“This is not a re-investigation.”
For 16 years, the death of Princess Diana has been speculated upon, some saying the car crash which claimed the life of three, including the Princess of Wales, was a conspiracy.
In August, a new claim was made that the Special Air Service, or SAS, was involved in Diana’s death. According to CNN, the claim came from a seven-page handwritten letter by the in-laws of a British special forces sniper saying that the solider, whose name was not mentioned, had boasted to his wife that the elite British Special Air Service commando unit was behind the deaths. However, British police say that there is no “credible” evidence of this.
The final conclusion of the United Kingdom’s Metropolitan Police Service (MPS) is that “whilst there is a possibility the alleged comments in relation to the SAS’s involvement in the deaths may have been made; there is no credible evidence to support a theory that such claims had any basis in fact. Therefore the MPS are satisfied there is no evidential basis upon which to open any criminal investigation or to refer the matter back to H.M. Coroner.”
On August 31, 1997, Diana and her boyfriend, Dodi Fayed, died as a result of injuries sustained in a car crash after leaving the Ritz Hotel. The driver of the car, Henri Paul, was also killed when the Mercedes Benz hit a pillar in the Pont de l’Alma tunnel in Paris. The three, along with bodyguard Trevor Rees-Jones, who was the sole survivor, were being followed by Paparazzi before the crash. Paul was later said to have alcohol and traces of a tranquilizing anti-psychotic in his body, which caused him to lose control of the car while driving at a high speed.
Today Diana, had she lived, would be a royal grandmother at age 52.
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