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Letter From Queen About Diana's Death Revealed, Leaves World In Shock

As the 20th anniversary of the death of Princess Diana rapidly approaches, there have been all kinds of remembrances and insight into her life offered up. Diana’s death touched the world, as she was gone far too soon under tragic circumstances.

The fact that she was divorced from Prince Charles made things all the more awkward. Here we had a beloved public figure that was somewhat estranged from the Royal Family, and that’s led to a ton of questions as to how her death resonated behind the scenes at Buckingham Palace.

As Yahoo shares, we’re gaining some additional clarity on that as her death anniversary date approaches. This time, it comes in the form of a poignant letter that Queen Elizabeth wrote to one of her closest aides, Lady Henriette Abel Smith, a lady in waiting.

"It was indeed dreadfully sad, and she is a huge loss to the country. But the public reaction to her death, and the service in the Abbey, seem to have united people round the world in a rather inspiring way,” the Queen wrote. “William and Harry have been so brave and I am very proud of them."

The Queen was responding to prior correspondence she had from Smith, and she indicated that emotions were still high at the time of her reply.

"I think your letter was one of the first I opened - emotions are still so mixed up but we have all been through a very bad experience!" she wrote.

Queen Elizabeth made her feelings quite known during a rare address to the country on the evening prior to Diana’s funeral.

“[Diana] was an exceptional and gifted human being,” she said. “In good times and bad, she never lost her capacity to smile and laugh, nor to inspire others with her warmth and kindness. I admired and respected her - for her energy and commitment to others, and especially for her devotion to her two boys."

"This week at Balmoral, we have all been trying to help William and Harry come to terms with the devastating loss that they and the rest of us have suffered.”

Prince Harry opened up and shared some thoughts in a recently published interview with Newsweek magazine, and it drives home the point of how trying it must’ve been to have to deal with the tragedy under the spotlight.

"My mother had just died and I had to walk a long way behind her coffin surrounded by thousands of people watching me while millions more did on television," he said. "I don't think any child should be asked to do that under any circumstances. I don't think it would happen today."

Harry also shared some thoughts on his mother’s passing in the documentary, "Diana, Our Mother: Life and Legacy."

"All I can hear is her laugh in my head and that sort of crazy laugh of where there was just pure happiness shown on her face," Harry said. "One of her mottos to me was, you know, 'You can be as naughty as you want, just don't get caught.'"

Source: Yahoo
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