I should first point out that I was not a huge fan of Diana Princes of Wales, Princess Diana, Lady Di or any other incarnation, when she was alive in fact I took a dislike to her right from the very beginning with that dreadfully false coy act she put on for the cameras where she stood at Charles side intermittently peering up through her fringe before averting her gaze to stare at the floor.
Some people found her coyness to be endearing I found it rather irritating.
Also I disliked the way she dealt with the media complaining to them bitterly one minute that they were invading her privacy and then blatantly courting them the next to get her story out.
But despite my dislike of her I have to concede that she did some very valuable work and obviously had great appeal to many people I just wasn’t one of them.
So when she died I felt no great personal loss, I felt sad as I would at any tragic death and great sorrow as I would at the death of anyone taken before their time but nothing more than that and I was frankly appalled at the hysteria shown by so many people and the very public out pouring of grief made me feel rather uncomfortable.
However it caused me to examine myself, questioning if there was actually something wrong with me because I wasn’t affected and why her death hadn’t touched me at all.
I concluded after many hours of soul searching that I was in fact in the right and they were all suffering some form of mass hysteria and or were in fact mad.
Well that was ten years ago and still the madness goes on.
Last week they reached day seventy three of her inquest the latest and most expensive examining of the events surrounding her death.
What a complete waste of time and money it is proving to be.
We appear to be infected with this modern plague which demands public enquires for every event.
It’s quite simply pandering to the conspiracy theorists those tiny minds who read plots and schemes in everything, JFK’s assassination, the lunar landing and 911 why can we not just accept that sometimes it really is the lone gunman and in Diana’s case sometimes it really is just a tragic accident.
I have been following the 70 plus days thus far of the inquest and that’s 70 plus days full of conspiracy, bile and irrelevances and the only thing I know now that I didn’t know before is just how paranoid and mentally disturbed she really was.
In what way is the public as a whole served by exposing Diana, who was something of an icon, as being mentally ill, did the world really have to know this.
In what possible way has the public good been served by this enquiry?
I think its time to let her rest in peace.