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Princess Diana Once Stopped at a Cemetery to Comfort an Unknown Mother Crying at Her Dead Son’s Grave
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Princess Diana Once Stopped at a Cemetery to Comfort an Unknown Mother Crying at Her Dead Son’s Grave

She didn't know why but the image of a cemetery was stuck in her head that day and she made an unplanned trip to the war cemetery in Bosnia.

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Princess Diana was a humanitarian through and through. She traveled the world for her humanitarian causes, and during one such visit, while working on her crusade against landmines in Bosnia, she shared a deeply private moment with another mother who was crying over her son's grave on August 8, 1997. She made an unplanned visit to the Sarajevo War Cemetery where the fateful incident took place.

Jerry White who was part of a documentary, Diana, Our Mother, talked about the incident that touched his heart as well. EW said that she took a small side trip to a cemetery while she was in Bosnia, a few weeks before she died. This moment still haunts White and he said, "It still gives me chills when I recall this powerful, unscripted, unplanned moment.”

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“The image of her in a cemetery in Sarajevo, on the last day of our three-day trip [still haunts me]. It wasn’t planned. It was never on the itinerary. But Diana told me three times, ‘I can’t get this picture of me in a cemetery out of my mind.’ She asked me if there was a cemetery nearby, as it was something we should visit,” he said, according to EW. “'Jerry, I have this feeling, this image of me in a cemetery, it’s strange.’ We were running late for a final reception, and there was no room for this detour, but Princess Diana seemed adamant, mysteriously. So, we drove out of the way to the former Olympic stadium that had become a massive graveyard for those killed during the war. I watched as Diana took her place among hundreds of tombstones. It was eerie, now that I reflect on it. She walked slowly, among tombstones and even yellow rose bushes."