Princess Diana (1961-1997) died 25 years ago at the age of 36. In the car accident in Paris on the night of August 31, 1997, three other people were in the car in addition to the mother of Prince William (40) and Prince Harry (37). Her boyfriend at the time, Dodi Al-Fayed (1955-1997) and the driver of the car, Henri Paul (1956-1997), died at the scene of the accident. Trevor Rees-Jones (54) was seriously injured in a hospital in Paris. Al-Fayed's bodyguard at the time suffered a serious head injury in the accident and can hardly remember any details.
After the car accident, Rees-Jones was in the hospital for several weeks, including ten days in an induced coma. Numerous bones were broken or shattered in his face. A French oral surgeon reconstructed the face using family photos. The doctors are said to have used 150 pieces of titanium for this, among other things. Within a year, the bodyguard is said to have been hardly visible from the accident.
With the help of a ghostwriter, Trevor Rees-Jones then wrote a book about the accident, published in 2000, entitled The Bodyguard's Story: Diana, the Crash, and the Sole Survivor , the accident and the sole survivor"). He wanted to put an end to the bizarre stories and conspiracy theories surrounding the events of August 31, 1997. In the book, he stated that he had little memory of the accident. According to British media reports, he is said to have married a second time in 2003, and shortly before the accident in Paris he had separated from his first wife.
The former bodyguard, who was born in Germany in 1968 to a British army doctor and a nurse and spent the first ten years of his life there, has since retired from the public eye. As the British "Daily Mail" reported in June 2021, he is said to be working as head of security for a large pharmaceutical company. Before that, he worked for the United Nations and for a US-based oil company, among others.
According to The Sun, Trevor Rees-Jones now lives a secluded life in England with his wife and two children. An unnamed source told the paper that Trevor lives a "peaceful" and "quiet" life. According to the insider, he hardly speaks about the accident anymore.