Poem written by Diana for inclusion on August 31st, this the 12th anniversary of her death.
I DON'T DO DEAD !
IT'S BEEN MANY YEARS SINCE I'VE BEEN HERE
OR SO SOME PEOPLE WOULD LIKE TO BELIEVE
THE TRUTH PERHAPS IS WHAT THEY FEAR
WHICH IS WHY ITS ONE MANY CHOOSE NOT TO CONCEIVE
IM VERY MUCH HERE AS OTHERS OF COURSE ARE AWARE
WAITING FOR THE TIME WHEN TRUTH IS ONE ALL WE SEE
THAT THE LADY WHO SAID SHE'D NOT GO QUIETLY DOES STILL CARE .....
WHO ? THE QUEEN OF HEARTS, THE PEOPLE'S PRINCESS, ENGLAND'S ROSE .. ME!
THE MEDIA FOR INSTANCE WOULD PREFER IT WASN'T TRUE
AS IT IS CONTROVERSIAL, A STILL SENSITIVE AND RAW ISSUE I KNOW
NEVER THE LESS A FACT I AIM TO PROVE AS NOW MY JOB BEING TO DO
PROVING LIFE AFTER LIFE IS REAL AND I DON'T DO DEAD, DON'T YOU KNOW!
Interesting Fact from Diana about her last official photo shoot:
Some people of course would like to say all of the below is mere coincidence, I might like to tell people there is no such
thing in response to this; it is alternatively man's convenient description for things he can find no logical explanation
for happening or being so !
This said most people will know that I had my last official photographic session with Mario Testino, a one day shoot at
his private studio in London; ironically enough in March 1997, photographs which were then published in July 1997 "
Vanity Fair " magazine ! The photos show me as being confident, carefree and playful and to loosen me up the Peruvian
photographer put a CD on by legendary singer "Dalida". Was this not a sign of my future as it would turn out ? Read on
and judge for yourselves !
Dalida Yolanda Cristina Morisse (née Gigliotti) was born in Shoubra, Cairo, Egypt in a middle-class family. Her family
was of Italian origin, her grandparents having emigrated at the turn of the century from Calabria, Italy.
In 1951, Dalida entered a beauty pageant, and shortly after began working as a model for a Cairo based fashion house.
In 1954, she entered the Miss Egypt pageant, and was awarded first prize. It was here she was spotted by French
director Marc de Gastyne, and, much to the reluctance of her parents, she moved to Paris on Christmas Eve of the
same year with the intention of pursuing a career in motion pictures. Dalida’s quest for a career in French cinema
proved to be of limited success.
Dalida began taking singing lessons, and was booked as a cabaret act on the Champs Elysées, which proved successful.
Her success as a performing musical artiste far exceeded that of her as an actress though seeing her perform is magical,
the lady brings every song she sings alive!
Despite enormous career success, Dalida’s private life was marred by a series of failed relationships and personal
problems. Her first husband, Lucien Morisse, committed suicide several years after her divorce. Two of her lovers,
Luigi Tenco and Richard Chanfray, also took their own lives. Dalida remained childless all her life.
On May 3rd, 1987 Dalida died as a result of an overdose of barbiturates, leaving a suicide note reading "Life has
become unbearable ... Forgive me." Dalida was buried in the Cimetiere de Montmartre, Paris, the select area of the
French capital where she lived and a life-size statue of the singer stands outside her tomb.
Since her death, Dalida has become a cult figure to a new generation of fans. In 1988, The Encyclopedia Universalis
commissioned a poll which was eventually published in Daily Newspaper "Le Monde", the aim of which was to reveal
personalities that had the greatest impact on French society. Dalida polled second, behind Général Charles de Gaulle!
So now consider all this for a moment. Dalida was born in Egypt, its capital city; as was Dodi! Her family originally
Italian, our last stop before flying on to Paris was the Italian owned island of Sardinia in the Mediterranean. Dalida was
unlucky in love with two major loves in her life, something I can relate to personally of course and she also divorced !
