Talk:Diana, Princess of Wales

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Question[edit]

Wasn't Diana a vegetarian? Why isn't that mentioned? In modern times, that is a relavent political statement. It is an identity. She was also responsible for unforgettable banquets such as the 17-course meatless dinner served by the British Embassy during her first visit to the United States in her honor.

To further illustrate this point, she also annoyed the Royal Family by not paricipating in hunting events. She made it clear to her wardrobe designers that fur could not be used even as decoration on her clothes.

Her stance on animal rights and her vegetarianism should at least be mentioned.

Sources: Diana is vegetarian. http://www.time.com/time/daily/special/diana/readingroom/8191/11_11.html

Article's first picture[edit]

Is there no better available portrait picture for the article? It seems rather unusual that the primary picture of a person in their respective article has their face in the shade. From the current picture it's much easier to recognize the iconic hairdo than the actual facial features of the person. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 80.254.154.75 (talk) 19:33, 13 November 2013 (UTC)

We can only use images of her donated to Wikimedia Commons and that does seem to be the best portrait picture available. HelenOnline 06:59, 14 November 2013 (UTC)
It's a shame that so many of the pictures are of such low resolution. The only other picture we could use is this one. It's more face-on, but not really any better. –anemoneprojectors– 22:00, 19 December 2013 (UTC)

'Not to be confused by a fictional dog'[edit]

Am I the only one who finds this a little odd and disrespectful? f this character was at least human maybe it wouldn't be so bad, but a fictional animal of all things. Perhaps a Lady Di disambiguation can be made? Livin'InAGhostTown (talk) 21:23, 1 February 2014 (UTC)

People with disabilities category[edit]

Is there a reason why we can't put her in the people with disabilities category due to her depression? Asarelah (talk) 18:29, 1 June 2014 (UTC)

Depression not being a disability might be one. Surtsicna (talk) 19:19, 1 June 2014 (UTC)
Another is a lack of sources. DrKiernan (talk) 19:34, 1 June 2014 (UTC)
Clinical depression is a disability. The Merriam-Webster dictionary states that debilitating mental conditions are disabilities, as does the Wiki article on subject of disability itself. I will attempt to locate sources for her inclusion and add them in when I find them. Asarelah (talk) 19:59, 1 June 2014 (UTC)
You would need an explicit source to say she was disabled. If we added that category to every person who was ever depressed, it would be pretty meaningless don't you think? HelenOnline 10:31, 2 June 2014 (UTC)

Article Title[edit]

I am very confused by Wikipedia's standards. Prior to Diana, the most recent Princess of Wales to NOT become Queen was Princess Augusta of Saxe-Gotha, mother of George III. So using that precedent, should Diana be listed in Wikipedia as "Lady Diana Spencer'? Or is it because she was alive in our lifetime, we are holding her to different standards? — Preceding unsigned comment added by JasonBux (talkcontribs) 03:52, 19 June 2014 (UTC)

The difference is Diana divorced Charles before she died: Diana, Princess of Wales became her legal name. Had she died before the divorce, I suspect 'Lady Diana Spencer' would be more appropriate. The same logic applies to Sarah, Duchess of York.--PrettyWittyNell (talk) 21:20, 22 June 2014 (UTC)
In terms of the article's title, you can see there was some discussion early on in the archive, but the present title ticks all the boxes as far as article naming conventions are concerned. (However, many of us feel that Augusta of Saxe-Gotha is at an inappropriate title.) Deb (talk) 21:52, 22 June 2014 (UTC)