PRINCESS DIANA: New Clues In Investigation
She died 16 years ago but Diana, Princess of Wales, still makes headlines.
The announcement from Scotland Yard came in a flurry, and it was brief.
They said they were examining new information about the deaths of Diana and her boyfriend Dodi Al Fayed in a Parisian car crash.
The claims splashed across the British papers, shocking new allegations that the two were murdered by an S.A.S. soldier, a member of Britain’s Elite Special Forces.
These new allegations were brought by family members of another former S.A.S. soldier and passed on to police.
Skeptics were quick to respond to the latest news.
“We’ll get this every single year prior to the anniversary of the death of Diana, Princess of Wales. I think the police did a thorough investigation prior to the inquest and that’s why we had an inquest. The French did a thorough investigation and they both came up with the same conclusion,” said Dickie Arbiter, former Press Spokesman for Queen Elizabeth II.
Conspiracy theories and claims of murder have continually dogged the deaths of the Princess and her boyfriend. Dodi’s father Mohammed Al Fayed always insisted that the couple were murdered.
He fought an unsuccessful battle in the British courts to prove that Diana was killed by the British establishment because she was engaged to marry his son, a Muslim.
Repeated investigations have determined that their driver Henri Paul was drunk when he lost control of the car and hit a cement pillar in a Paris underpass at 80-miles-per-hour, trailed by the paparazzi.
“Police sources last night dismissed the claim as being without any serious or supporting evidence but said they have to investigate every tip. Scotland Yard has stressed they had not reopened the investigation,” said Mandy Clark, NBC News Correspondent in London.
Princess Diana died August 31st, 1997.