Prince Harry Buried His Feelings, But What He Confesses About Diana… Awful.
The British monarchy is known for being staunch and having a stiff upper lip. Showing emotion is not part of their mantra. Keeping it together despite the circumstances is something every royal has been taught since an early age.
That is part of the reason the late Princess Diana struggled with the demands and expectations of her in-laws. When Diana died in a tragic car accident on August 31, 1997 in Paris, France, the royals quietly retreated to Balmoral Castle in Scotland. Their lack of response at her untimely death plummeted their popularity and public perception.
19 years after her death, it is her two sons' Prince William and Prince Harry who carry out her legacy through their charity work and down to earth approach to life. Prince Harry for his part seems to be the one who mirrors his mother’s magic touch with people around the world.
When Princess Diana divorced Prince Charles, she lost the title "Her Royal Highness."
One of her last humanitarian effort was bringing to light the danger of landmines left behind during war conflicts in countries like Angola and Bosnia and Herzegovina.
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The Royal family once saw Diana as a "misfit" who didn't fit in.
For her part Diana found the transition of being a shy 20-year-old to the most photographed woman in the world daunting. "You had to either sink or swim. And you had to learn that very fast," she admitted years later.
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During a revealing interview in 1995 with journalist Martin Bashir Diana spoke candidly of the struggles she faced.
She shocked the country when she admitted she suffered from depression. "I was unwell with post-natal depression, which no one ever discusses, post-natal depression, you have to read about it afterwards, and that in itself was a bit of a difficult time," she said. "You'd wake up in the morning feeling you didn't want to get out of bed, you felt misunderstood, and just very, very low in yourself."
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After Diana's death, many wondered if anyone would be able to capture the heart of the world the way she did.
Journalists wondered if her presence would be completely erased in the princes' life.
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Over a million people stood along the six-mile line between Kensington Palace and Westminster Abbey in London.
The Prime Minister at the time, Tony Blair referred to Diana after her death as the People's Princess.
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