Those who had it the hardest were, of course, William and Harry, Diana and Charles’ two little boys. They had to live through their parents’ public divorce, they had to confront the tabloids, and now they had to come to terms with the most horrific event that could ever happen to them. Losing their mother.
Only years later, the two would share those devastating days with the public. Prince Harry said once that he hoped his experience of grief at such a young age and the insights that followed could eventually help others.
No one was sure what exactly was going on between Diana and Dodi at the time of the accident. Perhaps they were madly in love, hoping for a bright future ahead, and perhaps it was just a fling, with no intentions on her side of getting too serious.
One thing we do know is that during one summer, they were one by the side of each other all time. They were seen on Dodi's yacht, and the images were published all over. That was their last summer together.
Out of Control
What upset the public the most following this tragedy, was the photographer's and the paparazzi's responses. Instead of reaching out to help, they just continued taking photos, hoping to create the scoop of the moment.
This was followed by some photographers being arrested as things were getting out of control. This just goes to show how sometimes the media can forget they are taking pictures of real humans, not just "news items."
Keeping it Low for Now
When the tragedy hit, Charles and Camilla were already involved (again). They did their best to keep it quiet, knowing the public would swallow it so smoothly, and now that Diana had died, things were going to get even more difficult to explain and have their relationship out in the open.
Charles's fears were about to become reality, as the public showed no support to him, and their compassion and empathy were driven towards William and Harry only.
Everyone Was Having a Hard Time
Even though their marriage had ended, Charles was terribly concerned about Diana’s tragic death. All he needed was someone to comfort him, however, Queen Elizabeth kept her distance as she too was finding the situation hard to handle.
Everyone around him blamed Camilla for coming between Charles and Diana, the Queen herself tried to make her disappear for her son's life, however, Charles admitted he could not let go of the love of his life. Camilla.