Monday, April 07, 2008

Royal Pain

Maybe it's over now. Maybe Diana, Princess of Wales, can rest in peace. I can't think of a more lovely place and it is time.

The ruling from the inquest finds the Princess and her friend, Dodi Fayed, were "unlawfully killed through the reckless actions of their driver and the paparazzi". Better than ten years have passed. Fayed's grieving father could not let go of conspiracy theories. The CIA did it. Prince Philip had a hand in it. And so it went.

More than $6 million was spent to lay all the theories to rest. Six months of testimony took place in front of a jury of six women and five men. More than 240 witnesses were heard. It is time.

A driver who had several too many. Obnoxious, over exuberant paparazzi pursuing the car like sharks after chum. Nine were charged with manslaughter but the verdict was thrown out. Three were convicted of invasion of privacy. Why such a small price to pay for "unlawfully" killing three people? Now that the conspiracy theories have been disallowed, is it time to find out?

I have little patience with celebrity that thrives on public adoration. I have even less patience with the paparazzi piranhas that school around them.

None of it is worth a life. Nor two or three. None of it is worth the pain left behind. That pain and grief has taken the senior Fayed's life as surely as the "reckless actions" took his son's.

It is time to for those left behind to embrace life. It is time.


The New Arch Druid's take on the news said...

I didn't much get into Diana Princess of Wales' death. She got treated to a superstar status in Great Britain. For those who mourned her passing, I have no doubt that the grief was real.

But I will agree, it is time to finally let her go and rest in peace.

Betty said...

I agree with most of what you say about Hillary, but, on the sobject of the $10 Million going into a trust of their own, it is a charitable trust, and the funds are distributed by the trust, to various charities. The money doesn't go to the Clintons, as I understand it, if you were thinking that they were given to the Clinton Library, for instance.

Dogwalkmusings said...

Betty, you are correct but from what I understand money was allocated to the library as well as to causes in need where Hill was campaigning. That's what I get for not providing a link! Sorry.

Word Tosser said...

Maybe, just maybe now Diane's son can have some peace over this. It couldn't be pleasant to have your Mother's death milled over and over and over... may Diane have peace in death.