Princess Diana broke the mould - but did the Royal Family learn the lessons?
What happened with the Sussexes has made people question whether the royals really did learn from the fallout from her divorce, the public outrage after her death and the accusations that the Royal Family was out of touch.
Twenty-five years on, it is still impossible to imagine how two boys were woken up and told their mother had died in that car crash.
A heartbreaking family tragedy that rapidly became a moment of global mourning. An anniversary the world still talks about today.
Absurdly sentimental guff of course. Diana's death never was a moment of 'global mourning', whatever that means. Yet her status as saintly victim of an out of touch Royal Family seems to have become the good citizen's standard narrative, so maybe the guff is aimed at them. Yet as Edward Fitzgibbon says in in a not entirely unrelated TCW piece.
How ‘being a good citizen’ could kill civilisation
EVEN a casual perusal of the social and political history of Europe, particularly since the Second World War, will reveal a phenomenon of such importance that it is difficult to overstate its potential to make civilisation unsustainable.
I refer to the creeping tide of moral relativism and left-wing social deconstructionism, which could be defined as ‘my truth is whatever I want it to be’. There are no facts, only opinions and feelings.