Monday, 2 July 2007

A concert for Diana

Yesterday ,afternoon The BBC ,took us to the newly opened Wembly Stadium,in London ,to see the concert the Princes William and Harry had helped to organise for their late Mothers 46th birthday ,15 million people saw this and it was televised in140 countrys.It was on from 3.30 until nearly 10.30 pm and I watched most of it ! I hadnt  really planned to watch but ,I had  a peep and was hooked ,like Jeannette (jottings) and I see Astra,watched it too,As did Jayne (single girl ) who has also done an entry ,and many others  Im sure enjoyed it as much  I did .

The Princes introduced the show ,saying it would be a programme of all their Mothers favourites,and some of theirs too ,Harry sent a message to his regiment the Blues and Royals ,currently serving in Iraq,saying how he missed them ,wished he could be with them ,and told them to keep safe ,many wonderful acts includedSir Elton John ,who opened and closed the show ,Bryan Ferry,,Status Quo,,Duran Duran,,Will Young..Tom Jones,,Nelly Fortado,,James Morrison,The show also featured a medley  of Lord Andrew Lloyd Webber songs ,performed by Anastacia,Josh Groban,Andrea Bocelli and Sarah Brightman,we saw Lee Mead ,singing songs from 'Joseph 'with Donny Osmand and  Jason Donavan, and Connie who won the part of 'Maria 'last year,was there, singing beautifully  too . The Royal ballet had the whole audience spell bound as they danced from the final act from Swan Lake ,Diana loved the ballet and indeed all kinds of dance ,music and the theatre,beween the acts all sorts of people were fimed telling what a difference Diana had made to their lives ,I agree with Jeannette it was spoiled only by the lack of a proper compere ,but that is my only complaint ,I saw that Harrys girl,friend Chelsy sat beside him ,but Kate Middleton although there, wasnt sitting beside William !Their cousins, Prince Andrews daughters Princesses Beatrice and Eugenie ,were there boogying away each time they were caught on camera,and I spotted Dianas Brother Charles , The Earl Spencer,and her sisters The evening closed with some family film,of Diana as a baby at her Christening and growing up ,at Park house Sandringham,in Norfolk

All in all it was a wonderful celebration of a life so very sadly cut short nearly ten years ago

               With Love Jan xx

34 comments:

ktkamanski said...

I was also one that watch - Princess Dianna amazed me! She was a wonderful women and so loved! Hope your week brings with it lots of smiles and sunshine! Take care of you my friend,
Katie

drb1064 said...

Can honestly say I didn't see a minute of it.
Debbie
xxx

edwardssoapy said...

Hi Jan,

I too watched the concert. I thought it was a wonderful way to celebrate the life of Diana, the Princess of Wales, and what would've been her 46th birthday. She was such a beautiful person!

Best wishes,
Leigh :o)
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jeanno43 said...

I am so glad Jan that I have come across a couple of other people who watched the concert.  I know it was beamed to so many millions yet only three people have commented on my mention of it in my journal entry.  So perhaps although they could receive it, many did not watch.  I loved the ballet and brought back memories of when I took my mother to see Swan Lake at the Royal Opera House.  Absolutely stunning when you see it in real life.  I had intended to watch only some of it but yes, I did get hooked.  I particularly liked  Duran Duran, Bryan Ferry, Quo and Rod Stewart and Elton John.  Also P. Diddy and that surprised me as I did not think I would.  I am sure Diana was looking down.  The boys did her proud.  I am glad Harry mentioned his regiment.  He must feel gutted.

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lsfp1960 said...

We just saw bits and pieces of it on a program called 20/20.  They interviewed both boys and showed different parts of the concert.  It looked marvelous !
Linda in Washington state

astoriasand said...

I adored Dianna Jan,my heart was broken in a thousand pieces when we lost her.I didn't watch all the show,but I was like a YO-YO in and out  trying my best in between doing other things etc..I did try getting a few snaps off the tv they didin't turn out very good though  unfortunatly.I'll never make a photographer LOL!!I loved the ending where she was growing up..It was so lovely wasn't it.Yes most people I have heard realy enjoyed it all and those boys are wonderful.Lovely posting .Thanx for sharing those lovely pics with us. Have great evening Take Care God Bless KATH
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sneezy7125 said...

I didn't catch but a few minutes of the concert.
Princess Diana was definitely irreplaceable though. She would've made such a wonderful queen and you're right, her life was cut too short.

Morgan
xxxx
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marainey1 said...

She touched so many people's lives. Many say she would have made a great queen. I think many of us followed her life and times.  'On Ya' - ma

aniracj said...

I have recorded it all and intend to keep it for posterity! Something to show the grandchildren of who their future King's mother was. She passed on Kevins 16th birthday so will be with us always. It was, apart from the BBC's booboo's, an excellent tribute to her.

egre328 said...

Watched the Diana programme last night and really enjoyed it.  The Royal Family didn't realise what a gem they had in her and she would have made a great queen.  As it is now, I no longer have any respect of Charlie and hope the present queen outlives him.  ~Eileenx

wfhbear said...

