Some Think Princess Diana's 'Ghost' Spoke During Queen's Funeral Broadcast

Some online commenters think they heard the ghost of Princess Diana speak during ITV News's coverage of Queen Elizabeth II's funeral.

An anonymous social media user, @goulcher, posted a clip of the moment to Twitter, writing: "I'm obsessed with this what the hell happened?" The video has amassed over 2 million views and thousands of comments from spooked viewers. You can watch the full video here.

The Queen's Funeral

The Queen's funeral took place on Monday in London's Westminster Abbey. Roughly 2,000 guests attended the ceremony, and approximately 28 million viewers watched the funeral from the U.K., making it "one of the country's biggest ever TV events," the BBC reported.

The ceremony started at 12:15 BST, with the transport of the late monarch's coffin through central London to the Wellington Arch. There, the coffin was moved into a state hearse and taken to St. George's Chapel, where the queen was laid to rest alongside her husband, Prince Philip, who passed away in April 2021.

Princess Diana
Here, Diana, Princess of Wales, wears an outfit in the colors of Canada during a state visit to Edmonton, Alberta, in 1983. Some people are claiming they heard Princess Diana's voice during the broadcast of Queen Elizabeth II's funeral. Bettmann / Contributor/Getty

Writing about the funeral's live coverage for the Daily Telegraph, Anita Singh said: "The funeral of Queen Elizabeth II was at its most poignant, and its most beautiful, when the broadcasters said nothing at all."

Many had a strong emotional response to the funeral; however, one moment from ITV's live broadcast left some feeling more terrified than sad.

Princess Diana Speaks?

Per @goulcher's clip, ITV's viewers heard a "creepy" voice speak as the state hearse carried the queen's coffin out of London.

"The death is irreversible," the voice whispered. "The fact that she's trapped—"

Before the voice could say more, a male commentator cut in.

"As you can see here in London, it is a lovely day," he said.

Viewers React

Princess Diana and the queen had a notably "strained" relationship, so many Twitter commenters believe the late princess popped into the broadcast to say her peace.

"It's Princess Diana," Mitchell Stirling tweeted.

"That's the ghost of Diana letting [us] know the Queen will not be coming back and she's stuck in her own hell loop," Jedi Werewolf said.

"Omg! That sounds like Diana," William Cody Winter wrote, adding: "I can't see a reporter, etc. saying something like that."

But Diana's voice or not, many commenters thought the whole thing was "creepy."

"I won't be sleeping tonight then," Cheryl said.

"Oof...that is creepy [as f**k]," LynnefedupofUKBS wrote.

Phillip Byrne commented: "That is terrifying."

And Bentos added: "I don't like it."

Newsweek reached out to ITV News for comment.

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