The Good And Bad Of Princess Diana
After reading some material soon after the anniversary of Princess Diana's life and death, I've been thinking about that. She was a very beautiful woman who came to a tragic end. I also feel that she had many unhappy years, and that is very sad.
Back in 1980 and 1981, I remember being so fascinated with Lady Diana! Reading articles and looking at pictures. I've even been somewhat of a collector of memorabilia pertaining to Diana. I remember waking up early the morning of her and Prince Charles wedding. It all truly seemed like a fairy tale. I've heard that there are are some people who didn't really like her wedding gown all that much, but I thought it was one of the most beautiful fashion creations I've ever seen. I still think it looked like a fairy tale gown.
I think Lady Diana was so captivated by Prince Charles and his attention that she was probably blinded by love, as we all can fall into that trap. It's just really too bad how Prince Charles apparently felt pressured into marrying Lady Diana, in spite of the fact that he didn't really love her. Camilla Parker-Bowles was his one true love, and they weren't afraid to continue with their romantic relationship, even though both of them were married! I believe that Diana was probably driven to have the affairs she did. Although I'm still somewhat fascinated with Princess Diana I don't consider her the saint that I feel some have made her out to be. I just don't have the respect for her that I had so long ago. I can understand her temptation to stray, but I've read material which suggests that she had several affairs. Of course, I haven't had as much respect for Prince Charles for a long time. However, if he and Camilla are happy, that's great! At least they did finally marry.
However, I feel that what they both done was immoral and a bad influence on their children.
I admire Diana for being the humanatarian that she was; and I believe she was also a great mother, as well. I admire her for being a hands-on mother. Also, of not letting fame go to her head. I've seen reports of people that she helped who did not feel compelled to bow to her. Diana did not insist on this, as I've heard and gotten the impression that other royals take it as an offense if people do not bow to them. I feel this attitude was very humbling of Diana.
It is very tragic how Princess Diana died. It is also a tradgedy that she had to endure so much unhappiness in her life. It has been speculated that she may have been murdered. Which, if this is true, this is also very sad and tragic. And, the truth is that no one may ever know the full truth about the situation.
However, it is great to know that Prince Charles and Princess Diana's children seem to be happy and are continuing their mother's humanatarian efforts. Perhaps their lives and their children's lives will not have to endure so much scandal and unhappiness as their parents have.