To this day, the mystery surrounding the death of Princess Diana has never been solved.
Various theories have emerged over the past 16 years which have cast doubts over the official story that Diana was killed in a crash after a Paparazzi car chase; the most popular being that she was murdered due to her relationship with Dodi Al-Fayed.
Could a more likely theory be that Diana had knowledge of the powerful VIP paedophile ring linked to the UK Government, the BBC and the Royal Family that has been operating in the UK for over 50 years and was about to blow the lid on what she knew? Was Diana also about to expose Prince Charles and his alleged gay affairs?
In 1989, Buckingham Palace was rocked by allegations by royal servant, George Smith, who claimed he had been raped by a senior staff member. He also sensationally claimed that the staff member had been in a relationship with Prince Charles, who covered-up the rape.
Diana was so shocked by these revelations that she took it upon herself to interview Smith and record what he said. Smith repeated his claims that he had been raped and also stated that homosexuality was rife at the palace. The recordings were at the heart of the collapsed Paul Burrell butler trial and to this day have never been made public. It’s highly likely that George Smith also confided in Diana about child-abuse linked to the Royals and Diana began to keep a dossier of what she knew.
In the comments section of a website discussing a high-level paedophile ring, the following claim was made:
” Members of SO19 know about the kids home behind Waterloo Station where they used to drop off and collect a senior royal. Good few years ago though!”
If this claim is true, who was that Royal?
In 2009 , a former male prostitute named “Colin” contacted the journalist Ian Halperin. ” Colin” wanted to write an explosive account of his life and the many encounters he’d had with VIPs.
According to the IUC website:
” A former London male prostitute revealed to IUC how he plans to out Britain’s elite world of gay men who pretend to be straight in a tell all book to be released in 2010.
The former prostitute who lives in London’s exclusive Maida Vale area said he intends to out the likes of Prince Charles, David Beckham and Margaret Thatcher’s late husband Sir Denis Thatcher.
“These blokes can’t even think straight,” “Colin” said. “I’ve seen them all at down low parties.
Charles is notoriously gay.”
In light of the recent child-rapist Jimmy Savile scandal more details have emerged of just how much Prince Charles seems to enjoy the company of abusers:
” We all know Prince Charles loves to befriend paedophiles.
His sordid chums include filthy child-rapist Jimmy Savile, perverted guru Sai Baba and vile science fiction author Arthur C. Clarke.
It now transpires that Charles is close pals with yet another child abuser, the retired Bishop of Gloucester, Peter Ball
So close in fact that he even gave refuge to the pervert and provided him with a luxurious home.”
Was Diana aware of these filthy friendships?
According to new reports, the SAS may be implicated in Diana’s death. If that proves to be the case the most important detail is who gave them the order to kill? Was it actually the Royal Family themselves, as Mohamed Al-Fayed has been claiming all these years?
Quite possibly yes.
An interesting report in the Daily Star expands on the SAS theory:
” Royal author John Morgan believes a squad of Special Forces soldiers disguised as press photographers had trailed her.
And they were first to the stricken car after the smash in a Paris road tunnel to make sure she did not survive.
But Morgan, who has written nine books about Diana, says they made one major mistake during their mission.
They rode “heavy duty” bikes rather than the light scooters favoured by the Paris paparazzi at the time.
Morgan, who has spent 16 years researching Diana’s mysterious death, wants his claims to form part of Scotland Yard’s new probe into the 1997 car smash.
The inquiry was triggered by a former member of the SAS, known as Soldier N, who claims Diana was murdered in an Establishment plot for fear she would undermine the monarchy by marrying Dodi Fayed, 42.
He said: “There was a group of motorcyclists. They were seen by quite a few witnesses between the Place de la Concorde and the Alma tunnel where the crash happened. Those motorcyclists were riding heavy machines, big motorbikes.
“It’s been shown that those motor-cyclists were not paparazzi because the paparazzi were all accounted for and were way behind because they were on scooters.
So the question is, who was on those motorbikes?
“It is a quite possible that MI6 employed SAS personnel to ride on those motorbikes.”
Mr Morgan is convinced the SAS men were on hand to ensure Diana’s injuries were non-survivable, as they proved to be.
