Princess Diana planned to move to the United States without her children weeks before she died, one of her former bodyguards has claimed.
According to information from DailyMail, former security agent Lee Sansum revealed in his memoir, ‘Protecting Diana: A Bodyguard’s Story’, that the princess was about to tell the paparazzi about her plans to protect the princes William. and Harry from the spotlight while on vacation with her and her boyfriend, Dodi Al-Fayed, in Saint Tropez in July 1997.
Lee said, “He told me, ‘There’s nothing I can do in the UK. The newspapers over there attack me whatever I do.’ Then he told me, ‘I want to go to America and live there to get away from all that. At least in the United States they love me and leave me alone.
According to the site, Lee remembers asking Diana if her children would join her, to which she replied that she would never be allowed to take them away from her royal duties.
Diana, who died 25 years ago at 36, reportedly said: “I’ll probably only be able to see them during school holidays.”
The former military contractor is also said to have refuted claims in his book that Diana was mentally unstable in the weeks before her fatal accident in a Paris tunnel on August 31, 1997, in which Dodi, 42, also died. years.
“I can say that I spent 10 days around her and that she was one of the most balanced people I have ever met. I should know. I am trained to detect if someone is unbalanced, it is part of my job.”
Lee, 60, was spared death or maimed for life in the princess’s accident, as he and other bodyguards raffled who would accompany her in her Mercedes on the night of her death.
Her bodyguard friend, Trevor Rees-Jones, now 54, was the sole survivor of the collision as, unlike Diana, he was wearing a seatbelt, but had to undergo a lengthy operation to recover after suffering terrible injuries to his entire body in the accident.