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Archive for July, 2007

Something for the Diana Investigation to consider

Posted by Marilyn on July 30, 2007

I have no idea where these people come from. Maybe they want their two seconds of fame, I dunno. Feminist Germain Greer has said that Diana caused her own death, citing several examples. None of which mention a drunk driver and not wearing a seat-belt!

 Here’s the evidence that she gives for such an idea:

 Diana was a ‘devious’, ‘disturbingly neurotic’ woman who ‘sexually tricked her lovers’.

Diana may have been devious, but aren’t we all capable of that? There have been many disturbingly neurotic public figures. Many public figures who have ‘sexually tricked people’ and lived so that people can write books about them. 

 “Her death may have resulted indirectly from (one) of her back-handed manipulations – She went out with Dodi to make her real love Hasnat Khan jealous.

Possibly true, so what? Whatever Diana’s motives, whether to make Khan jealous or just an impulsive trip to Paris, she was in the wrong place at the wrong time, surrounded by incompetent people.

“Diana was never a fashion icon; she dressed to the same demotic standard of elegance as TV anchorwomen do, plus the inevitable hat. Diana’s legacy is no more than endless column inches of adulation and speculation.”’ve lost me here. Even if this is true, how exactly did dressing ‘to the same demotic standard of elegance as TV anchorwomen do’ contribute to her death?

Thanks for your two cents Ms. Greer! We’ll be sure to pass this along to Mohammed Al Fayed so he can continue to blame someone other than himself for Diana and Dodi’s deaths.

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How many pictures of mountains and food dishes does it take?

Posted by Marilyn on July 23, 2007

You know, sometimes I have a dream. I don’t speak of this dream very often. But it still exists. Whenever I look at the Blogger welcome screen, I get a tinge of hope.  Maybe, just maybe, today will be my day.

But it never is.

My dream? I want to be chosen as a ‘Blog of Note.’

I know it may sound silly. But somewhere deep in my heart I feel that I will beat the odds. Without resorting to posting photos of a questionable food dish or having to ascend some sort of mountain. Or writing about my passionate interest in GSM powered GPS mobile trackers. I’ve been holding off on writing about bent objects and renewable energy. But now people have beat me to it. And look where they are today!

Surely Marilyn’s Royal Blog fits into those odd, niche categories? Doesn’t it?

Is my blog not weird enough? Ask the people around me, they’ll tell you it’s weird!

*sniff* Are you listening Blogger Team????

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Royal photographs

Posted by Marilyn on July 17, 2007

Finally! The Official site of the British royal family has offered some photos for download! They’ve finally caught up with the royal families of Norway, Denmark and The Netherlands!

What took them so long???

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When you’ve got to go, you’ve just GOT to go!

Posted by Marilyn on July 16, 2007

I have no idea why this made news. Obviously it’s a slow news day and Kate Middleton wasn’t there to make this less interesting to the photographer.

News flash for Mr Cardy, even polo ponies have needs too!

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Musical highlights from the Concert for Diana

Posted by Marilyn on July 5, 2007

If you missed some of the performers at the Concert for Diana, you can watch them here.

My favorite performance is P Diddy’s Missing You.

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