First medic at the scene of Diana’s fatal crash ‘didn’t recognise’ her

The first doctor at the scene of the car crash that killed Diana, Princess of Wales, has said he “didn’t recognise” her as he tried to treat her.

French medic Frederic Mailliez is still marked by what happened in the Alma Tunnel in Paris on 31 August 1997, and the realisation that he was one of the last people to see Diana alive.

“I didn’t realise that the young lady was Princess Diana, one of the most famous women in the world,” Mr Mailliez said.

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