Princess Diana's Butler Reveals the Heartbreaking Last Words She Said to Him Before She Died

"She was surrounded by loneliness."

Princess Diana
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Diana's confidante and butler of ten years, Paul Burrell, recently opened up about the last conversation he had with the "the people's princess" before she tragically died in Paris on August 31, 1997.

On Celebrity Big Brother, Burrell revealed that prior to leaving for Paris, where she was killed in a car crash, at the side of Dodi Al-Fayed, she seemed morose. 

He shared that she she was surrounded by "desperation" and "loneliness." Before she departed, she asked him, "You will be there when I get back won't you?" in a dejected tone that concerned him. 

In his tell-all book, The Way We Were, Burrell added that although it was suspected that Dodi and Diana had a great romance, that was mere speculation. 

"The true love of her life, her soul mate, was a heart surgeon called Hasnet Khan," Burrell told ABC News. "She met him while she was visiting someone in the Royal Brompton Hospital. The elevator was about to close and someone stuck their foot in it. The doors opened and she looked into his eyes and said, 'I knew there and then.'"

Ironically, Burrell says that Khan was "the one man that could have helped her the day she died." A few days after her car accident, Khan called him, devastated, saying that he wish he had the chance to perform the procedure on her ruptured aorta.

Burrell says Khan called him crying, "I could have saved her! I could have saved her!"

[H/T The Mirror

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