He also believes three senior MI6 officers moved to Paris shortly before the smash to co-ordinate the operation.
Australia-based Morgan says the claims of ex-SAS sniper Soldier N are a breakthrough in solving the riddle.
Soldier N is due to be quizzed by Scotland Yard after telling his wife that security forces caused the smash by shining a bright light into Diana’s driver Henri Paul’s eyes.
Former Royal Protection officers insist that Diana’s death was a tragic accident.”
In 1999, former Metropolitan Police head, Lord Stevens held an inquiry into the tragedy that was predictably a whitewash and found no evidence of a conspiracy.
The Independent relished in reporting that there was nothing suspicious about the crash, as this article shows:
” Let’s get straight to the point. There was no cover-up, no murder plot, and no sabotage. No secret service hit-men were involved, and any half-Muslim baby was but a twinkle in Dodi Fayed’s eye.
That, at least, is the likely verdict of Lord Stevens of Kirkwhelpington, who will today give his final verdict on how the world’s most famous woman actually died.
At midday, in a conference centre next to the Houses of Parliament, the former Commissioner of the Metropolitan Police will piece together the events that saw Diana, Princess of Wales, killed in a Paris underpass one Sunday morning in 1997.
His £2 million inquiry, one of the most complex and expensive police investigations in recent history, is expected to conclude what many have always believed: Diana’s death was a tragic accident.
Stevens will claim the Princess was killed when a Mercedes S280 being driven by a drunk man, and pursued by several paparazzi photographers, crashed into a pillar in the Pont d’Alma tunnel. She was not wearing a seatbelt.
Before the world’s media, he plans to forensically examine, and then discard, the various claims, counter-claims and conspiracies that surround the most talked-about death since JFK was picked-off from a grassy knoll in Dallas.
Princes William and Harry, who were passed a copy of the report last night, are said to have welcomed its findings.
Not everyone is convinced, though. Forty per cent of the British public have also weighed-up the evidence – and they detect a distinct whiff of fish about Diana’s untimely death. The most vociferous conspiracy theorist is Mohammed Fayed, whose son, Dodi, also died in the fatal crash.
He has long claimed that the couple were murdered as part of a complex plot involving Prince Philip and Mi6, and has scheduled his own press conference for later in the afternoon.
“Mo’s got dossiers and dossiers of evidence, and is going to start publicising them in all sorts of arenas,” said an associate yesterday.
“There’s a book project, TV documentaries, and even a Harvey Weinstein film on the cards. This issue is not going to go away. He’s still a father grieving for his eldest son, and won’t let this lie.”
After tomorrow’s press conference, Fayed’s next opportunity to air claims of murky practice will be the much-delayed inquest into Diana’s death, which is scheduled to resume next month. There, royal coroner Dame Elizabeth Butler-Sloss will have much to discuss. Here, to get the ball rolling, are just 14 of the cock-ups, conspiracies and unanswered questions that continue to surround the death of a princess.
The “phantom” pregnancy
Mohammed Fayed believes the British secret service murdered Diana and her boyfriend, Dodi, because she was pregnant with his child.
He says her body was embalmed to corrupt DNA tests, so the father of any baby she might have been carrying could not be identified. However, when a full post-mortem was performed, no evidence of pregnancy was found. In addition, Rosa Monckton, the princess’s closest friend, told the inquiry that when they were on holiday 10 days earlier, Diana’s menstrual cycle had started.
Forensic tests on droplets of her blood from the back seat of the Mercedes were also found not to have the hormone levels of a pregnant woman.
The “engagement” ring
Mr Fayed believes that Diana was engaged to his son, and claims the couple were killed because Prince Philip didn’t want the mother of a future king marrying a Muslim.
Alberto Repossi, a Monte Carlo jeweller, had claimed that the couple had bought a £230,000 emerald and diamond engagement ring weeks before their death.
Although the story was apparently backed-up with CCTV footage and receipts from his Monaco showroom, Mr Repossi has since changed his recollection of events.
The “death” note
Lord Stevens interviewed both Prince Charles and Paul Burrell, Diana’s former butler, over a note that was apparently written by the Princess 10 months before her death.
