Princess Diana's former bodyguard opens up about his PTSD

Princess Diana's former bodyguard has revealed he was suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder while guarding the royal and her two sons.

Lee Sansum, who had in a career as a military police officer, endured flashbacks from his emotionally grueling service in Northern Ireland during the Troubles while protecting Diana's young princes William and Harry.

Mr Sansum, 56, now wants to be reuninted with recently married Harry, 33, so they can raise awareness of the mental health condition. 

Lee Sansum, 56, who had in a career as a military police officer, endured horrific flashbacks from his service in Northern Ireland while protecting Diana and her young princes William and Harry

Lee Sansum, 56, who had in a career as a military police officer, endured horrific flashbacks from his service in Northern Ireland while protecting Diana and her young princes William and Harry

The ex-Royal Military Police officer told the Mirror: 'Nobody knew it but I had PTSD even when I looked after the princess and her sons.

'When I left the military there was no help whatsoever for people with any mental health problems.'

But despite the ex-serviceman's glittering military career, he feared the stigma attached to mental health struggles would impede his work as a bodyguard. 

Despite the ex-serviceman's glittering military career, he feared the stigma attached to mental health struggles would impede his work as a bodyguard

Despite the ex-serviceman's glittering military career, he feared the stigma attached to mental health struggles would impede his work as a bodyguard

While working for wealthy tycoon Mohamed Fayed, whose son Dodi was in a relationship with Diana, Mr Sansum was appointed to look after the princess, William and Harry during their 1997 Saint-Tropez holiday - just weeks before the horror crash that claimed her life

While working for wealthy tycoon Mohamed Fayed, whose son Dodi was in a relationship with Diana, Mr Sansum was

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