(From Leicester Mercury)
Lord Attenborough's affection for Diana, Princess of Wales can be seen in this extract from his book: IN MAY, 1997, Princess Diana did me a great favour. She opened a new arts centre I had helped raised money for, designed for people with disabilities.
It was at Leicester University, where my father, an academic, had spent most of his working life, and where I had grown up. I greeted her as she stepped out of the helicopter; I was wearing the tie she had bought me herself. She was pleased I had remembered.
On a tour, she met artists who were blind, frail, deaf, mentally impaired, and spoke to each of them, refusing to be …