Vol 62: *gasp* she was at the wedding!
you gotta keep a close eye on some people
Friend, you might want to skip to the end of this lunch chit-chat if you aren’t interested in Diana, The Princess of Whales.
A couple of weeks ago, I watched The Princess documentary on HBO, and baaaabbbeeeyyyy, I have some thoughts!
If you are a Monday Luncher, it’s almost guaranteed you were glued to the telly when you found out a 29-year-old man met a 16-year-old nanny and married her when he was initially dating Diana’s sister.
Let me preface this before I keep going.
I have not watched The Crown. I have not read any biographies on Diana. I have not read Spare (yet). I had watched maybe two other docs, and I did NO OUTSIDE RESEARCH on this before I wrote this.
Well, let me be honest. I immediately dove into my nostalgic research, but I had to stop myself because I want this lunch to be my unfiltered thoughts on this one documentary.
*update* I just started The Crown, but I am only 9 episodes into szn 1.
I don’t know how I want to organize these thoughts, so I am just going to write.
At first, I wondered what was the attraction between these two opposite people. Diana was a nanny, barely legal, and a regular degular person. Charles was royalty, almost 30, and dating her sister. So why was this a thing?
The doc tells us that Charles was excited that he was with someone as pure as Diana. Furthermore, it explicitly said that her virginity was confirmed by her father and grandfather.
This is disgusting to me. Because it makes it appear that Diana’s (or women's) value is linked to whether her cherry has been popped. The obsession over her pureness just reeks of grossness.
And then, what seems like days after they make their “love” public, a wedding is being planned.
While I don’t remember my initial thoughts on their first few public interviews as a newly engaged couple, my thoughts now as a grown ass woman are this...they never were into each other, and this was an arranged marriage.
Everything about Charles & Diana’s marriage was centered around Camilla.
Camilla is the reason they got married in the first place. Since Camilla was already married, in order for them to carry on with their extra nasty affair, Charles also needed someone to show face with.
Charles thought he was getting this small-minded, timid child bride, but in fact, he picked the ONE person he probably wishes he didn’t pick to marry for the reasons he wanted to marry. I hope that made sense, but it makes sense to me, so…
I think Diana was the perfect choice for what the people of Britain needed, but it wasn’t what Charles needed to keep his love for this wicked witch together and under wraps.
Charles also probably thought that once Diana popped out those two babies, she would sit back and raise the kids, and he could continue to run around town with Camilla, who, by the way, has looked 60 years old for the past 30 years.
Not only did Diana take a front-row seat as the main character, but she also handled and interacted with the paparazzi in a way that was so iconic.
Her subtle slick comments, deliberate avoidance, and open disgust for the paps made the public love her even more.
Diana went from a nobody to the person everyone wanted to know and be next to. She interacted with the everyday citizen in a way that no royal had ever done before. I am sure folks inside Buckingham were furious!
And then Diana went on national tv and said, “there are three people in my marriage”.
Baaaabbbbbyyyeeeeee, that was IT. After that, the gates busted wide open. She was talking and spilling information about the interworking of the monarchy.
Charles and Diana were writing salacious books about each other, spilling the tea. I might need to read these.
It got to the point where no one wanted to hear what Charles had to say. It’s like he became irrelevant, and if you are born into royalty, that is not the way it’s supposed to go. She was the most approachable person ever in the royal family.
So when Diana finally called the marriage quits, sis became even larger than she was when she was married into the royal family.
Not to mention her continued dedication and prioritization of her charity work, her social life was booming. She was the one everybody wanted time with.
She was like, “I’ll show y’all who really runs this shit”.
I think Diana was moving at a speed faster than they could contain and handle, so they had to figure out how to regain control of the narrative. I think in the midst of their behind-the-scenes planning on how they were going to shut her up, she started dating Dodi, the billionaire and royal family opp.
And that is where it all went downhill.
We can’t forget that Diana did pull somewhat of an Alicia Keys move.
While Dodi was not married to Kellie Fisher, like Swiss was to Mashonda, they were engaged. And according to Kellie, they were set to get married the week he was caught on camera vacationing with Diana and her boys on his million-dollar yacht.
Charles was done once this hit the press.
Now she has humiliated him in several ways. She found a richer man. He is considered an opp. And his sons were around this man.
I think at this point, he was like, “I am going to do everything in my power to get rid of him [Dodi].”
I wholeheartedly believe Charles sent the paps to chase after Diana because he knew that she would avoid them any way they could. I think his initial plan was to use them to create such a hostile environment that Dodi would get so frustrated and annoyed he would leave Diana alone; and Di would retreat into a quieter life because of her heartbreak.
I think Charles told the paps, “stay on them and make their night out on the town a living hell.” And we all know what happened after that.
I do not think Charles's intention was to kill his ex-wife, but his intention was to make sure the paparazzi were so agitating that she would stop whatever plans she had to destroy the royal family.
Diana also was awarded $17 Million in their divorce settlement, and she barely got to make a dent in that.
Because, instead, he indirectly killed her.
This woman was, and still is, an icon! And even in her death, she is still fucking shit up!
Prince Charles's coronation is coming up in May, and no one wants to perform for his inaugural event. Even folks who had admired him previously, like the Spice Girls, Harry Styles, and Elton John, said they are busy.
My husband said 21 Savage will be the only option.
The lack of support for the new King tells me a couple of things.
Folks really believe he had something to do with Diana’s death.
It’s the beginning of the end of the monarchy!
After watching this documentary, I’m like, what is their true purpose in our current society?!
The one chance to ✌🏽make up✌🏽 for Diana was Meghan. But they blew that, and Harry got his wife out before history repeated itself.
If you are a Diana stan, this is a good documentary to watch.
I started writing this 3 weeks ago, intending for us to lunch together on March 6 (the first Monday), but other things popped up. I decided to just ride the wave versus rushing.
February and the first week of March were a blur, but also so much fun. Three trips, JJ’s birthday party, wine tasting night, two massages, a facial, a few girls’ nights out, date nights, and something called Black Ass Sundays!
I barely had time to read. I only got through ONE book. But then finished my next read within days.
Soaking in this tub during a work trip to Sacramento was the best way to start my first Colleen Hoover book.
Well friend, that’s all the time I have for lunch today. I will see you soon, hopefully!