It’s hard to believe that it’s been 25 years since the world lost Diana, Princess of Wales. The time that has passed seems to have stood still.
In 1997, the ex-wife of Prince Charles and her partner Dodi Fayed were killed in a car accident in Paris; nevertheless, ever since then, conspiracy theorists have sought to discredit the official account of the events that transpired.
The words that Princess Diana said in her last moments have reportedly been published in a British newspaper called the Daily Star… by the same fireman who was attempting to save her life at the time.
After a car driving 152 miles per hour collided in the Pont de I’Alma tunnel in Paris, Xavier Gourmelon was one of the first emergency service responders to arrive at the site. Diana was a passenger in the car.
Gourmelon, who is now in his 50s, arrived at Diana’s side in the minutes immediately after the accident. He was there to hear what would turn out to be the late princess’s last words.
When the fireman first arrived to the site, it would seem that he was unaware of who was inside the vehicle. According to the Daily Star, he was quoted as saying:
“The car was in a mess and we just dealt with it like any road accident.”
“For me, this was just a typical traffic accident; it was one of the numerous that emergency services had to deal with, and it was due to the typical reasons, namely speeding and a drunk driver…”
I could tell that she had a little injury to her right shoulder, but other than that, there was nothing notable about her appearance. There was not the slightest trace of blood anywhere on her.”
“I calmed her and held her hand while telling her to be cool and stay motionless. I also informed her that I was there to help her.”
The final words said by Princess Diana
When the accident happened, Diana was in the back of a Mercedes S-280 with Dodi Fayed, who is the son of Egyptian billionaire Mohamed Al-Fayed.
Both her bodyguard Trevor Rees-Jones and her driver Henri Paul were seated in the front passenger seat of the vehicle.
When the fireman known as Gourmelon arrived to the scene, the princess was awake and responsive. He says her last words were: “My God, what’s happened?”
After being brought to the Pitie-Salpetriere hospital in the center of Paris, she was declared dead a few hours later on August 31, 1997. The hospital was later named after Princess Diana.
After Diana was transported to the hospital in Pitie-Salpetriere, Xavier Gourmelon returned to the fire station, where he was working a double weekend shift, to check on the progress of his shift.
Gourmelon told The Sun he was sure Diana would live.
“If I’m being really honest, I assumed she would live. When she was in the ambulance, as far as I knew, she was still alive, and I had every expectation that she would survive. But I learned later that she had passed away in the hospital.
According to the official report, the princess had died from major internal injuries as well as a broken blood artery adjacent to her heart, which led to internal bleeding. These factors contributed to her death.
This has been called into question on several occasions over the course of the years, with Mohamed Al-Fayed going so far as to claim that his son and Princess Diana were murdered by representatives of M16.
The lovely and sympathetic personality that Princess Diana had is something that we continue to miss even now. If she were still around, everything in the world would be in a much better place.