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The Mysterious Death of Princess Diana


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On the night of August 31, 1997, something horrible happened to Princess Diana. Princess Diana was killed in a car crash in a tunnel in Paris, France following a vacation with her two sons William and Harry. The vehicle Princess Diana was driving in was involved in a high-speed accident in the Place de l’Alma underpass right after midnight trying to avoid the paparazzi who were following her every move. Not only did the Princess die but so did her current boyfriend, Dodi Al Fayed; Henri Pau who was supposedly under the influence, and was the driver of the car, and Trevor Rees-Jones, her bodyguard.

The Princess was then rushed to La Pitie Salpetriere Hospital, where she underwent two hours of emergency surgery before being declared dead. Her boyfriend Mr Dodi Fayed, and the driver of the vehicle died instantly in the accident while the bodyguard was just left with severe injuries. The Princess’s body was then taken to the United Kingdom on the evening of Sunday 31 August by a BAe 146 aircraft of the Royal Squadron. 

The official police report released the following Thursday stated the death of Princess Diana in a 1997 Paris car crash was a “tragic accident” and that rumors of murder were unfounded. They also say the driver was driving double the speed limit and had two times the legal amount of alcohol in his system. The effects of the tragic death of the most beloved princess were felt across the whole world but for some people that is not where it ends. 

Across the course of many years, conspiracies have been building over the death of the beloved princess. People believe that there was something more secretive and intentional that happened that night in Paris. There are many forms and takes of the conspiracy theories, but they all point to the claim that someone wanted to kill Princess Diana and they helped set up the fatal crash. The conspiracies were so convincing and widespread that the Met Police had to launch Operation Paget to establish whether the theories were true. The case lasted years and cost millions of dollars. Even though the theories the case was closed because the theories had no foundation and that what happened was just an unfortunate accident.

However, there are still some theories that make people doubt the official story and truths of that night. One of the most popular theories was that the Princess was pregnant! This was the reason according to the wealthy businessman Mohamed Al Fryed who was also the father of Diana’s boyfriend Dodi Al Fayed who was also killed in the accident. He said that Diana being pregnant with his son’s child was unpalatable to the British state. He said that an Egyptian Muslim could not be the stepfather to the future king of England so someone had to kill them off. The theories got even bigger with the mysterious comments Diana made before the accident saying she had “a big surprise”. But even with the conspiracy, there was no sign of a baby on the post-mortem examinations. 

Another theory is that Diana knew she was going to be killed by the establishment. The main factor behind the theories is that Diana knew she would be killed, and much is true. In a letter reported by Paul Burrell, Diana’s butler, who said he was given it for safekeeping. The letter read, “I am sitting here at my desk today in October, longing for someone to hug me and encourage me to keep strong and hold my head high. This particular phase in my life is the most dangerous. […] is planning ‘an accident’ in my car, brake failure and serious head injury in order to make the path clear for Charles to marry,” 

The letter is scarily true and it has some history. During the time when Diana wrote the letter, she had already been having problems with her car and had expressed her fears about it. There is no doubt Diana had some fears about her safety, but there is no official statement that someone had actually killed her even though she had some conflict between the royal family and Diana herself. 

These theories are not where the conspiracies end. They are more like how the paparazzi planned it, how the driver did it intentionally, and even how the medical surgery was sabotaged. Even though all of these conspiracies have never been confirmed, people are still debating the real cause of death even today. Even if it was just an accident or intentional the tragic death of the princess, it changed the whole world and the royal family forever. Princess Diana will forever be known for her hundreds of charity work, renowned style, and all-round kindness to everyone. No matter the mystery cause the truth of her death was just as tragic and will forever go down in history as the most mysterious deaths of all.

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