Princess Diana's final words were revealed on Good Morning Britain today (August 31).
To mark the 20th anniversary of her tragic death, Xavier Gourmelon, the French firefighter that tried to save her from the crash, spoke out about that devastating night.
Remembering back to when he arrived on the scene, he explained that none of the rescue team were aware that it was Diana trapped inside the vehicle.
"Nobody knew it was her, nobody had recognized her," he said. "As I approached, I saw there was a blonde person."
Xavier explained that Diana then momentarily regained consciousness when she saw him and she spoke her final words.
"She looked at me and said, 'Oh my God, what is happening?'" he continued. "She was bit agitated and I tried to calm her down and tell her we would look after her but she fell into a coma again. We then took her out of the car and put her on a stretcher. At that moment, the doctor said she was in cardiac arrest so we gave her CPR and after 20 seconds she regained consciousness."
Despite the attempts to save her, Diana's injuries were too severe; her heart had been displaced to the right side of her chest, which tore the pulmonary vein and the pericardium.
She died at 4 a.m. on Sunday, August 31, 1997, and the news was revealed two hours later.
"It was ordinary in terms of our involvement as firefighters," added Xavier, "but it was extraordinary because of the person involved. Otherwise, it was an accident like any other."
From: Digital Spy
This story originally appeared on Townandcountrymag.com.
* Minor edits have been made by the Townandcountry.ph editors.