In Memory of "The People's Princess":
For Princes William and Harry of Wales
"Cover her face! Mine eyes dazzle: she died young."  
John Webster: The Duchess of Malfi, IV.ii.267

Diana, Princess of Wales Memorial
(with a Macintosh Startup Screen & Backdrops for Other Platforms)

[ Princess Diana Startup Screen ]

Copyright © 1998 by David M. Dickerson. All rights reserved worldwide.
[Macintosh startup screen shown; backdrops for other platforms vary.]

Diana, Princess of Wales
1 JULY 1961 -- 31 AUGUST 1997

But, oh! fell death's untimely frost,
That nipt my flower sae early.

Robert Burns,
Highland Mary

In memory of Diana, Princess of Wales, this Web site offers a Macintosh startup screen, BMP backdrop files for Windows and OS/2, and an Amiga IFF graphics file -- plus, UNIX SUN and SGI files (all for 14-inch, or larger, monitors).

In addition to offering the startup screen and backdrops, this page is also my very modest attempt at a memorial for Diana, Princess of Wales -- as well as a tribute to the life and legacy of the Princess. The site includes poetry excerpts; quotations by Princess Diana herself; and, a list of Princess Diana's charities.

Please use the screens freely and, if you wish to do something in return, please consider donating to The Diana, Princess of Wales Memorial Fund. Residents of the United States, please note that you may make contributions to the memorial fund via Fleet Bank (for more information, please contact Fleet Bank at 1-800-533-0183):
Diana, Princess of Wales Memorial Fund
c/o Fleet Bank
P.O. Box 30596
Hartford, Connecticut 06150

I very much appreciate your time and consideration -- and your visit to this Web presentation.

In memoriam,
[ David Dickerson's Signature ]
David M. Dickerson

For she was beautiful -- her beauty made
The bright world dim, and everything beside
Seemed like the fleeting image of a shade....

Percy Bysshe Shelley,
The Witch of Atlas, XII

[ A Tribute to Diana, Princess of Wales ]

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Memorial Startup Screen & Backdrops
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In Memory of Diana, Princess of Wales

[ In Remembrance of Diana ]
[ Memorial Flame ]
...but the pure spirit shall flow
Back to the burning fountain whence it came....

Percy Bysshe Shelley: Adonais, XXXVIII.338-339

Peace, peace! [s]he is not dead, [s]he doth not sleep --
[S]he hath awakened from the dream of life --
'Tis we, who lost in stormy visions, keep
With phantoms an unprofitable strife,
And a mad trance, strike with our spirit's knife
Invulnerable nothings. . . .

[S]he has outsoared the shadow of our night;
Envy and calumny and hate and pain,
And that unrest which men miscall delight,
Can touch [her] not and torture not again.

Percy Bysshe Shelley, Adonais
XXXXIX.343-348 & XL.352-355

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. . . For I will see the beauty
I only wish that you could see.

I'll leave my body weakened.
I'll leave my soul to wander free, so free.

[ Rose ][ Rose ]So if you should see a diamond
Fall down from the sky,
It is just a teardrop
From the corner of my eye,
As good-bye, as I fly
To where I'm bound.

"Where I'm Bound"
By Daryl Burgess and Tom Britt
Patty Loveless: Long Stretch of Lonesome
© 1997 Sony Music Entertainment.

"I think the biggest disease this world suffers from in this day and age is the disease of people feeling unloved, and I know that I can give love for a minute, for half an hour, for a day, for a month, but I can give. I'm very happy to do that and I want to do that."
"I've taken the children to all sorts of areas where I'm not sure anyone of that age in this family has been before. . . . And they have a knowledge -- they may never use it, but the seed is there -- and I hope it will grow, because knowledge is power: I want them to have an understanding of people's emotions, people's insecurities, people's distress, and people's hopes and dreams."
"I've had difficulties . . . but let's now use the knowledge I've gathered to help other people in distress."
Source:  Donnelly, Peter. Diana: A Tribute to the People's Princess (Philadelphia and London: Courage Books, 1997). Copyright © 1997 CLB International, a division of Quadrillion Publishing Ltd.

[ White Rose ]

If I should die and leave you here awhile,
Be not like the others, sore undone who keep
Long vigils by the silent dust, and weep.
For my sake -- turn again to life and smile,
Nerving thy heart and trembling hand to do
Something to comfort those dear unfinished tasks of mine
And I, perchance, may therein comfort you.

A. Price Hughes
(Read at Diana's funeral by her sister,
Lady Sarah McCorquodale)


The Daily Telegraph. Diana Remembered 1961-1997.
(London: Macmillan, 1997), p. 120.
Copyright © 1997 by The Daily Telegraph.


I want to walk into a room, be it a hospice for the dying or a hospital for sick children, and feel that I am needed. I want to do, not just to be.


Forsan et haec olim meminisse iuvabit.
(Perhaps one day it shall be good to remember even these [tragic] things.)

Vergil: Aeneid, I.203.

[ Westminster Abbey ] You may wish to visit the Web presentation of Westminster Abbey on the funeral of Diana, Princess of Wales, held on 6 September 1997. This presentation includes music excerpts and texts from the funeral. You can also hear the half-muffled bells of the Abbey ring (RealAudio) as Diana's cortège left the Abbey for Althorp. There are also links to other sites of interest.

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Last Updated: 8 October 1998

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