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The firefighter who tried to save Princess Diana

Today is the 20th anniversary since the death of Princess Diana, and the firefighter who was the last person to see her alive spoke exclusively to Good Morning Britain.

Xavier Gournmelon arrived at the crash scene within three minutes, held Diana’s hand when she was in the back of the car, and heard her final words.

Speaking to GMB correspondent Jonathan Swain, Xavier said: “Nobody knew it was her, no-one had recognised her. As I approached, there was a blonde person sitting on the floor, she regained consciousness and looked at me and said, ‘oh my god what’s happened’."

He continued: “[She was] A bit agitated, I tried to calm her down and tell her we’d look after her and she fell into a coma again."

Mr Gournmelon said he was shocked and saddened to hear that Diana had died - he thought she would survive.

Prince William and Harry at the Golden Gates of Kensington Palace, London

On Wednesday, the Duke of Cambridge and Prince Harry toured their mother's former home in Kensington Palace and laid flowers on behalf of well-wishers.

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