Following Princess Diana’s fatal 1997 car crash, then lead investigator Lord John Stevens remembered speaking with her two sons, Prince William and Prince Harry, about her death, Us Weekly reported.
“Yes, of course, it was a difficult thing [to do],” Stevens, 79, said, while promoting Discovery+’s The Diana Investigations docuseries. “So, I went along with two other people who were part of the investigation [including a] detective inspector, and [when we were] outside the door [at Kensington Palace], it was said, ‘No, they only wanna see you,’ that’s me.”
He added: “So, I went in there and we had … over an hour, probably, I can’t remember exactly how long. I outlined what the conclusions were for about 10 or 15 minutes and then the rest of the time was them asking me questions, which you’d expect because they didn’t know the circumstances of their mother’s death, where [and] when she’d died, what did she say and, and beyond that, I don’t wanna declare what the conversations were.”
Stevens—a former police chief who led the years-long investigation into Diana’s death—called their discussions “very emotional” for both the Duke of Cambridge, now 40, and the Duke of Sussex, now 37.
“I have to say, I was quite emotional about it myself,” he told Us on Tuesday, noting Diana’s sons were upset by the circumstances of her death. “What they were angry about, they declared it publicly, were the paparazzi who they thought were very much behind what had taken place by chasing the car and making the car or inducing the car to go at 75 miles an hour. They weren’t too happy about that. I can tell you.”
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