Clinton Aides Warned of ‘Nasty’ Politics at Diana Funeral

Hillary Clinton was warned not to take questions while attending the 1997 funeral of Princess Diana in order to avoid “nasty Palace politics,” new documents released by the Clinton Library on Friday show.

“[S]he will be the most prominent guest at the funeral and it is appropriate/expected that she make a brief statement but answer no questions (to avoid entanglement in what he describes as the increasingly "nasty" Palace politics)” White House aide Glyn Davies wrote in a message to staff.

Davies relayed the advice from Bob Bradtke, who then served as the Deputy Chief of Mission at the American Embassy in London.

Davies also indicated that a cousin of Price Charles had requested to fly with Clinton on the plane to London. It’s not clear if he was successful in hitching the ride.