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« Reply #720 on: September 11, 2018, 02:00:39 pm »

Not dreamy inside. He went about "comforting" two unhappy wives while his wealthy wife supplied the $$$.
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« Reply #721 on: September 11, 2018, 04:08:57 pm »

^I think Di disagreed with you, Sandy.

He was quite nice looking.  Not Lord M standard easter-lol but nice.
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« Reply #722 on: September 11, 2018, 04:47:56 pm »

^Oh yeahhhhhh.  Sometimes a girl just wants to have fun.   tehe
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« Reply #723 on: September 11, 2018, 05:57:14 pm »

I think there have been handsomer men.
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« Reply #724 on: September 11, 2018, 06:02:20 pm »

He died on 'August 23 at home surrounded by his family'
https://www.antiquestradegazette.com/news/2018/islamic-art-dealer-oliver-hoare-passes-away-at-73/
The dealer, a leading figure in the Islamic antiquities world, died on August 23 at home surrounded by his family.

After developing a fascination with the East as a child, Hoare studied art history at the Sorbonne. He joined Christie’s in 1967 aged 22 and set up the first Islamic art department of any major auction house.

In 1975, he co-founded the Ahuan Gallery, specialising in Islamic art, and helped build the collection of Sheikh Nasser al-Sabah for the Kuwait National Museum.

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He counted other Middle-Eastern royalty among his clients, including the late Sheikh Saud al-Thani of Qatar. During the 1990s, Hoare acted as adviser to the Sheikh and his cousin, the Emir, as they set about building Qatar as an important centre of Islamic art and culture. 

Perhaps his best-known deal was the exchange, in 1994 on behalf of the Iranian government, of the Willem de Kooning painting Woman III for the ‘Houghton’ Shahnameh (Book of the Kings), a set of 16th century miniatures illustrating the 11th century Persian epic poem.

Kjeld v Folsach, museum director of the David Collection, said Hoare was “the Islamic art world’s most influential art dealers – if not the most influential – until he passed away.

“I can hardly think of any important collection - public as well as private - where he hasn’t been involved at some point, and in some cases he has been the major formative force.”

Folsach added: “An evening spent in Oliver’s company was never boring but highly enjoyable and inspiring. Luckily for me I had many them over the years, and as the objects he sold to our museum, these evenings can be compared to pearls on a string.”

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In recent years, Hoare held three exhibitions entitled Every Object Tells a Story, showing works of art from around the world and showcasing his fascination with storytelling.
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Hoare's three children made the following comment to ATG: “We count ourselves extremely fortunate to have grown up with such a wonderful father whose knowledge and appreciation of such diverse interests will remain an inspiration.”

An obituary will follow in a later print edition of ATG and a memorial is currently being planned, details yet to be announced.
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« Reply #725 on: September 11, 2018, 09:37:08 pm »

^Fascinating man.  Did he have something to do with the acquisition and return to owner of a stolen piece of artwork by the Nazis?  I just saw a movie on that and his name rings a bell. 
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« Reply #726 on: September 12, 2018, 12:41:09 am »

He had the expertise his wife had the $$$ in the family.
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« Reply #727 on: September 12, 2018, 03:40:17 am »

Good match, then.  Or she would've walked away especially if the money was hers.  Interesting.  I wonder if there's a reliable bio on the guy.
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« Reply #728 on: September 14, 2018, 11:36:48 pm »

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Will never forget how kind Oliver Hoare was when Domenica was born. He came round and sat with me for hours on several occasions.

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« Reply #729 on: October 03, 2018, 09:54:44 am »

Rising British actress is revealed as the star of Diana: The Musical - and she looks JUST like her in trailer for the show

    British actress Jeanna de Waal, 30, will play the title role in Diana: The Musical
    The show premieres at La Jolla Playhouse in La Jolla, California, in February
    Prince Charles, the Duchess of Cornwall, the Queen are among the characters
    de Waal, who trained at Tring School for the Performing Arts, said it's a 'privilege'

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-6227655/Diana-musical-star-revealed-Jeanna-Waal.html


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« Reply #730 on: November 05, 2018, 07:10:26 pm »

Proof of Princess Diana's cheeky sense of humour! Birthday card - featuring a VERY bawdy joke - the royal sent to her accountant is revealed

    LA-based celebrity auction site Julien's Auctions list card from Princess Diana
    The Princess of Wales sent the card to accountant Anthony Burrage in Nineties 
    Features a saucy gag on the front - and a hand-written message inside
    Expected to sell for as much as $800 to $1,200 (£600- £900) at auction

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-6354715/Princess-Dianas-cheeky-sense-humour-revealed-birthday-card-sent-accountant-pal.html

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« Reply #731 on: December 01, 2018, 11:04:00 pm »

'I was a part of many of the strange things that happened that night': Photographer Darryn Lyons says the official details of Princess Diana's death aren't 'necessarily the truth'
By Marta Jary For Daily Mail Australia
Published: 14:10 GMT, 22 November 2018 | Updated: 21:24 GMT, 28 November 2018

Darryn Lyons has raised fresh doubts about the official details of the death of Princess Diana, saying he has 'huge questions' about what happened in the infamous Paris car crash.
The former king of the paparazzi told The Daily Telegraph that the official account of her tragic 1997 accident, 'isn't necessarily the truth.'
The 53-year-old told the paper: 'Everyone says it was a tragic accident... some very strange things happened that night and I was a part of many of the strange things that happened that night.'

