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Great summary of her style evolution. I always thought that her post-divorce clothes are timeless. They could be on any women today without shame. She indeed was a fashion icon.
Both Charles and Diana were the ultimate causes of their marriage and divorce @Curryong. I have always accepted that as a reasonable conclusion. What I do not accept is people apportioning blame to Charles alone based on third party or alternatively biased accounts. Worse still, I object to Camilla being blamed for breaking them up as if she is some magician with the ability to make two incompatible people suddenly love one another. To her credit, Diana accepted 50% of the blame in the panorama interview. Some of her fans refuse to accept that and try to make out that she was the perfect person who was betrayed by Charles and Camilla. That is what I object to .
We have now reached a point where every appearance that Camilla does is followed by catty remarks about how old she looks (as if any of us look our best at 70), how she is an adulteress, how she is a home breaker and how she deserves to die in shame. The people commenting do not realize the irony that the same terms could be used to refer to their idol Diana. Meanwhile Diana's foibles are excused as the perfect response of a "wronged woman". I find that unfair and that is why I have tried to champion Camilla, getting lots of people upset in the process. She is just a woman who had some youthful indiscretions. She is definitely not this hideous witch that the tabloid press has tried to sell to us.
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I also wanted to clarify the "better wife" comment @sandy. That was not meant as a slur on Diana as a person but as a reference to their compatibility. C&D were less compatible than C&C. I am sure that given the time and space, Diana would have found her true prince charming. I have never believed that Diana was a nasty person. Throughout her life she proved that she was far from being a bad person. It is just that she married the wrong guy at the wrong time. We have all been there and are given a chance to get it right later on. Sadly for her, tragedy robbed her of the chance.
Based on my postings some people might assume that I am anti-Di. Far from it. Before Diana came along I could not have cared less about the British royal family. She brought something special. However, I also see her as an imperfect human being who was sinned against and also sinned against others. She is neither a saint nor a devil; Just an unfortunate woman who never found true love in her life.
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