Text by Jenny Proudfoot
The prince speaks about the hardest thing to come to terms with following his mother’s death…
It has been almost twenty years since Princess Diana died tragically in a car crash in Paris.
With this month marking the anniversary of her death, Princes William and Harry have been opening up for the first time about their mother’s death and how it affected them.
In a new BBC documentary, Diana, 7 Days, the two princes spoke about the days that followed, with Prince Harry opening up about the hardest thing that came from it.
‘I think one of the hardest things to come to terms with is the fact that the people that chased her through into the tunnel were the same people that were taking photographs of her, while she was still dying on the back seat of the car,’ he explained in the documentary.
‘William and I know that. We’ve been told that numerous times by people that know that was the case,’ he continued.
‘She had quite a severe head injury, but she was very much alive on the backseat, and those people that caused the accident, instead of helping, were taking photographs of her dying on the back seat. And then those photographs made their way back to news desks in this country.’
The 32-year-old prince also praised the Queen for her support at the time, explaining how she took them out of the public eye and kept them away from the news as the tragedy unfolded.
‘Our grandmother deliberately removed the newspapers and things like that, so there was nothing in the house at all, so we didn’t know what was going on,’ he explained.
Diana, 7 Days aired on BBC on Sunday.
From Marie Claire UK