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Diana, former ‘Prisoner of Wales’ as she posthumously refers to herself, has commented on the current financial crisis (see her comment to my last blog). Although this surprised me, as she has usually confined her comments to my blogs about herself speaking from the after-life thru her voice channel, Andrew Russell-Davis, it should really come as no surprise.
For those who don’t know what I’m talking about, Diana communicates thru her voice channel, Andrew Russell-Davis, first by a transcribed book and channeled messages also transcribed, but since 2005 with something approximating her own voice, speaking thru Andrew. This is a unique form of mediumship. There have been direct voice mediums who produced voices of the dead by constructing voice boxes out of ectoplasm, but part of Diana’s essence remains Earthbound, seeing and speaking thru Andrew, with his permission of course. She expects to be doing this until 2010, and her mission is to speak to her two boys, thru Andrew, and also to tell the truth about things. About her life, the events which happened in Paris in 1997, about the future of the Monarchy (or lack of it), and about the reality of life after death.
She has dictated her posthumous autobiography (this must be a first!) ‘She Won’t Go Quietly’ (The Uncensored Diana) on her new website: http://www.dianaspeaks.info/ This was first transcribed by Andrew, but on the new site Diana herself is reading it out. Also on the site are many channeled interviews with American medium Rose Campbell (the podcasts). In all these Diana speaks in a slightly lower tone than in life, thru Andrew’s vocal chords. But all who knew her or heard her speak can recognize the nuances of speech, the phrasing, the emotions (especially when speaking of Wills and Harry), and can feel the energy of Diana.
Diana when on this Earth became something of a revolutionary, certainly as far as the Royal Family were concerned. Earl Howe called her ‘a loose cannon’. Certainly she undermined everything the Royal Family stood for.
Born Lady Diana Spencer, she was a teacher and a nanny before marrying Prince Charles, and has described herself as a Sloane Ranger.
Only 19 when she became ‘Prisoner of Wales’, with no life of her own, she discovered that Charles, like most other royal husbands, had a mistress – Camilla. Listen to Diana in her own words tell how there were three people in her marriage right from the very beginning.
But Diana was a rebel. Royal wives are not supposed to create trouble, they are meant to keep quiet about such things as mistresses, and not supposed to go on Panorama and talk about them, or say what’s good for the gander is also good for the goose. Diana was not popular in the Royal household. The Queen made her marriage last, but Diana and the new generation of royals were not going to put up with what she puts up with.
But that was not the only way Diana rebelled, nor the only reason the family disliked her. She claims not to be political, but almost everything she did was political. Shaking hands with AIDS patients when nobody else was prepared to do so was a bold political and social statement, taking the princes to meet homeless people was most definitely a political statement, teaching them that there are people not nearly as fortunate and privileged as themselves.
Diana even made William and Harry line up and pay for things in shops like Marks & Spencers, and for rides in Disneyland, although they could have been whisked thru both without either cash or queues. This was a revolutionary thing to do: here was the mother of a future King teaching him that, far from having a divine right to rule, he was no better than anybody else, just more fortunate than most.
Towards the end of her life Diana became more overtly political. She got involved in the campaign against landmines, which ruffled feathers in very high places. Many think this is why she died Paris, only a week or so after making a statement that Tony Blair’s Labour government would be better on the landmines issue than John Major’s Tory government. Nicholas Soames commented that these sort of political statements could not be allowed from the mother of a future King, even if she had been stripped of her royal title. According to Diana, he too described her as a ‘loose cannon’ on occasions.
Diana was no ‘loose cannon’, she was perfectly well aware of what she was doing. Undermining the Monarchy and the Establishment which controlled it. If she had not died in Paris, her next project was to be about Palestinian refugees, another contentious political issue.
Now mothers of future Kings are not supposed to do any of these things. They are expected to be the loyal wife to their husband, ignoring their infidelities, and teach their sons that they are born to rule the kingdom one day, i.e. that they are better than the rest of us. They are not supposed to drag their sons round homeless hostels, make them queue up and handle dirty cash, or get involved in political issues like landmines which the Establishment would find embarrassing.
In one of the posthumous interviews Diana comments that when Charles was with Camilla, Diana was not at home ‘playing tiddly-winks. There’s a bit more to me than that.’ Indeed there is, and Diana has admitted she herself had an affair with James Hewitt.
(The Queen was once found with a man in her bedroom, but claimed he climbed in thru the window. This is probably true, though shows a remarkable lack of security at the Palace.)
What Diana has written in her comment to my last blog is consistent with what she did in life, and what she has said in the post-humous interviews with Rose Campbell.
Her experience of being born into a wealthy, privileged family and then marrying into the royal household has opened her eyes to the inequality and injustices in the world. Diana admits she was no saint when on Earth, she could be a bitch. Staff were sacked by her when in a bad mood, or because of petty jealousies – such as the nanny who became too close to William and Harry. Diana died the same time as Mother Teresa, but the two women were very different. Diana was no Mother Teresa.
Nevertheless, Diana, loose cannon or not, was a constant thorn in the side of the Establishment, and still is. From beyond the grave she forecasts the end of the Monarchy, and with the wisdom gained from her life as Diana and in the world beyond, she now tells us we must create a fairer world, even talking about the destruction of capitalism and the world being forced into adopting a more ‘communistic/socialistic’ system.
As Diana said in that famous Panorama interview, ‘She will NOT go quietly’!