Royally protected. Princess Diana’s former bodyguard, Lee Sansum, is sharing how he actually feels concerning the late royal’s son Prince Harry not having correct safety in Nice Britain.
“I don’t know what the stumbling block is there … I completely get it when he’s again within the U.Ok.,” Sansum, 60, shared with Us Weekly completely whereas selling his newest e-book, Defending Diana: A Bodyguard’s Story, which can be launched on Tuesday, August 30.
Prince Harry, 37, has spoken brazenly concerning the challenges he’s confronted each throughout his royal tenure and after his February 2021 exit from the British monarchy to amass correct safety for his household whereas in England.
The Duke of Sussex, who employed a personal safety group within the U.S., issued an announcement in January detailing the “menace” he and his household nonetheless face once they return to the U.Ok. Harry shares son Archie, born in 2019, and daughter Lilibet, born in 2021, with spouse Meghan Markle.
“He ought to have safety. I don’t get why he isn’t given it,” Sansum continued concerning the royal whom he as soon as protected as a younger baby.
The writer started serving because the Princess of Wales’ bodyguard by means of his project as safety for her accomplice on the time, Dodi al-Fayed. Sansum famous that it was a “very attention-grabbing query” as to why the U.Ok. native didn’t have royal safety on the time of her loss of life in August 1997 in a automobile crash in Paris.
“Lots of people say she didn’t need it. Persons are saying that she couldn’t have it — I don’t actually know. I can’t touch upon that,” he shared with Us. “With Dodi, we had a implausible safety group — the perfect safety groups I’ve ever labored with, so she simply occurred to get safety.”
He continued: “She was the mom of the inheritor to our throne and you possibly can simply assume … generally I ponder what would’ve occurred. Say she’d have been kidnapped or say one thing would’ve occurred to her … which fairly simply occurred to her.”
The ex-Royal Navy Policeman added that in addition they had “intelligence providers” and “surveillance” watching over the princess in tandem together with her private safety group.
“It was a troublesome state of affairs throughout, however we had two policemen with us from the British police,” he shared. “[I would say] ‘Take a look at the blokes round you — we’ll defend you. Nothing can occur to you.’ I used to be simply making an attempt to calm her down and it had a relaxing impact on her.”
Samsun’s concept to jot down the e-book happened throughout the pandemic as he thought-about his “legacy” and the story he would go away behind for his kids.
“We stored saying ‘There’s sufficient [information] for 2 books in right here,’” he revealed to Us. “Clearly my time with the princess was [for only] a brief interval, however it had an even bigger influence on my life ceaselessly — which was [the case] for lots of people. I feel as a result of the twenty fifth anniversary of her loss of life is developing quickly … individuals are within the princess everywhere in the world.”
With reporting by Christina Garibaldi