Prince Harry Didn't Believe Princess Diana Died At First

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Talk about heartbreaking. A new documentary about Princess Diana revealed that Prince Harry didn't believe his mother died. Apparently, the day after William and Harry lost their mother, the royal family went about their business as usual, which, understandably, seriously confused 12-year-old Harry, even causing him to question if what he had heard was real. 


In the documentary Diana: 7 Days That Shook The Windsors biographer Tina Brown reveals all of the gut-wrenching details about Princess Diana's death -- including how both Harry and 15-year-old William handled the news. 

Apparently, the boys were told that their mother died, but went on as they normally did the following day. According to the documentary, the royal family's instincts were to "do as they had always done," following the death of Diana. This meant that on the day after, they went to church at Balmoral where they where staying since it was a Sunday.

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Brown explained that Prince Harry asked Prince Charles, "Is it true that Mummy's dead?" Apparently, the children couldn't understand why everything was as it always was, except a couple of hours earlier they'd been told their mother had died. William and Harry were also confused as to why their mother wasn't mentioned at the church service. 

Royal biographer Ingrid Seward also said that, at the time, the public was shocked at what they say. "The first thing we saw of the boys was when they were going to church for Sunday service," Seward said. "And people were saying, 'How could they? These boys have just lost their mother.'"

However, many people believe that Queen Elizabeth intentionally shielded the boys from too many references of their mother's death, as she thought it would be too "heartbreaking." She even had all TVs and radios removed or hidden at Balmoral to protect them from the horrifying details of her death on the news.

The royal family may not have handled things the "right" way at the time, but they were doing what they thought was best for the boys. From the looks of things, Harry and William have worked through many of their issues, but obviously, their mother's death -- and the way it was handled -- will haunt them forever. 

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