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Diana wins legacy award for HIV
« on: October 13, 2017, 11:09:13 AM »
Prince Harry joins glamorous stars at the Attitude Awards | Daily Mail Online

Harry gave a lovely speech :happycry: but of course it was sad that she wasnt there to get the award herself.  :flower: We forget how young she was, and what a cut away from the usual path of mind numbing plaque openings, it changed the world. Seeing Harry take on male soldiers getting help, and taking on the old attitudes over mental illness must make her proud as well.

It might not be on the same scale as her handshake but it will save many lives and help many families, far more than dozens of unveilings will....its about the impact of what you do, how many and how much you reach people, not how many ticks some stuffy old ppl tally of older, stuffier old people, doing nothing more than mutter about, doing little, to appeal to an even smaller amount of people.

'In April 1987, my mother was only 25 years old.

'She was still finding her way in public life, but already she felt a responsibility, to shine her spotlight on the people and issues that were often ignored. She knew that AIDS was one of the things that many wanted to ignore and seemed like a hopeless challenge. She knew that the misunderstanding of this relatively new disease was creating a dangerous situation when mixed with homophobia.'

If the RF only knew they had lightning in a bottle all to themselves, instead of bemoaning having to head into the 20th century...she'd still be here :no:
"No other member of the Royal Family mattered that year, or I think for the next 17 years, it was just her." Arthur Edwards, The Sun Photographer, talking about Diana's impact.
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Re: Diana wins legacy award for HIV
« Reply #1 on: October 13, 2017, 11:29:30 AM »
Yes, Duch_. I wholeheartedly agree. Diana was a bright light, a shining star. People adored her, were drawn to her and sometimes it seemed as if she really had a healing touch, like monarchs were believed to have had in olden days. Charles and the Queen and the rest of the BRF never recognised those special qualities, the genuine bond Diana had with those who were dying, were dreadfully sick, felt alone and abandoned. Her AIDS work, which Harry continues, was groundbreaking for a Royal at that time.
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Re: Diana wins legacy award for HIV
« Reply #2 on: October 13, 2017, 11:55:54 AM »
There is a well, well deserved award. Diana made a genuine and lasting impact on AIDS awareness. For me, the moment she touched that man who was sick when everybody was fearful of victims is the moment that Diana distinguished herself from every other royal (past or present). She shown that she was much more human and sensible than many people that were supposed to be our "betters".

If the BRF had any sense, these are the kinds of things they should anchor a remembrance or memory of Diana. How wonderful, if the queen or Charles had spoken about Diana's work on AIDS and how it brought a new dimension to the institution. But again the term "pearls before swine" might apply here. They never really got that part of her life and instead focused on the petty quarrels about her marriage or her failure to fit in with the rules. 
"In the past, people were born royal. Nowadays, royalty comes from what you do"...Gianni Versace
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Re: Diana wins legacy award for HIV
« Reply #3 on: October 15, 2017, 12:36:35 AM »
Remarkable that she was only 25 and had accomplished all that at her age.


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