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on 29 June 2017
Poor innocent, young, naive Diana - her Fairy Tale was back to front - here was the beautiful girl who kissed her prince and the Prince turned into a frog! It beggars belief that Charles, with his Action Man nickname and who bedded any female with a pulse, whether she be married or not, decided that his virginal innocent bride would want to read the many volumes of the philosopher Laurens van der Post he took with them AND then discuss them whilst sailing the Med on her honeymoon on board Britannia!!
As a young girl swept off her feet with the thoughts of Romance to be had throughout her honeymoon, and like all young girls the heady expectations of maybe spending MOST of her honeymoon in a horizontal mode the poor young girl was bored rigidly Vertical with not only Philosophy to contend with but he took along his paints and easel so she could WATCH him create water colours!! His father, the redblooded Alpha Male, would have had no doubt whatsoever as to what to do on honeymoon - indeed, although I have much respect for Charles many good works, Philip must wonder how on earth he sired such a limp wet lettuce!
Diana never stood a chance, the ultimate sacrificial virginal lamb, when ALL she EVER wanted from life was LOVE. How on earth Charles got that one small word Love wrong is incredible. Diana deserved SO much more from EVERY member of the family she married into.
This book is the most definitive book I've ever read on the whole sorry tale of Diana's tragic life and I urge anyone to buy it. It reads like a Fly on the Wall perspective, quite incredible in the amount of detail it provides, and hats off to the author for the astounding amount of research she put into writing this book - she obviously has the right contacts in life! A brilliant book in all ways.