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Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Princess Diana at 50

Guess whose 50th birthday is tomorrow? Princess Diana would have celebrated the mid-century mark, and the Tina Brown-led Newsweek Magazine is featuring her on its cover, imagining what Diana's life would have been like today.

Brown mentioned this morning on MSNBC's "Morning Joe" that Diana was the first celebrity to figure out how to blend celebrity and philanthropy, pre-Bono and pre-Angelina Jolie. Brown speculates that Diana would have continued to develop that relationship and would have continued to be a "world celebrity", accessing her fame for charitable causes.

All we know is that her 50th birthday would have been a major blow-out, with Elton John singing, and every celebrity worth his/her salt trying to get an invitation. And we also have no doubt that, even at 50, Diana would have still looked absolutely fabulous.

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