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She was the People's Princess
Thrust abruptly into public life
When she became
The Heir apparent's wife.
She gave him an heir,
Gave  him a spare
Then was cast aside
A far too young bride.

Suffering the humiliation
And the distress
Of playing second fiddle
To a long term Mistress
An old love he didn't  discard
So, her despair and anger grown
In unhappiness and anger
She Took a lover of her own.

They should really
have been warned
Beware the wrath
Of a  woman scorned
SheTold the world her story
the deceit of her married life
Refused to be a downtrodden
Good, obedient trophy wife

She'd become an icon
always seemed to be there
Showing the world her courage
Her  compassion and her care
And so she became
A sad woman all alone
When she was  divorced
From the heir to the throne.

By  speaking  out she'd broken
The unspoken silence code.
A traffic accident  killed her
A terrible crash on a Paris road
A tragic situation
Far too young to die
Victim of a marriage that
was just a convenient lie

It was  a State funeral
In everything but name
And conspiracy theories thrived
as to who was really to blame
For a long time people mourned
For their princess suddenly gone
And more than twenty years after
In  the public memory she lives on.








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