Princess Diana believed Queen Elizabeth would abdicate in 1996, and that Prince Charles should succeed her on the throne but wouldn't, the BBC reports. Divorce lawyer Maggie Rae testified today that Diana confided in her in October 1995, predicting that Prince William would be picked over Charles. She also said she believed plans were in place to neutralize her by fashioning an accident in which she was seriously injured.
Rae said "yes" when Mohamed al Fayed's lawyer asked whether "people were just not listening or taking her seriously" about her fears of a plot, and a fellow lawyer said the princess was "deadly serious" about them. She described Di’s life at the time as lonely, consisting primarily of microwaving meals in her enormous, silent Kensington Palace apartment .