entertainment“>The collision would have occurred a few days before Diana’s funeral, Lacey writes. For example, Spencer didn’t think his nephews William and Harry, then 15 and 12 years old, should walk behind their mother’s coffin. “Spencer was sure that Diana had hated the idea that her children would endure such a severe ordeal,” reads Battle of Brothers: The Inside Story of a Family in Tumult.
entertainment“>Lacey, also a consultant on the Netflix series The Crown, does not write exactly what Charles said during a phone call, but it did not go down well. Spencer “threw the phone down furiously” after the prince made a “very insulting remark” about Diana.
entertainment“>Charles Spencer turned out to have a point. Harry said some twenty years after his mother’s death that it was indeed very difficult. “My mother had just died, and then I had to walk behind her coffin for a long time, surrounded by thousands of people watching me and millions more on television,” he said at the time. “I don’t think you should ask such a thing from a child, under any circumstances. I don’t think it would happen today. ”