Tuesday, 28 June 2011

Newsweek: Diana would have remarried twice and had 10 million Twitter followers

In the run-up to what would have been Princess Diana's 50th birthday this Friday you, like ArchBlog, have doubtless been wondering endlessly about what she would have got up to in the last nine years had she not died.

Thankfully, Newsweek editor Tina Brown has the inside track. She's practically got a red phone to the dead sleb society. For Newsweek's Diana at 50 issue - which tastelessly features a vom-inducing cover shot of Diana photoshopped to look 50 walking alongside Kate Middleton (see above) - Brown has spelled out how it would have panned out for her old mate. Talk about killing her (again) with kindness:

“Still great-looking: that’s a given … Fashionwise, Diana would have gone the J.Crew and Galliano route à la Michelle Obama, always knowing how to mix the casual with the glam. There is no doubt she would have kept her chin taut with strategic Botox shots and her bare arms buff from the gym. Remarriage? At least two, I suspect, on both sides of the Atlantic. Always so professional herself, she would have soon grown exasperated with Dodi Al-Fayed’s hopeless unreliability. After the breakup I see her moving to her favorite city, New York, spending a few cocooned years safely married to a super-rich hedge-fund guy who could provide her with what she called ‘all the toys’: the plane, the private island, the security detail. Gliding sleekly into her 40s, her romantic taste would have moved to men of power over boys of play. She’d have tired of the hedge-fund guy and drifted into undercover trysts with someone more exciting -a high-mindedly horny late-night talk-show host, or a globe-trotting French finance wizard destined for the Élysée Palace … Politically, Diana would have been very much at home with David Cameron and all the old Etonians who now run Britain … In the world disasters of the last few years -9/11, the tsunamis, the Pakistan earthquake, Hurricane Katrina -you know Diana would have been first at the scene in a hard hat with a camera crew (and, by now, 10 million followers on Twitter).”

Read all the reax over at The Periscope Post.

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