Diana Jury Watches Dodi Buying 'Engagement Ring'

Inquest shown footage of lover at Paris jeweler
By Caroline Zimmerman,  Newser User
Posted Oct 18, 2007 5:13 PM CDT
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)
camera-icon View 3 more images

(Newser) – The jury hearing inquiries into the 1997 death of Princess Diana saw footage today of the princess' lover at a Paris jewelers hours before the couple died in a car accident. Dodi Fayed's father claims his son was purchasing an engagement ring to propose to Diana that night. The jury was also shown a $23,500 receipt from that same date.

One such ring was also found in Dodi Fayed's apartment after his death. Fayed left the Repossi store empty-handed, but a hotel employee returned to make a purchase. Mohamed Fayed claims the British government ordered his son and Diana murdered; French and British investigations pinned responsibility on their driver, drunk at the time of the fatal car accident.