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Hasnat Khan, 62, who teamed up with Princess Diana, discovered trash cans at home in Essex


The cardiac surgeon, who once had a discreet two-year relationship with Princess Diana, was seen setting the trash cans at his Essex home on Sunday.

Nicknamed "Natty" and "Mr Wonderful" by the princess, 62-year-old Hasnat Khan wore a t-shirt, sandals, and sweatpants to get the job done.

During her escape, which ended in the summer of 1997, Diana – who is said to have viewed him as the love of her life – met the surgeon's family and even considered converting to Islam

Mr. Khan, pictured more than 20 years later, no longer has a mustache and his hair was mottled gray in the photo taken on Friday.

Cardiac surgeon Hasnat Khan, 62, who once had a discreet two-year relationship with Princess Diana, was spotted setting trash cans at his Essex home on Sunday

During her escape, which ended in the summer of 1997, Diana - who is said to have seen him as the love of her life - met the surgeon's family during a visit to Pakistan in 1996 (pictured) and even considered converting to Islam

During her escape, which ended in the summer of 1997, Diana – who is said to have seen him as the love of her life – met the surgeon's family during a visit to Pakistan in 1996 (pictured) and even considered converting to Islam

The 62-year-old is now doing humanitarian work in Saudi Arabia, Ethiopia and Pakistan.

When Mr. Khan spoke in 2008, he broke an eleven year silence about the princess and said, "I found her a perfectly normal person with great qualities."

The couple met at the Royal Brompton Hospital when Diana was visiting a friend who was recovering from heart surgery.

They then pursued a discreet two-year affair that ended in the early summer of 1997. Diana was killed in a car accident in Paris on August 31 this year.

The princess's closest friends previously spoke of their plight when the surgeon ended their relationship.

She had met his family during a visit to Pakistan in 1996, on a trip where she wore a traditional Shalwar Kameez – baggy pants paired with a flowing dress.

She is said to have been so beaten at one point that she considered converting to Islam so the couple could get married.

Mr. Kahn, pictured above in 1997, was called "Natty" by the Princess and branded as "Mr. Wonderful"

Mr. Kahn, pictured above in 1997, was called "Natty" by the Princess and branded as "Mr. Wonderful"

She gave up the idea when Mr. Khan decided that their relationship would not work out in the long run.

His father, Abdul Rasheed Khan, said his son told the family, “If I married her (Diana), our marriage would not last more than a year. We are so culturally different from each other.

& # 39; She is from Venus and I am from Mars. If it ever happened it would be like a marriage of two different planets. & # 39;

In 2013, Diana's close friend Jemima Khan, who was with her on her 1996 trip to Pakistan, said that the princess was so “in love” with Mr. Khan that she considered moving to Pakistan to be with him

In 2013, Diana's close friend Jemima Khan, who was with her on her 1996 trip to Pakistan, said that the princess was so “in love” with Mr. Khan that she considered moving to Pakistan to be with him

Khan introduced Diana to the Chain of Hope charity, for which he was a volunteer surgeon.

Ten years after Diana's death, Mr. Khan married Hadia Sher Ali, a Pakistani descendant of Afghan kings. She was 29 years old at the time.

Their arranged marriage ended after 18 months.

In 2017, the Daily Mail's Sebastian Shakespeare reported that Mr. Khan was engaged to a Muslim woman, Somi Sohail, who was many years younger than him.

She accompanied him to a ball in London's Mayfair held by Chain of Hope.

"Hasnat is very happy," said a friend to Mr. Shakespeare.

“He hasn't told us much about Somi, but they plan to get married and have children. We are happy for him. & # 39;

When Mr Khan spoke in 2008, he broke an eleven year silence about the princess and said, "I found her a perfectly normal person with great qualities." Pictured: Mr Khan in 1997

When Mr Khan spoke in 2008, he broke an eleven year silence about the princess and said, "I found her a perfectly normal person with great qualities." Pictured: Mr Khan in 1997

In 2013, Diana's close friend Jemima Khan, who was with her on her 1996 trip to Pakistan, said that the princess was so “in love” with Mr. Khan that she considered moving to Pakistan to be with him.

In one Vanity Fair Article titled, "The Grandmother Prince George Never Knew," Ms. Khan said Diana took her advice on donation visits to Lahore.

"She wanted to know how difficult it was for me to adapt to life in Pakistan," she said said the magazine's contributing editor, Sarah Ellison.

& # 39; B.other times she also went to (Hasnat's) family in secret to discuss the possibility of marriage. & # 39;

Diana is said to have been very interested in impressing Mr. Kahn's immediate family, especially his mother.

However, Ms. Khan said the surgeon's mother – Naheed Khan – would have been very unlikely that her son would marry an English woman.

& # 39; (for a) The son of marrying an English girl is every conservative Pashtun mother's worst nightmare, ”said Jemima.

Mr. Khan (picture 2004) and the princess were pursuing a discreet two-year affair that ended in the early summer of 1997. Diana was killed in a car accident in Paris on August 31 this year

Mr. Khan (picture 2004) and the princess were pursuing a discreet two-year affair that ended in the early summer of 1997. Diana was killed in a car accident in Paris on August 31 this year

“You are sending your son to England for training and he comes back with an English bride. It's something they fear. "

According to Ms. Khan, the surgeon also & # 39;hated the thought of being in the public eye for the rest of his life if the couple got married.

And in his interview as part of Lord Stevens' investigation into Diana's death, he called marriage & # 39;A ridiculous idea, "he added," he told her that the only way I could see a vaguely normal coexistence was if we went to Pakistan, since you don't mind the press there. "

The couple's relationship was portrayed in the 2013 film Diana, in which Naomi Watts starred in the title role.

However, Mr. Khan refused to cooperate with the filmmakers.

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