No Cover-Up in Diana Crash, Survivor Says

Bodyguard refutes al-Fayed claim that Brits killed princess, Dodi
By Sam Gale Rosen,  Newser Staff
Posted Jan 23, 2008 1:21 PM CST
In this image made available Tuesday Oct. 2, 2007, from evidence presented at the inquest into the death of Diana Princes of Wales and Dodi Al Fayed. The head of Diana Princess of Wales, in the rear...   (Associated Press)
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(Newser) – Still bearing scars on his face from the 1997 crash that killed Princess Diana, bodyguard Trevor Rees told the inquest into her death today that he isn't part of a British cover-up alleged by Mohammed al-Fayed, Reuters reports. "All I have ever done is give the truth as I see it," said Rees, who has little memory of the accident of which he was the sole survivor.

Rees also bluntly quashed al-Fayed's allegation that son Dodi and Diana had picked out an engagement ring the week before their deaths. Rees testified that, had he known that Diana's driver was drinking alcohol, he would have prevented him from driving, the Guardian reports. Bar receipts show Henri Paul had at least two rounds; Rees thought they were cola.