In the years following the tragic death of Princess Diana, time has yet to heal the emotional wounds inflicted by her untimely passing, and some of those feelings may be interfering with Prince William's nuptials.
According to The Daily Telegraph
, concern has risen over where to seat Princess Diana's brother, Earl Spencer
, at the wedding, since he and Prince Charles
may not be on friendly terms.
A courtier told the British newspaper: "It is a delicate matter because the Prince of Wales, in particular, while he has always been civil to the earl in public, still has ringing in his ears the profoundly painful eulogy that he delivered in the Abbey at the funeral of his sister, Diana, Princess of Wales. The feeling is that the two men should not be made too aware of each other on the day. Charles Spencer is, however, a sensitive man. Let us just say that he has his own ideas, too, about where he should sit. Prince William has, after all, Spencer blood in his veins."
If the Queen has anything to say about it, Hugo Vickers, author of Behind Closed Doors, predicts that the earl will sit in the "fifth or sixth row from the front, behind the members of the royal families from other parts of the world."
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