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Princess Diana fatal August 1997 Paris car crash investigation gets new lease of life with Mishcon note

This year will mark the 15th death anniversary of Princess Diana. The fatal August 1997 Paris car crash resulted in the death of both passengers, Princess Diana, and Dodi Fayed. It has been years that, the latter’s father, former Harrods boss, Mohammed al Fayed has long been making accusations that evidence had been withheld from French investigators.

There is a documented line that says, “Efforts would be made if not to get rid of her (be it by some accident in her car, such as a pre-prepared brake failure or whatever)…at least to see that she was so injured or damaged as to be declared unbalanced.”

Mohammed al Fayed’s claims pertaining to evidence being withheld center around the Mishcon note, a letter written by Diana’s divorce lawyer Lord Mishcon. Drafted in October 1995 it outlined Princess Diana’s fears about a plot to kill her in a car crash.

The letter came into prominence when Paul Burrell, Diana’s former butler produced a similar note from princess D with allegation son the same lines in October 2003. At this point, the police handed the Mishcon note in, and it went to the investigating coroner.


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Nabanita Singha Roy

Nabanita Singha Roy

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