Diana’s driver Colin Tebbutt was one of the Princess‘s most trusted aidesHe went to hospital shortly after her death and took care of practicalitiesLined windows with blankets so people could not see in and brought in fansHe and Paul Burrell set up a make-shift morgue when he went to collect body
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He lined the windows with blankets so people could not see in and brought in fans to lower the temperature in the stifling room following her death in August 1997.
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Speaking about seeing Diana in hospital, he added: ‘It’s very difficult and emotional to see a person lying in a bed and not in a mortuary.
‘I had to turn away, think about it and then grip myself back and get on with what I was doing.’
Diana, pictured in 1992, died in a car crash in Paris 20 years ago in August 1997
‘It didn’t seem as if they knew which room to look for at that stage, and I asked for blankets to hang up at the window, so nobody could see in.’
‘I noticed her hair was moving — which was the breeze from the fans of course — but for just a fraction of a second I thought, ‘Is she alive?’ which was a silly thing to think.
‘Having been on top of everything until then, I had to turn away and take 30 seconds to myself, as a personal emotional moment.’
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