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Son’s Remembrance

first_img“Still 10 years after her tragic death there are regular reports of `fury’ at this or that incident and the princess’s memory is used for scoring points. Let it end here,” Chartres said. “Let this service mark the point at which we let her rest in peace and dwell on her memory with thanksgiving and compassion.” That may be wishful thinking. Diana’s face still sells magazines and newspapers, and her story inspires an unending stream of books. A formal inquest into her death opens later this year. Mohamed al Fayed, whose son died with Diana in the car crash in Paris, has hired a high-paid legal team to argue that the couple were the victims of an Establishment conspiracy led by the queen’s husband, Prince Philip. A poll commissioned by Channel 4 television suggested that one in four Britons believe Diana was murdered. The telephone survey of 1,016 adults conducted this week had a margin of error of plus or minus 3 percentage points. Diana’s admirers, many of them suspicious of the cause of her death and resentful of Charles, tied bouquets, poems and portraits to the gates of Kensington Palace, her former home. “To us, just two loving children, she was quite simply the best mother in the world,” the 22-year-old Harry said. “When she was alive, we completely took for granted her unrivaled love of life, laughter, fun and folly,” he said. “She was our guardian, friend and protector. She never once allowed her unfaltering love us to go unspoken or undemonstrated.” Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip were among the 500 people in the chapel.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! By Robert Barr THE ASSOCIATED PRESS LONDON – It was not the vision of Princess Diana gliding across a ballroom nor that of the compassionate royal consoling AIDS victims that her son remembered. Rather, it was an image of Diana at her most intimate and unguarded – the princess as a doting mother of William and Harry. “She kissed us last thing at night. Her beaming smile greeted us from school. She laughed hysterically and uncontrollably when sharing something silly she might have said or done that day,” Harry said with a mixture of princely composure and deep feeling. The memorial service Friday organized by Prince William and Prince Harry climaxed a week of recalling her life and reviving old battles, albeit in a far lower key than the emotional tidal wave that swept over Britain following her death 10 years ago. In his eulogy, Harry said it was important “that we remember our mother as she would wish to be remembered, as she was: fun-loving, generous, down to earth and entirely genuine.” The service went off with customary royal dignity, just days after published criticism from one of Diana’s friends that persuaded Prince Charles’ second wife, Camilla, to abandon plans of attending. To the princess, her close friends and legions of Dianaphiles, Camilla was the other woman who destroyed the marriage. Richard Chartres, the bishop of London, called for an end to the sniping. last_img