Princess Diana planned to leave Prince William and Prince Harry behind for the U.S. just weeks prior to her tragic death, a new report claimed.
National Enquirer reported a former royal bodyguard who watched over the late Princess of Wales and her sons – Prince William and Prince Harry – during her July 1997 Saint-Tropez vacation with her boyfriend, Dodi Al Fayed, recalled how Princess Diana complained about being invaded by paparazzi.
In his memoir titled “Protecting Diana: A Bodyguard’s Story,” security expert Lee Sansum recounted Princess Diana expressing her wish to quit Britain for the U.S. The former wife of King Charles III reportedly said, “at least in America, they like me.”
Not only that but flying to the U.S. also means she would be limited to seeing her sons on school holidays. Sansum stated:
“It looked as if she might have to leave them behind to escape [from being hounded] relentlessly every single day of her life.”
The security expert also believed that Princess Diana’s supposed departure from the U.K. would take the spotlight off Prince William and Prince Harry. He added that the former Princess of Wales eventually made up her mind to live in the U.S. but did not go public with her plan before she died in August 1997.
To recall, Princess Diana passed away due to injuries received in a vehicular accident that happened after midnight. The royal’s chauffeur, Henri Paul, was driving under the influence and at nearly double the speed limit in the Pont de l'Alma tunnel in Paris in an attempt to elude the cameras who followed her every move.
Unfortunately, Paul lost control of the vehicle transporting the People's Princess, her boyfriend Dodi Fayed, and their bodyguard Trevor Rees-Jones, causing it to smash into a tunnel wall and a supporting pillar. Fayed and Paul were instantaneously dead.
Princess Diana was still alive when emergency personnel got on the scene and brought her to the hospital within five minutes, but she would not survive. She finally succumbed to her injuries on August 31, 1997, at 4:53 a.m.
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