I remember something Prince Harry said recently. At first, he said, he wasn't happy about having to be part of such a public funeral as his mother's (walking behind her coffin.) But later, he said, he now is glad he was part of it.
It's after it's all over and everyone goes home, back to their own lives, that the real grief sets in. Perhaps the royals are doing what commoners do, keeping busy, trying to put off the reality that awaits them.
: I don't get this inspection of flowers and
: other tributes. It reminds me of those
: idiotic scenes after Diana died when people
: felt their emotions of loss were more
: important than those of the two young men
: who had just lost their mother and now
: needed to be paraded in front of the
: camera's to satisfy the needs of that public
: who in most cases had never truly met Diana
: let alone be close to her.
: Loss is a private thing. I get that when a
: Royal dies the Nation is involved but i see
: no need in parading relatives in front of
: the cameras more than is needed. That is why
: there is a funeral and those flowers and
: candles on the street are nice and loving
: tokens but not something that needs to be
: viewed or inspected by the nearest and
: dearest of the deceased.
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: The funny thing is that the unexpected
: appearence by the royals and the relaxed
: atmosphere has been hailed a an example of
: the closeness to the Danish people that is
: being demonstrated (again) those days.
: One DR-reporter told that she had been
: surprised that the Cown Princess was
: suddenly standing next to her.
: If the police had started to try to move the
: very peaceful people who were there to pay
: their respect to the Prince and not least
: the Queen, it would have looked a bit odd.
: If the royals had wanted to be undesturbed,
: they could have inspected the tributes in
: the morning - or later when people had left
: the square.
: I was at Amalienborg and like at Fredenborg
: - where the Queen appeared yesterday to
: "inspect" the tributes - there was
: very, very little police. People were quiet
: and repectful, not making a big fuss out of
: it. I like this approach.
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