Peter Singer on Diana:
"Some people use cynicism to evade moral responsibility. If you can convince yourself that everyone behaves selfishly, why try to be a better person? A person with a naive but sincere desire to do good threatens that protective shell, and one way to blunt the threat is to sneer."
Very true. And also why, for all the nonsense, the enduring popularity of the late Princess reflects a better version of Britain than that preferred by a certain female contemporary of hers. Now read on.