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Teenage son of Princess Diana's lady-in-waiting dies

The teenage son of Princess Diana’s lady-in-waiting has died while free-diving at a luxury Greek resort.

The body of Harry Byatt, 19, was found on the seabed off the coast of Zakynthos.

The alarm had been raised five minutes after the Oxford Brookes University student dived into the Ionian Sea using a mermaid-style monofin and snorkel and did not resurface.

Harry Byatt was the son of one of Diana's ladies-in-waiting, and was working as a watersports instructor in Zakynthos

Harry Byatt was the son of one of Diana's ladies-in-waiting, and was working as a watersports instructor in Zakynthos

Diana with Alexandra, in blue, her childhood friend who was her lady-in-waiting from 1991-1997

Diana with Alexandra, in blue, her childhood friend who was her lady-in-waiting from 1991-1997

Mr Byatt was found unconscious and after attempts to resuscitate him on a rescue boat and by medics on shore failed, he was rushed to hospital by ambulance.

However, he was pronounced dead on arrival.

Mr Byatt had been working as a watersports instructor at the Peligoni Club on Zakynthos. It describes itself as an ‘exclusive beach club’ and offers a wide range of high-end facilities and watersports to well-heeled guests, including wealthy young Britons.

Mr Byatt’s mother Alexandra, 55, had been a childhood friend of Diana, and was her lady in waiting from 1991 until 1997.

She is the daughter of Sir Julian St John Loyd, who served as land agent to the Queen at Sandringham between 1964 and 1991. Harry’s father Duncan Byatt, 55 – now a senior civil servant at the Cabinet Office – had been the chief executive at The Foundation of Prince William and Prince Harry from 2009 to 2010, helping to set up the charity which supports the Armed Forces, young people, and conservation.

Harry’s father Duncan Byatt, 55 – now a senior civil servant at the Cabinet Office – had been the chief executive at The Foundation of Prince William and Prince Harry from 2009 to 2010

Harry’s father Duncan

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