Diana’s brother slams ‘cruel’ treatment of Prince Harry and Prince William

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Almost 20 years after the fact, Princess Diana’s brother still describes the half hour he spent walking behind her coffin as the most harrowing experience of his life.

It had been just a week since the news of her death had changed his and her sons’ lives, and the three of them – along with Prince Charles – were watched by millions as they accompanied her body in the funeral cortege.

I genuinely think she got satisfaction out of dressing myself and William up in the most bizarre outfits Photo (C) GETTY
I genuinely think she got satisfaction out of dressing myself and William up in the most bizarre outfits Photo (C) GETTY

“It was truly horrifying,” Charles Spencer tells BBC Radio 4 in a new interview.

“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 and I still have nightmares about it now.”

But worse still, he says, is the fact that his nephews Prince William and Harry – aged just 15 and 12 at the time – had to go through the same trauma multiplied “a million times”.

Prince William, Duke of Cambridge , Princess Diana , Prince Harry Photo (C) GETTY IMAGES
Prince William, Duke of Cambridge , Princess Diana , Prince Harry Photo (C) GETTY IMAGES

Shockingly, Charles says he actually tried to prevent them from having to walk behind their mother’s coffin, but was thwarted by a lying palace official.

“I thought it was a very bizarre and cruel thing for them to be asked to do,” he says.

“I said, ‘she just would not want them to do this’, and there was lots of sort of embarrassed coughing the other end…

New Princess Diana memorial garden to be created by William and Harry to mark 20th anniversary Photo (C) GETTY IMAGES
New Princess Diana memorial garden to be created by William and Harry to mark 20th anniversary Photo (C) GETTY IMAGES

“Eventually I was lied to and told that they (William and Harry) wanted to do it, which of course they didn’t,” he claims.

Source: nz news yahoo com

Tags: Prince William, Prince Harry, William and Harry, Cruel Treatment, Diana Funeral, Princess Diana Funeral, Horrifying, Charles Spencer, BBC Radio 4, New Interview 

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