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Another Mystery Of Lady Diana’s Funeral: Why The Queen Forbade Saying The Princess’ Name In Church

Date March 5, 2019 15:28

More than 20 years have passed since the death of Princess Diana, but much of what preceded and followed that tragic incident still remains a mystery. There were all kinds of rumors fueled by the behavior of the royal family. For instance, Queen Elizabeth did not immediately return to London after she learned about the death of her former daughter-in-law, and Prince Philip didn’t plan to attend Lady Diana’s funeral at first. But this is not all that the fans have been wondering about.

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The news reached Buckingham Palace early in the morning from the British ambassador to France, according to the documentary project Diana: The Day Britain Cried. He and the Minister of the Interior of France, who had informed him of the sad news, doubted that the public would take the death of the People’s Princess well.

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On the morning of August 31, 1997, Elizabeth II and her family were informed of the tragic news. They tried to create a ‘normal’ environment for William and Harry, who were in the royal residence in Balmoral at the time. According to the documentary Diana: 7 Days That Shook The Windsors, the boys never understood. The Princes were allowed to stay in bed for as long as they wanted, but all the TV sets and radio receivers were taken away from all the rooms. It was their father who broke the news.

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Another Mystery Of Lady Diana’s Funeral: Why The Queen Forbade Saying The Princess’ Name In ChurchGetty Images / Ideal Image

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The funeral of the Princess of Wales was held only on September 6: it took some time for the necessary formalities, and also her body had to be transferred to London. Around 2,000 people attended the ceremony, and more than 32 million people watched Diana’s final journey on British national television. A richly decorated coffin, followed by relatives, a theatrical performance, Anglican funeral liturgy, countless flowers, and the Queen’s Welsh Guards – everything was in the best traditions of the Windsors.

Another Mystery Of Lady Diana’s Funeral: Why The Queen Forbade Saying The Princess’ Name In ChurchGetty Images / Ideal Image

Another Mystery Of Lady Diana’s Funeral: Why The Queen Forbade Saying The Princess’ Name In ChurchGetty Images / Ideal Image

Another Mystery Of Lady Diana’s Funeral: Why The Queen Forbade Saying The Princess’ Name In ChurchGetty Images / Ideal Image

But it was for the public. On the day of the death of the Princess, a private service was held in a church at Balmoral only for the closest family. According to the documentary mentioned above, there was something unusual about the service: Diana’s name wasn’t mentioned a single time.

As it turned out, it was the Queen’s order. In this way, the grandmother tried to protect her orphaned grandchildren from the sudden realization of what had happened.

Perhaps the Queen didn’t have a moral right to make that call. But it seems to us that it was quite reasonable at the time. What do you think?

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