June 29, 1992 |
In 1972, Prince Charles met a woman who was to become not only very special to him, but perhaps the most important woman in his mature life. Her name was Camilla Shand. They were about the same age, he being 23 and she 22. Their involvement was like no other he had yet experienced. At first he wasn't physically attracted to her. After all, she didn't conform to his rather stereotyped image of the perfect woman. Camilla was not long-legged and blond. She was dark, animated and very bright.
June 28, 1992 |
Diana tries to put a good face on the tragic situation that her marriage to Charles has become. "The truth about our separate lives is very simple," she recently told a friend. "My husband and I get about 2,000 invitations to visit different places every six months, so we have to be apart a fair bit. But don't worry about me, my marriage is fine. I have never been happier." Few people close to the couple believe this obfuscation.
August 18, 1996 |
Will someone please cut off the Diana book pipeline? If I read one more sickening word about her soon-to-be-former-royal-highness' colonic irrigations, public relations coups, exercise regimes or palace enemies, I'll find myself shouting, off with her head!
June 8, 1992 |
British newspapers printed allegations that Princess Diana tried to commit suicide five times in despair over her marriage to Prince Charles, and Buckingham Palace on Sunday blamed a newspaper circulation war for the media frenzy. Diana was said to have flung herself down stairs, cut her wrists with a razor, cut her chest and thighs with a knife, thrown herself at a glass cabinet and cut herself with a lemon slicer in tormented cries for help.
April 8, 1991 |
Crews worked Sunday to remove from a forest the charred wreckage of the commuter plane that crashed last week and killed former Sen. John Tower of Texas and 22 other people. National Transportation Safety Board investigators have focused on the plane's engines, primarily because of witness reports that the Atlantic Southeast Airlines plane made unusual noises before it went down Friday. Crews began removing the plane parts investigators wish to see, said NTSB spokesman Michael Benson.
August 2, 1992 |
Any well-bred young woman toying with the idea of marriage to Japan's Crown Prince Naruhito must have had second thoughts after the lurid London press allegations about Princess Diana's marital problems. "It Ain't Easy Being a Princess," read the cautionary headline in one Tokyo weekly magazine. The message: Joining the royals can drive nice girls to tears and despair.