WITH ALL the formal street choreography of East End gangland mourning, mixed with the staged pomp of a Diana-style state funeral, London yesterday said goodbye to 27-year-old reality-television star Jade Goody, in a procession of grief that looked like a tear-jerking, series-ending finale.
"It's a circus," said one weeping woman on her way to the funeral service at St John the Baptist Church in Buckhurst Hill, Essex. Dressed in a Burberry woollen hat and massive sunglasses, she added again: "It's a circus, but it's what Jade would have wanted."
Why had she come all the way from West Ruislip to Essex? "I had to come because it would have been a burden for the rest of my life if I didn't make this journey. She was amazing."