Prince Charles and Duchess Camilla have been bashed by critics after they shared two posts on their Twitter account, on the anniversary of Princess Diana’s death.
The “people’s princess” passed away 24 years ago, on the 31st of August, 1997.
The Clarence House Twitter page paid no attention to the date however, and shared a tweet that offered royal fans a virtual tour of the couple’s London home.
Another post quizzed followers about the number of horses they could spot in an image of the residence’s Horse Corridor.
The tweets were not received well by fans, who felt it was an appropriate time to share details of their royal residence.
“The 31st? The day Princess Diana died, you post this? RIP the Queen of Hearts,” wrote one user.
“Rest in Peace Diana, Princess of Wales,” another said, sharing a portrait of Princess Diana.
“Today is all about the one and only Princess Diana,” a third added.
The couple’s original tweet read: “Thank you for exploring Clarence House with us over the last month.
“We are looking forward to welcoming you back for a visit soon!”
Royal fans have been given special access to the new Diana statue at Kensington Palace.
During a two-hour window, the public was able to pay their respect to the late Royal in the Sunken Gardens, where the bronze status is located.
Historic Royal Palaces (HRP) announced last week “we will be opening that up, freely available, for passers-by or anybody who wants to stop and take a moment on that Tuesday, specially for the anniversary.”
The statue was commissioned four years ago.
People paying their respects in the Sunken Gardens. Image: Getty
It was recently unveiled by Prince William and Prince Harry, on what would have been her 60th birthday on July 1, 2021.
“Our mother touched so many lives,” the brothers said in a joint statement when they first announced the memorial.
“We hope the statue will help all those who visit Kensington Palace to reflect on her life and her legacy.”
The statue also features three children to represent the “universality and generational impact” of Diana’s work.
The statue of Diana. Image: Getty
“Diana, Princess of Wales was an icon who touched the lives of people right around the world, so it has been a privilege to work alongside Prince William and Prince Harry on this statue which commemorates her life,” sculptor Rank-Broadley said.
“We wanted to capture her warmth and humanity while showcasing the impact she had across generations.
“I hope that people will enjoy visiting the statue and the Sunken Garden, and taking a moment to remember The Princess.”
This article first appeared on Over60.