Diana 'loved heart surgeon'

Former royal butler Paul Burrell has told American TV Diana, Princess of Wales, was in love with a Pakistani heart surgeon and not boyfriend Dodi Fayed, at the time of her death.

In an ABC 20/20 interview, Burrell says Diana was in love with Hasnat Khan, whom she met when she visited a heart transplant patient at Brompton Hospital in London.

"I spoke to her the day before she died," Burrell says. "I know that the Princess would never marry Dodi. He may have wanted to, but he wasn't the one."

Burrell said Diana and the surgeon were "two very like-minded people, two people who wanted to go out into the world and help others, two humanitarians".

He said Khan eventually broke off their relationship. "I think there were too many complications on both sides," he said, according to a transcript of the interview released tonight.

"The Princess always said she came with a lot of baggage," he said, adding that she met Fayed shortly after the relationship with the doctor ended.

Burrell says Diana, who died with Fayed in a 1997 Paris car crash, had written to him 10 months before her death predicting she would be killed in a car crash.

"She was frightened of her own security," he said. "Because she was ... deemed as a loose cannon."

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