We witnessed the arc of a real-life character over the past two decades. We first met Lady Diana Spencer in the media when she was a 19-year-old kindergarten teacher's aide in 1980 and followed her life to its ultimate conclusion some 17 years later, in August 1997, in a car crash. In between, we saw images of Lady Di as a blushing teenager with a transparent skirt; a princess bride at a fairy-tale wedding; a royal Barbie, all dressed up and representing the British monarchy around the world; a beaming new mother of the heir to the British throne. A whopping 7 million Americans got up in the middle of the night to watch the live feed from London for the wedding of the Prince and Princess of Wales. Not a single one could predict scandal, unhappiness, tabloid tales, unauthorized biographies and the subsequent divorce of Diana. Certainly no one expected to be riveted to the tube again, this month and this year, as "secret" audio and videotapes revealed Diana's own descriptions of her troubled life and... More >>>
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