In a royal update this week, the late Princess Diana’s former bodyguard shared his feelings about her untimely death and said he believes she would be alive today if he had been on duty the day she died.
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex will travel to the UK in September to visit Queen Elizabeth II and other members of the royal family, while Princess Anne celebrates her 72nd birthday.
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle will return to the UK next month
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex have confirmed their plans to travel to the UK next month to attend some charity events in England.
The couple were last in the UK in June to take part in the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee celebrations over the weekend.
Harry and Meghan brought their two children, Archie and Lilibeth, with them, and this trip was the first time the 96-year-old monarch, as well as her son Prince Charles, had the opportunity to meet Lilibeth.
It is not yet confirmed whether the couple will visit Buckingham Palace to visit the Queen, but it is expected that the couple plans to further mend and maintain their relationship with members of the royal family.
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Princess Diana’s former bodyguard believes she would still be alive if he had been in the service
Lee Sansum, a former bodyguard for Princess Diana and her partner Dodi Fayed, has revealed that she and Dodi would be alive if he had been in the car on the day they died in a fatal car crash.
Talking to The sunSansum said if he had been in the car with them, they would probably be alive today because he would have made sure they were wearing seat belts.
“I could have been in that car. We drew straws to find out who will be accompanying Trevor this weekend. I pulled the match and it was long.
“When I found out they weren’t wearing seat belts in the crash, I understood why they didn’t survive. This should not have happened,” said Sansum.
Sansum then explained that it was common practice for the family to wear seat belts, but Dodi always hated wearing them, even when his father ordered them to wear them.
“It was common practice for the family to fasten their seat belts. It was an order sent from the boss, Dodi’s father, Mohammed Faid. Dodi in particular hated wearing seat belts and I always insisted on it,” Sansum said.
Sansum also revealed that Diana once confided in him, expressing her fears of being killed one day.
“I also saw her in tears when she learned about the murder of her friend, fashion designer Gianni Versace. She confided in me her fears that one day she might be killed. She asked if I thought his killing outside the house was professional.
“I thought so. Then she said something that has always stuck with me: “Do you think they’ll do this to me?” She was really shaking, and it was clear from her tone that she really thought they could, whoever ‘they’ were,” Lee Sansum said.
Princess Anne is celebrating her 72nd birthday
Queen Elizabeth II’s daughter Anne, Princess Royal, turned 72 on Monday, August 15.
The Queen paid tribute to her daughter on social media by sharing a photo of Princess Anne and wishing her a happy birthday in the caption of the post.
“Happy birthday to the Princess Royal,” the royal family’s official Twitter page said.
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge also wished Her Royal Highness a happy birthday on their joint Instagram account.
“Happy birthday to the Princess Royal,” said Kate and William.
The 72-year-old royal’s brother, Prince Charles, as well as his wife, Duchess Camilla, also attended the birthday celebration and shared their birthday wishes for the princess through their Instagram stories.
“Happy birthday Princess Royal,” the couple said.