Experts have given their views on what former Princess Diana's lifestyle would have been like at 50 years old.
The debate which took part for high50.com, asked experts Peter York, Bruce Oldfield, Anna Harvey and Nancy Dell’olio among others give their views on Diana at 50 ahead of what would have been the former Princess’s birthday on 1st July.
Style guru Peter York said in a statement,
“She would be doing something very American. She was happier there; she had a lot of New Yorky friends. She would be doing something very Amortal of an American slant.
As she approached her fiftieth birthday, I don’t think it would have troubled her. Diana had found her feet shortly before she died and I think she’d have embraced life on her own terms. She was quite tough; she wasn’t a shrinking violet when she set her
He also feels that she would be having therapy,
She’d also be having lot of mental and physical therapy. She liked the gym but she was definitely a therapy chick. She might have even bought a very big pile in the West Village, saying that nobody lives in the Upper East Side anymore,” says Peter.
Bruce Oldfield, Diana’s dress designer, commented on what he felt Diana's attitude would be like towards turing 50, suggesting in a statement,
“As she approached her fiftieth birthday, I don’t think it would have troubled her. Diana had found her feet shortly before she died and I think she’d have embraced life on her own terms.
He also feels that she would find turning 50 quite funny,
She was quite tough; she wasn’t a shrinking violet when she set her mind to things. She’d have found being 50 quite funny, in the same way we all did – you can’t believe it it’s happened but it’s one of those things, you’ve reached your half century and you haven’t turned into an old person!"
Bruce suggests that Diana would have continued with her charity work,
She took things on where she could make a difference. I could see her working with the safe motherhood charity, the White Ribbon Alliance, that would have been close to her heart." He added.
Anna Harvey, Vogue magazine, personal stylist to the young Diana Spencer gave her opinion in the statement,
“I believe the late Princess of Wales would have set a maddeningly high standard for the rest of us women at 50. She would have worked hard at looking good (probably amazing!) for her age. As ever, a difficult act to follow.” She said.
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