It was not a one-sided relationship. This article in the British magazine
The Spectator details how Princess Diana moulded her image through
favored media confidants.
It was the royal family who first invited in the cameras, and in this article
historian Ben Pimlott tracks the relationship between the press and the Palace
- from postwar deference to today's free-for-all.
Here's a glimpse of the parallels and contrasts, thirty years ago, when another
glamorous princess in the royal family became engulfed in scandals, the
paparazzi and a royal divorce.