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Outrage Over Princess Di Death Photo in Cannes Film

But Dodi Fayed's father supports documentary

(Newser) - Britain is in an uproar over the news that a photograph of the dying Princess Diana will be shown Friday in a documentary debuting at the Cannes Film Festival. The paparazzi photo, taken moments after her fatal 1997 crash, shows her hair and features clearly. It is included in the...

London Soccer Fans Not Keen on New Jacko Statue

Critics say no connection between famous singer and soccer team

(Newser) - A new statue of Michael Jackson , incongruously erected outside London's 115-year-old Craven Cottage home stadium of the Fulham soccer team, is going to stay, regardless of its many critics, reports the Guardian . Fulham is owned by Egyptian businessman Mohamed Al Fayed, who was friends with the famous singer. "Why...

Fayed Won't Fight Diana Verdict
Fayed Won't Fight Diana Verdict

Fayed Won't Fight Diana Verdict

Says he'll give conspiracy claims a rest for princes' sake

(Newser) - Though he maintains “reservations,” Mohamed al Fayed won’t fight the verdict in the inquest into the death of his son and Princess Diana, the Daily Telegraph reports. “I’ve done everything for 10 years,” he said. “Enough is enough.” He said he accepts...

'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’...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Di's Guard: Inquest a 'Spectacle'
Di's Guard: Inquest a 'Spectacle'

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,...

'Charles Wants to Kill Me,' Di Wrote
'Charles Wants to Kill Me,'
Di Wrote

'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...

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...

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...

Fayed Rips Bishop Over Diana Plea
Fayed Rips Bishop Over Diana Plea

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 “...

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