LETTER: Spencer's words best left unsaid

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Sir: Like the rest of the British people I have been deeply touched by events since the death of Princess Diana and found the funeral service on Saturday in Westminster Abbey particularly moving.

Earl Spencer certainly deserves respect for his tribute to Diana, but I did feel that the part of his address which has been interpreted as a thinly veiled criticism of the Royal Family would have been better left unsaid.

In her broadcast the day before the funeral, the Queen was magnanimous towards the Princess of Wales; also, she emphasised her concern for her grandsons and the need for unity in the grief arising from this tragedy.

Surely it is family unity and support which are most needed to give the two princes the soundest possible psychological support following their devastating loss.