Losing one’s mother is never an easy thing to deal with. Regardless if it happens when you’re a child or older. Dealing with the death and going to the funeral is a lot to handle, especially when you have millions of people watching you.
That’s precisely what Prince Harry and Prince William had to go through when they lost their mother, Princess Diana. The two boys were 12 and 15 and both had to walk behind their mother’s coffin during the funeral back in 1997.
Lord Charles Spencer, a brother of Princess Diana, recently told the BBC that it was a “bizarre and cruel thing” for Diana’s sons to be forced to walk behind their mother’s funeral cortege.
Spencer told BBC’s Radio 4 program: “I was lied to and told that they wanted to do it, which of course they didn’t.”
According to ABC, Spencer put the blame on the palace courtiers and called that moment the “most horrifying half an hour of my life.”
At the time, William and Harry were just 15 and 12 when their mother died in a Paris car crash in August 1997.
ABC notes that the two brothers, along with their father, grandfather, and Spencer, had to walk behind the coffin as it made its way through the streets of London on September 6th, 1997.
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