Prince Harry: ‘I Noticed Photographers Taking Photos of My Dying Mom’

Prince Harry has shared how he found a bunch of photographers taking footage of his mom’s loss of life after he considered photographs of the crash scene the place Princess Diana died.

In an interview with Anderson Cooper aired on CNN final night time, the Duke of Sussex reveals he requested to view the police report concerning the 1997 crash that passed off in a tunnel in Paris.

The interview serves as a promotion for Harry’s upcoming memoir Spare, within the e-book he writes: “The very last thing mummy ever noticed on this Earth was a flashbulb.”

The Duke reveals that the photographs he noticed within the police file proved that the paparazzi chasing Diana’s automotive on that fateful night time took photographs of his “half-dead mom.”

He says: “The images confirmed the reflection of a bunch of photographers taking pictures by means of the window and the reflection within the window was them.”

Princess Diana was 36-years-old when she died within the Pont de l’Alma tunnel alongside her boyfriend, Dodi Al-Fayed, and driver, Henri Paul.

The Duke says he was dissuaded by his non-public secretary and advisor from seeing any graphic photographs of his mom’s loss of life.

“All I noticed was the again of my mum’s head — slumped on the again seat,” he says.

“There have been different extra ugly pictures, however I might be eternally grateful to him for denying me the power to inflict ache on myself by seeing that. As a result of that’s the sort of stuff that sticks in your thoughts, without end.”


Prince Harry, who stepped again from the Royal Household together with his spouse Meghan Markle in 2020, blames paparazzi photographers for his mom’s loss of life.

“I feel one of many hardest issues to return to phrases with is the truth that the people who chased her into the tunnel had been the identical people who had been taking pictures of her whereas she was nonetheless dying on the again seat of the automotive,” Harry stated in a 2017 BBC documentary.

He not solely blames the paparazzi for inflicting the crash however has additionally accused them of standing by and watching her die.

“She had fairly a extreme head harm however she was very a lot nonetheless alive within the again seat and people people who induced the accident, as an alternative of serving to they had been taking pictures within the again seat after which these pictures made their method again to information desks,” Harry stated.

Information organizations in the UK adhere to the Editors’ Code of Follow. The photographs of Diana’s loss of life had been in clear breach of Clause 4; intrusion into grief or shock. Therefore, they had been by no means printed.

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