Newsweek Magazine Predicts Look & Life Of Princess Diana At 50

Written by Michael Lambarde on Jun. 28, 2011

Many fans of Princess Diana are up in arms over a recent cover photo by Newsweek, imagining what the late Princess Di would look like if she was alive today, just days before she would have celebrated her 50th birthday. The cover features her son’s wife Kate Middleton and her as they both walk down the street wearing hats and the edgy clothing that both are/were known for. The photo itself was taken when Kate Middleton and her sister Pippa were arriving at wedding together earlier this month, but instead, they edited Pippa out of the photo and computer generated what they believe a present-day Princess Diana would look like and inserted her in the photo.

THE ORIGINAL PHOTOS: See what Newsweek edited out by placing Princess Diana on the cover

Many critics of the magazine are saying that it is in “poor taste” and “offensive”. But it didn’t just feature the controversial photo on the cover. Inside the pages of the magazine, author Tina Brown predicts what Princess Diana’s life would be like today if she didn’t die in a tragic car accident. Brown predicts that Princess Di would be on social media websites like Facebook reaching out to her fans, have a style similar to US First Lady Michelle Obama, she would have been married twice, and that she would have rekindled a non-romantic relationship with Prince Charles.

PHOTO: What Princess Diana would look like today, according to Newsweek

According to the Los Angeles Times, a 71% majority of over 5,000 people polled think that the cover of the magazine and/or the article is either “horribly” or “somewhat” offensive. 17% say that it is “not really” offensive, and 9% of those polled think that it isn’t offensive at all and that they “love” it. Check out the photos above and let us know in the poll below what you think of the cover photo and story…




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