Tony: May I say, by the way, how very sorry I am. The thoughts and prayers of
my family are with you at this terrible time, and with the Princess in
Elizabeth: Thank you.
Tony: Is it your intention to make some kind of appearance or statement?
Elizabeth: No. No, certainly not. No member in the royal family will speak
publicly about this. This is a private matter. We would all appreciate it if it
could be respected as such.
Tony: I see. I don't suppose anyone has had time to think about the funeral
Elizabeth: Well. We've spoken with the Spencer family, and it is their wish,
it is their express wish that this should be a private funeral with a memorial
service to follow in a month.
Elizabeth: Given that Diana was no longer a member of the royal family, we
have no other choice but to respect their wishes.
Tony: I see. You, you don't feel that in view
of her high profile and popularity, it might be an idea to
pay tribute to her life and
achievements, or even just to her as a mother?
Elizabeth: Well, as I said, it's her family's wish.
Tony: And the public, ma'am, the British people? You don't think a private
funeral might be denying them a chance...
Elizabeth: A chance to what?
Tony: To share in the grief?
Elizabeth: This is a family funeral, Mr Blair, not a fairground attraction. I
think the Princess has already paid a high enough price for exposure to the
press, don't you? Now, if there's nothing else, I have to get on. The children
have to be looked after.
Tony: Of course. Well. Goodbye, Your Maj...
Anchorperson: And we're going, we're going in fact, I believe, to Sedgefield,
the Prime Minister's constituency, where he is about to make a statement. Yes,
the Prime Minister coming now with his wife, Cherie.
Man: Yeah, well, apart from that?
Woman: He's on. Alastair, he's on! Come on!
Tony: Though her own life was often sadly touched by tragedy, she touched the
lives of so many others in Britain and throughout the world with joy and with
comfort. The people everywhere, not just here in Britain, everywhere, they
kept faith with Princess Diana. They
liked her. They loved her. They regarded her as one of the people. She was the
people's princess and that's how she will... stay, how she will remain... in our
hearts and in our memories... forever.
Man: A bit over the top, don't
Anchorperson: The Prime Minister, paying his own tribute to the Princess of
Wales. The people of Britain, he said, kept faith with Princess Diana. They
loved her. She was the people's princess.
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2. Pay tribute to
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