Diana Death: How Did She Die And What Were Her Last Words?

There are still many unanswered issues regarding Princess Diana death, including how it occurred and what caused it, more than two decades after she passed away. Princess Diana, the ex-wife of Prince Charles and the mother of Princes William and Harry, passed away on August 31, 1997.

Who Was Diana?

Lady Diana Frances Spencer, later known as Diana, Princess of Wales, was born on July 1, 1961, at Park House in the Norfolk town of Sandringham. She was the youngest child of the late Hon. Mrs. Shand-Kydd, a descendant of the 4th Baron Fermoy, and the late Viscount and Viscountess Althorp, now the late (8th) Earl Spencer. She was referred to as The Honourable Diana Spencer prior to her father acquiring the Earldom.

From 1950 to 1952, Viscount Althorp served as George VI’s equerry. From 1952 to 1954, he served as The Queen’s equerry. The 1954 wedding of Lady Diana’s parents ended in divorce in 1969 after their separation in 1967. In 1976, Earl Spencer wed Raine, Countess of Dartmouth.

Diana continued to reside with her father at Park House, Sandringham, together with her two older sisters Sarah (born 1955), Jane (born 1957), and her brother Charles (born 1964), up until the passing of her grandpa, the 7th Earl Spencer. The family relocated to the Spencer seat at Althorp in 1975, a historic residence built in 1508, located in Northamptonshire, a region of the English Midlands.

After completing her preparatory education at Riddlesworth Hall in Diss, Norfolk, Lady Diana enrolled as a boarder at West Heath in 1974, a school close to Sevenoaks, Kent. She excelled in music (she is an exceptional pianist) and domestic science at school and won the prize for the student who helped the school and her classmates the most.

She moved away from West Heath in 1977 and enrolled in finishing school at the Institut Alpin Videmanette in Rougemont, Switzerland. She left this institution at the end of the 1978 spring semester. She relocated to a London apartment in Coleherne Court the next year. She worked as a kindergarten teacher at the Young England School in Pimlico for a while also caring for an American couple’s child.

It was formally announced on February 24, 1981, that Lady Diana will wed Prince of Wales. Their families had known one another for many years as neighbors at Sandringham up until 1975, and Lady Diana and The Prince had reconnected when he was invited to a weekend in Althorp in November 1977.

Diana Death

After being chased by paparazzi, Princess Diana‘s car collided in the Pont de l’Alma tunnel in Paris, France, early on August 31, 1997, killing her. She had a 36-year-old age. Both the driver of the Mercedes-Benz W140, Henri Paul, and her reported boyfriend, Egyptian millionaire Emad “Dodi” Fayed, were declared dead at the site.

Trevor Rees-Jones, Diana’s bodyguard, made it through the collision with severe wounds. Diana, who was in critical but still alive condition at the scene of the collision, was taken to the Pitie-Salpetriere Hospital, where she passed away. Diana allegedly sustained severe chest injuries, a fractured arm, a wounded thigh, and a concussion. Diana underwent a two-hour procedure to try to rescue her, but the physicians were unable to restore Diana’s heartbeat, and she never recovered consciousness. The internal bleeding caused her death on August 31, 1997, at 4:53 a.m.

Diana Cause Of Death

The leading British forensic pathologist revealed that Diana died from a small, poorly placed tear in the vein of her lung in the 2019 book, Unnatural Causes. Shepherd stated in his book that “her specific injury is so uncommon that I don’t believe I’ve seen another in my entire career.”

She most likely would have made an appearance in public two days later with a black eye, possibly feeling a little out of breath from the fractured ribs, and with a broken arm in a sling if she hadn’t been restrained.

What Were Diana Last Words?

Dr. Frederic Mailliez, an EMT who was driving through the tunnel at the time of the collision, confirmed that Diana woke up in pain in Tina Brown’s book, The Diana Chronicles. Mailliez informed Brown, “She kept expressing how badly she ached.”

Diana’s final words, as reported by Sergeant Xavier Gourmelon, who oversaw the response team in Paris, in an interview with The Independent in 2018 were: “My God, what’s happened?”

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