Princess Diana : 1961-1997

Ok, since I am going to blog in nothing but Bahasa Malaysia on 31st August, 2005 let me get this off first. Recently, I found some old magazines with lots and lots of coverage on the death of Princess Diana.

I am not exactly a fan of Princess Diana but I remembered shedding a few tears when I saw her young sons at the funeral.

DIANA Smiling h/s

Source of photo

Diana, Princess of Wales died on Sunday, 31 August 1997 following a car crash in Paris. There was widespread public mourning at the death of this popular figure, culminating with her funeral at Westminster Abbey on Saturday, 6 September 1997. Source

What I remembered about the funeral is Elton John’s rendition of Candle in the Wind (or is it the Rose of England?). And this hymn – Make me a channel of your peace (A prayer of St. Francis). I had sung it at one of my church choir. It is truly a beautiful song. The lyrics:

Make Me A Channel Of Your Peace

Based on a prayer by St. Francis

Make me a channel of your peace,
Where there is hatred, let me bring Your love,
Where there is injury, Your pardon Lord,
And where there’s doubt, true faith in You

Make me a channel of your peace,
Where there’s despair in life let me bring hope,
Where there is darkness – only light,
And where there’s sadness, ever joy

Oh Master, grant that I may never seek,
So much to be consoled as to console,
To be understood, as to understand,
To be loved, as to love with all my soul

Make me a channel of your peace,
It is in pardoning that we are pardoned,
In giving to all men that we recieve,
And in dying that we’re born to eternal life

4 thoughts on “Princess Diana : 1961-1997

  1. I was at work.. when i saw the CNN news that she had the accident..! i was kinda upset for sure.
    Donch know why.. since i donch really know her.. nor her me.. but i just felt upset.

  2. I was at Singapore when all these happened. Saw the news about her accident on CNN, went out to see Hercules at the cinemas, came back and she was dead. I was 13.

    Anyway, it’s Candle In The Wind.

  3. Ghost – Thank you!

    Eliar – Wow, 13 yrs old only. Ehe, I just found out that Princess Diana is older than me by three years only.

    Big Bok – She is an icon and too beautiful to die so young, I guess.

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