The Royal Family gave it their best shot. In an unprecedented display of respect and admiration for the late Princess, all its members stood outside Buckingham Palace awaiting her cortege — and Princes Charles and Philip laid wreaths at her casket once it was at the altar. But the attempt to respond to claims that they were acting distant fell flat, as the Royals found themselves targeted during the service itself. Earl Spencer, Diana's brother, told the assembly her "blood family" would take care to look after William and Harry.
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