Letter From Queen Elizabeth Reveals How She Reacted Following Princess Diana’s Death

Princess Diana or the Princess of Wales is a prominent figure not only in England but also all over the world. She was a member of the British royal family and was the first wife of Prince Charles. Sadly, Diana passed away in a Paris car crash on August of 1997 and the world is soon reaching the 20th anniversary of Diana’s death.

 

When Princess Diana died, Queen Elizabeth faced some harsh criticism for not returning home immediately.

But a letter that she wrote merely days after the death reveals a softer, much more sensitive side.

When Princess Diana passed away, many people were angered by the Queen’s attitude. She chose to stay in Scotland with Prince William and Prince Harry rather than return home.

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But a letter that Queen Elizabeth wrote to one of her closest aides, Lady Henriette Abel Smith, just six days after the Princess’ death reveals a rather different story.

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The letter stated: ‘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 around the world in a rather inspiring way.’

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The Queen also addressed the two boys that Princess Diana left behind: ‘William and Harry have been so brave and I am very proud of them.’

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When the royal family, led by Queen Elizabeth, finally returned home, they were greeted with floral tributes and mourners that surrounded the gates of Kensington Palace.

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The night before the Princess’ funeral, the Queen gave a speech to her former daughter-in-law: ‘[Diana] was an exceptional and gifted human being.’

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‘In good times and bad, she never lost her capacity to smile and laugh, nor to inspire others with her warmth and kindness.’

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She continued on in her tribute by saying: ‘”I admired and respected her — for her energy and commitment to others, and especially for her devotion to her two boys.’

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‘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.’

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Queen Elizabeth’s newly released letter reveals a softer and more intimate side than what the public is usually accustomed to.

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And her choice to stay with her grandchildren during a tragic time is not something that should be judged. There is nothing wrong with a grandmother staying by her grandkids’ side while they mourn the loss of their mother.

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As the 20th anniversary of Princess Diana’s death is slowly approaching, we at Providr want to say: Rest in peace Princess Diana, you were a loving princess and an even kinder role model.

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