Thanks to an American woman named Lori Eastwood, though, it appears as if the princess' grandmother attended her recent christening not only in spirit, but also in the flesh. (Diana, of course, tragically died in car crash in Paris in 1997.) Eastwood selected a picture of Diana bowing to Mother Teresa two months before her death in 1997. With the use of Photoshop, she added Diana's image to another photo showing Charlotte in the arms of Kate Middleton. The mother-daughter picture, meanwhile, was taken July 5 at St. Mary Magdalene Church in Sandringham.
Another American woman, Wisconsin-based Mary Kohnke, shared the picture on Facebook, writing, "What a great job at photoshopping...Let's make this go viral!"
The photo manipulation has been shared over 250,000 times.
Some people on Facebook described the blended images as "kinda creepy" and "morbid." Others, though, called it "beautiful" and "awesome." The majority of people were touched, and one royal admirer wrote, "Oh how I wish this were real!"
"I think it's a little strange," Hoda Kotb said on NBC's Today Thursday. Co-host Kathie Lee Gifford said it would have been better if Diana looked "more ethereal" or looked "a little more like she's an angel and it's a little visitation from heaven."