News of her sudden, senseless death shocked the world.
Queen Elizabeth II, who was criticized for not immediately responding publicly to Diana’s death, made a televised address from Buckingham Palace on September 5, in which she said: “No one who knew Diana will ever forget her.
Thousands of mourners packed the street to watch, with 15-year-old Prince William and 12-year-old Prince Harry joining the final stretch of the four-mile procession for their mother.The number one propriety was to maintain what turned out to be a lie.”Claiming Diana “wasn’t really wanted any more” after she separated from Charles in 1992, he added: “She was on the receiving end of a whispering campaign in which every thing from her competence as a princess, to her suitability as a mother and indeed her sanity were being questioned.“The real damage was done by those who tried to marginalise her.They saw that their man’s path to the crown would be a great deal easier were he not competing for popularity with his ex-wife.”Mr Wharfe added: “People were saying that she’s mad.The tapes have been bought by Channel 4 and will be broadcast as part of a 110-minute documentary, Diana: In Her Own Words, next Sunday.In it Diana reveals how she challenged Charles about his relationship with Camilla, saying: “I remember saying to my husband, ‘Why? ’ And he said, ‘Well, I refuse to be the Prince of Wales who never had a mistress’.” So I went to the top lady, sobbing and I said, ‘What do I do? ’ And she said, ‘I don’t know what you should do, Charles is hopeless’.