The Tragic Death Of Diana, Princess Of Wales

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August 31, 1997, that was the day that Diana, Princess of Wales, died in a fatal car accident, alongside boyfriend, Dodi Al Fayed, and driver, Henri Paul. That was the day that not only England, but the world, mourned for the People’s Princess. What exactly occurred the night the Princess’s Mercedes crashed inside the Place de l’Alma tunnel? It was ultimately concluded that it was caused by a careless driver and some thoughtless pursuers. However, many citizens don’t buy into the official statements. They conspire that the royal family and British Parliament had a hand in Diana’s death. Neither can be fully confirmed, nor turned down. Princess Diana’s death was either a true accident or a conspired murder covered up by the English government.
Primarily, the declared reason behind the Princess’s death was a negligent driver who entered into a high speed chase with the violent and uncaring paparazzi leading to the violent car crash. On Saturday, August 30, Diana and her boyfriend, Dodi Al Fayed, were out for a night on the town in Paris. The whole day they had been constantly harassed by the paparazzi. In order to get away from the annoying photographers the two rushed into their car and fled. The paparazzi issued a chase, and the vehicles ended up racing through the Paris streets at dangerously high speeds. At 12:35 a.m., August 31, 1997, the black Mercedes S280 containing Diana, Al Fayed, Diana’s bodyguard, Trevor Rees-Jones, and the driver, Henri Paul, crashed. “Paul lost control of the vehicle, striking first a pillar and then a wall in the tunnel” (“Diana, Princess of Wales”). Paul and Al Fayed, both on the driver’s side, died instantly. Rees-Jones and Diana were rushed to the Pitie Salpetriere hospital. Diana was pronounced dead at 4:00 a.m. the same day. Rees-Jones awoke from a coma several weeks later, making him the only survivor of the fatal car crash. “On April 7, 2008, the Jury concluded their verdict as ‘unlawful killing, grossly negligent driving of the following vehicles and of the Mercedes’” (“Scotland Yard examines”). The driver of the S280 had the biggest cloud of blame fall upon him. Paul was discovered to have been “drunk at the time of the crash, with a blood alcohol level three times the French legal limit” (Easterbrook). Of course the hounding paparazzi initiated the chase, however. Logically the blame truly lays on the paparazzi and the driver.
Secondly, the conspired cause behind Diana’s death is that the whole crash was arranged by the royal family and the British government. But why would they want her dead? Mohammad Al Fayed, father of Dodi, claims it was because his son and the former princess were planning to wed, and the royal family didn’t want the former royal marrying a Muslim Arab. He even believes they were “on their overnight stop in Paris to pick up her engagement ring- $200,000 emerald and diamond band from Repossi Jewelers” (Rompalske). The princess herself, “according to a letter she wrote which the...

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