Part of it read: “my husband is planning an ‘accident’ in my car, brake failure and serious head injury, to make the path clear for him to marry.”
Although the message seems prescient, there was no evidence of sabotage to the Mercedes. The crash was caused by excessive speed rather than brake failure.
Henri Paul, the couple’s 41-year-old driver who was instantly killed in the crash, turns out to have been in the pay of the French intelligence services.
Lord Stevens has traced more than £100,000 he had amassed in 14 bank accounts. In addition, French sources have claimed that in the hours leading up to the crash, Paul received a further £2,000 from an agent of the Gallic equivalent of Mi5.
No payments have been linked to Diana’s death though. The cash may have bought inside-information, but Paul is unlikely to have been a willing participant in a plot causing his death.
The blood sample
A post-mortem examination on Henri Paul suggested that he was drunk: tests revealed 1.74 mililitres of alcohol per milimetre of blood, more than three times the French drink-drive limit.
However, the Fayed camp maintains that blood samples taken from his body were swapped with those of someone else to cover up a murder plot.
CCTV footage of Paul leaving the Paris Ritz with the couple does not indicate that he was intoxicated, Fayed claims. He was not an alcoholic, and had passed a medical for his pilot’s licence just three days earlier.
Lord Stevens will criticise Professor Dominique Lecomte, who carried out the post-mortem, for the way the blood samples were handled. However, he’ll conclude this was accidental, citing DNA tests proving the blood was Paul’s.
US intelligence agencies were bugging Diana’s phone on the night she died, without the British secret service’s permissiom.
The American National Security Agency refused to release its files on the affair because of an “exceptionally grave” threat to the country’s security.
The surveillance is unlikely to be connected to the Princess’s death, though. Instead, US spooks were said to have been monitoring Diana’s friendship with Teddy Forstmann, a controversial financier.
According to Fayed, two British secret service men – who must for legal reasons remain anonymous – were involved in an assassination attempt, to help prop up the House of Windsor.
Although the prospect of Diana marrying a Muslim would have greatly concerned the British royals, Stevens has interviewed both agents, and found that neither was in Paris at the time of the accident. In addition, Mi5 and Mi6 opened up their files; no plot was found.
The CCTV cameras
There were more than 14 CCTV cameras in the Pont d’Alma underpass, yet none have recorded footage of the fatal collision.
Sources have claimed that they were turned to face the wall, or were simply switched off. The official French judicial enquiry into the crash was told that none of the cameras were working.
However, one motorist received a speeding ticket after being caught on a nearby camera 15 minutes before the accident.
The Fiat Uno
A white Fiat Uno was seen to collide with the Mercedes as it entered the tunnel. Unexplained white paint was later found on the car’s wreckage, and part of a bumper and tail-light were found near the scene of the crash.
An exhaustive database search of 112,000 similar Fiats never found the elusive car, and no driver came forward.
This French photographer, who had been following Diana and Dodi all Summer, was known to have owned a white Fiat Uno, which was sold and resprayed days after the crash. He was also a paid informant for both British and French intelligence, but insisted that he was not in Paris on the night of the accident.
Three years later, his charred remains were found in a locked car in remote farmland in the South of France. Local authorities said it was suicide; conspiracy theorists say it was murder.
The bright light
In her memoir Spies, Lies and Whistleblowers, the former Mi5 agent Annie Machon claimed Brtitish intelligence paid to have Diana killed by shining a bright light at the car after it entered the tunnel, to prevent Paul seeing.
The operation would have borne similarities to an identical Mi6 plot aimed at assassinating Slobodan Milosevich during the 1990s. However, as a murder technique it is hazardous.
Although some eye-witnesses have reported seeing a white flash at the time of the collission, Lord Stevens is expected to conclude that there is insufficient evidence to support the theory.
The emergency services
One of the largest concerns about Diana’s death has been the length of time it took to extract her from the wreckage of the Mercedes.
Some experts have suggested that the Princess might have been saved if she had been operated on more rapidly. However, French paramedics do a lot of “stabilisation” work on-site.
Four nights after the crash, a photographer called Lionel Cherrault, who had been acting as an agent forwarding pictures to international media, had his flat in London broken into. The intruders left all the valuables, and took only two computer hard-disk drives and a laptop.
