What would Princess Diana be doing if she were alive today? Updating her Facebook page, Tweeting and getting Botox, according to a controversial article in the latest issue of Newsweek. Even more eye-opening than the text, the magazine cover features a computer-generated image of Diana (a projected interpretation of what she’d look like at 50), photoshopped next to a picture of Kate Middleton. On the cover, the two appear to be strolling together in fashion-forward frocks and eye-popping hats.
Newsweek editor Tina Brown, noted for her writing about Diana, penned a thought-provoking exposé, imagining what the late princess, whose 50th birthday is Friday, would look like and be involved in if she were still with us.
“Diana would have been 50 this month,” Tina wrote. “What would she have been like? Still great-looking: that’s a given.”
She continued: “There is no doubt she would have kept her chin taut with strategic Botox shots and her bare arms buff from the gym. Remarriage? At least two, I suspect, on both sides of the Atlantic.”
Tina’s creativity spawned a faux Facebook page, detailing what Diana’s account might have looked like — on the page, her favorite movies are listed as Love Actually and Bridget Jones’ Diary; an account labeled Prince Charles even “Liked” her friendship with an account labeled Camilla Parker Bowles.
Read the full article and see more images at Newsweek.
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