The Princess of Wales died on August 31st 1997.
Over 11 years later people are still asking whether Princess Diana was killed in a tragic car accident or was she murdered?
Conspiracy theorists, as you would imagine, think the latter, offering up these as some of the possible perpetrators –
- The paparazzi
- The British monarchy
- Enemies of Mohamed Al Fayed
Additionally, another interesting claim is that Diana may have faked her own death.
Do any of these solutions have any basis in fact, or are they just the products of over-active imaginations, or grief, such as that felt when JFK died?
WERE THE PRESS RESPONSIBLE?
One possible cause of Diana’s death, which was given a lot of publicity at the time, was involvement or interference from the paparazzi.
Since her engagement to Prince Charles in 1980, Diana became the most famous woman in the world, always hotly pursued by the press.
Therefore, it was not surprising to learn that the paparazzi were the reason why Diana’s car was speeding through the Paris tunnel at the time of the crash – they were trying to evade the paparazzi who had followed them from their hotel.
Subsequent investigations revealed that the cause of the crash was far more likely to have been due to the driver, Henri Paul, being highly intoxicated (his blood alcohol level was at least triple the legal limit).
That, however, has not stopped some people from believing that Diana’s death was a mere accident.
THE BRITISH MONARCHY
Soon after Diana’s death was announced there were murmurings of a conspiracy, suggesting that she had been assassinated.
What is more, the assassination was alleged to have been carried out by the British secret service, on behalf of the monarchy.
The reasoning given for such a drastic reaction was that Diana was preparing to marry Dodi Al Fayed and/or was pregnant by him.
Both could, potentially, have caused massive problems and embarrassment for the British establishment.
A Muslim step-father for the future King of England (Prince William), or a Muslim child who would have a claim on the throne were, it is said, both highly undesirable.
Dodi’s father, Mohamed Al Fayed, believes that the secret services were in the tunnel at the time of the accident, driving a mysterious white Fiat uno which was used to block the Princess’ car, causing it to swerve into the barrier.
Officially, however, it has been stated that Diana was not pregnant and not planning to marry Dodi.
Additionally, camera evidence from the tunnel does not back up the white Fiat theory either.
ENEMIES OF MOHAMED AL FAYED
Another conspiracy theory surrounds Dodi’s father, Mohamed Al Fayed.
Believers suggest that, as he is such a rich man, he must have enemies.
Therefore, they say, it is possible that these enemies could have killed Dodi in order to get at him.
Strangely, however, these ‘enemies’ of the Al Fayed family have never been outed by Mohamed Al Fayed or even so much as given definitive names and identities.
This leads me to conclude that theories of this nature are simply unbelievable.
DIANA LIVES ON
The next most prevalent theory, and most fanciful too in my opinion, is that the Princess of Wales never died in the first place. (though I do recall seeing her in a chip shop in Walsall, working with Elvis a couple of years ago)
The story goes that Diana and Dodi utilised his family’s vast fortune in order to stage an ‘accident’, complete with bodies and total cover-up after the event.
This then allowed them to disappear and enjoy the rest of their lives away from the public eye, complete with new identities.
If anyone had watched Princess Diana on television, or met her in person, then they would know that she would never be able to walk away from her children. In fact, I think she would probably have been scared to.
Also, there’s the small matter of the bodies retrieved from the car wreckage, along with the post mortem results.
WHAT DO YOU THINK HAPPENED?
Was there a conspiracy that led to Diana’s death, or was it simply a tragic car accident?
Could she really still be alive???
Have your say…