Letters: Sep. 29, 1997

DIANA, PRINCESS OF WALES, 1961-1997

"In Diana we saw our dreams, fantasies and, finally, our worst nightmares come true. We grieve for ourselves as well as for her." SUSAN BIRD Glendale, Calif.

Yes, she was the people's princess, because the people forged her life and, possibly, destroyed it [PRINCESS DIANA, 1961-1997, Sept. 8]. In death, she is free from obligations and vanities. She does not belong to the people any longer. Diana's history is essentially one of human frailty and strength. We should not try to distort its meaning. Our compassion for her should be extended to those whose lives have...

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