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Funeral of Diana still haunts Prince Harry

By Laura Elston

Prince Harry has recalled walking behind his mother's coffin as a 12-year-old and said no "child should be asked to do that under any circumstances".

In 1997, the prince joined the funeral procession through London for Diana, Princess of Wales.

He told Newsweek: "My mother had just died, and I had to walk a long way, behind her coffin, surrounded by thousands of people watching me while millions more did on TV. I don't think any child should be asked to do that, under any circumstances. I don't think it would happen today."

Harry praised Diana for playing a huge part in showing him an ordinary life.

He said he did his own shopping, adding: "People would be amazed by the ordinary life William and I live."

The Prince, who is dating American actress Meghan Markle, said if he was lucky enough to have children he was determined they should have a relatively normal life, adding: "Even if I was king, I would do my own shopping."

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