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Roseanna

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  1. Charles and Camilla ceased to be adulterers decades ago, when they divorced from their spouses. The Church, the Queen, the government as well as their children accepted their marriage. I have hated some politicians who have f.ex. bombed civilians - but I ceased to hate them after their resignation, so it was about their policy which is a public matter.
  2. I agree. Not all *people*, not just children want to hug or to be hugged, especially by a stranger.
  3. Jealous scenes seldom make the marriage work. And love isn't a school-girl's fantasy.
  4. You forget Diana's part: she had presented herself as a sweet and jolly girl who liked the country. When they married, none of this was true: she hated the country, Charles' hobbies and friends and behaved unpredictably. If Diana had concealed her jealousy or better still, had self-confidence enough not to feel it and instead think that what is past is past and continued to act like when they were dating, that would be the best tactics to win and keep Charles' love. But of course she couldn't because of her physical and mental problems. That's not to say that Charles had his faults, too. But Diana's problems were so severe that no husband could heal them.
  5. Kids feel the atmosphere at home, but they can't know what happened what led to it (especially before they weren't even born). Almost everyone who have researched his/her family have been surprised how much they did *not* know.
  6. Perhaps it was intentional: in order to keep their meeting secret.
  7. I suppose Diana knew that was *not* dangerous to touch an AIDS patient. (She would be stupid to act in the same way during the Covid epidemic.) Regarding George VI and Queen Mary, they were fighting about their position. When they first visited East End, they were booed at, and it was only after Buckingham Palace was bombed, they became popular. (I suppose they had a good bomb shelter.) As for Richard III, he put all in one attack. If he had fled (like he had earlier with his brother Edward), he could have fought in another day.
  8. Continueing: Didn't Mischa get difficulties (was he even in the mental hospital?) because he criticized the Afghanistan war? Why was he willing to stay there? The obvious reason was: because he didn't want to let down his comrades. Generally the most important motivation of the soldiers is solidarity towards their primary group. BTV, Philip seems not have given any thoughts to the extreme bullying in the Soviet army.
  9. So she recalled, but it wasn't like that IRL.
  10. Philip was lucky. Wouldn't he have felt guilty if Mischa would have been killed or wounded? Compare with these RL happenings: a boy of 16 got from his mom a leave to volunteer to the Winter War, but later he blamed her for it (it would indeed been horrible in the other circumstances but at the time the fate of the whole people was at stake). Similarly a young girl insisted that her parents gave her a leave to become a Lotta (the Finnish Womens' volunteer organisation helping the army) but later she accused that her parents didn't care that she "wasted years" (so did everybody else). So young people blame parents if they don't give a leave, but when they become older, they blame that parents gave a leave.
  11. It's because of Charles views in Dimbleby's book Elizabeth and Philip are labelled as bad parents, but Anne (who had a different character) defended them. Nowadays many ordinary couples dirvorce, and the only difference with royal couples are that they are allowed to divorce. Perhaps even more important thing is that they are allowed to live together before marriage. Also Winston Churchill had parents who didn't care for him (her nanny was the only one who visited him at school), but he still adored them. Plus, he seems to be a rare Prime Ministers who was faithful to his wife.
  12. Diana repented at least one thing; she had presented Charles as a bad father which she knew was a lie. They had always agreed about their sons' upbringing and education.
  13. Then those people doesn't understand the nature of fiction at all. Nor how unreliable memory and memoirs are.
  14. Yes, he blamed his parents and pitied himself in public in his forties. Almost all people have childhood traumas of some kind, but they tell them to peer group or, if they are grave enough, to the therapist.
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