Item 807 - Condolence message from President Mandela to Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II on the death of Princess Diana

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Condolence message from President Mandela to Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II on the death of Princess Diana


  • 1997-08-31 (Creation)

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Transcription of speech made by Mr Mandela

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(18 July 1918-5 December 2013)

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Migrated from the Nelson Mandela Speeches Database (Sep-2018).

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South African Government Information Website

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Death of Princess Diana

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Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II
Buckingham Palace, London

On my own behalf and on behalf of the Government and people of South Africa, I would like to express profound shock and deepest sympathy at the untimely passing of Diana, Princess of Wales.

She will be sadly missed as a warm, compassionate and caring person. I vividly recall our meeting when she visited South Africa last year and her burning desire to assist HIV positive children in Africa. Princess Diana had indeed become an Ambassador for victims of landmines, war orphans, the sick and needy throughout the world.

Your Majesty, Your Majesty's family, His Royal Highness Prince Charles and their sons, Prince William and Prince Harry are in our thoughts and prayers at this sad time.

Please accept Your Majesty the assurance of my highest consideration.

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Acquisition method: From website ; Source: South African Government Information Website. Accessioned on 19/12/06 by Helen Joannides




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