New information regarding the 1997 death of Diana, Princess of Wales was revealed yesterday, but Metropolitan police stress that this is not a “re-investigation.”
It’s quite a hard story to follow, given that the evidence being reviewed has not yet determined to be neither “relevant” nor “credible” according to many reports.
New claims in a 7-page letter submitted to the SAS by a disgruntled former soldier (“Soldier N”, as he’s referred to)’s in-laws allege that British forces had something to do with the the Princess’s death in Paris.
“He [Soldier N] also told her [the daughter] that it was the XXX who arranged Princess Diana’s death and that has been covered up,” according to the Telegraph.
Ken Wharfe, who was Diana’s Metropolitan police bodyguard, thinks this latest report has no legs to stand on.
“If these parents were so concerned that this information was relevant or had some general import, then they should have delivered it to the inquest,” he told the paper.
“Why has it taken so long to air this new information? It seems so shallow to me. I just think it’s a bit of a publicity stunt. For what reason I’m not certain, but in the absence of any real evidence, I’m sure this will go away.”
A 2008 jury ruled Diana and Dodi al Fayed‘s car crash “unlawful,” in that the driver, Henri Paul was drunk when he crashed the chauffeured Mercedes into a pillar in the Pont de l’Alma tunnel.
Because these claims are coming from the highest level, Scotland Yard are required to investigate the evidence, first submitted to the SAS regiment’s commanding officer in September 2011.
What frustrates yours truly is that these claims don’t change the simple fact that two boys, who have tried to move on with their lives, are without a mother they loved so dearly.
Not only that, but one can only imagine how Muhamed al Fayed is relishing in this alleged new discovery, having accused the royal family of conspiring to kill Diana for fears that she’d marry a Muslim and bear his child.
Like Mr. Wharfe said: This could very well be either a publicity stunt, or a case of one man’s unraveling, driving him to make wild, unfounded accusations.