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

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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.

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.

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.’

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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