Bryan Adams admits he tried to save Princess Diana before tragedy struck

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Canadian singer Bryan Adams has shared that he tried to save Princess Diana before her death in 1997. The musician has spoken out about his close relationship with the late royal in an interview with The Times. 

The 64-year old, who wrote a song called Diana in the mid 1980s, was asked about the late royal in a new interview and whether he tried to save her. He replied: “Maybe, a bit. We had a lot of really, really good conversations, I have to tell you. In fact, it’s strange and surreal to think about.

“I really, really liked Diana, she was an amazing woman and a super-great inspiration. Meeting her was truly one of the greatest things that ever happened to me.”

The lyrics to his soundtrack, Diana, included the words: “The day that he married you, I nearly lost my mind. Whatcha doing with a guy like him? […] I’ll bring you lovin’ if you bring your limousine.”

Speaking about the song, Bryan said: “The lyrics to Diana were just laddish humour. And actually the song was inspired by that guy who broke into the Queen’s bedroom and sat on her bed smoking a fag. Anyway, I retired it after Diana died out of respect for her and her boys.”

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Princess Diana died in a car crash in 1997, which was recently adapted in the Netflix hit series The Crown for it’s final season. The highly anticipated show will be coming to a conclusion this month and will explore topics such as Princess Diana’s death and the story behind Prince William meeting Kate Middleton.

The Crown’s fifth season aired a few months following the death of the late Queen Elizabeth II last year. Season six picks up after Princess Diana was invited to go on holiday with Mohamed Al-Fayed in St Tropez in 1997.

However, the show was met with criticism after it showed Princess Diana’s ghost in the immediate aftermath. The show’s creator Peter Morgan has defended the scenes, which do not show the actual car crash. He also said her posthumous appearance was not supposed to be supernatural.

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He told Variety: “I never imagined it as Diana’s ‘ghost’ in the traditional sense. It was her continuing to live vividly in the minds of those she has left behind. Diana was unique, and I suppose that’s what inspired me to find a unique way of representing her. She deserved special treatment narratively.”

Royal expert Richard Fitzwilliams slammed the show for the portrayal of Diana. He told “It was never tasteful to bring The Crown so close to the present day, especially as this meant covering the period of Diana’s death and the public reaction to it.

“It was always going to be extremely controversial and very hurtful to those close to her, especially Princes William and Harry.”

The second part of the final series is due to be released on December 14.

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