Clandestine audio recordings of the late Princess Diana pouring her heart out have been aired by NBC television in the US.
Before an audience of 500 invited guests at the Guards Chapel, he said that losing his mother was “indescribably shocking and sad”.
“She made us and so many other people happy – may this be the way that she is remembered,” he said at the end of his speech, drawing applause from the hundreds of members of the public who crowded outside the chapel.
The emotional outpouring when she died led many commentators to question how long the monarchy might endure without her, but 10 years on it appears as solid an institution as ever.
|Diana died in a car crash in
Paris in 1997 [AFP]
And in comments posted on the BBC’s website, not all of the public was enamoured by the 10th anniversary service.
“For all those people still mourning the loss of Diana – has nothing happened in your life in the past 10 years that you still have to cling to her? I suggest you all have a reality check and get on with life,” wrote Eliza in London.
Al-Fayed, owner of the luxury London store Harrods, accuses Britain’s royal family of ordering the couple’s murder to prevent them from marrying.
An official inquest into the deaths will begin on October 2, propelling Diana into the headlines once again.