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The Good And Bad Of Princess Diana

Updated on September 28, 2012

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.

Lady Diana in her wedding dress.
Lady Diana in her wedding dress. | Source

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.

Duchess of Cornwall in a beautiful blue suit and hat.
Duchess of Cornwall in a beautiful blue suit and hat. | Source

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.

Prince William
Prince William | Source
Prince Harry
Prince Harry | Source

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.

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      amymarie_5 4 years ago from Chicago IL

      I agree. I always thought that the media was pretty harsh to Prince Charles and Camilla. They obviously are very much in love with each other and always have been. It could not have been easy for Diana. On the part about her not being much of a saint, I remember reading an article about her right before Diana died. It said that Diana was very materialistic and slightly conceited but she felt guilty about it. It went on to say that she was so involved with her humanitarian work to ease her guilt. I don't know if that was true but people rarely said anything negative about her and I found the article interesting because of that. Thanks for sharing this. It was interesting and I like anything to do with the royal family. :) Rated up and shared.

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      mours sshields 4 years ago from Elwood, Indiana

      Thanks for reading and for your nice remarks! It is good if Diana realized some of her own faults. I'm glad you found this article interesting!

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      iguidenetwork 4 years ago from Austin, TX

      Diana was only human, like the rest of us. Is just that she was not afraid to show her foibles in public, more so that she was from a royal family. Royal families aren't supposed to show their emotions in public.

      Voted up and interesting. I also share it too. :)

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      Marcia Ours 4 years ago

      Yes, she was only human, and one thing I liked about her is that she didn't pretend to be perfect.

      Thanks for sharing!

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      Mona Sabalones Gonzalez 2 years ago from Philippines

      Diana was very young when she married at 19, and marrying into the royal family can't be easy for someone at any age. I think it would have helped a lot more if she had a supportive husband. Prince Charles wanted to be king, and that meant that he couldn't marry Camilla at that time. Of course, things have changed and he is married to Camilla and maybe one day he'll finally be king. But Diana, as a young woman with vulnerabilities and a lack of support, I think it's understandable if she had affairs with other men since her husband wasn't interested in her. I don't think it's wise to marry young, whoever you are and whoever you marry. You need to have a dating life. Plus, to marry a much older man, and a prince at that, well, only real committed love could have held that one together. And even then, it would have lasted with a great deal of difficulty and challenge.

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      mours sshields 2 years ago from Elwood, Indiana

      Thank-you! And, you do have some interesting points and things to think about!

      Marcia Ours

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      Rebecca Mealey 2 years ago from Northeastern Georgia, USA

      It is so true that we will never know the truth about her death. Thanks for sharing this.

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      mours sshields 22 months ago from Elwood, Indiana

      You're welcome!

      M. Ours

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