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Re: Where were you/What were you doing when you heard Diana had died?
« Reply #300 on: November 24, 2008, 11:25:05 AM »
On a boat to Denmark

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Re: Where were you/What were you doing when you heard Diana had died?
« Reply #301 on: November 24, 2008, 02:35:22 PM »
How did you feel when you heard ?

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Re: Where were you/What were you doing when you heard Diana had died?
« Reply #302 on: November 24, 2008, 02:51:46 PM »
who me ?


My grandfather had also just died. So to be honest i realy did not care that Diana died so i felt noting i was totaly indiffrent to it that she had died

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Re: Where were you/What were you doing when you heard Diana had died?
« Reply #303 on: November 24, 2008, 06:41:49 PM »
On a boat to Denmark

Not far from me! I was on Silja Line from Stockholm to Helsinki.
Acts of injustice done
Between the setting and the rising sun
In history lie like bones, each one.

W.H. Auden The Ascent of F6

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Re: Where were you/What were you doing when you heard Diana had died?
« Reply #304 on: November 25, 2008, 09:45:14 AM »
It is a global thing now.

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Re: Where were you/What were you doing when you heard Diana had died?
« Reply #305 on: November 25, 2008, 11:20:19 AM »
Proably potty training, I was still kid.

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Re: Where were you/What were you doing when you heard Diana had died?
« Reply #306 on: November 25, 2008, 04:06:14 PM »
10 years ago...

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Re: Where were you/What were you doing when you heard Diana had died?
« Reply #307 on: December 17, 2008, 01:45:12 PM »
I remember this so vividly.  It was my 20th high school reunion and I had persuaded my husband to babysit for our twin girls while I attended the event.  It was my first night out after having my babies (even tho they were 10 months old!) and I had had a wonderful time and arrived home much later than I should.  My husband hated babysitting and I thought I would be in trouble for sure!  But he greeted me with the news and I remember thinking to myself "he's made this up!".  He hadn't.

I stayed up the rest of the night watching CNN to get the full story, and I was glued to the television during the funeral.  I so remember watching William and Harry, William especially, during the procession. His eyes downcast as, if he looked up to see the outpouring of emotion, he wouldn't be able to contain his own.  My heart went out to those boys!

I've thought of that often over the past several months.  I lost my husband in September of this year and my girls are now twelve years old.  So similar in age to Diana's boys.  The loss of a parent is so very hard at any age, but quite devastating to adolescents.

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Re: Where were you/What were you doing when you heard Diana had died?
« Reply #308 on: December 17, 2008, 02:02:14 PM »
Playing with younger sister   Videogames   about 12  i had just had surgery had just got interested into the Royals   it hit me pretty hard    and her sons   o  how bad i felt for them.....just sad....I Even felt bad for HM i know everyone sees it differently   and the Mummy note  sad...i always wondered  what he wrote on the inside  I Thought the Queen Bowing was a great thing to have done.

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Re: Where were you/What were you doing when you heard Diana had died?
« Reply #309 on: December 17, 2008, 02:04:24 PM »
Yes...I thought the bow was quite incrediable...especially when one hear stories of her dislike of her.

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Re: Where were you/What were you doing when you heard Diana had died?
« Reply #310 on: December 17, 2008, 02:25:41 PM »
I never heard that the Queen disliked Diana as a person.  She certainly disapproved of some of the decisions Diana made though, I don't think there is any doubt of that.

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Re: Where were you/What were you doing when you heard Diana had died?
« Reply #311 on: December 17, 2008, 04:27:25 PM »
In the end, she was quite fed up with her.

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Re: Where were you/What were you doing when you heard Diana had died?
« Reply #312 on: December 17, 2008, 07:27:16 PM »
I thiught your perspective was very perceptive OctoberLily when you mentioned your daughters lost their father at such a young age and then talking about what it was like for William and Harry who were 15 and 12 when they lost their mother. I can only imagine what it must be like for children to lose a parent at a young age- and William and Harry had to face this in front of the world, moreover, whch must have made it harder. The funeral service was broadcast world wide. I remember watching it on tv.

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Re: Where were you/What were you doing when you heard Diana had died?
« Reply #313 on: December 17, 2008, 11:05:50 PM »
In the end, she was quite fed up with her.

Again, this doesn't mean the Queen 'disliked' her, Eric.  I'm fed up with my kids at 6pm each night but I don't dislike them...

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Re: Where were you/What were you doing when you heard Diana had died?
« Reply #314 on: December 17, 2008, 11:39:01 PM »
I think the Queen and Diana just had trouble understanding each other. The Queen is from a very different generation of royalty than Diana belonged to, and indeed, Diana was unlike the whole house of Windsor, she didn't fit in. I think the Queen just had trouble understanding why Diana did the things she did. I agree she disaproved, for sure. Diana and the Queen just had two totally different outlooks on what it meant to be royalty. Anyone ever read the Queen and Diana book by Ingrid Seward- I did back in 2001 but I can't remember much of it. That they hated each other would be an overstatement.
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