Living: Shy Di Makes a Daring Debut

The Queen-to-be's glamorous new image leaves Britain gasping

Spiking the stale beer of Britons' discontent—deepening recession, wallet-walloping new taxes—came a tulip glass of bubbly named Di. When blond, blue-eyed, 19-year-old Lady Diana Spencer made her first formal appearance last week as the fiancée of the Prince of Wales, she left the island gasping. Attending a benefit recital at the Goldsmiths' Hall —close to St. Paul's Cathedral, where the royal couple will be married July 29—the Queen-to-be stepped out in a strapless, black silk-taffeta evening gown that radiated a wolf-whistle glamour not associated with...

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