Princess Diana's Bodyguard Gets Painfully Real About the Horror of Her Death

Princess Diana and Ken WharfeThis woman's untimely death is still mourned by millions. Now, almost 20 years later, Princess Diana's bodyguard Ken Wharfe is revealing who he blames for the deaths of the beloved Princess of Wales, her boyfriend, Dodi Fayed, and driver Henri Paul. The only survivor was Diana's bodyguard Trevor Rees-Jones. Consider that a clue. 


Wharfe, who gave up his royal post in 1993, is pointing the finger at Diana's security team for not stopping the papparazzi's pursuit of the princess through the streets of Paris. 

In his updated memoir, which has been excerpted by the Daily Mail, Wharfe writes, "I am still angry beyond words that this team of 'bodyguards' let her come to harm."

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The former bodyguard claims that Rees-Jones, who was hired by Fayed's family, was never properly informed by police and also believed he was going to be able to beat the papparazzi -- hubris which ultimately cost the mom of princes William and Harry her life. 

Wharfe goes so far as to write:

I can say with certainty, drawing on decades of police experience, that Diana's death was not murder but a dreadful accident that should have been avoided. She was not the victim of shadowy figures who regarded her as an embarrassment to the Establishment, but of her boyfriend's erratic behavior and her bodyguard's mistakes.

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It's heartbreaking to think that this tragedy could've been avoided. It's natural for Wharfe to want to believe if only he'd been on duty he could've saved "the People's Princess" from peril. There's no way to know if that would've been the case. 

Nothing can bring Diana back. We just hope the young royals remain safe and free of the hounding that plagued Diana in her life.




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