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  • On the eve of Princess Diana's funeral,

  • the royal family is returning to London, hoping perhaps

  • to quell some of the criticism of their actions

  • since Diana's death.

  • REPORTER: The queen's convoy arrived in London.

  • As it swept up to Buckingham Palace,

  • the limousine halted at the gates,

  • and the queen and Prince Philip got out to take

  • in the massive floral tributes.

  • INGRID SEWARD: The queen was actually extremely nervous

  • because she could feel the hostility,

  • and actually she heard people say,

  • ooh, about time you've come.

  • You know, they could hear an awful lot of things

  • that the crowds say.

  • And then I think a woman actually gave her

  • a bunch of flowers and said, "Would you

  • like me to place it for you?"

  • And the woman said, "No, ma'am, it's for you."

  • And that sort of broke the ice.

  • It was that moment.

  • And I think suddenly people saw her, instead of feeling

  • all prickly and angry, they suddenly thought,

  • my goodness, this is a grandmother,

  • and she's got to deal with all this.

  • REPORTER: Queen Elizabeth will speak

  • publicly today about the death of Diana, Princess of Wales.

  • Joining me from London is NPR's Michael Goldfarb

  • to talk about the extraordinary move

  • by the queen to speak to her subjects.

  • Any idea what she will say today?

  • MICHAEL GOLDFARB: It will be a very carefully

  • crafted speech because people will listen

  • to it with great interest.

  • Since last Sunday's dreadful news,

  • we have seen throughout Britain and around the world

  • an overwhelming expression of sadness of Diana's death.

  • So what I say to you now as your queen and as a grandmother

  • I say from my heart.

  • First, I want to pay tribute to Diana myself.

  • She was an exceptional and gifted human being.

  • In good times and bad, she never lost her capacity

  • to smile and laugh nor to inspire others

  • with her warmth and kindness.

  • I admired and respected her for her energy and commitment

  • to others.

  • I hope that tomorrow we can all, wherever we are, join

  • in expressing our grief at Diana's loss and gratitude

  • for her all-too-short life.

  • I thought she said everything she should have said.

  • Can't think of anything that she left out at all.

  • It is completely appropriate.

  • REPORTER: And they're gathering now at the entrance.

  • This is an extraordinary view we're seeing here.

  • We've never, as far as I'm aware,

  • seen the royal family standing like this at the gates

  • of Buckingham Palace.

  • INGRID SEWARD: At the funeral, the queen was very dignified,

  • and she bowed her head when Diana's coffin went past.

  • And it was spectacularly done.

  • QUEEN ELIZABETH II: I, for one, believe there are lessons to be

  • drawn from her life and from the extraordinary and moving

  • reaction to her death.

  • It is a chance to show to the whole world

  • the British nation united in grief and respect.

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Princess Diana's Funeral | Being The Queen

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    林宜悉 posted on 2020/11/15
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