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Bodyguard Of Princess Diana Has "Vague" Memories About The Last Minutes Before The Car Crash And Princess's Death

Date September 2, 2019 10:31

Princess Diana’s car accident remains a widely discussed topic. Years after her passing, her bodyguard shares details on the princess’s demise and the last minutes before the car crash.

Bodyguard Of Princess Diana Has "Vague" Memories About The Last Minutes Before The Car Crash And Princess's DeathGetty Images / Ideal Image

Gone but not forgotten

It’s the 22nd anniversary of Princess Diana’s death. She, Dodi Al-Fayed and Henri Paul, driver of the Mercedes-Benz S280 died as a result of injuries sustained in a car accident in Paris.

The only survivor of the car crash was Trevor Rees-Jones, the bodyguard of Princess Diana. He is still the only person able to play the last minutes before the car crash back.

“Vague” memories before the crash

Trevor Rees-Jones the bodyguard of late Princess Diana said the last thing he remembers from the night of the accident back in 1997 was getting into the car. Since that tragic day, he has been interviewed 4 times.

The former soldier said his memory was "of total confusion" as he suffered severe brain trauma and spent 10 days in a coma. The only thing he clearly remembered is a motorcycle on the right-hand side of the car.

Back in 2008, Trevor tried to recall what happened that fateful night when an inquest was held into Diana's death.

He told the court:

I have a memory of stopping at traffic lights and seeing a motorcycle on the right-hand side of the car. I’m not sure about the other vehicles, but I can remember this motorcycle very clearly. My memory then is of total confusion.

He also assumed the female voice he vaguely heard was Princess Diana's.

I remember having heard somebody moaning and the name Dodi was uttered, but I don’t know who said it. On the other hand, if there was no-one else there apart from us, I conclude that it was Princess Diana as it was a female voice.

Rees-Jones has never been able to fully recollect what happened in those missing four minutes. So, it still the mystery whether Princess Diana's death is just a car accident or a real crime.