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Tony Blair struggled to comprehend the death of Diana minutes after hearing about it

thecheers.org    2008-05-16 09:51:39    

Tony Blair struggled to comprehend the death of Britain's Princess Diana minutes after hearing about her fatal car accident.
Blair - who was the country's Prime Minister when Diana's car crashed into pillar 13 of Paris Pont d'Alma tunnel on August 31st 1997 - was stunned by the news, which he received while on holiday with wife Cherie and their children.

Speaking about the moment, Cherie recalled in her autobiography 'Speaking For Myself': "I watched him as he listened, saying nothing. 'A car crash in Paris,' he said eventually. 'She's in a coma. They don't think she'll pull through.'

"All I heard was Tony repeating, 'I can't believe this. I can't believe this.' "

Cherie also revealed the princess had visited them in Chequers - the official country residence of Britain's prime ministers - with her son Prince William shortly before the accident.

Diana - who was also mother to Prince Harry - had played with the Blairs' daughter, Kathryn, and spoken of her desire for more children, particularly a daughter.

Meanwhile, the inquest into the death of Diana has cost British taxpayers £4.41 million.

The inquest concluded on April 7, with a jury returning a verdict the princess and her lover Dodi Fayed had been unlawfully killed by the negligence of their driver Henri Paul and the paparazzi who followed their car.

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