The most beautiful quote about Princess Diana
Christina Lamb, foreign correspondent of The Sunday Times:
“I was very cynical about Diana. And I thought the trip was important because I had worked a lot as a correspondent covering the issue of land mines in Mozambique and Angola, which her trip was meant to highlight. But I just saw her as a big publicity stunt. Another chance for her to be photographed in-front of victims looking beautiful.
Angola’s probably one of the few places she could go to and people really had no idea who she was. She went to some of the bedsides, and I actually interpreted for her because I speak Portuguese.
And there was a little girl lying who was clearly in a terrible condition. All her insides were hanging out, and she caught the attention of Princess Diana who started asking her questions.
After she moved on, I stayed and just asked the girl a few more questions. And she said to me, “Who is that?” and I said, “She’s a princess from England, from far away,” and she said to me, “Is she an angel?”
And I found that really moving. This little girl probably died a few hours after that. I know she died. And it somehow seemed nice that that was the last thing that she saw, was this beautiful lady that she thought was an angel.
She had this kind of aura about her, which I’ve only seen really I would say with Nelson Mandela. She somehow managed to transmit to them this feeling of really caring what had happened. It didn’t seem cynical at all once you were actually there with her. I was very impressed. It changed my view of her.”