AceShowbiz - Prince William has opened up about Princess Diana's struggle in dealing with photographers who always followed her around. William expresses his anger at those photographers and calls them "a pack of dogs."
He reveals that Diana often cried due to the unwanted attention from the press. "Very sadly, a lot of my memories revolve around trying to cheer her up," he says on BBC documentary "Diana, 7 Days". "I believe she cried more to do with the press intrusion than anything else in her life. The impact it was having on her that we would then see and feel was very difficult to understand."
"Every single time she went out there'd be a pack of people waiting for her. I mean a pack of dogs, followed her, chased her, harassed her, called her names, spat at her, trying to get a reaction, to get that photograph of her lashing out, get her upset," William snarks. "We'd go looking for her, to talk to her, to play and she'd be crying - and when that was the case, it was to do with the press."
"She'd had a confrontation with photographers on the way to the gym or on the way outside just trying to do day-to-day stuff," he continues. "The damage for me, being a little boy being 8, 9, 10 and wanting to protect your mother and finding it very difficult seeing her upset."
Prince Harry then shares that Diana once lost her patience and confronted the photographers. "One of those really hard bad memories we were on the way to a tennis lesson," he recalls. "She was so fed up with being chased by guys in cars and motor bikes that she stopped a car on a side street, on the way to the Harbour Club, jumped out of the car, and went running up to these guys and shouted and screamed at them while they took photographs of her."
Photographers continued to bother Diana until the day of her death, when she was involved in a car accident while being chased by them. "One of the hardest things to come to terms with is the fact that the people who chased her into the tunnel were the same people that were taking photographs of her while she was still dying on the back seat of the car," Harry says.
"She had quite a severe head injury but was still very much alive on the back seat and those who caused the accident instead of helping were taking photographs of her dying," he goes on saying. "And then those photographs made their way back to news desks in this country."
"Diana, 7 Days" is set to air in the United States on September 1 on NBC.