Letter: Why some of us cried for Princess Diana

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Indy Lifestyle Online
The explanation of the people's reaction to Diana's death is much simpler than that offered by Corinne Sweet and Joan Smith (14 September). The flowers and condolences are an attempt to expunge people's feelings of guilt for having unintentionally helped to kill her. Their appetite for scandalous stories meant editors encouraged the paparazzi, and now it is too late to tell Diana we really loved her. Sadly, she never realised this while she was alive. No one has forgotten her faults - they are simply irrelevant.

John Sparkes

Hemel Hempstead, Herts

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