God Save the Princess: Vanity Fair Cover Features Diana, Because Royal Dynasties Remain Top Priority

Vanity Fair's September cover.

Vanity Fair’s September cover.

Vanity Fair posted the cover of its September issue today. And guess who is featured? None other than Diana Spencer, “the people’s princess” aka “The Grandmother Prince George Never Knew,” as Vanity Fair melodramatically refers to her in the blog post.

A brief synopsis of the cover story explains that it is actually about Diana’s true love, who was apparently a Pakistani heart surgeon named Hasnat Khan who Di dated for two years.

(And hey, it’s not like there’s any more relevant news about the royal family going on right now, so why not take a stroll down memory lane?)

Why not indeed?

“But the surgeon’s discretion may have been his greatest gift to Diana, Ellison writes. ‘Everybody sells me out,’ Diana told a friend the summer of her death. ‘Hasnat is the one person who will never sell me out,'” the preview post concludes.

And indeed, Mr. Kahn hasn’t. A forthcoming biopic, which stars Naomi Watts as Diana, deals with the last two years of the princess’ life. Mr. Kahn declined to cooperate with the filmmakers.

But the real question is: who will be on the cover of Vanity Fair in October?

Considering that Graydon Carter’s glossy seems to alternate coverage of the Kennedy family with the Royal family (and recently added royal-in-law Pippa Middleton to the extensive list of contributing editors), we wouldn’t be surprised by a feature on Caroline Kennedy. Especially since J.F.K’s daughter has been nominated to be the American ambassador to Japan (and was profiled last Sunday in the Times).