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Prince Harry “concentrated intensely” on Diana’s final hours
Prince Harry is reportedly researching the final hours of his mother Princess Diana’s life for his forthcoming memoir.
That Sun reports that “official legal sources in Paris” have revealed that Harry’s investigators have been contacted for information about the car accident on the Pont d’Alma in Paris that killed Diana on August 31, 1997.
A source involved in the original crash investigation told dem Sun: “There have been indications that Prince Harry is intensely focused on getting more information about his mother’s death. There are many people in France who remember the tragic night. It’s only natural that Diana’s son would want to know more about this for his book.”
That Sun said it asked Harry for comment.
In advance of the 25th On the anniversary of Diana’s death, all eyes are once again turning to the car accident that killed her – and, inevitably, to all the conflicting theories surrounding the causes and her death. Was it, as the official verdict from 2008 put it, a combination of paparazzi pursuit and careless driving by chauffeur Henri Paul, or do the many conspiracy theories that have proliferated since then have something to offer?
One of Princess Diana’s ex-bodyguards, Lee Sansum, tells the story Sun that he and other guards had drawn straws to escort bodyguard Trevor Rees-Jones that day. (Rees-Jones, now 54, was the sole survivor of the crash.)
“When I found out they weren’t wearing their seat belts in the accident, I understood why they didn’t survive,” Sansum, nicknamed “Rambo” by Diana, told the newspaper. “That should not have happened. It was customary for the family to wear seat belts. It was an order from the boss, Dodi’s father, Mohamed Al-Fayed. Dodi in particular hated wearing seat belts and I always insisted on it.”
“She said something I’ll always remember: ‘Do you think they’re going to do this to me?’ She was shaking, and it was clear from her tone that she really thought they might, whoever “they” might be.”
— Lee Sansum
Sansum had acted as bodyguards for Diana and Dodi that summer in St Tropez. “She was happy on this vacation,” Sansum said Sun. “But I also saw her in tears when she found out about the murder of her boyfriend, the fashion designer Gianni Versace. She confided in me her own fears that one day she might be murdered. She asked if I think his murder outside his home was a professional homicide. I thought it would be. Then she said something I will always remember: ‘Do you think they will do this to me?’ She was shaking, and it was clear from her tone that she really thought they might, whoever “they” might be.
“I spent some time reassuring her that no one was going to try to kill her and that she was safe with us, but she definitely thought there was a risk that she might one day be murdered.”
Diana also told Sansum that she wanted to live in America with Dodi. “She didn’t want to, but that was the only place she felt like people weren’t attacking her. It was probably her way of staying sane to get a break.”
Sansum believes her plan influenced Harry to live with Meghan in California. “This trauma happened when the building blocks for life were being formulated. His mother saw America as a haven. From then on he will fall back on his experience.”
Sansum said one day in the UK, on a counter-surveillance drive near the Al Fayed home in Surrey, he saw a former SAS colleague who now works in the Special Reconnaissance Unit. “We were generally followed by MI5 but this was the first time we’ve seen a Special Forces guy. We thought, “They’ve upped their game.”
“I believe that security officers who were following Diana, possibly British or a combined British-French team, either accidentally caused the accident or were in close proximity to the car when it happened.”
— Lee Sansum
“A witness who was driving a car traveling in front of the Mercedes in Paris on the night of the accident told the inquest that just seconds before the accident he saw a high-powered motorcycle overtaking the car. Another witness, driving in the opposite direction, saw a second motorcycle swerve to avoid smoke and debris, then exit the tunnel without stopping. The riders of these bikes were never found – and that’s no coincidence.
“I believe that security officers who were following Diana, possibly British or a combined British-French team, either accidentally caused the accident or were in close proximity to the car when it happened. If they had known MI6 agents were right next to the Mercedes at the critical moment, a lot of people would have blamed them and that would have been a huge scandal.”
Meanwhile, a new documentary, due to launch in the UK on August 21, will re-analyze the circumstances surrounding the crash. Henry Singer, executive producer of Investigation of Diana: Death in Paristold The Sun: “We hope it puts the conspiracy theories to rest.” Officers from France’s Criminal Brigade and London’s Metropolitan Police will appear.
