In Memoriam: Princess Diana of Wales

by - 31.8.17

Goodbye England's rose
May you ever grow in our hearts
You were the grace that placed itself
Where lives were torn apart
You called out to our country
And you whispered to those in pain
Now you belong to heaven
And the stars spell out your name

Hello Guys! 

After weeks of absence I finally found some time to get back here and write a post. I actually wanted to do a travel post again, but since it's the 20th anniversary of Lady Di's fatal accident, I decided to write about her. 

To me as to many other people in the world, Diana was a role model. Not only did she become princess, a dream of every girl, but she also stood in for her thoughts (Quote of her: I like to be a free spirit. Some don't like that, but that's the way I am) and didn't follow the tight script of the Royal Family. Unfortunately, her fairy tale didn't last long as everybody knows (duuuh how could Charles dump her for Camilla??). But she didn't let this bring her down and found love again, but once again the pressure from the media was high, leading to her and her lover's Dodi Al-Fayed tragic accident on the August 31, 1997. 

Even after having this harsh life, and even a hard childhood (divorce of her parents and allegedly domestic abuse of her father to her mother), she was always nice and caring for others. You can see this in interviews of hers and old videos of her charity and overall appearances, but also in the way William and Harry talk about her. 

But she wasn't only known for her loving nature, but she was also a style icon in the 20th century. Even nowadays there are people dressing themselves like her or at least sticking to her style (just look at Princess Kate!). Here you have a some of her best looks:

It's impressive how a public figure like her, untouchable on the one side, touched so many people from all over the world. I don't know anybody who says that they don't like Lady Diana. Her authenticity made her approachable and likeable. Her funeral is until now (according to my research) the most viewed event on the tv with nearly 3 billion people watching it. 

"Carry out a random act of kindness, with no expectation of reward, safe in the knowledge that one day someone might do the same for you. " - Lady Diana

It's difficult to find words to finish this post, since it's a very sad issue to talk about... But I think it's important to learn from Lady Di not only from her character and actions, but also from what the media did to her. She became anorexic and depressed and it even lead to her death. It should make us think about how we treat one another and public figures, how much pressure we put on them and how little privacy they have. 

And it seems to me you lived your life
Like a candle in the wind
Never fading with the sunset
When the rain set in
And your footsteps will always fall here
Along England's greenest hills
Your candles burned out long before
Your legend ever will

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