What Was Inside The Heartbreaking Letter Queen Elizabeth Wrote After Princess Diana’s Death?
It is hard to believe that it has been over 20 years since the world lost one of its most beloved icons: Princess Diana. Also known as the “People’s Princess,” Diana didn’t fade into the background after splitting from Prince Charles.
Although not a royal by blood, she was one of the most popular members of the family — and for good reason. Diana went above and beyond to spread as much love as she possibly could to people around the world who were sick, lonely, or in need.
Many may not know about the letter that Queen Elizabeth wrote after the tragic accident. So, what was inside the heartbreaking letter that the queen wrote after the death of Diana?
How did Princess Diana die?
Diana was one of the most photographed people of our time. She couldn’t get so much as step outside without being followed by a flurry of paparazzi, and she didn’t like it one bit.
When Diana became a mother she was adamant about her two sons living a “normal” life. She did things that most mother’s do on a regular basis, such as take them for fast food and on fun trips whenever she could. Diana certainly did not appreciate constantly being followed by people trying to get pictures, especially when she was spending quality time with her children.
On the night that she died, she and her rumored boyfriend, Dodi Al Fayed, had exited their hotel through a back entrance. Nevertheless, the car that they were traveling in was being chased by paparazzi when they were involved in a fatal crash in the Pont de l’Alma tunnel in Paris.
The aftermath of Princess Diana’s death
Naturally, millions of people were devastated by the news of Diana’s death. An overwhelming amount of flowers, stuffed animals, and tributes were left outside of Kensington Palace, and her televised funeral was watched by an estimated one billion people. It was heartbreaking to see her two young sons, Princes William and Harry, walk behind their mother’s casket with somber looks on their faces. Diana’s death left a void not only in the lives of her family members but of so many others as well, and it is a void that can never be filled.
Queen Elizabeth’s heartbreaking letter about Princess Diana’s passing
Many royal fans may not be aware of the letter that Queen Elizabeth wrote after Diana’s untimely death. Although Charles’s mother and ex-wife didn’t have the best relationship, it wasn’t as if they didn’t care for each other. Nearly a week after the death of the princess, Queen Elizabeth penned a letter to Lady Henriette Abel Smith where she expressed what a “huge loss” Diana was to the country and called the situation “dreadfully sad.” She also praised her grandsons for how bravely they were handling the situation.
Although publically the queen received criticism for her seemingly cold reaction to the tragic loss, her emotional letter revealed what may have been her true feelings. It would appear that although the queen didn’t have the easiest relationship with Diana, she still felt the loss acutely.