Brits Feared Attack on Charles at Di's Funeral

Young princes were asked to walk with him
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Jan 17, 2011 8:41 AM CST
Prince Philip, Prince William, Earl Spencer, Prince Harry, and Prince Charles follow the coffin of Diana, Princess of Wales along Horse Guards Parade toward Westminster Abbey, London.   (AP Photo/David Brauchli)
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(Newser) – After Princess Diana’s death, Buckingham Palace feared Prince Charles might also be in danger—at Di’s funeral. In his newly published diaries, former Tony Blair aide Alastair Campbell writes that an attack on the prince as he walked behind the coffin was considered a risk—unless his sons walked with him. An official warned Prince William of the threat, and asked him to walk alongside his father, the Telegraph reports.

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