Prince Harry had a hard time admitting the death of Princess Diana as he thought that she would be coming back to get him and Prince William and everything would be better, and that was a recurrent thought until he grew and asked to see the pictures of the terrible car crash in Paris.
The Duke of Sussex’s personal secretary had no option but to abide and show him the pictures of the accident, however, he implored Harry not to look at the details as there was no point to have mental pictures for the rest of his life.
Harry is eternally grateful that he did not see the pictures in detail
Princess Diana was only 36 years old when she was killed in a car crash being aggressively followed by the paparazzi on August 31, 1997.
‘By this point, I was starting to understand the involvement of the paparazzi chasing her and to this day, I will remain eternally grateful for Jamie (his private secretary) for showing me – what he believed I needed to see – but removing the stuff that he knew I didn’t need to see.” Prince Harry commented.
I don’t know where I’d be now if I saw the stuff that I wanted to see, that I demanded to see
Harry elaborated ‘descriptive photographs’ had been removed but in the images he saw the reflection ‘of all the paparazzi in the window’ while his mother lay dying – the idea of which ‘still hurts’.
‘I saw the back of her blonde hair slumped on the back of the seat. There were other photographs, that would probably show my mother’s face and blood. And those, I assume were the ones that Jamie removed. And I’m grateful to him for that,’ the Duke of Sussex commented.
Prince Harry traveled to Paris to visit the tunnel where his mother had died
‘I was looking for evidence that it actually happened, that it was true. But I was also looking for something to hurt, because at that point I was still pretty numb to the whole thing.’ He mentioned as he went to Paris to make sure that Princess Diana was actually gone.
He also elaborated ‘I physically couldn’t see anything. When you’ve actually experienced the same thing, which you assume your mother’s driver was experiencing at the time, then it’s really hard to, I guess, understand how some people have come away with the conclusions of that night.