Originally posted by rich23
This cult of Di thing, I just don't get it.
She was a pretty but thick Sloane who married into a horrible family and was killed by the security services.
As for all the stuff about her doing a lotta work for chariddy, well... one of my friends works for a well-known charity, and he maintains that the
consistent word on Diana was that she was there just for the photo-op and had nothing else to contribute (oh, apart from her "warm presence" at the
bedside, of course).
Surprise surprise, among the people in the charity world who actually have to deal with the royals, Andrew comes out as a favourite: he's never late
for meetings, is always very well-informed, and even has one or two rather good ideas. Nobody has a good word for the "people's princess".
I do so wonder what charity your friend
works for. Pray tell us. If not, why not?
I used to work part time for St John Ambulance which is still a charity. Yes, SJA has a commercial side and quite rightly so, but this supports all
that you see SJA at - footy, rugby or cricket matches, fetes, regattas whatever; SJA also supports the SJA in the States who in turn
help us to support the Arab only Eye Hospital in Jerusalem and maintain a prescence in Uganda and other African countries.
I left because of low wages but I know for a fact that at least one charity [Dr Barnados] moved their HQ from one premesis in London to another
location, completely remodelled the offices after
they had been built their their spec, recarpetted because 'they did not look right for
' and then gave their staff brand new cars and paid them mileage allowance.
Admittedly this was in the early part of the 80's and times have changed since then, but I wonder how many charities have done the same.
Princess Diana was clearly not everybody's cup of tea and I think she would be the first to admit that.
However, both she and Fergie paved the way for Royals
to meet and get involved with issues such as mines, aids, famine and so very much more.
Diana did so much to raise public awareness of the plight of so many Africans who were dying of aids whilst Bob Geldorf concentrated on famine
Diana was also instrumental is bringing about the first international forum on anti-personnel mines and I would like to think that her early work did
much to bring about the outlawing of their us.
So I think my friend, that perhaps you should take a long hard look at your own life and perhaps criticise yourself before daring to criticise someone
like HRH Diana, Princess of Wales.