Trevor Rees-Jones, Princess Diana’s bodyguard, was the only survivor of the fatal accident that killed Lady Di, her boyfriend Dodi Al-Fayed and the driver of the car, Henri Paul.
His life changed radically that August 31, 1997 when the vehicle in which they were traveling crashed into pillar 13 of the Pont de l’Alma tunnel in Paris at a speed of 200 kilometers per hour.
He was the only one who survived the wreckage of iron that Princess Diana‘s car became. Twenty-five years have passed since that night, and this is how he is today.
Here’s how the only survivor of Princess Diana’s accident is doing
Trevor Rees-Jones, now 54 years old, was 29 at the time of the accident. He is married, has two children and lives in Shorpshire, England.
After the accident Rees-Jones had a tough recovery as, despite being the only one with a seatbelt, he suffered severe head injuries that led him to spend 10 days in a coma. In addition, doctors had to reconstruct his face using some 150 pieces of titanium, he suffered from amnesia and could only communicate by writing or whispering.
“Her life is quiet and uneventful. He certainly doesn’t seek publicity or talk about it much,” reports a source consulted by The Sun.
Princess Diana’s bodyguard is one of those who appear in the last pictures released of the princess before her death and is seen occupying the co-driver’s seat in the Mercedes-Benz W140 S-Class.