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23rd Aug 2017

Prince Harry speaks out about paparazzi’s role in Diana’s death

He condemned them for "taking photos of her dying on the back seat."

Jade Hayden

Princess Diana

Prince Harry has spoken out about the paparazzi’s role in Princess Diana’s death.

He has criticised the actions of those who continued to take pictures of his mum as she bled to death instead of getting help.

In Diana, 7 Days, a new documentary for the BBC, the 31-year-old said that the circumstances around Diana’s death were very hard to come to terms with.

“I think one of the hardest things (…) 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 backseat of the car.”

Harry also stated that, as a child, it was difficult knowing that the photographs the paparazzi took were being sent to news organisations in the UK.

“She’d had quite a severe head injury but she was very much still alive on the back seat, and those people that caused the accident, instead of helping, were taking photographs of her dying on the back seat and then those photographs made their way back to news desks in this country.”

Prince Harry

Diana was killed in 1997 in a car crash in Paris. She was just 36-years-old.

In 2008, an inquest revealed that her driver and the paparazzi were to blame for the accident.

Harry also admitted that walking behind Diana’s coffin at his mum’s funeral was “one of the hardest things” he has ever done.

He also made reference to his father’s strength during that time, saying that Prince Charles was always there for him and Prince William.

“How you deal with that I don’t know but, you know, he was there for us,” he said.

Diana, 7 Days will air on Sunday evening on BBC One at 7.30pm.