More recently, Lord Stevens’ assistant had his laptop pinched in a burglary. A heroin addict, David Forster, was later convicted of the crime.
The last words
Although Diana never officially regained consciousness after the crash, Mohammed Fayed claims she told a nurse at her Paris hospital: “I would like all my possessions in Dodi’s appartment to be given to my sister Sarah, and please tell her to take care of my boys.”
However, investigators have probed staff rotas and the nurse has never been found.”
In an interesting development, Lord Stevens laptop was stolen by a convicted burglar, David Forster, who claimed at the time that he feared that the SAS were going to hunt him down due to Lord Stevens’ high profile investigating Princess Diana’s death and the alleged transfer bungs in football. A few years later, Forster plunged to his death from a luxury block of flats.
Was there more to his death than meets the eye?
According to the Newcastle Chronicle:
” A CAT burglar crashed to his death scaling a five-storey block of luxury flats.
David Forster slipped and plunged to the ground, having downed vodka and 10 pints of lager, an inquest heard. The convicted burglar, 31, was found at Denton Chare, just off Collingwood Street. He was known to have entered the block on previous occasions.
Det Con Mark Owens, of Northumbria Police’s major investigations team, said: “The modus operandi was that the offender would climb a wheelie bin and then gain entrance.
“It had happened on more than one occasion.”
A murder investigation was launched, but it was quickly established there were no suspicious circumstances. Mr Forster, of Queen’s Court, Teams, Gateshead, had previously sneaked into an office used by an assistant of Lord John Stevens, former Northumbria and Metropolitan Police chief constable, and stole two laptops.
When questioned by police investigating another burglary at the Regent Centre, in Gosforth, he confessed to the laptop theft offence because he feared the SAS were going to hunt him down due to Lord Stevens’ high profile investigating Princess Diana’s death and the alleged transfer bungs in football.
Mr Forster was jailed for eight months by Newcastle magistrates in 2006.The inquest in Newcastle heard a Saturday night reveller discovered Mr Forster’s body among wheelie bins in a back alley.
Conor Malone was returning to his hotel near the city’s Bigg Market after attending the Northumberland Plate race meeting at Gosforth Park on June 28. He said: “I presumed the man was drunk, but decided to go back and check he was all right. “One of his shoes was lying at the entrance to the alleyway and he appeared to be a grey colour. There was blood around.”
Police and ambulances were called and Mr Forster was pronounced dead at the scene, close to busy city centre bars Revolution and Tokyo.
The inquest heard a statement from Mr Forster’s friend, Arnold Rickerby. He confirmed the pair had been drinking in Gateshead and Newcastle before separating. He said they had visited bars including the Blackett Arms in Newcastle and estimated Mr Forster had around 10 pints of lager and two shots of vodka. Toxicology tests revealed him to be three times the legal limit for driving.
He also had traces of the tanquilliser diazepam and the heroin substitute in his blood. Dr Stewart Hamilton, a Home Office pathologist, said Mr Forster suffered “massive head injuries” in the fall. He added: “It would have been a fall from a significant height from the top of the buildings.”
Newcastle coroner David Mitford recorded a verdict of misadventure , and said: “This may have been no more than an accidental slip, but I don’t think accidental death is relevant. There are additional circumstances. “He shouldn’t have been there at all. He was endeavouring to complete what appears to be a criminal action.”
In a strange twist, the coroner with responsibility for investigating the death of Diana was none other than creepy Paul Knapman. During his 30-year career, Knapman has been responsible for many high-profile inquests linked to VIP child-abuse and was rewarded for his loyalty to the British Establishment by being made the Queen’s Deputy Lord-Lieutenant. What hand did he play in rubbishing the ‘conspiracy theories’ surrounding Diana’s death?
Diana’s fears that the Royals wanted to kill her were outlined during the inquest:
” The claim of murder by Dodi’s father, Harrods owner Mohamed al-Fayed, was at the heart of coroner Lord Justice Scott Baker’s opening statement to the jury at the inquest at the High Court in London yesterday.
