The Lady Of The Lake

Diana's cult thrives as an ornate memorial opens

Denise Jones lives in the same state as Graceland, but she has chosen a pilgrimage in honor of a princess, not the King. "I've collected dolls, books, articles, ceramics--all kinds of things relating to Diana--since 1981," says the 25-year-old health-care-management student from Knoxville, Tenn. "I have a special room in my house for them all." Last week Jones was at Diana's house in England, among the first to enter Althorp, the ancestral estate of the Spencers, the aristocratic clan of the late Princess of Wales. Her brother Charles, Earl Spencer, has thrown it open to the public. Welcome to Dianaland.

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