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Royal Thumbs Up by Steve Payne

Author says: who else do we need at this moment other than "the unique, the complex, the extraordinary and irreplaceable Princess Diana"? Please note that the opinions expressed in this post do not necessarily reflect the views of the author(s).

September 24th 2010,

Please click to Digg our site.on this day at the international athletes village in Delhi, a positively beaming Prince Charles was pleased to report that the royal couple had enjoyed an excellent night's sleep interrupted only by their tremendous excitement for the 2010 Commonwealth Games.

The Games Village was located on the floodplains of Yamuna which had been flooded by the River Delhi during the recent monsoon season. The unavoidable result was a series of catastrophic construction delays which had threatened the whole event. Worse, the last minute urgency to throw labour at the problems had raised the spectre of security threats, as had the temporary accomodation for athletes in nearby hotels.

"So this takes place in an AU where their marriage went well? That would take Diana (and likely Charles) being a very different person. " - reader's commentsAdvanced parties of the commonwealth nations described the state of the Games Village as uninhabitable, drawing an unfortunate comment that the accomodation would be to Indian, rather than Western standards.

A number of athletes withdrew their participation, with the full support of elected politicians who raised unhelpful questions about the original decision to run the Games in Delhi. Members of the organising committees added further unnecessary emotion by suggesting that last minute rushes were a way of life in "[you] afforded us the strength to move forward" - her brother Earl SpencerIndia, and suddenly, the divide between the haves, and the have nots appeared wider than ever. Ironically, the condition of the accomodation would have been considered palatial to the Indian masses who live in crushing poverty due to the unfair trade policies of Western Governments.

Fortunately, the situation was transformed by the arrival of the one person with the emotional intelligence to bridge that gap, the "Queen of Hearts" Princess Diana. Walking freely amongst the poorest members of Indian society, and delighting so many with the warmth of her touch, we remembered at last that perhaps after all we really had turned the page of history. Click to watch the Eulogy on Youtube

Author says to view guest historian's comments on this post please visit the Today in Alternate History web site.

Steve Payne, Editor of Today in Alternate History, a Daily Updating Blog of Important Events In History That Never Occurred Today. Follow us on Facebook, Myspace and Twitter.

Imagine what would be, if history had occurred a bit differently. Who says it didn't, somewhere? These fictional news items explore that possibility. Possibilities such as America becoming a Marxist superpower, aliens influencing human history in the 18th century and Teddy Roosevelt winning his 3rd term as president abound in this interesting fictional blog.


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