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Entertainment How Princess Diana used the media to her advantage: 'That was her power'

05:30  17 june  2021
05:30  17 june  2021 Source:   honey.nine.com.au

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Diana , Princess of Wales would have celebrated her 60th birthday on July 1, but tragically her life was cut short in 1997. To honour her legacy, 9Honey is paying tribute to Diana by looking back at some of the key moments from her life in a special edition of video series Talking Honey. Princess Diana was once the most photographed woman in the world, and with all that attention came not only adoration, but intrusion. She famously used the media to her advantage , but soon found lines were often crossed – to the detriment of not just her , but her sons Princes William and Harry.

She was well aware that she had become a world-wide icon and that she could use the media to her own advantage . Sure, she may have truly been interested in her various causes, but she also had an ax to grind. Kate did become a Princess . so let's start with her before moving to Diana .The confusion comes because, formally, British nobility often have several titles each, and if you only use one, you use the 'major' one. (Though to even further confuse things, which one is major depends on where in the UK you are .)So far so good?Now the bit that no-one expects

Diana, Princess of Wales would have celebrated her 60th birthday on July 1, but tragically her life was cut short in 1997.

To honour her legacy, 9Honey is paying tribute to Diana by looking back at some of the key moments from her life in a special edition of video series Talking Honey.

That includes Diana's relationship with the media and paparazzi.

a group of people standing in front of a building: Lady Diana Spencer surrounded by paparazzi as she walks near her London flat in the early 1980s. © Gamma-Rapho via Getty Images Lady Diana Spencer surrounded by paparazzi as she walks near her London flat in the early 1980s.

Princess Diana was once the most photographed woman in the world, and with all that attention came not only adoration, but intrusion.

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As I said, she had no power of her own, but had huge influence on the press because of her fashion sense, her devoted motherhood to the “Heir and the Spare,” and her dedication to her many charities and organizations of which she was patron. Especially in the world of HIV/AIDS care and research Quite a lot. She was riding on the tailcoat of the media using her beauty and duty, but it also helped charity causes. You can see her influence leading royal Roses War and her Panorama interview. She was also great manipulator like Camilla and alongside Queen Mother amazing actress, just more

She famously used the media to her advantage, but soon found lines were often crossed – to the detriment of not just her, but her sons Princes William and Harry.

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"She gave a window into the royal family. It felt like you were getting a new perspective on the royal family," Nine's Mark Burrows says in in a special edition of Talking Honey.


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"[Diana] was great for the brand, but she was almost rogue. The royals wanted to control the image all the time."

a person standing in front of a crowd: Princess Diana leaves a press conference at the Hilton Hotel, London, at which she gave a speech resigning from her public duties, on December 3, 1993. She is wearing an outfit by Amanda Wakerley. © Getty Princess Diana leaves a press conference at the Hilton Hotel, London, at which she gave a speech resigning from her public duties, on December 3, 1993. She is wearing an outfit by Amanda Wakerley.

Former magazine editor-in-chief Deborah Thomas says putting a photograph of the Princess of Wales on the cover would guarantee top sales.

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She may have had power but she was also broken and showed the world human weaknessness. It is this frailty, this vulnerability that enables us to feel that we too can transform ourselves from being the pawn of powerful masters to wrestling back control over our lives and putting ourselves in the driver's seat of Princess Diana made me realise the importance of mental health awareness, the importance of helping those who have mental health disorders, and the importance of seeking for help when we are struggling with mental illness. Because of her , I signed up to be a volunteer at an online mental health

She was spokesperson for international affairs in the Treasury Department during the Obama administration. Follow her on Twitter @karaalaimo. The opinions expressed in this commentary are solely those of the author. View more opinion at CNN. All of these reckonings over how women were treated in the past are important, because publicly excoriating journalists for these practices sends a powerful message to other members of the media about what both the public and their own organizations will tolerate in the future (the BBC admitted "clear failings" in the episode and said "The

"She was fascinating to us all," Thomas says. "She was the most famous person in the world and everyone wanted to know everything about her.

"She used the media to manipulate her story, and that was her power."

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But royal author Juliet Rieden says Diana's relationship with the media quickly evolved, likening it to "dealing with the devil".

"She was chased down the street but quite quickly she learned the power of a photograph, she learnt the power of her photograph," Rieden says.

"And she used that."

To understand Diana's doubled-edged sword relationship with the media, watch the video above.

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