MIKE McROBERTS

New Zealand Woman’s Weekly - - THIS WEEK IN... -

“I was pre­sent­ing the week­end that Princess Diana died. I’ve never been much of a roy­al­ist but there was some­thing about the princess. Yes, I guess she was flawed but her vul­ner­a­bil­ity pro­vided such con­nec­tion with or­di­nary peo­ple. I re­mem­ber be­ing in the news­room when con­fir­ma­tion came through that she hadn’t survived her in­juries. It was like some­one had sucked the oxy­gen out of the place. We ran a one-and-a-half-hour special that night and the only thing I can re­call about it was feel­ing very flat at the end. It dom­i­nated the news for weeks and pro­vided im­ages many will never forget – the sea of flow­ers out­side Kens­ing­ton Palace, and Wil­liam and Harry walk­ing be­hind her cof­fin.”

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