n. Memorabilia devoted to Princess Diana.
Dianabilia has dominated sales here as has no other artifact since another British import, The Beatles. On last week's Globe bestseller list, books about the late princess occupied six of the top eight non-fiction spots, plus the top three paperbacks.
—Martin Levin, “Notebook,” The Globe and Mail, October 25, 1997
Even in London's tackiest souvenir stalls, there is virtually no Dianabilia beyond the smattering of photos they had in stock before her death.
—Louise Kiernan, “Souvenir peddlars show restraint, so far,” Chicago Tribune, September 10, 1997
1995 (earliest)
First, the bad ending: After her tell-all interview, the Princess is declared Unfit to Be a Princess and is taken to the Tower of London, where she remains locked up—the Royal Bulimic, the Mad Woman of Versace. (That stunning white Versace cocktail sheath she wore towards the end is on display in the Dianabilia room at the Victoria and Albert Museum.)
—“Revenge of the sacrificial virgin: even during fairy-tale time, something was amiss (Diana's tell-all interview),” Maclean's, December 04, 1995
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