With acknowledgement and much gratitude to the eminent royal photographer, Tim Graham, for this stunning picture of Diana taken by him on her last official engagement in Britain in July, 1997.
Friday 31st August, 2007, will mark the 10th anniversary of the death, in a car crash in Paris, of our much loved Diana, Princess of Wales, affectionately known as England's rose. She has gone but she is certainly not forgotten. First and foremost she has given us two wonderful Princes in William and Harry. She would be so proud of them and their achievements. Talking of achievements, I believe she achieved a lasting place in our history books by helping to modernise the Monarchy without sacrificing all of our traditions, thereby securing its future for the 21st century. A miracle in itself. She was a person full of Heavenly compassion. Her charitable work on behalf of Aids patients, her care for terminally ill children, her tireless efforts to rid the world of landmines and hundreds of other causes benefited from her care and love.
As Sir Elton John sang in his Candle in the Wind tribute at her funeral service in Westminster Abbey, "We have lost our nation's golden child. Your candle burned out long before your legend ever will. Goodbye England's rose. We will miss your compassion more than you will ever know" How right he was! I will be thinking of her on Friday 31st. August and remembering her in my prayers. I invite you to do the same. She truly was The People's Princess. We miss her so much.
Forever in our memories. Rest in peace Diana.
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