the Welsh GUARDS

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cor­po­ral Philip Bartlett, 24, was one of eight Welsh Guards cho­sen to carry Diana’s cof­fin at the spe­cial re­quest of the Prince of Wales.

‘I was try­ing to keep my mind off the

pain,’ says Philip, re­call­ing the sheer ex­er­tion of help­ing to sup­port the lead-lined cas­ket that weighed one quar­ter of a tonne. ‘One of the men slipped, but I don’t think we would have ever dropped it. You al­ways had in the back of your mind who you were do­ing this for – you were do­ing it for the pub­lic and for the boys. ’

Eight Welsh guards car­ried Diana’s cof­fin

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