The singer making her home in Paris, France where ten years before me Dalida died in tragic circumstances.Finally she
too came second place in a poll conducted by a leading French newspaper and the same one I gave my last interview to
in 1997. Amazing coincidences wouldn't you say ... Fact is often so much stranger than fiction!
With love from,
"Home is where the heart is."
As some people know Andrew, my voice - channel resides, not in his native U.K. but in Germany, in years past his
nation's greatest enemy and how ironic is it that "England's Rose" therefore dwells there too but totally in keeping with
being someone in life who could always be expected to doing the unexpected earning herself in some areas anyway the
title of "Loose - Cannon!" I was though of course by marriage therefore involved with a family with historically
Germanic connections unlike my own, my blood actually being bluer than theirs truth be known.
Andrew who grew up in an unprejudiced background was himself for some unaccountable reason prejudice and against
who ... The Germans ! As I say with no cause to being so, certainly from his direct family, Andrew himself having grown
up in Malaysia, South - East Asia due to his father's working for the British Establishment there, which is ironic given
our connection in itself is it not! Andrew couldn't stand hearing the language and had no desire whatsoever to visit the
nation, this in fact extending to the fact he'd never want Miss Germany to come anywhere in the Miss World Pageant or
for the nation to be placed anywhere near the top in the Eurovision Song Contests, programmes Andrew watched
religiously every year.
Every birthday as a treat his father and mother would take him and a few friends to see a film in London and one year
the film "Chitty Chitty Bang Bang" was the selected one and for those who have seen it, part of it being filmed in
Bavaria, Germany. On seeing the film Andrew who loved the scenic views and the castle depicted in the film remarked
well ... if I ever have to go to that place, it will be to there but nowhere else ! Andrew today as I say lives in Bavaria ...
though not as yet anyway in the castle but channeling an ex - princess I suppose being of some small consolation for
him but his friends here are all German (Jetzt spricht er deutsch ... He now speaks German) and loves the country and
its peoples very much and they have welcomed him being here in their community with open arms which is lovely. He
is certainly not made to feel Der Englander ! Now in a past life even more astonishingly he was actually also here in
Bavaria and was in fact a Nazis Officer so has realised his inner prejudice may well have been due to the fact he despised
his connection with the Fatherland, England being the Motherland ! Coupled with this in 1995 he was living in the
Maspalomas region of Gran Canaria where what ruined it for him was the fact most of the tourists were Germans, they
holiday on this island with as much regularity as the British tend to choose another island in the same archipelago;
Tenerife! So another test for him to be given and in preparation clearly for his life now, he met Thomas there in
January 1996, Thomas from the same German, Bavarian town as Andrew now lives and with Thomas lived here later in
1996 for 6 months. Andrew could not believe having been married to his South American wife ( Andrew has lived ! )
that he would get himself saddled with not a Canarian or even Spanish national but a German but it was time for Andrew
to face his prejudice head - on and in at the deep end so not enough to indulge in a relationship with Thomas under the
African sunshine but having to set foot in Germany, albeit Bavaria !
Another point to note...being as extensively travelled as Andrew is fortunate enough to being, he never expressed any
desire to visit anywhere in Africa. Home for him, Gran Canaria, being located off the North - West coast of this vast
continent ! So for 6 months Andrew was living here in this same small Bavarian town in 1996! The relationship not
sustaining, it was not meant to of course as he now realises; he went briefly back to London before again returning to
Gran Canaria. Andrew habla Español ... Andrew speaks Spanish...so can live in a Spanish environment very easily
speaking the language and understanding and relating to the culture having, as I say, been married to Bertha, his wife
who was from Caracas, Venezuela. They married in the April of 1981, so the same year as Charles and I but watched the
Royal Wedding by satellite in the Venezuelan capital. Andrew has yet to understand why it was determined my wedding
be seen by him in South America, mainly Spanish ruled and my death he becoming aware of whilst living in Gran
Canaria, Spanish ruled but clearly a significance with Spain, and I would imagine extending beyond the fact that the
Spanish royals, Rey Juan Carlos and his wife and children entertained Charles and I on holidays in Majorca !
