POSTED: 2:24 am PDT August 31, 2007
UPDATED: 9:30 am PDT August 31, 2007
LONDON -- Princess Diana's family solemnly marked the 10th anniversary of her death Friday, and the bishop of London used his sermon at a memorial service to call for an end to the sniping between Diana's fans and detractors. At the memorial service at the Guards' Chapel near Buckingham Palace, Prince Harry eulogized Diana as "the best mother in the world." "To lose a parent so suddenly at such a young age, as others have experienced, is indescribably shocking and sad," Prince Harry said at the service. A priest who has led an annual remembrance said it may now be good "if the princess was allowed to rest."
Prince Charles' wife, Camilla, the Duchess of Cornwall, decided not to go because of criticism from those who blame her for breaking up his marriage to Diana.
Meanwhile, dozens of emotional visitors have stopped by a gold-colored statue of a flame over the bustling roadway tunnel in Paris where Princess Diana died.
One visitor to the statue that has become a makeshift shrine said many people in France "feel a bit guilty for not having protected her."
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