Diana’s legacy rests on a fairytale that does not reflect reality

by Rashmee

Posted on August 30, 2017 / The National


Some call it a fairytale, others an industry. Few want to describe it as a cult, with all the negative connotations of a hidden, delusional devotion that that entails. Still, the renewed fascination with Diana, princess of Wales, 20 years after her death has reached extraordinary levels . There is a clutch of new TV documentaries, … Continue reading “Diana’s legacy rests on a fairytale that does not reflect reality”

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The White Garden 20 years since death of a Princess has the pink anemone ‘Pretty Lady Diana’

by Rashmee

Posted on July 29, 2017


Earlier this week, I was at the White Garden at Kensington Palace. It has been planted to mark 20 years of Princess Diana’s death. The flowers and foliage, says the Palace website, are “inspired by memories of the Princess’s life, image and style.” There you go then. There are tulips and narcisii, ‘forget me nots’, … Continue reading “The White Garden 20 years since death of a Princess has the pink anemone ‘Pretty Lady Diana’”

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Did the late Princess Diana like animals? Here’s why the question matters 20 years on

by Rashmee

Posted on July 27, 2017


Last night, I got into an argument about Princess Diana and animals. It happened like this. We were at The Comedy Pub and were having a pleasant conversation with a nice family visiting from Boston, Massachusetts. They had three young daughters, one of whom confided that they would be visiting the Lady Dinah Cat Café while … Continue reading “Did the late Princess Diana like animals? Here’s why the question matters 20 years on”

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Rashmee has lived and worked in several countries in the past decade, including Afghanistan, India, Haiti, Tunisia, the UAE, US and UK