Recently, photographs surfaced of Princess Diana’s honeymoon with Prince Charles on the television show Antiques Roadshow, and the story was covered by ABC.
However, with the emergence of these photos, it makes one naturally think back to tragic death of Diana in 1997, when she was killed in a car crash in Paris.
Upon her death, accusations quickly emerged that her death was not an accident, but a rather elaborate plot to kill Diana.
At the time of her death she was no longer married to Prince Charles. The two were separated for some time, but the divorce was finalized in August 1996.
Some theorists point to this divorce as a motive to kill Diana. Others believe that her involvement with the Landmine Survivors Network could be a possible motive.
The Death of Diana, Princess of Wales
After the divorce, Diana traveled the world to areas devastated by landmines left behind after the battles of WWII. Normally, it was children that fell victim to these forgotten mines.
Nevertheless, her travels were seen as political meddling, and she was labeled as a “loose cannon” in some political circles.
In the aftermath of her death, her boyfriend’s father, Mohamed Al-Fayed, was the main proponent of the idea that her death was the result of a murder plot. His son, Dodi Fayedwas in the car that night the crash occurred. Fayed died alongside Diana.
The Mohamed Murder Theory Debunked
Officially, the cause of the crash is attributed to the couple’s driver Henri Paul.
The official findings state that Paul was driving the couple while drunk. In an effort to elude pursuing paparazzi, he lost control of the vehicle in the Pont de l'Alma road tunnel. Henri Paul also died in the crash.
This official statement did not set well with many people. Including Dodi’s father, who maintained that Henri Paul was not drunk, and that the official story was all part of the conspiracy. Leaving many people to ask, what really happened to Diana Princess of Wales?
In 2007, CBS aired a 48 Hours Mystery episode in effort to answer that question.
Basically, 48 Hours agreed with the official statement of the French, that the crash was the result of a drunken Henri Paul losing control.
In the episode, CBS provided the autopsy report from Dr. Robert Forrest, who was considered to be one of England's leading forensic toxicologists.
His conclusion was that:
"There is nothing in the trail of evidence, which suggests there is anything funny about the way in which the samples have been taken."
According to Forrest, the autopsy samples were taken and documented according to regulation. By following protocol and due to the lack of obvious discrepancies, it is clear that the results of the autopsy are credible.
Those results show that Mohamed Al-Fayed was wrong, and that Paul was more than three times over the legal blood-alcohol limit.
Commenting on the results, Forrester stated, "If I knew that I was going to be driven by someone in that condition, I would not get into the car with them."
Could Diana Have Lived?
It would seem that the three victims all died as the result of an accident.
However, it is plausible that Diana could have survived, at least according to DianaSpeaks.info.
The site summarizes the autopsy notes just as the CBS report does; however, it focuses on the time it took Emergency Medical Technicians to arrive at the scene, administer emergency care, and transports the patients to the hospital.
The site chronicles the actions taken by the French paramedics and contends that more than an entire hour was lost in the field.
It certainly cannot be predicted if Diana would have lived if those 70 minutes would have been utilized more efficiently; however, her chance of survival would have definitely increased.
Though a conspiracy to murder Princess cannot be definitively ruled out, it does seem that it is far more likely that a series of unfortunate events was the culprit.
Between the drunken driver of the fleeing couple, the pursuit of the paparazzi, and the slow response time of the EMTs - all those things worked in tandem to take the life of Princess Diana, Dodi Fayed, and Henri Paul.
Image Credits: ABC NewsOriginally published on TopSecretWriters.com