Diana, Dodi Split Before Crash, Friend Tells Inquest

Princess described the affair as 'all over'
By Sam Gale Rosen,  Newser Staff
Posted Jan 7, 2008 3:48 PM CST
Diana, Princess of Wales, and her companion Dodi Fayed, walk on a pontoon in the French Riviera resort of St. Tropez in this Aug. 22, 1997 file photo. The British inquest into the death of Princess Diana...   (Associated Press)
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(Newser) – Princess Diana and Dodi Fayed had already broken up when they were killed in a car crash, a family friend of Diana's told the inquest into her death today. When Rodney Turner objected to the relationship weeks before the accident, he says, Diana told him, "Don't fuss, don't fuss. It's all over. I've had a wonderful time."

Turner also said Diana never told him of plans to marry Fayed, but he acknowledged she may have said otherwise to other friends. Heart surgeon Hasnat Khan, who had a romance with Diana and has been described as the "love of her life," may also testify before the 6-month-long inquest, the Guardian reports.