August 30, 1997
Dear Princess Diana,
I am writing this letter to you for a school project about heroes.
I am ten years old and I picked you because I saw the pictures on the news where you were hugging children who were sick. Mama said it takes a special kind of person to love the diseased kids who were going to die unloved and that you were special.
I want to be you when I grow up. I want to be a doctor and go to one of those countries far away and to help hug and save them.
You are pretty too. I don’t think I will ever be as pretty as you but I practice smiling just like you and when I grow up and get married I want to wear a princess crown like you have.
My name is Diana too and my mom said she picked it because it was a pretty name. I never liked it but when I saw you, I knew that I wouldn’t want another name.
I just want to say thank you and to let you know that you’re my hero. Hug a sick baby or little kid for me when you go there again.
I am a day late for NaPoWriMo and yesterday’s prompt was to write a fan letter. I chose to write a letter from a child’s point of view, written to Diana the day before she died, hence the return to sender title. Hope you enjoy.
Peace and love and #1 Diana fan still.