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Movie Prince Andrew “binge eating”
Prince Andrew, who accepted the perks of his friendship with Jeffrey Epstein even when he was actually convicted of child molestation claims he never met Virginia Giuffre but paid her millions of dollars to back her claims that he raped her, to settle, whines about plans to dramatize the incredible interview that eventually exposes him as an arrogant fool.
Andrew’s camp opposes plans to make not one, but two films about the extraordinary news night Interview in which he revealed his real problem was being “too honorable” and invited Ghislaine Maxwell and Jeffrey Epstein to the Queen’s country house for a “simple weekend of filming”.
Andrew seems upset that people are still wanting to talk about his death after it was revealed that interviewer Emily Maitlis is working on a film of the interview she conducted. It has already been revealed that producer Sam McAlister’s account of the interview will be made into a film entitled ” scoop. That Sunday times said Maitlis, 51, is working on a “three-part miniseries for a leading streaming service.”
Royal sources say so Sunday times today that the projects amounted to a “feeding frenzy”.
This was announced by a source close to the duke Times and The Daily Beast: “This latest exploitation of a book and now a film for financial reasons at a very difficult time for the family is unwelcome. Not least because the description of the events before and around the interview seems to have elements of dramatic freedom.”
Does Andrew accuse other people of lying? Is Andrew really trying to imply that it is in fact the media to blame for the “very difficult time” the Queen and Andrews’ ex-wife and children have had to go through as a result of his own disgraceful behavior?
Prince William’s ‘powerful’ advice on grief
When Prince William visited the home of Deborah James, an inspirational colon cancer campaigner who died in June, he gave her children “powerful advice” derived from his experience of losing his own mother.
In conversation with the TimesJames’ husband, Sebastien Bowen, recalled William’s visit taking place before her death.
“He’s obviously been going through similar grief over the loss of his mother, so he gave the kids some powerful advice that will stay with them forever.”
— Sebastian Bowen
He said: “There was a time when I opened the door to Prince William, who had come to give Deborah a dameship. He felt like a friend, but he was the future king. That was bizarre. He was so relaxed; he came and sat in the garden and drank champagne with the family. Deborah had a glass of champagne, a glass of wine, and a glass of sherry in front of her. She hadn’t had a drink in months, and the first thing William said was, “I’m glad to see you’re triple-parked.” That was an instant icebreaker. He’s obviously been going through similar grief over the loss of his mother, so he gave the kids some powerful advice that will stay with them forever.”
He also recounted what happened when he received a call from the Prime Minister’s office telling him that Deborah was about to be made a dame.
“I got a call from number 10 [Downing Street] the day before. They explained the formal way of telling her and I was so nervous that she thought something terrible must have happened. She looked at me and said, “I’m about to die. What else could go wrong?’”
Yes, there really is an aristocratic DJ collective
Sarah Ferguson bought her new London flat from an upper class DJ named Sebastian Macdonald-Hall, who goes by the stage name Sebastian MDH.
He’s part of what the Times rather beautifully described as “an aristocratic DJ collective called Housekeeping” whose logo is “an image of a scantily clad maid”. Another member is Jacobi Anstruther-Gough-Calthorpe, brother of Cressida Bonas, Prince Harry’s former girlfriend, who goes by the name Jacobi AGC.
A neighbor said so Times: “Sebastian was a nice guy, but we had to talk to him a few times about the parties he threw that would last all night.”
This week in royal history
Happy birthday to the royalist’s favorite queen, Princess Anne. She will be 72 years old on August 15th, and is eminently regal for a number of reasons, but mostly because she’s so resolutely swum the tide of celebrity, fashion and flash for so many years. Is she unpleasant-rude, or doesn’t suffer-fools-like briskly? Who knows. But out with those “Naff off!” shirts to celebrate now.
Prepare for a media spree about Diana’s car accident – and what caused it – as she turned 25th The day of her death is approaching. The mystery surrounding the Queen’s health continues to deepen as Buckingham Palace continues to deal with Her Majesty’s illnesses and well-being as decently as possible.
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https://www.thedailybeast.com/prince-harry-intensely-focused-on-researching-princess-dianas-death-for-his-memoir?source=articles&via=rss Prince Harry is “intensely” focused on researching Princess Diana’s death for his memoir