Now as I say, Andrew living in the same small Bavarian town as he did in 1996 and one with its own castle though not
the same one depicted in the film and Thomas having moved to Zurich, Switzerland, they still see each other when he
returns here to see his family. Andrew therefore personally could easily have experienced personal prejudice directed
against him, here upon his return but hasn't not at all ! To quite the contrary as I say been warmly welcomed and made
to feel at home which he considers Germany as being and which it was for him in the past - life as the officer in World
War 2 ... so yes even as a child, Andrew was older than his earthly parents which could be why they never really
understood him at all, unable to relate to the Spiritual Spectrum...both now passed on perhaps being enlightened so
having a better conception of it all now, hopefully so anyway as opposed to each of them being a fish out of water ! This
though is their Karma to sort out so not something for me to comment upon!
Andrew is amazed by the discipline and respect exercised by the German people towards everyone, friends and
strangers a like, it is so refreshing to witness as a reality happening in this revolutionary and mercenary world and
consistently aggressive society of today; that there exists somewhere where order and politeness, understanding,
patience, genuine friendliness hospitality and compassion are exercised in complete harmony, he not finding this
apparent in Sweden, Scandinavia where he lived three years prior to coming here, even now only able to say a few
words in the language though his favourite pop band remains he same as it was as a teenager; the Swedish group ABBA!
Ironically in 1974 winning the Eurovision Song Contest in Brighton, the U.K. when representing the nation was his all
time favourite female singer " Olivia Newton - John " but Andrew had to concede ABBA'S "Waterloo" was a far superior
song to "O.N.J.'s "Long Live Love!" As I was saying he amazed at the attitudes expressed openly by people here but as
he now seems to think ... Germany has had their dark age and one in which he played a constructive albeit destructive
role during the last war, let us remember please not all Germans were Nazis, it was a regime, a dictatorship so those who
were openly against it were shot or worse ! The German people themselves suffered under it, those who as I say did not
support its politics and that's a fact all too often conveniently perhaps, forgotten! There is a memorial to the patients in
a local hospital here who because they were too sick to fight for the Fatherland were ruthlessly gunned down in their
beds in the wards...none of them clearly of the Jewish denomination in this predominantly Roman Catholic region of
Andrew who speaks to them openly of their "Dark History" as his friend Alexander, A German pacifist ( He even
choosing to do social work as opposed to military service which is not compulsory, there exists now this option ) has
explained it's being to Andrew; tells them he really feels that they have experienced the negative energies of darkness
that the U.K. and U.S.A. are currently doing comparing life here with the life he is given anyway to witness happening
on the internet and via the Media on line; though being aware not believe in everything, there is no smoke without fire !
If this is so then hopefully having done so it will be amazingly refreshing to see both nations begin to exercise the same
qualities being exemplified here in this nation with the ultimate positive result being that the world becomes a nicer
This past week has been the "Fest Woche" which here in the Spessart Region, so known because of its surrounding
forestland here in the surrounding hills and valleys, (see image ) and is one of the biggest festivals in Bavaria and last
Sunday it ended for this year with a wonderful display of fireworks. After the display some people chose to carry on
partying whilst others like Andrew made their way home, a crowd of about 1,000 people...not one bottle thrown, no
glass in the face, no swearing and insulting happening, nobody vomiting their guts out in the street, nobody violently,
aggressively drunk and one police van with driver and one ambulance on standby in case of accidents!
It might also need to be made apparent to people that German school children are indoctrinated to know their nations
history, taken to Auschwitz and Dachau and other Death Camps during the Third Reich to be made aware of that
history, the full horror of it all so a real education and it is a prisoning offence here to make the Nazis salute or to deny
that the holocaust happened !
With best wishes to you all from,
Home, sweet Home....