Daily Record from Morristown, New Jersey on September 1, 1997 · 9
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Daily Record, Morris County, N.J., Monday, September 1, 1997 A9 Princess Diana, 1961-1997 Photographers debate ethics By Audrey Woods Associated Press LONDON Paparazzi lurked in the shrubbery, hovered outside her gym and trained telephoto lenses on her vacations. The market for intimate photos of Princess Diana was endless and the money amazing. Photographers pursued Diana .and her wealthy beau through the Windsors now face uncertain future ; -BY Edith M. Lederer . 'Associated Press ' LONDON - They threw her out of the royal circle. They took away her beloved title. Princess Diana still sparkled, undiminished, the brightest gem in the Windsors' crown. Without her, more Britons may see the House of Windsor as a collection of cold, unfeeling anachronisms. "She was banished by the royal family, but she was the star ' member," royal biographer Anthony . Holden said yesterday, hours after Diana died in a car crash in Paris while fleeing photographers. After 20-year-old "Shy Di," as she was dubbed by the tabloids, married into the monarchy and the spotlight, she struggled to make the 1,000-year-old institution relevant to people of the late 20th century. "She had begun to reinvent the role of the monarchy for the 21st century, starting when she shook hands with an AIDS victim," Holden said. Now, the challenge for the family that couldn't live with her is to try to live without her. The Windsors could be strengthened by her death because of the enormous outpouring of sympathy, especially for her sons, the young princes. The , boys learned of their mother's death before dawn, when theif lathe? woke them to break the'' news at the royal Balmoral estate in ;i Scotland. v' " , Ben Pimlott, author of a recent biography of Queen Elizabeth II, predicted that Diana's death would shift the spotlight to William, the 15-year-old heir to the throne. Tough times None of the Windsors have had an easy time of it lately. Three of the queen's four children have divorced in the last five years. Their private lives and loves have become daily fodder for the- increasingly voracious tabloid press. ' More than a year after Charles and Diana's divorce, their appetite is unsated - and is being blamed for the crash that killed the princess and her beau, Dodi Fayed. Still, the family has survived scandal before, including King Edward VIII's liaison with American divorcee Wallis Warfield Simpson. Edward, the queen's uncle, relinquished his empire in 1936 to marry Simpson. Diana, during her years with Charles, often commiserated with the Windsors' other palace misfit, the Duchess of York. The former Sarah Ferguson is divorced from Charles' younger brother, Prince Andrew. " Without Diana, life might be easier for the royal family: She was living on her own and they never knew what tomorrow's headlines would scream about a new romance or a new campaign. But opinion on the street outside Kensington Palace, where Diana lived, ran high against the Windsors. "She was the limelight of the royal family and I think that they could have real difficulty surviving now that she is dead," said Londoner Derek Campbell. "I used to be quite a royalist, but not now because of the way they used Diana," said Josephine Boeg-Clarke, a retired caterer. "They just used her to produce an heir." MADISON 201-377-6575 300 Main St. (Madison Plaza) MORRISTOWN 201-267-1288 6 South St. (Opposite Woolworth's) Paris' streets and, cameras flashing, were the first to the scene of the crash that killed the princess, Dodi Fayed and their chauffeur. , Revulsion at that prospect spilled into displays of grief: A message left outside Diana's Kensington Palace home decried "a life wasted by the crooked greed of the media." A woman outside the palace shouted, "You're horrible!" at TV cam J - - "V. '--A- & i -t Princess Diana's sisters, Lady Jane Fellowes, left, and Lady Sarah Mc-Corquodale, yesterday leave the Paris hospital where their sister died. 'She did everything from the heart' Shy nursery school by Audrey woods Associated Press LONDON - For Princess Diana, who aspired to be "a queen in people's hearts," the genuine grief so evident among ordinary British people may be her truest epitaph. The woman who had almost everything held out her hand to those who had far less. They took hold of it and gave her loyalty and sympathy in return. "As a friend she was steadfast and loyal," said Rosa Monckton, who vacationed in Greece with Diana this summer. "She did everything from the heart. Her heart ruled her head which is why, I think, she was so often misunderstood." Diana's death yesterday at 36, in a Paris car crash with the man who had given her a month of obvious happiness, was a shocking loss to her country. Millions in other countries who had formed a deep attachment to this very personal public figure shared Britain's grief. AIDS and land mines Diana was a shy and awkward nursery school teacher barely out of her teens when she married Prince Charles in 1981. She grew into a woman of grace and elegance in a relentless international spotlight. From the roller-skating pop-music fan who unsettled the staid denizens of Buckingham Palace, Diana grew into a determined adult, a matchless fund-raiser and a force to be reckoned with. Diana traveled widely for her causes, often with dramatic flair: She not only spoke up for AIDS patients, but held their hands. Campaigning against land mines, she strapped on armor and walked gingerly through a minefield in Angola. After her years of unhappy marriage to Prince Charles and a sensational divorce a year ago, many were happy to see Diana laughing and Back to School Shopping? This year give your children more than a new lunch box. 