And the jury was told how Diana had expressed fears that she would be the victim of an arranged accident if, as she believed, the Queen abdicated and Prince Charles succeeded to the throne, saying that would create a need to “get rid of her, via some accident in her car such as prepared brake failure“.
The judge told the jury of six women and five men that many had come to believe something “sinister” may lie behind the crash in the Pont de l’Alma tunnel in which Diana, 36, and 42-year-old Dodi were killed with their driver, Henri Paul.
He added that Mr al-Fayed also believes MI6 had been commissioned to write a special report on his family to be presented to the Royal Family.
The judge said:
“It is his belief that a decision was taken at that time to kill Diana and Dodi. He places Prince Philip at the heart of the conspiracy, you will have to listen carefully to the witnesses you hear to see whether there is any evidence to support this assertion.”
According to the Express, there are key eye-witnesses to the crash whose statements need to be revisited as a matter of urgency:
“KEY WITNESS 1
London solicitor Gary Hunter was staying in a hotel overlooking the Alma tunnel with his wife Teresa. He died in 2004 but his statement to the inquest jury read:
“At 12.25am I heard the noise of an almighty crash followed immediately by the sound of skidding tyres and then immediately a further very loud crash. I jumped out of bed to the open from where the sound had come. From the same direction, there was the continuing sound of a car horn.”
He returned to his bed briefly but then heard more sounds, returning to the window
“to see that a small dark vehicle had completed its turn into Rue Jean Goujon immediately followed by a larger white vehicle”.
He went on: “I believe this vehicle to have been a white Mercedes. “It completed its turn immediately behind the smaller dark vehicle. Both vehicles were travelling at inordinate speed.”
“The white vehicle was almost touching the rear bumper of the smaller dark vehicle. I thought the white car was shielding the small black car from behind. “At the junction with the roundabout with wheels screeching, they turned right and out of my sight.”
Teresa, 56, told the Sunday Express last night: “I was asleep all the time so I don’t know what happened, but my late husband never changed his account. He was absolutely sure of what he saw and heard.”
KEY WITNESSES 2 & 3
Frenchman Jean Pascal Peyret said he heard the sound of TWO crashes as he drove through the tunnel with his girlfriend, Severine Banjout. Speaking via a video link from Paris, he told the inquest that as he drove up the slope exiting the underpass:
“I heard two noises, one after the other. The first the sound of an impact and then another sound which was a much heavier, bigger impact.”
Although Mr Peyret said he did not see any vehicles nearby, Severine, now his wife, insists she saw a lone motorcyclist in her side window, which was travelling very fast.
She told police: “I quickly understood that the motorcycle could have been implicated in the collision and that its rider was trying to get away from the place.”
KEY WITNESS 4
Frenchman Olivier Partouche, now 41, was nearby when the Mercedes went into the tunnel at 12.20am.Police Lieutenant Marc Guillemois took a statement from him at 9.05am.
“I could quite clearly see a dark coloured car travelling in front of a Mercedes limousine brake in order to enable a motorbike to draw level.“ I had the impression there were several people in the dark vehicle travelling in front of the Mercedes. “ I cannot say whether there was a pillion passenger on the following motorcycle or not. “ I thought there were flashes coming from the motorbike, which, I would remind you was positioned behind the car containing the VIPs.”
At Diana’s inquest Met Police crash expert Sergeant Anthony Read said Mr Paul’s attempt to avoid a white Fiat Uno, which it had hit with a “glancing blow”, started a chain of events that caused the death crash. Police photographs show debris around the entrance to the tunnel, 147ft away from the main crash scene, indicating a collision between the Mercedes and the Fiat. Diana’s bodyguard, Trevor Rees-Jones, the only survivor, also said he thought the car was being followed by a motorbike and two cars, one of which was a white hatchback.
At the inquest, Michael Mansfield QC suggested:
“If someone wanted to engineer a crash along the expressway, that is utterly possible, isn’t it?’’
Did the SAS engineer the crash that killed Diana?
Did the Royal Family order the crash to shut Diana up forever?
Did Diana take the dark secrets of Britain’s VIP child-abuse networks to her grave?
Is her mysterious death finally going to be solved after all these years?
Who really killed Princess Diana?