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-6418257/Photographer-Darryn-Lyons-says-official-details-Princess-Dianas-death-not-truth.html

'People are assassinated in different ways': Paparazzo Darryn Lyons hints at a conspiracy theory surrounding Princess Diana's death as he compares her 1997 car crash to JFK shooting
https://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-6439655/People-assassinated-different-ways-Paparazzo-Darryn-Lyons-Princess-Diana-death.html

'Why aren't you photographing my husband?' How Princess Diana 'tipped off' an Australian paparazzo to Charles' affair with Camilla Parker-Bowles 12 months before Squidgygate
By Joshua Fox For Daily Mail Australia
Published: 22:52 GMT, 28 November 2018 | Updated: 23:02 GMT, 28 November 2018

Princess Diana apparently 'tipped off' a notorious paparazzo about her husband Prince Charles' affair with Camilla Parker-Bowles, a year before it was revealed.
Australian photographer Darryn Lyons - who earned millions of dollars selling images of the late Diana through his Big Pictures agency - made the bombshell claims during an interview with WHO magazine on Thursday.
Lyons, 53, alleged that around six to 12 months before 'Squidgygate' - referring to the series of phone conversations between Diana and her friend James Gilbey that were leaked to the British press - the royal had 'subtly' hinted at her husband's infidelity.
https://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-6439795/How-Princess-Diana-tipped-Australian-paparazzo-Charles-affair-Camilla-Parker-Bowles.html
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« Reply #732 on: January 23, 2019, 08:54:47 pm »

Princess Diana forgot date of her wedding anniversary in touching personal letters to Vogue editor which are now up for auction in New York

    Letter to Elizabeth Tilberis says 10-year anniversary was July 30, 1991 not July 29
    Six handwritten letters sent to British Vogue editor could fetch up to £5,700
    Others detail 'growing warmth' of friendship and time at Vogue photoshoots

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-6624809/Princess-Diana-forgot-date-wedding-anniversary-letters-reveal.html


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« Reply #733 on: February 04, 2019, 06:55:02 pm »

'If Anne's there, I'm off!' Documentary reveals Diana's fraught relationship with her 'out of touch' royal sister-in-law she eclipsed

    Jeremy Paxman hosts a new series exploring the lives of the Queen's children
    The Daily Mail's Richard Kay claims that Diana and Anne did not get along
    He says that Anne did not approve of her sister-in-law's approach to duty
    However, Diana is said to have had a 'warm' friendship with Prince Andrew

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-6665861/New-documentary-reveals-Dianas-brittle-relationship-Princess-Anne.html
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« Reply #734 on: February 04, 2019, 07:09:44 pm »

Princess Anne had her own difficulties, with her first husband, I doubt she went around worrying about Diana.
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« Reply #735 on: February 25, 2019, 11:11:12 pm »

Do you think that Diana had learned anything about Prince Charles when Lady Sarah Spencer had dated him?
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« Reply #736 on: February 26, 2019, 12:01:00 am »

 she had some times to meet him while he dated her sister. DIana did not mention her sister confiding in her about Charles. But Sarah spoke her mind to the media and said she did not love Charles.
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« Reply #737 on: March 23, 2019, 10:42:53 pm »

'They cried together': Royal insider claims that Diana and Charles were close during the day of their divorce in new Channel 5 documentary

    Royal biographer Ingrid Seward revealed the information in new Channel 5 doc
    She claims Charles and Diana cried together on a sofa on day of their divorce 
    She claims by the time the divorce was finalised they were on much better terms

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-6839507/Diana-Charles-cried-day-divorce-claims-new-Channel-5-documentary.html
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« Reply #738 on: March 24, 2019, 12:01:39 am »

Has Ingrid Seward got a new book on Charles, Diana, Camilla to plug? If not why has she kept this little gem to herself all these years. And this weeping was supposedly at KP which means Burrell must have been listening at the door. He's never mentioned this happening, only that Diana wanted to spend some of Charles's divorce settlement money in getting new things. Also, that she smashed the Prince of Wales China tea service that had been at the apartment with a hammer.
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« Reply #739 on: March 24, 2019, 12:41:48 am »

^^ Strange that it has only come out now but I agree Rosella there must be a new book in the making.

It won't take long before Burrell comes out with something - he can't help himself.
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