Family prayers for Diana

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THE two families of Diana, Princess of Wales, are to mark the first anniversary of her death with prayers - privately and separately.

Her sons, the Princes William and Harry, will be with the Queen, their father and grandfather at a private family prayer service at Crathie Church, Balmoral, while on the same day, 31 August, Diana's brother and sisters will hold a private memorial service 400 miles away on the banks of the lake at their ancestral home, Althorp.

n Sir Elton John was honoured by the music industry for his tribute song to the Princess, Candle in the Wind 1997, which was the biggest selling single of all time. He was presented with a Silver Ivor trophy along with his co-writer, the lyricist Bernie Taupin at the Ivor Novello awards yesterday.