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In an interview published last week, Diana told the French newspaper Le Monde that she stayed in Britain only because of her sons, who are just behind their father in line to the British throne. "Any sane person would have left long ago. But I cannot. I have my sons," she said. The yacht cruises with Fayed's family and alone with Fayed attracted inevitable press criticism because his father, Mohamed Al Fayed, was involved in a parliamentary bribery scandal. Criticism, from those who found Diana's behavior erratic and contradictory, followed many of her actions and statements, no matter how well-intended. She was, according to some of Charles' friends, a difficult wife. She through Discipline, our students improve in these areas: lack of self-control and sell-confidence negative attitude and habits concentration problems and low grades abuse at school due to shyness and overweight Back to School Special For Men, Women, Boys & Girls 2 Private Trial Lessons now $ Q95 ONLY I W ptipr Ftpirps 93097 amid cries Paris. "We might spend a month in Bosnia and barely cover expenses, but we could make a fortune by hanging around and spying on people like Lady Di." An Italian photographer, Mario Brenna, reportedly made $400,000 from a fuzzy picture of Diana and Fayed embracing. The BBC reported that the British tabloid News of The World said it turned down the offer Rick Banick associated press Princess Diana, prior to her marriage to Prince Charles, speaks to Princess Grace of Monaco at a London event on March 9, 1981. Princess Grace died in a car accident on Sept. 14, 1982. Princess Diana died in a crash yesterday. ASSOCIATED press admitted that she, like her husband, had had an affair outside their marriage. She was a difficult employer, losing one aide after another. But nothing diminished her in the eyes of her admirers. Nothing dimmed the aura of glamour that surrounded her, or detracted from the warmth that so obviously was part of her character. Any humanitarian organization or charity that won Diana's support had instant attention in the media. She held hands with the unhappy, embraced the unfortunate, and lent the royal family an approachable humanity that they had never achieved in all their years of dutiful work for Britain. am tssftrft V h tj r 353 Route 3o N. Eatontown (732)389-1456 of 'you're of a photo of Diana dying in her wrecked car. The reported price tag: 5300,000. Steven Coz, editor of the American tabloid National Enquirer, said photographs of Princess Diana's crash were offered to his newspaper for $250,000. Speaking on NBC's "Meet the Press," Coz urged the world press not to buy the photos, some of which he said were being Above, Prince Charles, second from right, stands next to Prime Minister Tony Blair as the hearse carrying Princess Diana leaves Northolt air base. At left, a mourner cries after placing flowers at Buckingham Palace. Strong bond with mother may help young princes cope with her death By Michael Vitez Knight-Ridder Tribune News To a world that admired her, Princess Diana was many things beautiful, glamorous, a champion of common causes. But to two boys named William and Harry, she was simply Mom. And now the young princes face life and the demands of the monarchy without her. The boys obviously loved being with Diana, sharing the normal childhood joys she insisted they savor trips to fun parks, going to the-5 movies, stopping ' for hamburgers, choosing videos. -;.- ' , ' Experts say that that relationship could help William, 15, and Harry, two weeks shy of 13, cope with the death of their mother. "I believe that with a strong bond like that kids do a better job of grieving," said Joseph Mobilio, an adult and adolescent psychiatrist in Haddonfield, N.J. "The world will "Building self esteem in children is our top priority." f- I Cc7ininni our 23rd xar! jf mm OtlLrini; Masses I'ivm-IhmiI thru '4frJ-w1 Professional: Ac 1 thru Adult Jjl-J Specializing in 1 1 forms of g. dunce and gymnastics , iJL l A special program for children ages 1 -5 VHf and an accompanying adult 11 I (a great introduction to dance) I I Cucle activities ihythm g.imes Q'OPS singing I I dancing climbing and balancing I FUN! FUN! FUN! 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President Clinton held his daughter close to his side yesterday as the first family mourned Princess Diana by praying for the children she left behind. "We can only hope that her work will go forward and that everyone who can will support her two fine sons and help them to have the life and the future that she would want," Clinton said. ' Mobilio said the boys might blame their father for their mother's death. 'It could be very hard for their dad to have a good relationship with his sons," Mobilio said. "The strain will be phenomenal. He's an easy object for them to say, 'Hey, you're responsible.' They might think, 'If none of this had happened, she wouldn't have been there with him (Fayed).'" 2220 Route 10 W. Morris Plains (973) 267-1411 l 03 OHO

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