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Did the royal family permanently lose some of its supporters from the general public because of what happened over the years to Diana?

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  • martin
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    2 months ago
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    Yes. The general public disliked Diana's husband for his infidelity.

    • Manxbiker
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      2 months agoReport

      And your proof is ?

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  • Clo
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    2 months ago

    Some very rabid, ill-informed Diana-fanatics fit the bill, but there are not many of these remaining if one considers the total population.

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  • There was a massive drop in popularity for the Royal family during the 1980s and 1990s. This was falling from an absolute high in 1981 with the Royal Wedding following on from the Silver Jubilee a few years beforehand. The press were obedient and wouldn't print anything negative about royalty.ย 

    Then, in the late 1980s and 1990s, the press changed its modus operandi and previously taboo subjects were fair game - including criticism of the royal family and investigative stories about royalty. This led to coverage of Prince Charles's infidelity, the Queen's refusal to pay taxes, the infidelity of the Duke and Duchess of York, some pretty salacious stuff about Princess Diana and a growing awareness of some of the conspicuous spending that was going on. Popularity plummeted - and although some of this was because the Royals were seen to treat Princess Diana badly, it was not particularly in sympathy with her but rather contempt for the Royals as a whole. The nadir came after the death of Diana when the Royals were seen to be unresponsive and unwilling to bend protocol to share in public grief.ย 

    This definitely lost them a lot of support, some of it permanent. But also it meant that many of the people who had previously supported the monarchy unquestioningly now felt that their support, although continuing, was given through choice rather than duty. It changed the relationship between Royals and the public.ย 

    Since then, Prince William and some new baby princes and a princess have restored a lot of the lost popularity, but I think the almost universal blind loyalty will never return.

    • martin
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      2 months agoReport

      Thanks for this well-written, informed post.

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  • Anonymous
    2 months ago

    The rabid Dianaphiles are a dying breed of old women and homosexuals.

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  • Anonymous
    2 months ago

    No, the public don't like slags.

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  • 2 months ago

    Not at all in my view, a lot of people didn't like Diana (me included), she was too into herself and was obsessed with as much media coverage as she could get, while Princess Anne (the real peoples Princess) just got on with her duties and her countless charities, i also think Anne was much prettier than Diana as well, but never flaunted herself like Diana did.

  • Anonymous
    2 months ago

    Diana died 31 Aug 1997, so there may be the odd 1 or 2 people who hold a grudge against the Royal Family over this. But it will be very very few indeed. In general the Royal family are very popular the general public.

    There are certainly some trolls on here who love to knock the royal family and blame them for just about everything. But nobody takes any notice of them. ย 

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  • Anonymous
    2 months ago

    Not enough to make any difference. A whole generation has grown up not really knowing or caring who she was and the public is as enthusiastic about royalty as it ever was, if not more so.ย 

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  • 2 months ago

    That seems to be self-evident, yes.

    • Manxbiker
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      2 months agoReport

      And your proof is ?

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