Princess Diana was a private person playing a very important public role.
I remember talking to her on landmines. It was not a political issue for her. For her it was an issue of what misery it caused, what destruction it caused. And she had a way of simplifying some of the most complex problems, for she had one talisman, she had one simple approach, and that was human sorrow, human misery, and how she could do something to mitigate it. I think that is what touched the chords in the hearts of millions of people in India. They felt very close to her. My wife and I knew her well and we found that this ability of hers was wonderful.
August 31st, 1997