Buckingham Palace ‘lied’ about Prince William and Harry walking behind Diana’s coffin
Earl Spencer, the brother of Princess Diana, has claimed that he was lied to about Prince William and Prince Harry wanting to walk behind their mother’s coffin at her funeral.
In an interview with Radio 4’s today, he described the funeral procession as ‘the most horrifying half an hour of my life’ and claimed that it was ‘bizarre and cruel’ to make the then-teenage Princes walk behind their mother’s coffin.
‘I was lied to and told that they wanted to do it, which of course they didn’t’, he said ahead of the 20th anniversary of Diana’s death next month.
‘It was the worst part of the day by a considerable margin, walking behind my sister’s body with two boys who were obviously massively grieving their mother.
‘It was a sort of bizarre circumstance where we were told you just have to look straight ahead. But the feeling, the sort of absolute crashing tidal wave of grief coming at you as you went down this sort of tunnel of deep emotion, it was really harrowing actually and I still have nightmares about it now.’
He also claimed that he had been a ‘passionate advocate’ for not making the young princes take part in the procession, but claims that he was directly lied to.
‘Eventually I was lied to and told that they wanted to do it, which of course they didn’t, but I didn’t realise that’, he opened up.
Describing the procession, he added: ‘It was so bizarre, there was a sort of crunching of our procession, the horses and the carriage and our footsteps, and then the incredible crashing emotion coming in from every side. It was really horrifying.’
His claims after Prince Harry opened up on the procession in an interview last month, and admitted that no child ‘no child should be asked to do that under any circumstances.’
He said: ‘I don’t think any child should be asked to do that, under any circumstances. I don’t think it would happen today.’
Source: uk news yahoo com
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