Princess Diana’s Funeral
Diana, Princess of Wales, was the first wife of Charles, Prince of Wales. She
was a gentle, loving woman who cared greatly about less-fortune people. She was very
smart and beautiful. All over the world she was a symbol of selfless humanity. When I
first found out that Princess Diana had been killed in a car accident I cried at the thought
of a life being taken at such a young age. I liked her so much and could not get over the
fact that she was dead. I always wanted to go to Britain and see her with my mom. I was
crying so bad because it was too late. She was a hero to me and I decided that I have to be
on that funeral. Princess Diana’s death was very moving for me because I felt like she
was a part of my family, a person I cared about.
Diana’s funeral was a day for grieving. Millions of people came to the funeral.
At the Princess’ funeral, the two boys were so very brave walking for so long through
public streets, following their mother’s coffin with their father, Prince Charles. I do not
know if I could have done that. The beautiful little bouquet of flowers on the Princess’
coffin and a small card with only one word on it- Mummy- was so hearts wrenching. To
lose a parent so suddenly at such a young age, as others have experienced, is
indescribably shocking and sad.
The most moving part, the saddest part for me, was listening to Elton John’s
song, called “Candle in the wind”. How could anyone who knew Princess not be in tears?
Even people in the streets were crying for the death of their hero. Hearing that song, I had
shivers down my spine. Some of the crowd wept, some applauded quietly, but most
watched in silence. I have never seen a funeral like this before. I did not expect people to
cry so much and scream her name. Looking at everything that was happening on
September 6th, 1997 was incredible. I could not put my...