British public shows outpouring
of sympathy for Diana's sons
The Washington Post can't stop crying. In the midst of an ordered to hide all newspapers
SLONDON - Princess Diana had extraordinary outpouring of grief fol- announcing the deadly accident in
planned to return to London on Sunday lowing the death of Diana, the only Paris. The papers are full of stories
a week-long reunion with her two public sympathy expressed for the royal about the effect of her death on her chil-
sons, Prince William and Prince Harry, family is for her sons: William, 15, and dren. Grief experts all agree that the
oibefore they left for the fall term at Harry, who turns 13 in less than two loss of their mother at such impression-
boarding school. But the boys were weeks. While Diana's life was full of able ages will change them profoundly
nawakened before dawn that morning by melodrama and disappointment, the and might haunt them for the rest of
otheir distraught father. two boys were a constant source of joy their lives. Pundits and the public have
-W At first, they were told their mother to her. She embraced motherhood with expressed fear that the contrast between
shad been in a serious accident. Minutes a passion, and lavished on her sons all the stiff-upper-lip tradition of the
Llater, the unthinkable was confirmed. the love missing from her own child- monarchy and their mother's sponta-
She was dead. hood: unrestrained affection, attention neous, emotionally open style could
"c Hours later, the boys accompanied and guidance, a spirit of play. have a devastating effect on the boys,
n ~ ce. Charles to the weekly Sunday In one shattering night, she was taken particularly at this time. The public
ov ice in the small village church hear from them forever. "It's just a tragedy," silence from the royal family about
LBalmoral Castle in Scotland, where said one mourner outside Kensington Diana's death has only reinforced con-
rithey had spent three weeks with their Palace, echoing the sentiments of thou- cerns about William and Harry.
father and the royal family. sands who have left notes of condo- Yesterday's edition of the Sun reported *
The two young princes wore suits lence for the boys. "I feel so terrible for that William has insisted that he and his
awitih black ties; they were grim-faced the two princes:' brother be allowed to walk behind the
ebut never shed a tear. There was no The boys have remained with the gun carriage bearing their mother's cof-
limention of their mother's name during royal family in Scotland, where they fin to Westminster Abbey.
the hour-long service or in the standard will stay until Saturday's funeral at Overnight, the almost hysterical
prayers for the royal family - Diana Westminster Abbey. They have been devotion displayed this week for Diana
s eliminated from the prayer list joined by their former nanny, Tiggy has been transferred to her eldest son.
en she lost the title of "Her Royal Legge-Bourke, who has an affectionate, Sporting the blond hair and lanky good
'Mighness" last year. tender relationship with both princes. looks of the Spencers, William is now
nThe British public, on the other hand, Royal aides at Balmoral have been her living embodiment.
Funeral scheduled for Saturday
organizing Saturday's funeral in consultation with Diana's child
family and the office of Prime Minister Tony Blair, said the London's S
, tinued from Page 1A changes were made because of growing estimates of the left in mem
° The procession will pass by Buckingham Palace, the home expected crowd, not simply as a bow to public pressure. Whales, wI
of Queen Elizabeth 11, then proceed down the Mall to just "We've always tried to consider a way of lengthening the on Sunday.'
5Outside St. James's Palace and continue along the original route in such a way that more people would be able to see the the Chapel
-4oute to Westminster Abbey. procession in safety," one official said. Place. Prin
"", The announcement of the expanded processional route The prime minister emerged briefly yesterday to greet
uIame about the same time the royal family's statement was some of the mourners. In brief remarks to reporters, he take place
L4ssued by the palace. After more than three days of silence, praised the changes in the processional route and defended Westminste
5t6e statement appeared to be an effort to stem complaints that the royal family from criticism that it has been insensitive to ial at Althr
llhe Family was out of touch with public sentiment. Many of the public's wishes in preparing the funeral. home.
t .mourners have complained this week that Diana was "All our energies are directed now towards trying to make (Right:) A
ly treated by Prince Charles - they were divorced a year this as tremendous a commemoration of Princess Diana as is seen be
-go - and other members of the family. possible, to make sure we involve as many people as possible s
a "All the royal family, especially the Prince of Wales, Prince so we can express our own sense not just of national loss but momenos
DWilliam and Prince Harry, are taking strength from the over- personal loss,' Blair said, of Princess
rtwheiming support of the public, who are sharing their He added: "I know those are very strongly the feelings of
mremendous sense of loss and grief. They are deeply touched the royal family as well, who are trying to cope in a tremen-
and enormously grateful," the statement said. dously difficult situation.... They share our grief very much
The royal family has been at Balmoral in Scotland all week, and we should respect that."
adding to the feeling that they were too aloof to catch the extra- The funeral services at Westminster, which will be attended
ordinary turn in sentiment among the people in London. With by 2,000 people, are scheduled to begin at I I a.m. (6 a.m. EDT)
Charles and his sons now due to return tomorrow, the palace and will be followed by a national moment of silence, estimat-
*ounced that the queen and other members of the family will ed at about 1 1:50 a.m. Palace officials said they had not deter-
arrve in London on Saturday by overnight train, mined the exact starting time of the procession, but news ser-
Officials at Buckingham Palace, which is charged with vices reported that it would begin about 10 a.m. (5 a.m. EDT).
After 30 years,
summer of love
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n unidentified woman and
the floral tributes outside
t. James's Place yesterday
nory of Diana, Princess of
ho was killed in a car crash
The Princess' body lays in
Royal at St. James's
cess Diana's funeral will
Saturday at London's
er Abbey followed by a bur-
op, her family's stately
guardsman at Buckingham
hind gates decorated with
yesterday left in memory