21/06/30

On July 1, 2021, Princess Diana would have turned 60…

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Read:

https://www.forbes.com/sites/ceciliarodriguez/2021/06/29/commemorating-princess-dianas-60th-birthday-with-unforgettable-iconic-photos/?sh=1334baf71175

Glossary

  • exalted – elevated in rank, power, or character
  • rift – a difference in opinion, a break in friendly relations
  • to rebound – to return
  • estranged – if you are estranged from your family or friends, you have had a serious argument with them and are no longer friendly with them:
  • to outlaw – to make illegal
  • to break ranks – to behave in a way that is different from or opposes the other members of a group that one is a part of
  • adultery – infidelity, affair

 

Answer the questions:

 

  • How is Princess Diana remembered?
  • What`s the centrepiece of the exhibition in Kensington Palace?
  • Why has the unveiling of Diana`s statue become challenging?
  • Why won`t Prince Charles be present?

 

Practice Makes Perfect

Go to: https://www.newyorker.com/culture/on-and-off-the-avenue/the-second-life-of-princess-dianas-most-iconic-sweater

Read the article: The Second Life of Princess Diana’s Most Notorious Sweater
and decide if the sentences below are True or False?

1. People say Diana hung a sign above her bedroom door saying she was the most attractive woman of all the young girls she shared her flat with.

2. Instructing Diana what not to say was not as crucial as telling her what she should tell the Press.

3. Diana lived in harmony with the royal family.

4. Princess Diana noticed the peculiarity of her situation.

5. Diana was trapped in a vicious cycle of binging and purging.

6. The dancing lessons that the princess took made her feel tense.

7. Diana`s clothes reflected her attitude to her husband.

 

 ANSWERS: 1T; 2F; 3F; 4T; 5T; 6T; 7T

 

 Discuss:

  • Do you think Diana made a good choice marrying Prince Charles?
  • How did Diana feel about the British Royal family, in your opinion?
  • What do you reckon of the journalists who followed her everywhere?
  • Do you think her death was just a tragic accident or perhaps the British Secret Service was somehow involved?
  • What’s your favourite photo of Diana?
  • In what respect are Diana and Meghan Markle similar?

 

 

 

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An unusual glimpse at celebrity

By making photographs that seem to show our favorite celebs (Diana, Elton John) doing what we really, secretly, want to see them doing, Alison Jackson explores our desire to get personal with celebs.

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