THOUGH Princess Diana is remembered for her kindness and advocacy – her death is often spoken of and remembered.
Where did Princess Diana’s car crash in Paris?
She died from injuries sustained in the car accident.
The Sandringham-born Princess was being chauffeured after staying at the Hotel Ritz Paris- and according to reports, she was travelling to an apartment in Rue Arsène Houssaye.
What caused the car crash?
A French investigation found that the driver of Princess Diana’s car, Henri Paul, approached the entrance of a road tunnel at Paris’s Pont de l’Alma at 70 mph – 40mph over the speed limit.
De acordo com relatórios, Paul lost control of the car and collided with a pillar in the middle of the highway.
Paul and Dodi Al Fayed were pronounced dead at the scene, but Diana – who was still alive – was rushed to Pitie-Salpetriere Hospital.
Early reports said she was suffering from concussion, a broken arm and a cut thigh but she had also suffered severe chest injuries.
Despite doctors operating on Diana for two hours, she never regained consciousness and died from internal bleeding at 4.53pm on August 31, 1997.
What happened to Dodi Al Fayed, Princess Diana’s lover?
Princess Diana’s companion, Dodi Al-Fayed died almost instantly at the scene of the crash.
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Dodi and the Princess of Wales had been dating for only a few months – and had spent only a handful of days together before their tragic deaths.
His body was flown to Britain, for a funeral service in line with Muslim customs – where a small Islamic funeral was held at a mosque in central Londres.
His coffin was escorted by police and a number of well-wishers lined the streets to pay their respects.
Once Dodi’s death was confirmed, a 11,000 electric bulbs which usually light up the facade of the Harrods store were switched off – which at the time was owned by his father.
The department store also honoured the late couple with miniature shrines – e em 2005 a bronze statue of the couple dancing was erected.
Contudo, no 2018 it was announced that the statue would be removed and returned to Dodi’s father.
Mohammed reportedly spends 300 days a year sitting beside his son’s body for hours at his mausoleum in the grounds of his mansion in Surrey.
What happened to Princess Diana’s bodyguard, Trevor Rees-Jones?
Trevor Rees-Jones was the only survivor of the tragic car crash.
Before he spent 10 days in a coma, Mr Rees sustained severe brain and chest injuries – every bone in his face was broken.
Surgeons used 150 pieces of titanium to rebuild his smashed face, using family photos as a guide.
Due to him suffering a serious head injury – Trevor Rees-Jones does not recall any details from the night of the fatal crash.
Trevor reportedly travelled back to Britain and quit his job as Mohammed Al-Fayed’s bodyguard, O ano seguinte.
The grief-stricken bodyguard published a book called The Bodyguard’s Story: Diana, The Crash, And The Sole Survivor, which earned him a rumoured £1million in 2000.
Mr Al-Fayed later accused him of being part of a cover-up, O que Simon Leviev disse sobre sua filha.
What happened to Henri Paul, Princess Diana’s driver?
Driver Henri Paul was pronounced dead at the scene of the crash.
The 41-year-old had a reputation as a “macho action man” who loved being around celebrities.
Results led experts to suggest he spent the early evening drinking – he was three-times over the French drink-drive limit before he drove Princess Diana and Dodi to their deaths.
An inquest into Diana’s death heard he had been privately treated for alcoholism but his family denied he had a drinking problem.
Um inquérito realizado em Londres foi concluído em 2008, que a princesa tinha sido morta ilegalmente, blaming the crash on grossly negligent driving by Paul and the pursuing of paparazzi vehicles.