Princess Diana

This was the thing about her: she grew. When Diana Spencer was introduced to the British public as the betrothed of the Prince of Wales, she was just 19, and seemed the epitome of the shy, pretty, slightly dim girls who spend a few years in London before returning to their natural environment among the landowning old money of the countryside. Her family was an ancient one, with estates in Norfolk. Much as if she was a horse (an animal with whom the aristocracy was better acquainted than it was with independent women) she was widely thought, in the circles that...

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