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Photog Must Pay Damages for Diana Make-Out Shots

Dodi's dad gets $6,000 for privacy breach

(Newser) - A British photographer has been ordered to pay damages for snapping shots of Princess Diana kissing boyfriend Dodi Fayed. A Paris court levied $6,000 in fines and $8,000 in damages to be paid to Dodi's dad, Mohamed Al Fayed, owner of the yacht where the the two were... More »

'Grossly Negligent' Driving Led to Diana's Death: Jury

Six-month inquest blames chauffeur, paparazzi, not conspiracy

(Newser) - Princess Diana was killed by the “grossly negligent” driving of an inebriated Henri Paul and the paparazzi following the car, the inquest jury declared today, ruling the 1997 crash an “unlawful killing.” The jury added that not wearing seat belts had contributed to Diana and Dodi Fayed’... More »

False News of Blood Samples Delays Diana Inquest

Coroner cautions jurors on ex-butler's testimony

(Newser) - The Princess Diana inquest came to a brief halt today after the possibility of new evidence arose, the Daily Mail reports. Just as the inquest was winding down, the coroner received an email saying a new blood sample from Diana's driver had turned up in Paris. The evidence would have... More »

Diana Coroner Dismisses Conspiracy

Duke of Edinburgh, British intelligence not to blame for Princess' death

(Newser) - Diana wasn't the victim of a murder plot, her coroner told an inquest jury today after six months of testimony. Lord Justice Scott Baker told jurors to decide either that the Princess and Dodi died in an accident, or as result of gross negligence—her driver's or the paparazzi's. But... More »

Diana Inquest Headed to Jury

Jurors to decide whether lovers' deaths were accidental or part of a plot

(Newser) - Was Diana, Princess of Wales, pregnant? About to marry Dodi? Murdered by the royal family? The inquest into her death, alternately official investigation and media spectacle, is nearing its conclusion this week after six months and more than 250 witnesses, reports Reuters. The presiding judge will make his summary tomorrow,... More »

Queen, Duke Won't Testify at Lady Di Inquest

Fayed fails to make them testify as inquiry hears last witness

(Newser) - Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip will not testify at an inquiry into Princess Diana's death, the BBC reports. Mohamed al Fayed, who accuses the royals of killing his son, Dodi, and Diana, failed today in a bid to make them testify. Fayed himself was a witness, turning heated over... More »

Former UK Intel Boss Refutes Diana Charges

He says agents didn't kill princess, calls allegations absurd

(Newser) - In uncharacteristic public statements, the former head of British intelligence service MI6 denied during a court appearance today that agents were behind Princess Diana's 1997 death, the Telegraph reports. While Sir Richard Dearlove—known as "C" during his 1999-2004 tenure as agency boss—admitted MI6 can authorize assassinations, he... More »

Fayed: 'Nazi' Philip Killed Diana

Dodi's dad decries royals, details conspiracy theory in inquest rant

(Newser) - Prince Phillip—a “Nazi” who should be sent “back to Germany from where he comes”—headed a royal family plot to murder Princess Diana and his son, Dodi Al Fayed's father told the Diana inquest today. “You want to know his original name—It ends with... More »

Conspiracy Theories on Diana Unravel

Investigator says he can't back up cover-up claims from Dodi's dad

(Newser) - Mohamed al Fayed's grand conspiracy theories regarding the death of son Dodi and Princess Diana took a blow today as his chief investigator had to admit time and again on the witness stand that he had no evidence to back them up, the Guardian reports. John Macnamara grew increasingly uncomfortable... More »

Bodyguard: Diana Needed More Security

He blames al-Fayed family for small team and a lack of trust

(Newser) - One of the bodyguards protecting Princess Diana and Dodi al-Fayed says a lack of manpower and trust hamstrung the security team in the days preceding the fatal crash, Reuters reports. Kieran Wingfield testified at the Diana inquest that Dodi’s father repeatedly rejected his requests for more guards and that... More »

No Cover-Up in Diana Crash, Survivor Says

Bodyguard refutes al-Fayed claim that Brits killed princess, Dodi

(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... More »

Di's Guard: Inquest a 'Spectacle'

Claims daily headlines coming out of inquest the same old news

(Newser) - The "latest" developments in the Princess Diana inquest are the same old news, and the monthslong proceeding has "degenerated" into a "theatrical, occasionally tawdry, spectacle," writes her former bodyguard in the Guardian. Most of the recent testimonies—including his own—were first made public years ago,... More »

'Charles Wants to Kill Me,' Di Wrote

Suspected he was planning brake failure, 'serious head injury'

(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... More »

Diana's Letters Shed Light on Ties to Dodi

Doomed royal's correspondence refers to 'heart-felt joy'

(Newser) - Letters from Princess Diana to Dodi Al-Fayed produced at the inquest into the couple's 1997 deaths show that they were in a serious relationship, according to his father's lawyer. In one letter, Diana thanks "darling Dodi" for "bringing such heart-felt joy into this particular chick's life," the... More »

Diana Jury Watches Dodi Buying 'Engagement Ring'

Inquest shown footage of lover at Paris jeweler

(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... More »

Inquest Sees Pics of Dying Diana

Coroner says chilling photos won't go public

(Newser) - As one attorney blasted paparazzi for having "no compunction about taking photos of the victims," police showed an inquest jury those same images of Princess Diana as she lay dying inside her crumpled car. The coroner ruled that the photos, many of them close-ups of the wounded princess,... More »

Diana Jury Visits Paris Tunnel

Inquest panel to re-create ex-princess's final ride

(Newser) - Standing silently in the spot where a car crash claimed three lives, the jury in the Princess Diana inquest today began retracing her last movements in Paris. This time the paparazzi were absent as police blocked off traffic to the Pont de l'Alma underpass and jurors walked to the 13th... More »

Jury Sees Tape of Diana's Hotel Departure

Court observers interpret driver's signs as signals to paparazzi

(Newser) - Princess Diana's driver might have tipped off paparazzi to her departure from a Paris hotel the night of her death, the Guardian reports after today's viewing of video at an inquest into the incident. Video shows Diana and companion Dodi Fayed preparing to evade photographers by leaving through a back... More »

Chilling Last Diana Pix Bared as Inquest Begins

Jury will probe assassination theory

(Newser) - Chilling photos of Princess Diana peering at paparazzi pursuers minutes before her fatal car wreck were released to the public for the first time yesterday as an inquest into her death began. The London hearing will determine "once and for all" whether the crash was an accident or part... More »

Fayed Rips Bishop Over Diana Plea

Dodi's dad rejects call to give up conspiracy theories about crash

(Newser) - Insisting “the truth is still being covered up,” Mohamed Al-Fayed slammed the Bishop of London for urging congregants at Diana’s memorial service to end the bickering over the circumstances of her death. “Let it end here,” Richard Chartres advised, but Al-Fayed branded him a “... More »

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