Diana's Letters Shed Light on Ties to Dodi

Doomed royal's correspondence refers to 'heart-felt joy'
By Matt Cantor,  Newser User
Posted Dec 14, 2007 11:18 AM CST
This image made available from evidence presented at the inquest into the death of Diana, Princess of Wales and Dodi Al Fayed in London, Thursday, Dec. 13, 2007 is a picture of correspondence shown to...   (Associated Press)
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(Newser) – Letters from Princess Diana to Dodi Al-Fayed produced at the inquest into the couple's 1997 deaths show that they were in a serious relationship, according to his father's lawyer. In one letter, Diana thanks "darling Dodi" for "bringing such heart-felt joy into this particular chick's life," the BBC reports.

A “close friend” of Diana's agreed the letters showed intimacy but insisted they were not evidence that the pair was en route to marriage, and she testified that Diana was not pregnant. The princess “tended to speak and write in an extravagant way,” she said. Mohamed Al-Fayed claims Prince Philip plotted to murder the couple.