Grief for the Princess of Hearts

Kentish Gazette Canterbury & District - - Head Speaks Out -

Peo­ple across Kent joined the public out­pour­ing of grief that fol­lowed the death of Princess Diana.

Flo­ral trib­utes were laid, books of con­do­lence opened, flags flown at half mast and prayers said at church ser­vices.

Diana’s funeral took place at West­min­ster Abbey in Lon­don on Satur­day, Septem­ber 6, with an es­ti­mated three mil­lion mourn­ers trav­el­ling to the cap­i­tal.

Princes Wil­liam and Harry joined Prince Charles, the Duke of Ed­in­burgh and Earl Spencer, Diana’s brother, in fol­low­ing her cof­fin to the ser­vice, where singer El­ton John, a friend of the Princess, per­formed a spe­cially-writ­ten ver­sion of his song Can­dle in the Wind.

The world­wide tele­vi­sion au­di­ence was es­ti­mated at 2.5 bil­lion peo­ple.

The day af­ter the tragedy, Mon­day, Septem­ber 1, the KM Group pro­duced a spe­cial edi­tion of its daily news­pa­per Kent To­day, sev­eral pages from which are re­pro­duced be­low.

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