I am Diana. I am Dead.
Spencer told the BBC Radio 4 that the idea to have the children walk behind her coffin along with their uncle came from the palace, and he thought the idea was "cruel and bizarre. He had objected against it because his sister would not have wanted it, but he was allegedly told that the idea came from the princes themselves, which turned out not to be true. Spencer has since spoken out about the incident with the Royals.
It was the first time the famous siblings had spoken about their mother together on-screen. Even decades later, details of events that took place following her funeral continue to come out as our fascination of and reverence for the former princess persists. Next, take a look at some inspiring photos of Princess Diana that honor her legacy.
Princess Diana's Death - Cause, Timeline & Age - HISTORY
Then, read about Princess Margaret, England's royal wild child. By Natasha Ishak. In , Princess Diana's funeral was televised worldwide to more than 2 billion mournful viewers after she was lost to a tragic car accident. Like this gallery? Share it: Share Tweet Email. The public procession began at a. Her coffin was carried from Kensington Palace and through the streets of London to St. James's Palace where thousands lined up to sign a public condolence book.
Londoners weep as the coffin of Princess Diana passes down by Hyde Park.
The church fit 2, guests. Two London policemen read the messages left with bouquets of flowers near Princess Diana's home. Just a month before, Princess Diana was photographed comforting Elton John at the funeral of their mutual friend Gianni Versace. Hillary Clinton, pictured, and Tom Hanks were among the well-known American figures in attendance.
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Princess Diana was reportedly buried holding a set of Rosary beads she received from Mother Teresa. Family members watch as the princess's coffin leaves the Abbey after the ceremony. Her body was finally buried at her family's home, Althorp, beneath a small island in the middle of an ornamental lake. Her former husband Prince Charles, right, with their two sons Harry, center, and William. Lady Di's brother was disturbed that the palace had the young sons walk so closely behind her casket.
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There was much controversy between the Spencer family and the Crown around the funeral. Anwar Hussein. The family looks over the bouquets of flowers laid out by Londoners in honor of the princess. A touching tribute from her sons that says simply "Mummy. Small shrines like this one were left throughout the streets of London. Director Steven Spielberg right, Tom Cruise, third from right, Nicole Kidman second from right, and Sting second from left with his wife Trudy Styler, arrive for the funeral.
A note to Princess Diana is attached to a fence outside Westminster Abbey. Hundreds of thousands flooded the streets of London to pay their respects. A chalk and charcoal portrait depicts the Princess of Wales.
Prince William, left, was 15 when his mother died. All Languages. More filters. Sort order. Radu rated it it was ok Jun 11, Deborah Guerra-sievers rated it it was ok Feb 04, Patricia Kinsch rated it it was ok Jul 26, Amanda Lyons rated it liked it Mar 19, Martha rated it did not like it Jul 16, Della Smith marked it as to-read Dec 28, Amy added it Mar 12, W hen she was asked by the media what she had thought of the Taj Mahal, the Princess said: "It was a healing experience, very healing.
Yes, I was in love with him.
But I was very let down [by him]. T he Queen swiftly advised Prince Charles and Diana to divorce, sending both a letter just one month later, on 20 December. In February , Diana irritated the Queen by issuing her own announcement on the divorce, stating: "The Princess of Wales has agreed to Prince Charles's request for a divorce. The Princess will continue to be involved in all decisions relating to the children and will remain at Kensington Palace with offices in St James's Palace. At this meeting details of the divorce settlement and the Princess's future role were not discussed.
All the details on these matters, including titles, remain to be discussed and settled. This will take time. The year-old princess was being driven at high speed in a Mercedes S after she left the Ritz Hotel when the vehicle crashed into a pillar in a tunnel under the Alma bridge at around half-past midnight. Diana, her then boyfriend Dodi Fayed, 41, son of Egyptian billionaire Mohamed Al-Fayed, the former owner of Harrods department store, and driver Henri Paul, all died in the late-night crash.
Her bodyguard Trevor Rees-Jones survived. Mr Paul and Mr Fayed died on the spot, while the princess died from her injuries in a nearby hospital a few hours later. He was drunk and on anti-depressants when he lost control of the Mercedes as it sped through the tunnel that lies next to the River Seine, while trying to shake off paparazzi photographers.
The story goes that the Royal Family could not bear the inevitable scandal - let alone the idea of Diana marrying a non-Christian. Therefore, one of the inevitable conclusions that has been drawn is that Diana's death was ordered by her own family. Richard Tomlinson was a former MI6 agent who was dismissed from the intelligence services and later served time in prison for breaching the Official Secrets Act Tomlinson alleged that agents had been monitoring Diana and that her death mirrored plans he saw in for the assassination of the President of Serbia.
Analysis of the wreckage of the Mercedes showed that it had come into contact with a white Fiat Uno, leaving traces of paint on the Mercedes bodywork.
The vehicle was never found. Mr Fayed stated in that there were about ten video cameras on the route taken by the Mercedes, including one on the entrance to the tunnel itself, but there are no recordings from any of these for the night in question. But she was still sitting on footage she made with speech coach Peter Settelen - aired on British TV for the first time on Sunday - in which he encouraged her to talk about her life and marriage breakdown. A full documentary would have been a major blow to the Royal Family, still reeling from the bitter War of the Waleses in the early s.
Molly was at the time a respected director who filmed with the Welsh Guard on deployment in Northern Ireland.
In , when she met Diana, she had just finished making a party political broadcast for Tony Blair during his rise to power. Apparently she wanted to make documentaries.