I get that there's probably an agenda here but rather than use expensive, consumable chemical based sun tan lotion why not just cover up?
Just before we move on back to the main topic(s) I was compelled to leave this here.31 August 1997 was a fücking Godsend then, wasn't it.
A day earlier, a Fabio Piras, a 20-year-old Sardinian, was fined £100 for stealing a bear and he was punched in the face by a demonstrator outside the court who told him Diana was “queen of all our hearts”.Just before we move on back to the main topic(s) I was compelled to leave this here.
The attempts to censor Private Eye after Diana's death remind us of how a nation went mad with griefNo other newspaper or magazine captured – or stood up to – the bonkersness that had gripped the country quite like the Private Eye didwww.independent.co.uk
It was Private Eye that kept me sane during that wretched outpouring of artificial grief. If you can get a copy of PE issue 932 or (in my opinion) 933 which was even better you may laugh like a drain.
I don't think our country has ever fully got back to normal sanity since that effing episode.
I'd been on the rum and it was very liquid. Watching hundreds of small brown orbs of shit rising to the surface like bubbles-and the shoals of fish that swarmed to feast upon my brown delight was a true sight to behold!
From stiff upper-lipped restraint and reserve to national emotional incontinence in one (plastic) princess's lifetime.A day earlier, a Fabio Piras, a 20-year-old Sardinian, was fined £100 for stealing a bear and he was punched in the face by a demonstrator outside the court who told him Diana was “queen of all our hearts”.
Actually a bloke who was at court cos his daughter was appearing there on a shoplifting charge!!!
'Lower deck breast beating', as GMF put it:
the depth was plumbed at the time of Princess Diana’s death, when part of the nation went collectively mad, and sections of the press behaved disgracefully. I’m sure I am in a minority here, but I was appalled at the near-hysterical reaction of the crowds who strewed their floral tributes and metaphorically speaking beat their breasts in a display of lower-deck emotion which was as distasteful as it was exaggerated.
I wondered at the time, what had happened to the moral fibre of the island race—the stiff upper lip, if you like—to make them behave like professional mourners howling for hire. The Prime Minister was proud. I was ashamed
This was suggested way back in this thread and someone reckoned that there was some ginger in the family and that young Harold has a strongish resemblance to the males of the RF.The ONLY gingers in the RF are Harry, Beatrice and Eugenie.
Now with Bea and Eug this comes from Sarah Fergusson who married in.
With Harry it comes from James Hewitt who got his nuts in.
It was I. The ginger came from the Althorp side of the family. Diana herself was a 'strawberry blonde' until she found the dye bottle, and the present Earl Spencer was quite a Redhead when young.