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Diana Princess of Wales / Re: Diana the anorexic?
« Last post by sandy on Today at 04:03:20 AM »
When Diana lived on her own, had the part time jobs, and shared an apartment she did not have any issues.  She was brought into a stressful situation after she moved into BP and stress brought on the bulimia symptoms.
Prince Harry / Re: Harry & Megan - Part 2
« Last post by sandy on Today at 02:37:22 AM »
Us Magazine claims there will be an August engagement.
This sort of thing has been controversial for years. Jackie O. was out in public and sued Ron Galella for taking pictures of her. The same argument could be made that she was in a "public place." Jackie arguably more of a target than Diana should have expected to be able to go out in public and walk without someone arguing that she was "out in public." Jackie also had a job later on and was certainly entitled to her privacy as far as going to work. Frank Sinatra's solution was to have his "people" break the cameras and destroy the photos they took of him.

“Smash His Camera”: The man who stalked Jackie O. -
I have to say that some of the British journalists that wrote stories about Diana were fans of her charisma and beauty and charm, or had bought into the fairytale marriage thing, considering it important to keep the myth alive.

I think James Whittaker was, also Richard Kay, and Penny Junor has. ironically, joked that her father John, an influential newspaper editor, was 'half in love with Diana' were among these. To say that all British media just treated it like a job and didn't regard the possible breakup of the Wales marriage as an assault upon the myth of the perfect Royal match is to misread what British tabloid journos were feeding their readers in the mid 1980's, I think.

 I also think that several, perhaps quite a few, were drinking the KoolAid themselves until facts were staring them in the face. I know a lot were alive to the situation within the Wales marriage quite early on, but some weren't and still wanted to believe that it would survive. I believe that, like many others, British journos had a firm belief that no POW would ever divorce.

So true @Curryong there was a range of opinions and levels of scrutiny by various reporters, when you hear Arthur Edwards and Ken Lennox talk about her, you can see the regard and feeling they have for her, especially interviewed post 97, but they still did their jobs back in the day Lennox and Whittaker were part of the infamous Bahamas pregnancy snaps and Arthur Edwards was just about everywhere with her, for instance he was one of them on the boat in St. Tropez that last summer, but he would be respectful and I recall Diana was concerned when he got "Delhi Belly" on the India trip.

Whittaker talked about the disputes hed get into Vic Chapman about the state of the marriage in the mid to late 80s, then you had, im sorry to say clueless ones like Max Hastings who denounced the Morton book as fiction and as he said, he came from the part of town where you wanted these institutions to stay in place.

Nowadays its easy to forget as you mentioned, that people wernt entirely sure how things would go if they had separated/divorced. The shadow of Edward and Wallace still hung over that time.
Diana Princess of Wales / Re: Diana the anorexic?
« Last post by Trudie on Today at 12:58:03 AM »
@TLLK I am speaking from my own experience but what Diana exhibited is almost the same symptoms with the exception I didn't do self harm. However anxiety and panic attacks can bring on bouts of bulimia and also depression is a big part of the problem. Although my situation was not on the scale of Diana being in the public eye like her I married, had a huge change and had my first child all within the first year of marriage and I was 19. I am no psychiatrist or therapist however the symptoms are classic and do not point to BPD.
The Prince of Wales & The Duchess of Cornwall / Re: Camilla's 70th birthday
« Last post by TLLK on Today at 12:36:19 AM »
Queen 'was against' Diana's Aids work - Telegraph

According to this the Queen disapproved of  Diana's work with AIDS and HIV patients and wondered why she couldn't do something more 'pleasant'. Presumably like flower arranging at Women's Institutes.
Considering the fact that AIDS and HIV were very controversial topics in the late 1980's I'm not surprised that QEII felt this way. Fortunately her daughter-in-law chose to continue with the work and was instrumental in breaking down some of the barriers and educating the public regarding the transmission of the virus.
I love that her favorite cassette tapes are on display having been selected by her sons.
look at some of her letters to people and without reading the re-written part in the font of the news piece, as one usually comes across them when someone is auctioning them, etc. you'll see what I mean.
Diana Princess of Wales / Re: Diana the anorexic?
« Last post by TLLK on July 21, 2017, 11:20:57 PM »
As for Diana's eating disorder it was Bulimia though from my own experience she didn't suffer from BPD but Anxiety and Panic disorder
I would believe that there is every possibility that Diana could have been diagnosed with Anxiety and Panic Disorder. Thank you for sharing about this @Trudie.
Introductions / Going on vacation and a small request...
« Last post by TLLK on July 21, 2017, 11:18:39 PM »
Hi everyone. I'll be on vacation for the next 2.5 weeks, but I have a small request. Should Harry pop the question to Meghan while I'm away from the board, please save some champagne for me! :partaay:
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