regarded her as "unbalanced","anti-establishment" and called her "a loose
canon". All these indignities by a blimpish minority were swept away
by the overwhelming voice of the people after her tragic death. During
the week until the 6th September more than a million travelled to London
to attend her funeral in an unequalled demonstration of united sadness.
The unexpected applause following the forthright oration by her brother
Earl Spencer spread to all sections of her classless mourning community.
DIANA - THE PRINCESS OF WALES
1/7/1961 - 31/8/1997
Fifteen years earlier, the Diana who came to visit our Islands in 1982-
not quite a year after her wedding - was a rather shy pretty young woman
but friendly, humorous and approachable. She was expecting the birth of
her first son William that same year. Already. then she had been
the victim of often undue press importunity. It must have been a
relief to come to a paparazzi - free zone, to islands so small that almost
everybody knows everybody else but where privacy is respected.
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