PRINCESS Diana's sudden death on August 31, 1997, aged just 36, stunned the world and sent Britain into mourning. Scenes of distress and an unprecedented outpouring of emotion from the public were witnessed at her funeral — but when was it and what have her sons said since then? When was Princess Diana's funeral? Princess Diana was laid to rest on September 6, 1997, exactly a week after her horror car crash in Paris. As many as 2,000 people attended the ceremony in Westminster Abbey, where her coffin was brought on a gun carriage from Kensington Palace. Although it was not an official state funeral, a full deployment of royal pageantry characterised the sombre ceremony. As the coffin made the 1hr 47min journey from Kensington Palace to Westminster Abbey, distraught young Princes William and Harry walked behind along with Prince Charles, Prince Philip and Diana's brother Earl Charles Spencer. The streets were lined with more than a million people, many of whom lay flowers … [Read more...] about When was Princess Diana’s funeral and what have Prince Harry and Prince William said about following her coffin?
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WILLIAM and Harry are arguably the most famous brothers in the world. But the two young princes' lives were turned upside down when their mother, Princess Diana, died in a car crash in Paris. Here's the story of their relationship... What is the age gap between Prince William and Prince Harry? The two Princes were born in the same place, the private Lindo Wing of St Mary's Hospital in London. Older brother William was born on June 21, 1982, having turned 35 years old earlier this year. Prince Harry, real name Henry, was born on September 15, 1984, making him 32 years old and putting just over two years between the royal brothers. Older brother William is second in line to the throne, behind his father, Prince Charles. Harry meanwhile, is fifth in line to the throne, behind his brother's children, Prince George and Princess Charlotte. If William has any more children, they will automatically overtake Harry in the line of succession. Where did William and Harry grow up? The … [Read more...] about What’s the age gap between Prince Harry and William and how old were they when Princess Diana died?
Culture Meghan Markle Prince Harry Lady Jane Fellowes princess diana Although Saturday's royal wedding will be all about Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, the soon-to-be newlyweds will still take a moment during their ceremony to honor Harry’s late mother, Princess Diana. An announcement by Kensington Palace on May 4 revealed all three of Diana’s siblings—Earl Charles Spencer, Lady Sarah McCorquodale and Lady Jane Fellowes—will be in attendance at the royal wedding. Fellowes, Harry’s aunt, is expected to give a reading dedicated to Diana during the ceremony. “Prince Harry and Ms. Markle both feel honoured that Lady Jane will be representing her family and helping to celebrate the memory of the late Princess on the wedding day,” the palace said. Earl Spencer (C) with (L-R) Sir William Fellowes, Lady Jane Fellowes, Lady Spencer and Lady Sarah Macorquadale after the unveiling ceremony for the Princess Diana memorial fountain in … [Read more...] about Who is Lady Jane Fellowes? Princess Diana’s Sister Has an Important Role in the Royal Wedding
LADY Jane Fellowes has retreated from public life since the tragic death of Princess Diana in 1997. But today, the baroness will celebrate the life of her late sister - when she delivers a reading at the Royal Wedding. Here's what we know about Diana's "private" sibling. Who is Lady Jane Fellowes? Lady Jane Fellowes, 61, is one of the two older sisters of the late Princess of Wales. Her parents, Edward John Spencer and Frances Ruth Burke Roche, divorced in 1969 - when Jane was 12 and Diana was just seven-years-old. Like Diana and their other sister, Lady Sarah McCorquodale, Jane attended West Heath boarding school in Sevenoakes, Kent. A school prefect, she is said to be the most academically gifted of the three Spencer sisters. What other connections does Baroness Fellowes have with the Royal family? In April 1978, Jane married her distant relation, Robert Fellowes, who was then assistant private secretary to the Queen. Diana was a bridesmaid at the wedding ceremony, … [Read more...] about Who is Lady Jane Fellowes? Princess Diana’s sister giving a reading at Meghan and Harry’s Royal Wedding
TWENTY years ago, Elton John caused millions to weep as he sang a reworked version of Candle in the Wind in an emotional farewell to Princess Diana. The song is the biggest selling single of all time after 33 million copies were sold but what is the story behind the lyrics? We reveal all... What is Candle in the Wind? Elton John originally recorded the single in 1973 in honour of Marilyn Monroe who had died 11 years earlier. After his close friend Diana died in a Paris car crash in 1997, Elton teamed up with songwriting partner Bernie Taupin asking him to revise the lyrics to honour the Princess. It was recorded at Townhouse Studies in West London and re-released as Candle in the Wind 1997. Elton has only ever performed the single once - at Princess Di's Westminster Abbey funeral - and instead uses the original version at concerts. He has repeatedly turned down requests to perform the tribute again and said he never would unless asked by Princes William and Harry. The … [Read more...] about Why did Elton John perform Candle In The Wind at Princess Diana’s funeral and what changes to the lyrics did he make?