"She Was Still Dying": Prince Harry Blasts Paparazzi That Photographed Princess Diana

In the new BBC documentary Diana, 7 Days , Prince Harry says the paparazzi that caused his mother’s fatal car accident took photos of her while she was dying

Meaghan Wray
Prince Harry wearing a blue shirt and black puffer jacket; Inline image.
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It’s been 20 years since Princess Diana died tragically from a car accident. According to Prince Harry—who was 12 at the time of her death—the paparazzi that had chased her car also photographed the princess moments after the crash—while she was still alive, suffering from severe head trauma that eventually claimed her life in a Paris hospital.

In the clip from a new BBC documentary about the princess, Harry, 32, shares his feelings about the traumatic incident. “I think one of the hardest things to come to terms with is the fact that the people that chased her into the tunnel, were the same people that were taking photographs of her while she was still dying on the back of the car,” he said, later adding, “She’d had quite a severe head injury but she was very much still alive … Those people that caused the accident, instead of helping were taking photographs of her dying.”

Both of Diana’s sons open up about the heart-wrenching event that rocked the world in the documentary Diana, 7 Days, which aired August 11. When their mother died, the princes were vacationing with their father Prince William and grandfather Prince Phillip at Balmoral Castle in Scotland.

The documentary discusses the seven days after her death during which the Royal Family broke tradition and protocol, including having a royal funeral for Diana, despite her divorce. The doc also features exclusive interviews with Prince Harry, Prince William and Duchess of Cambridge Kate Middleton.

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