Surprising Moments From Prince Harry’s Interview With Tom Bradby

Prince Harry said he went through the same tunnel in Paris where Princess Diana died in a car accident.

Prince Charles, Prince William, Princess Diana, and Prince Harry attend a ceremony in Hyde Park to mark the 50th anniversary of VE Day on May 7, 1995.

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Harry’s mother, Princess Diana, died from injuries sustained in a car crash in Paris on August 31, 1997. Harry was 12 years old when she died.

Speaking in the ITV interview, Harry said Diana had been chased by paparazzi before the crash, and that photographers did nothing to help her, instead choosing to take photos of her after the accident.

In an excerpt from the audiobook version of “Spare,” which was shared in the ITV interview, Harry said he requested to be driven in a car through the same tunnel where Diana’s crash occurred at the same speed.

“Quietly, I said, ‘Is that all of it?’ It’s nothing, just a straight tunnel. I almost imagined the tunnel as some treacherous passageway, inherently dangerous. It was just a short, simple, no-frills tunnel. No reason anyone should die inside it,” Harry wrote.

Harry didn’t specify what age he was when he was driven through the tunnel, but he said in the ITV interview that he was old enough to drive at the time.