Letter: Diana mourned

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The Independent Culture
Sir: Apart from the tragic loss of Diana, Princess of Wales, we seem to have lost the ability to mourn. Looking back it seems that so many, especially the Royal Family, were in haste to "get back to normal". Diana's death hurt millions in the way that many cynics in the media failed to understand. Those of us who grieved have been accused of hysteria and have been mocked. Considering the long and painful period of mourning carried out by Queen Victoria on the loss of her beloved Albert, the behaviour of Prince Charles and the present-day Royal Family has been, at the least, disrespectful.


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