One of the reasons I don't post on this forum is my profound sadness about Diana - it's just so difficult for me to post about her. I really respected and admired this woman. I think it goes back to my thinking how senseless her death still seems.
Diana is the only royal to have captured the hearts of Aussies; I think somehow we related to her feeling like an interloper or something. She was really embraced by the Australian people like no other royal before or since. Diana really had some kind of magic about her.
Selfish I know ... but as people may note, I do mention her in endearing terms every now and then.
And, it's also one of the reasons why I don't like Mary of Denmark trying to fill her large shoes - it is really very offensive to me. When she copies Diana, to me, and others, she is denigrating Diana's memory because she is a cheap imitation. If you knew about Mary's past, you would understand what I am saying. You can't make a silk dress from a sow's ear, and then there is the trying-too-hard to muscle in on the BRF's turf, with her lazy, boozing husband, but I digress ...
Sorry for going off-topic: I think once Diana found her own true happiness (not sure Dodi was the one, though he might have been) then she would have gotten her full beauty back. I do think the strain began to show on her face in her latter years. She needed to lay off the heavy eyeliner too - it was ageing her.