Prince Harry believed Princess Diana faked her death to escape the press, as he reveals in his new book.
The Duke of Sussex was only 12 years old when his mother, Diana, died a year later Tragic car accident in the Paris tunnel. in a “additionalHe admits that he spent the subsequent decades Trying to find out what really happened On that fateful night – only to be spoken of calling for the reopening of the investigation into the Princess’ death.
He even writes about how he and his brother, Prince William, drove across the Pont d’Alma bridge — Diana’s crash site — to relive their mother’s last moments.
The young princes were at Balmoral Castle in Scotland, staying with their grandparents, Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip, when Diana died. Harry writes: “With nothing to do but walk around the castle and talk to myself, a doubt took hold, and then became a firm belief. It was all a sham.”
“And for once the trick was not played by the people around me, or the press, but by a mummy. Her life was a misery, she was stalked, teased and lied to. So I had an accident as a kind of amusement and ran away.”
Diana was 36 years old at the time of her death. her car They broke down the walls of the Pont de AlmaHer boyfriend Dodi Fayed and driver Henri Paul were also killed. The only survivor was Diana’s bodyguard, Trevor Rhys-Jones.
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Harry does not refer to Fayed, a film producer who was 42 at the time of the fatal accident, in the book by name, saying he only knows him as “mother’s new boyfriend”, adding that he sounded “sassy…but nice enough”.
Harry wrote that he and William were with Diana when she met Fayed weeks before her death in St Tropez. He pointed out that Fayed gave Diana a diamond bracelet.
After Diana’s death, Harry said the “housewives” at his school asked him to write a “final” letter to his mother: “I have a vague memory of wanting to protest that she was still alive, yet did not, lest they think I was crazy.”
Years later, Harry writes, he asked his press secretary to review secret police files relating to Diana’s crash, and to look at detailed photographs. He writes: “There were lights around her, halos, almost halos.” As I realized their true origin, my stomach tightened. Flashes. It was [paparazzi photo] Blinks. “
Explain that it is angry at the paparazzi who fails to help her, adding, “I did not realize, prior to this moment, that the last thing a mummy on this earth saw was a light bulb.”
When he finally walked through the tunnel, and over the bump that supposedly derailed Diana’s Mercedes, it was “nothing”.
He explains, “We hardly felt it. I had always imagined the tunnel to be a treacherous passage, inherently dangerous, but it was just a short, simple, no-frills tunnel,” he writes. “There is no reason for anyone to die inside.”
Harry writes that William came to Paris on the same day and the brothers decided to drive through the tunnel together. “Then, we talked about the incident for the first time ever. We talked about the latest investigation. Joke, we both agreed. The final written report was an insult. Fictional, full of basic factual errors and logical holes. It raised more questions than it answered.”
He said the two princes decided to call for reopening the investigation, but “the concerned authorities took us out of it.”
In an emotional moment, Harry remembers how he “pushed” Diana off the phone the last time they spoke as he was busy playing with his cousins. “I wish I had searched for the words to describe how much I loved her. Little did I know the search would take decades.
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