Princess Di and I were kindred spirits

2012-09-04 12:14
Princess Diana
I still remember being in bed that awful Sunday… A friend phoned and I was wondering why she’d call on a Sunday morning! When I got to the phone and she broke the news to me, I was devastated! Now you might ask, why would I be devastated over the death of someone I didn’t know? It’s hard to explain, but I always felt like Princess Di and I were kindred spirits…

She came onto the scene in the early 80’s as the shy Lady Di and captured my heart! I lived to devour news and images of this beautiful woman! She set so many trends. Court shoes, frilly collars, pearl earrings... And as she matured, she just became more and more beautiful and glamorous! Her sense of style dazzled all of us!

And as a young mother, we fell in love with her and her two boys, William and Harry. We shared in every moment of their lives, from their first days at school to family holidays! Her obvious love for her kids was wonderful and she was a breath of fresh air in the Royal Family.

I could go on and on about this woman whom I idolised and admired. She broke so many taboos, like hugging Aids patients and fighting for an anti-landmine campaign. Her beauty and generosity symbolised what so many of us aspire in our “little” lives. Through her I could also save the world! She was my inspiration and my aspiration!

Even after her divorce from Prince Charles, she simply continued to blossom! She came into her own, and continued charming the world. I hoped that she would find the true happiness she so deserved.

31 August 1997 is a day that will be forever embedded on my mind. Despite the fact that 15 years have passed, I am still sad that this beautiful soul had to go at the peak of her life. But maybe the gods decided she had dedicated enough of her life to helping those in need, to raising her boys into the admirable young men they are today – and in captivating my heart and soul!

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This user recalls her memories of the day she heard of Princess Diana's death, and says that although it is 15 years later, she has never forgotten her idol.
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