'Charles Wants to Kill Me,' Di Wrote

Suspected he was planning brake failure, 'serious head injury'
By Colleen Barry,  Newser Staff
Posted Dec 20, 2007 11:26 AM CST
Handout photo by Jacques Langevin which was made available Thursday Oct. 11 2007, from evidence presented at the inquest being held in London, into the death of Diana, Princess of Wales showing Diana,...   (Associated Press)
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(Newser) – Princess Diana feared Prince Charles was trying to kill her so he could marry their sons' nanny, Tiggy Legge-Bourke, according to a handwritten letter admitted into evidence in the ongoing inquest into her death. "My husband is planning 'an accident' in my car, brake failure and serious head injury in order to make the path clear for him to marry Tiggy," the letter says.

The letter was sent to Di's then-butler Paul Burrell less than a year after she separated from Charles. "I still don't believe in it," said one the Diana's closest confidantes. "Paul Burrell was perfectly capable of imitating Princess Diana's handwriting." The inquest was prompted by Mohamed Al-Fayed's accusations that British agents killed Diana and her boyfriend, Fayed's son Dodi, to prevent their marriage.