PRINCE Charles feared he would be assassinated at Princess Diana’s funeral while walking through crowds of mourners, it has been claimed.
He was said to have been “extremely nervous” about the funeral procession on September 6, 1997, as he had become “public enemy number one” after the breakdown of their marriage.
Prince Charles and his two sons Princes William, then 15, and Harry, then 12, walking behind the gun carrier which carried the Princess’ body to Westminster Abbey.
Royal biographer Ingrid Seward, speaking at Henley Literary Festival, said: “Prince Charles was extremely nervous because he thought he was public enemy number one.
“He was very fatalist. He thought, if someone takes a gun out and shoots me, that’s it.
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“The streets of London were very quiet. You could hear a pin drop.
“You could hear everything the crowd was saying. They were saying “look at him, look at him”.
“They were being quite nasty.”
The Daily Mail reported the Queen’s former press officer Dickie Arbiter said Her Majesty was also anxious when greeting mourners outside Buckingham Palace after Princess Diana’s death.
Mr Arbiter said: "There had been a lot of criticism against the Queen by the media and the fact she remained at Balmoral.혻She wasn?셳 nervous but she was a little bit anxious as to what sort of reception she would receive."
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