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The Economist
7 mins | May 13, 2020

How Princess Diana shaped politics

As The Crown's 4th season introduces the Princess for the first time, The Economist reflects on her legacy. "Lady Thatcher made it clear from the first that she was in the business of changing the nation. Lady Diana Spencer was a bird of a very different feather — a shy girl who had failed all her o-levels twice and had no interest in politics. She was brought onto the national stage for the sole purpose of producing (male) heirs to the throne. Yet the country is still living with her political legacy as surely as it is with Lady Thatcher’s."

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