Did any royal's death matched the outpouring of public grief for the untimely death of Diana, Princess of Wales?
- Anonymous10 months agoFavourite answer
The passing of Queen Victoria and Edward VII were mourned by an entire Empire and the latter's funeral was the largest assembly of European royalty ever seen. It featured on the newsreels and the mass circulation newspapers, affected all levels of society, and went on for a long time. However people did not indulge in public displays of the kind that accompanied the death of Diana and would be embarrassed by the spectacle.
Events for Diana' death were covered by television and papers and the public reacted in a way that had not been seen before. The weak-minded will never get over it. For the less-easily affected it was tragic but the outpouring of grief seemed bogus even as it was happening. Internet usage was very low (less than 2% of the world had access to it) so coverage was actually limited to what news channels and politicians cynically manipulated, with a lot of tosh about The People's Princess. Just as quickly as it began, at the end of 'Diana Week' most people moved on and Mother Theresa's demise was the next big thing.
- 𝗕𝗮𝗿𝗼𝗻 𝗖𝗹𝗼𝘄𝗻𝗶𝘀𝗵Lv 710 months ago
This was without precedent in the UK. It makes you realise that the supposedly engineered grief at the passing of socialist dictators may not be as coerced as we tend to think.
- Anonymous10 months ago
No. The rabid Camila supporters would have you believe that it was simply "mass hysteria" with an estimated 2.5 billion people watching around the world, that "mass hysteria" was terribly infectious don't you think. I was in HongKong at the time and Time Square in Causeway Bay was packed with people, wanting to see it on the big screen there. It had NOTHING to do with "mass hysteria" at all. It was genuine grief for a young mother of two young boys, a caring young woman who had been so tragically killed.
- EdnaLv 710 months ago
Yes,, there were many. . But until Diana's era, there was no world-wide TV and print coverage to publicize the public grief.
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- FoofaLv 710 months ago
The largest funeral crowd ever recorded was for a man little known outside his home country. Upon his death in 1969, C.N Annadurai was the Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu, a state in southern India.
However if we expand the term "royal" to include hereditary dictators I have to believe the do North Korea put on for Kim Jong Il was probably as big as Diana's. Hers just had more of an international audience owing to the Hermit Kingdom's isolation.
- Verulam 1Lv 710 months ago
No. And thank goodness. What happened on the death of Diana was simply mass hysteria and very unhealthy at that. But she was of her time - there was no similar media as we know it today, before her unexpected death, and of course, she was still young and it's always very sad when anybody dies before what is 'their time'.
- 10 months ago
never and it never will
- CloLv 710 months ago
No.Diana died unexpectedly, suddenly, while still young, beautiful, full of hope. No one was prepared for her untimely death.
Other royals died after protracted illness or old age--not as shocking. People were quite sad when the Queen Mother died, but there was no mass hysteria.
The closest public outpouring of grief for a death was for the non-royal Eva Peron, wife of President Juan Peron of Argentina.
- JameyLv 710 months ago
I doubt it because there was no media as we know it now the last time there was a royal death (apart from the Queen Mother but people were expecting her to pop off anyway)