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King Charles Deeply Regrets Forcing Prince William and Prince Harry to Walk Behind Diana’s Coffin At Her Funeral
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King Charles Deeply Regrets Forcing Prince William and Prince Harry to Walk Behind Diana’s Coffin At Her Funeral

“As Diana, Princess of Wales, was laid to rest, billions wondered what the princes must be thinking and feeling - and how their lives would play out from that point on.”

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Every parent has regrets in their life when it comes to the upbringing of their children and apparently, even the members of the royal family have the same. King Charles's memoir, Spare—due out on January 10, 2023, is supposedly planned to begin with the retelling of the most poignant and heartbreaking scene any royal fan, or simply any British citizen, can remember: Princess Diana's funeral. On September 6, 1997, Prince William who was then 15 years old, and Prince Harry, then 12, were "bullied into" walking behind their deceased mother's coffin as it processed through London to Westminster Abbey, where Princess Diana’s funeral was held and King Charles reportedly regrets forcing his sons to do so, reported Marie Claire.

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Credits: GettyImages | Picture by WPA Pool
Credits: GettyImages | Picture by WPA Pool

 

In the podcast interview, per The Daily Express, Andersen also noted Earl Spencer’s regret of trying to convince William and Harry to walk behind the coffin, a moment that will take center stage in the opening pages of Spare. Whereas, Publisher Penguin Random House says readers will be taken “back to one of the most searing images of the twentieth century: two young boys, two princes, walking behind their mother’s coffin as the world watched in sorrow - and horror. As Diana, Princess of Wales, was laid to rest, billions wondered what the princes must be thinking and feeling - and how their lives would play out from that point on. For Harry, this is his story, at last.”