The Diana I knew: loving memories of the friendship between an American mother and her son's nanny who became the Princess of Wales
Cliff Street Books,
In 1980, Mary Robertson, an American living in London, welcomed a shy young nanny into her home to care for her nine-month-old son. Little did she know that this was the beginning of an extraordinary friendship that would last for seventeen years.In The Diana I Knew, Mary portrays a gentle, unassuming teenager who blossomed into an assured, world-class beauty. She describes a private side to a woman few people knew intimately. This is an American woman's personal account of her unexpected and touching friendship with Diana.Mary's unique memories of this remarkable woman include Diana's nonchalant reaction to Mary's discovery of her nanny's aristocratic background and the day-to-day building of a trusting, affectionate relationship, which developed into a true friendship. As Diana's life dramatically changed when the royal courtship began, she turned to Mary for guidance. Even after the Robertsons returned to the United States just before the engagement, Diana wrote frequently, wishing to continue the friendship.From receiving the gilt-edged invitation to the Royal Wedding to being charmed by Prince Charles at the glamorous pre-nuptial ball at Buckingham Palace, Mary captures the magic of the wedding of the century. Despite the unimaginable demands of her life and the unraveling of the fairy tale, Diana made time to see Mary and her family. From the Robertsons' private meeting with the Prince and Princess in Washington to an intimate family luncheon at her home in Kensington Palace, Diana's generosity of spirit and appreciation of simpler times always shone through.
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|record_details||ils:.b13156883|Book|Books|1st ed.|English|Cliff Street Books,|c1998.|198 p.,  p. of plates : ill. ; 20 cm.|
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|subject_facet||Diana, -- Princess of Wales, -- 1961-1997, Princesses -- Great Britain -- Biography|
|title_display||The Diana I knew : loving memories of the friendship between an American mother and her son's nanny who became the Princess of Wales|
|title_full||The Diana I knew : loving memories of the friendship between an American mother and her son's nanny who became the Princess of Wales / Mary Robertson|
|title_short||The Diana I knew :|
|title_sub||loving memories of the friendship between an American mother and her son's nanny who became the Princess of Wales|