Friday, 31 August 2007


I just couldn't let today go by without a mention of a sad event that happened 10 years ago to the day. I still remember waking up to the news that Princess Diana, Queen of Hearts, had been killed in a traffic accident in Paris.

What ensued remains in a haze. We just watched the TV, listing to the news reports over and over again in utter disbelief and grief.

I don't think any of us will ever forget the day and the following days culiminating in the extraordinary outpouring of grief at her funeral. To watch her two boys walk behind her coffin was heart wrenching.

Today, 10 years on, William and Harry carried themselves proudly at a remembrance service in London. A family and friends affair still allowing a TV audience to watch on, we all remembered a wonderful lady who had time for all.


Felicia said...

I got up early in the morning to watch her wedding and I got up years later in the early morning to watch her funeral. So very sad.

TheresaJ said...

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Even though I'm in the US, I well remember that day as well. So very sad. I was spending a long overdue weekend with my very best friend who moved 4+ hours away and the two of us sat glued to the TV in utter shock and disbelief. She was a wonderful woman -- such a breath of fresh air. I felt the same way when JFK Jr's plane crashed and couldn't help thinking of Princess Diana at that time as well. He wasn't royalty, but probably the closest to it here in the US, and also carried himself with such grace, dignity and humility while under the microscope of the media. Two very young and influential people with the hope of years ahead of them to do nothing but good, and yet their lives were cut so short. Truly tragic!

Rain's End said...

That was a sad day. I still remember the disbelief that it had happenend.

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