You would think by looking at the British newspapers of late that the nation is overcome with grief and warm memories about the late Princess Diana, who died nearly 20 years ago in a car accident in a Paris tunnel as she and her then lover tried to escape in a chauffeur driven limousine from the paparazzi who were hot on their trail. Up to this day rumours continue to fly around that she was murdered on orders of the ‘British establishment’, but no proof has ever been produced and it remains just a silly conspiracy theory.
The anniversary of Diana’s death is approaching – she died on August 31, 1997 – but the hysteria around her is already being whipped up, not least because her two children, Princes William and Harry, have gone on public record with their recollections of her life and how they miss her and how they did not see her in the last months of her life. That last one, incidentally, was caused by her affair with the son of a retail millionaire Mohammed as Fayed, Dodi, and her game of hide-and-seek with the tabloid press which she, bizarrely, alerted through her friends and associates to her whereabouts, to stay in the spotlight.
The very latest in the campaign by the British mainstream media to resurrect ‘keen interest’ in Diana is linked to the emergence of several tapes with recordings in which she tells about some intimate details of her life that should have probably best stayed secret. But as it happens, the publicly-owned Channel 4 TV network has done a deal and is going to show parts of these tapes in a documentary, and the mainstream press is already bursting with excitement, banging on how overcome with desire the great British public is to see what’s on them. I have yet to meet anyone who is keen on finding out what these tapes are about.
In America Princess Dian became a cult figure, mostly on the strength of her scandalous relations with her husband, Prince Charles, and the Royal Family as a whole, with the US media picking up the cunning narrative of the British press that by the 1990s became overwhelmingly anti-monarchy and grotesquely liberal, portraying her as some remarkable modern beauty who was adored and cherished by the public but mistreated by the Queen and the whole Royal Family. The term ‘people’s Princess’ was cleverly introduced by Diana herself into the public domain after she divorced Prince Charles and lost her HRH title, quickly picked up by the hacks and other leftie propagandists.
The militant liberal lobby promoted Diana as she championed all of the causes that were close to its heart. Not forgetting that the Princess mixed with all sorts of celebrities, who were glad to be seen with her as it gave them huge publicity. As a result she was seen as cool by the so-called beautiful people and fans of celebrity culture. Fashion houses also used her as their pun-up, turning her into a fashion icon for the simple reason that she helped them move their clothes. And if you add to all of that Diana’s addiction to her war with the Royal Family, which became very bitter after her divorce, a lethal combination of ruthless promotion, false praise and behind the scenes manoeuvres by groups with their own interest produced a false idol supposedly worshipped by millions in Britain and around the world.
In the last couple of years before her death Princess Diana’s behaviour became more and more erratic, as she engaged in endless affairs with men of very different social standing. Her relationship with her children became a subject of great concern for the Queen and Prince Charles, as she increasingly used them in her public relations war with the Royal Family to whom she became as something of a Rasputin figure, as yours truly pointed out in a letter to one of the British newspapers about a year before her death.
The tragedy of Princess Diana was in the fact that she was totally unsuited for the royal role. She would have been perfect as a wife of a big financier, businessmen, Harley Street cosmetic surgeon or a pop star, dazzling London as an attractive and stylish socialite. But royalty she wasn’t. Her perception of the role of the wife of the future king was very distant from the reality she encountered. Mind you, most members of the British Royal Family consider their position as royals to be something of a pleasure cruise rather than a job where duty comes first and everything else comes a distant second and third. A problem with most modern monarchies in Europe.
The sad truth is that Princess Diana was used by the enemies of the British monarchy and the left generally in their attempts to turn Britain into a republic with all of its trimmings. These were the people who destroyed her eventually, with mainstream media simply following orders from them. Still, beloved national treasure, as she is portrayed now, she never was. No way.Share