Leading Article: Queen of American hearts

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The Independent Online
What is it with Americans? A foreign princess flies in and they treat her as if she were one of the Fab Four. It's clear why some on this side of the Atlantic have cheered the Princess of Wales so heartily. She has helped the monarchy face up to the modern world, which is good for our country and extremely entertaining in the process.

But why US Di-Fever? This is a woman who calls herself "Queen of Hearts," and who poses for photos at a child's heart transplant op. Her life and conversation are therapy-enriched. Hugging is her cure-all. She is famous for being famous... Hmm. Perhaps it's no surprise that Americans are welcoming her. She's becoming one of them.