We watched the concert on our TV yesterday evening. It was quite a tribute. I think the two Princes would have made their Mom very proud. Regards, Bill.

lindapaterson177 said...

I loved it as well was really good to watch hope it comes on as a repeat.
luv bella x

seraphoflove9001 said...

I missed it! I wanted to see it so badly. :o)
Lisa

ally123130585918 said...

Jan I watched most of the Concert and really enjoyed it ~ Diana would have been so proud of her boys ~ after nearly 10 years she is still so sadly missed ~ she was such an asset to the royal family ~ Ally x

cayasm said...

I watched the whole concert "FANTASTIC" she would have been so proud at what her sons acheived yesterday, the ballet for was the highlight and the standing ovation they recieved, was richly deserved. All in all a fabulous afternoons entertainment.

Yasmin

hugsdoodlewacky said...

((((((((((((((HUGSTOYOu)))))))))))))))))))I would have loved to watched it,but,I guess I have missed it.She was truly an amazing and beatiful person.She always had a beatiful smile.Have a nice evneing.

ukgal36 said...

it was fantastic wasn't it?? I was glued to the telly..i loved Rod Stewart and Bryan ferry...and harry and William did their Mum proud..such handsome young men....
Lyn

elainey2465 said...

Yep it was fantastic wasnt it and i miss her too! Laine xx
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beckiepainton said...

I loved Kanye West. But I love his music anyway so I am biased!Loved the home video at the end of Dianas first birthday, it makes her more, well, human.It brings it all home how sad the whole thing is, and these people who keep on dragging up the past must make it really hard for William and Harry to move on.Beckiexx

nedmoh said...

Hi Jan,we loved watching the concert for Diana,it was very moving at times ,her sons , are a credit to her and I am sure she would have been very proud of them . The picture ,you have choosen of her is very beautiful  ,she was loved by us then and still is today .Thank you for sharing with us the celebration of her life.......With Love Jeanxx

oddb0dkins said...

Glad you enjoyed the show Jan. Reet watched it all too. B. x

wldconnie said...

Yes I watched it too and really got hooked. I loved The Feeling, Nellie and Rod Stewart. Love Conniex

rdautumnsage said...

Sounds like it would of been a lovely program to have watched. I share the same Birthday with Dianna. (Hugs) Indigo

emabecmar said...

I am sad to say I missed this tribute to this wonderful woman who I have followed since her wedding day. I cried the day they announced she was killed in an automobile accident. I hope they have it on again someday. Her sons are such wonderful young men to do this for her.
Cindy

jacksj989 said...

Yes, I could not agree with you more; what a sad ending of life to such a beautiful and caring person.

Like you, once I had had a peep at the show, I was also hooked and could not stop watching it.

I thought the show, especially Swan Lake, was fantastic.

For me, if it had been possible, I would have loved to see the new and talented opera singer on the show.  Forgive me, it must be my age, but I am note sure of this man's name; I think he is called Paul Potts but I am not sure of his Sir name.  

These days, I am not one that goes out especially to purchase records, tapes or CDs, but as soon as this man has cut a recording, I will be in the queue for I have never heard anybody sing, with such conviction, for many a year.

Sorry, I am rabling.

By for now,

John.

irisclyde said...

I watched it too and thought it was good. I think the Princes are lovely young men and their mum would have been so proud. I found it difficult not to be moved when they spoke about her. What must it be like for them to see images of her all the time? They can have a big hug from me anytime!
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cacklinrosie101 said...

I also watched the program.  I hadn't intended to watch the whole thing but also got hooked quickly.  I think it was telecasted worldwide.  Diana was such a lovely girl.  I'm just so amazed at how grown up William, Harry, Beatrice and Eugenie are.  I always loved Diana and thought her sons did a wonderful job of honoring her.  Love xx Chris

blpltt said...

I too, `watched' the concert.  On and off.  Some of the acts went right over my head, and I found the shots of the audience more interesting.  But what a great effort by those two young men !
Bunny x

funnyface0s0 said...

Hello Jeanette - a lovely entry about Diana.  All i can say is, it was excellent and throughly enjoyed.  We all needed to be reminded of what a wonderful person she was.
Luv Jaynee x

xxroxymamaxx said...

Wow, has it been 10 years?  I hadn't realized that.  I missed the show and didn't know about it until now.  I'm glad you enjoyed it though.  love, Shelly

kaydeejay5449 said...

I loved Princess Diana, too.  She was so lovely and brought attention to so many worthy causes.  This tribute was a wonderful day.
Love, Kathy

plieck30 said...

Awww I bet Lynda my daughter would have loved this. She was living in England when Dianna was killed. She went to see all the flowers even though she didn't exactly know where she was going. She said it was history in the making and she was there so she just had to go. I think she was so very pretty. Paula

lanurseprn said...

I really loved Diana. I kept up with her and have many books on the royals. I am sorry I missed this concert. I'm sure they did a wonderful job on it. I hope they replay it sometime so that people like me, who missed it, can enjoy it.  
Beautiful entry!
Pam

lindaggeorge said...

We so enjoyed watching that but for me the old film footage was the best, only it made me cry.

Linda x.

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