Posted by mattymoe on September 23, 2008
Despite the royal reverence that Princess Diana has been elevated to in the years following her tragic death, private letters to her nanny reveal a woman still plagued with common problems.
The letters, which are set to hit the auction block at the end of the month, convey family concern, insecurity and even pregnancy discomfort, further proving Diana to truly be the People’s Princess.
She was born into an aristocratic family and engaged to Prince Charles when she was 19 in 1981. They married that summer and had two sons together – Princes William and Harry.
The couple divorced in 1996 and in 1997 Diana died tragically alongside then boyfriend Dodi Fayed when their limousine crashed in a Paris tunnel, hassled by pursuing paparazzi.
She left behind a turbulent legacy and became one of the first women to enter celebrity as we know it now. She conducted a great deal of charity work with poise and elegance.
But the letters give us an insight into the person behind the princess.
In the letters written to her nanny, Mary Clarke, she worries about trying to marry off elder sister Sarah and how even Prince Charles was a candidate who fatefully declined. While pregnant with Prince William she laments being so sick that she longs “for the day when I can eventually sit on the loo as to looking over it!” She also confesses her insecurity, fearing that she looks like an “elephant” when she dances.
The letters are a bittersweet reminder of England’s Rose, but we sort of wish they’d just let her rest in peace!
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Posted by mattymoe on August 28, 2008
Brandy Black you better not be agreeing right now!
But this is a realllllly pretty song that I just heard today. :-) It’s a pretty Fall love/getting over someone song, uggh, speaking of, I am sooooo bummed that Fall is already showing itself, whatever just listen, this is my last post for the day! I’m rambling! Mariah Carey is soooo 1991; Leona Lewis has taken over the title of “Queen of Ballads/Anthems”.
Leona Lewis – Better In Time
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Posted by mattymoe on August 6, 2008
WOW! What a find!
Archaeologists for the Museum of London announced on Wednesday that they’ve found the remains of the theatre where Shakespeare‘s early plays were first performed.
The museum found the theatre remains in the trendy Shoreditch area of London.
The source explains that Shakespeare appeared at The Theatre in Shoreditch, east London, as an actor with a troupe called The Lord Chamberlain’s Men, which also performed his efforts as a playwright there.
Some of the early Shakespeare plays performed by the troupe in Shoreditch include Romeo and Juliet and A Midsummer Night’s Dream.
After a tenancy dispute in 1599, the owners of The Theatre dismantled it during the night and its timbers were used to construct the Globe Theatre by the River Thames which became the home of Shakespeare’s plays.
Ironically, the discovery was made on a site being prepared for the construction of a new theatre.
The theater gods are smiling upon us!
“It’s a theatre that’s been known about for a long time but no remains have ever been found. This is the theatre that the company of players that Shakespeare was part of first performed in and when he started writing, the company would have performed his plays,” said a museum spokesman.
The remains will reportedly be kept in place as the new theatre is built.
Looks like there’ll be another thing for tourists in London to see!
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Posted by celebrityblab on August 6, 2008
Katie Price flew into LAX with her husband Peter Andre yesterday for a very special occasion…new boobs! When greeted by a crowd of fans paparazzi, the British Pamela Anderson shared that she was in L.A. ‘to get my tits done.’
Wearing a barely-there top and skintight blue jeans, the glamour model made love to the cameras her way through LAX and fussed about being late for ‘the surgeon’ because her other (orange) half was still stuck in customs.
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