4 APRIL 1989 PRINCESS DIANA ATTENDS THE HELP THE AGED INDUSTRY & COMMERCE LUNCHEON AT CLARIDGES IN LONDON

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Tuesday, April 4, 1989: Diana attends the Help The Aged Industry and Commerce Committee Luncheon at Claridges in London in her capacity as Patron.
image imageThe Help the Aged Committee on Industry and Commerce was tasked with engaging large brand advertisers and marketing companies to respond to the ageing population with meaningful and effective advertising.  Marketing to an ageing population has its own special problems, but the Help the Aged spokesman, Mervyn Kohler, had hoped to persuade advertisers at the meeting to explore the commercial opportunities that were available.
imageThe Royal Teeth: It was just the Friday before the luncheon that she had had dental surgery but she told the crowd outside that she was feeling fine.
imageDiana had slipped out of a London hospital on Saturday, April 1, 1989 eluding the crowd of photographers outside, and hurried home to Kensington Palace to recuperate from the removal of four wisdom teeth. The day after the surgery at the King Edward VII Hospital, Diana left by a side exit and sent her dresser, Evelyn Dagley, to the front door laden with suitcases and bouquets.
imageHer personal dental surgeon, John Simons, handled the 90-minute operation, which was such big news that it was announced ahead of the special programme for the 100th anniversary of the Eiffel Tower on the BBC midday television news.
image Prince Charles took their sons Prince William and Prince Harry to Balmoral Castle in Scotland on Friday, March 31, 1989 for a brief holiday while Diana recuperated.  He is pictured below arriving at Aberdeen Station in Scotland.
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