Princess Diana

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After Charges of Neglect, Diana's Grave to Get Makeover

She is buried at her family's Althorp Estate

(Newser) - As the 20th anniversary of Princess Diana's 1997 death approaches, the family estate where she's interred is gearing up for its first makeover in 350 years, the Telegraph reports. The New York Daily News in 2014 reported on a series of tweets unleashed by Diana's former chef,... More »

Prince Harry Talks About the 'Gaping Hole' His Mom Left

'I will have to ... spend the rest of my life trying to fill that void'

(Newser) - Prince Harry was just 12 years old when his mom, Princess Diana, died. "There was a gaping hole," he tells People in a new cover story ahead of his Invictus Games for injured veterans. That hole existed, he says, "not just for us but also for a... More »

William and Kate Recreate Princess Di's Taj Mahal Photo

A 'day when a new royal narrative was written'

(Newser) - Ever since Princess Diana posed for a photo there in 1992, visitors to India's Taj Mahal have been told about the "Diana bench," the BBC reports. On Saturday, two such visitors who posed for a photo on the marble bench had a more personal connection to it... More »

Play Reignites Rumors About Harry's Real Dad

Says Diana started affair 18 months before prince's birth

(Newser) - It's long been speculated that James Hewitt, the former British cavalry officer who had an affair with Princess Diana, is Prince Harry's real father—and a controversial new play is set to bring those rumors back to the forefront. Truth, Lies, Diana, opening in London's West End... More »

Now You Can Smell Famous Death Scenes

Museum puts you in a morgue-like box to explore storytelling through scent

(Newser) - If you've ever wondered what it was like at the scene of someone's death, scientists in the Netherlands are taking you one morbid step closer. They've created a new and unusual museum exhibit that pipes the sounds and smells of four famous death scenes into boxes, like... More »

Slice of Diana's Wedding Cake Sells for $1.4K

It's 33 years old now

(Newser) - Somewhere out there is what the Independent calls a "passionate group of royal cake collectors." And one member of that group shelled out $1,375 this week for a 33-year-old slice of cake served at Charles and Diana's wedding in 1981. "With best wishes from Their... More »

3 Crazy Celebrity Love Triangles

Or, in some cases, a shape that has more than 3 sides

(Newser) - The love triangle: a classic dilemma, and Hollywood has seen its fair share of them. Biography.com rounds up five notable stories:
  • Elizabeth Taylor had already broken up one marriage (Eddie Fisher's) when she met Richard Burton. Seeing as Liz and Dick were both married to other people at
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Diana Leaked Royal Phone Book, Says Ex-Editor

Clive Goodman tells court she wanted to get back at Charles

(Newser) - Another shocker from Britain's phone-hacking trial: Former News of the World royal editor Clive Goodman says a palace phone book in his possession came not from corrupt cops but from an angry princess. Goodman yesterday told the court that Princess Diana gave him the book in 1992 because she... More »

Diana Wasn't Killed By Military: Report

Police won't reopen investigation, info 'not credible'

(Newser) - Christmas won't be coming early for conspiracy theorists: Investigators at Scotland Yard have concluded that there is "no credible evidence" that British special forces were involved in Princess Diana's death and there is consequently no need to open a criminal investigation, the BBC reports. The London police... More »

10 Crazy Celeb Interviews

One of them involves removing an artificial leg on-air...

(Newser) - When celebrity interviews go wrong: Radar rounds up 24 of the absolute weirdest and craziest sit-downs. A sampling:
  • Princess Diana, separated from Prince Charles and having learned he cheated on her, told Martin Bashir, "There were three of us in this marriage, so it was a bit crowded."
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Prince Harry 'Irritated' Over Nations Ignoring Landmines

Has 'bee in his bonnet' about mine-supplying nations not being mine-clearing nations

(Newser) - Prince Harry is "irritated" that nations responsible for supplying landmines aren't doing more to help clear them, according to the head of a British mine-clearing charity. The prince reportedly expressed these sentiments after visiting Angola to witness the work of the Halo Trust first-hand, the BBC reports. His... More »

Diana's Death: Scotland Yard Reviewing New Info

Says it's being 'assessed,' emphasizes that case is not reopened

(Newser) - Wha? Scotland Yard is sure to set the conspiracy theories in motion with an unusual statement today that it is taking a look at new information about the death of Princess Diana. It wouldn't divulge details, except to say that it was "assessing its relevance and credibility,"... More »

Here's First Peek of Naomi Watts as Princess Di

New movie has no release date yet in US

(Newser) - A new trailer offers the first peek of Naomi Watts as Princess Diana, notes Salon . The movie, called Diana, will be out in the UK in September, though there's no release date yet for the US. The trailer is wordless, but Arienne Thompson at USA Today thinks Watts nailed... More »

Lady Di Partied at Gay Bar in Biker Disguise

Freddie Mercury and friends invited her out, book claims

(Newser) - Lady Di, wearing an army jacket and black cap in a gay bar? A British former TV star claims the princess topped off her disguise with dark shades when she joined him, Queen singer Freddie Mercury, and a comedian to a rowdy bar in south London, the Daily Beast reports.... More »

Rare Princess Diana Photo Up for Auction

It was taken before she was a princess

(Newser) - An interesting photo of a teenaged Diana Spencer, taken years before she became a princess, goes up for auction later this month, reports the Huffington Post . It shows Diana, probably around age 18, relaxing in a ski chalet with a friend named Adam Russell, reports NBC News with help from... More »

Prince William Turns 30, Gets Millions

Even with inheritance from Princess Di, he's keeping his day job

(Newser) - Prince William stands to inherit the British throne someday, but for now, he'll have to make do with the nearly $16 million or so that he inherits today. This is the prince's 30th birthday and he can now get his hands on half of Princess Diana's estate,... More »

William's 30th Birthday Present: $16M

He can access princely sum from mom next month

(Newser) - Life will soon be even sweeter for Prince William and his popular Princess Kate. Wills is about to inherit as much as $16 million from the estate of his late mother. "It will be quite a handy sum if he wants to buy his and Kate’s first family... More »

Naomi Watts to Play Princess Di

She'll star in upcoming 'Caught in Flight' movie

(Newser) - Naomi Watts will play Princess Diana in a major biopic of her last years, reports the BBC . The 43-year-old Watts landed the plum role in Caught in Flight, which is scheduled to start filming this year, notes AP . It is expected to focus on her relationship with heart surgeon Hasnat... More »

Ann Coulter Rips 'Narcissist' Princess Di

She wonders why we go ga-ga over princesses

(Newser) - On what would have been Princess Di's 50th birthday , conservative mouthpiece Ann Coulter lashed the late royal. Diana was "just this anorexic, bulimic narcissist," Coulter grouses in an interview , though she added that the newly minted Princess Kate "seems like a lovely girl." Coulter added:... More »

On Her 50th, Fans Remember Diana

Nearly 14 years after her tragic death, royal fans remember Di's 50th birthday

(Newser) - Admirers of the late Princess Diana gathered outside Kensington Palace today, a bright sunny day that would have been the troubled royal's 50th birthday. Cards, a cake, a collage, and other mementoes were among the gifts left at the gates of Kensington Palace, where Diana once lived—an echo... More »

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