British Prime Minister Tony Blair addressed reporters that morning from his residence constituency in County Durham, saying he was “completely devastated,” like the remainder of the nation. “Our ideas and prayers are with Princess Diana’s household, specifically her two sons, the 2 boys,” he mentioned, clasping and unclasping his arms collectively in entrance of him.
“Our hearts exit to them. We’re at this time a nation, in Britain, in a state of shock, in mourning, in grief that’s so deeply painful for us.” Blair paused. “She was a beautiful, and a heat, human being. Although her personal life was typically sadly touched by tragedy, she touched the lives of so many others, in Britain, all through the world, with pleasure and with consolation. What number of occasions ought to we keep in mind her, in what number of alternative ways? With the sick, the dying, with the kids, with the needy—when with only a look, or a gesture that spoke a lot greater than phrases, she would disclose to all of us the depth of her compassion and her humanity.”
“You understand how troublesome issues had been for her now and again, I am certain we might solely guess at, however the individuals in every single place—not simply right here in Britain, in every single place—they stored religion with Princess Diana. They appreciated her, they liked her, they regarded her as one of many individuals. She was the ‘Individuals’s Princess.’ And that is how she is going to keep, how she is going to stay, in our hearts and in our recollections, ceaselessly.”