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Queen's criticism after Diana's death 'upset' Queen Mother

world Updated: Sep 27, 2009 14:41 IST
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Queen Elizabeth I, known as the Queen Mother, was "hugely upset" by the criticism her daughter -- the current British Monarch -- faced after Princess Diana's death in a car crash in Paris, her friends have claimed.

According to Sir Michael Oswald, the late Queen Mother was very angry and even upset that her daughter was accused of failing to capture the mood of the nation in the aftermath of Diana's tragic death in the car mishap in Paris in 1997.

Public anger began as a result of the decision to issue an apparent business-as-usual message by taking Princes William and Harry to church at Balmoral, hours after Prince Charles had broken to them the news of their mother's death, said the 75-year-old who was Queen Elizabeth's racing manager from 1970 till her death in 2002.

There were also accusations that the Queen remained in Scotland for too long, and did not return quickly enough to London, which had become the focal point for public grief over the Princess' death, 'The Daily Telegraph' reported.