Queen hid newspapers to shield Princes William and Harry from coverage of Princess Diana’s death

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August 22, 2017

The Queen hid newspapers at Balmoral after Princess Diana died to stop William and Harry seeing the coverage, a new documentary will reveal.

The BBC's Diana, 7 Days details the week of the death of the Princess of Wales and the outpouring of grief that followed.

August 22, 2017

The Queen hid newspapers at Balmoral after Princess Diana died to stop William and Harry seeing the coverage, a new documentary will reveal.

The BBC's Diana, 7 Days details the week of the death of the Princess of Wales and the outpouring of grief that followed.

It includes interviews with her sons and siblings, as well as former members of the Royal Household and former Prime Minister Tony Blair.

Filmmaker Henry Singer told the Radio Times that William and Harry discussed "how they were sequestered in Balmoral, and how the Queen took away all the newspapers [to stop them seeing coverage of their mother’s death], and them being grateful for that".

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He added: "They talk about coming down to London, what it was like to go outside, and how people were so anxious to see them, and how people were crying, and yet they didn’t cry.”

Singer said that Harry, then aged just 12, talks about deliberately trying to suppress tears while the crowds were weeping.

But the filmmaker revealed that the brothers did not say who it was that told them about the fatal crash on August 31 1997.

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He said about his interviews with them for the 90-minute programme: “I could ask them any question I wanted, but they were allowed… not to answer things."

He continued: "I think their thinking was that they are always asked about their mother and their mother’s death and that week, and they wanted to deal with it once and for all…

"That this is their first, and final word on it."


Courtesy/Source: Mirror

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