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Britain Marks 10th Anniversary of Princess Diana's Death


Britain has marked the 10th anniversary of the death of Princess Diana in a Paris car crash with a memorial service in central London. Diana's sons, Prince William and Prince Harry, organized the service at the Guard's Chapel near Buckingham Palace. William commemorated his mother with a Bible reading.

His younger brother, Prince Harry, delivered personal reminiscences describing her as being full of life and laughter.

He also praised her serious side as a tireless campaigner for social causes like AIDS and the elimination of landmines. And he called her the best mother in the world. Queen Elizabeth, Diana's ex-husband, Prince Charles, and about 500 other invited guests attended. Britain's senior (Anglican) clergyman, Archbishop of Canterbury Rowan Williams, offered thanks for the princess's "willingness to reach out to the excluded and forgotten." Crowds gathered in a nearby park and tied bouquets, portraits and poems to the gates of her former home, Kensington Palace.

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