patrick Jephson, Diana's former secretary, believes that if Camilla Parker-Bowles had kept away from Prince Charles once he had married Diana - meaning severed contact completely - the marriage would have had a good chance of succeeding, if not necessarily being a perfect match.  I'm inclined to agree with him as an admitted outsider to the whole thing!

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Re: Had there been no 'Camilla' - would the Wales marriage have survived?
« Reply #673 on: December 06, 2010, 04:35:28 AM »
The real answer is that noone knows but my gut feeling is that Diana was anything but emotionally stable.  As well thre would have been no shortage of married and unmarried women willing to bed Charles, so I think eventually a discrete or less than discrete affair would have begun.

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Re: Had there been no 'Camilla' - would the Wales marriage have survived?
« Reply #674 on: December 06, 2010, 05:20:31 AM »
Yes, I agree on both accounts.