Princess Diana cover-up

This year marks the 15th anniversary of Princess Diana’s death, and despite two separate investigations – both of which manipulated evidence in support of the ‘drink-drive accident’ theory – and a Royal Inquest which at least found that Diana’s death was the result of ‘unlawful killing’ (but which fell woefully short of properly investigating allegations of ‘conspiracy to murder’), the evidence, when examined, still massively suggests the princess was assassinated.

Key facts

1) The mercedes had been STOLEN several months before the crash. The Mercedes was returned a few days later in pristine condition save for one very important aspect… The Electronic management system chip (EMS) or onboard computer chip was missing

2) Mercedes Benz were denied access to examine the car for a very long time. Even though their experts were the very best qualified

3) One of the seat belts in the Mercedes had been reported faulty before the crash. And even travelling at high speeds none of the car’s occupants were wearing seat belts. Bodyguard Trevor Rees-Jones, seated in the front passenger seat, had buckled his seat belt moments before the crash. This probably saved his life.

4) Remarkably the Mercedes that had been stolen ealier that year was the only car Available on the night

5) The night she died Princess Diana was en route to hospital (and thus access to intensive care treatment that would have saved her life) for a total of two hours including the initial time to “set her free from the wreck” (more on that later). The hospital was a mere 3.25 miles away and the ambulance was reported to of been travelling at between only 8mph and 25 mph. Also the ambulance actually drove past one hospital and continued a further 3/4 mile to the next. When the ambulance finally got to the hospital it then spent a further 10 minutes parked up outside. Diana was not even taken to the best equipped hospital that VIPs are normally rushed to in Paris and that particular hospital was less than five minutes away by helicopter and less than 20 minutes away by car. There were five other hospitals closer to the crash site, all with advanced emergency capabilities

6) A flash was directed towards the Mercedes moments before the crash. A high powered motorbike overtook the Mercedes just after a white Fiat Uno had clipped it. A bit of broken lens showed the cars had collided ten metres outside the tunnel entrance.

7) Why was the blood taken from the wrong part of the body? Why was it stored in a vial marked “unknown male”? Who was this “unknown male”? Why was it never DNA-tested to prove it belonged to Henri Paul? There was excessive levels of carbon monoxide found in Henri Paul’s blood, the blood must have been taken from another body at the morgue  – most likely someone who committed suicide by inhaling car exhaust fumes.

8) Henri Paul was a confirmed Mi6 and French intelligence informant, his diary was found to have several contacts. What is known about Henri Paul is that he was a part-time and seemingly well-paid intelligence agent. The telephone number of his French intelligence (DST) handler was found in his address book on the night he died

9) Moments before the journey Henri Paul signalled to the paparazzi to let them know Diana, Princess of Wales, and Dodi Fayed were just about to leave the Ritz.

10) Henri Paul’s secret work as an intelligence agent emerged when it was discovered that he had amassed around $350,000 in fifteen separate bank accounts, $90,000 of which had been deposited during the final eight months of his life – that’s about $11,000 a month, or $130,000 a year, around four times his annual salary. So where did this money come from?

11) James Andanson had owned  a White Fiat Uno – he was a Paparazzi & Mi6 agent, that had followed Diana closely months before and during the Ritz stay. Many who have studied the accident closely believe it was Andanson’s car that had clipped Diana’s Mercedes seconds before the crash. He was also first on the scene where he took the compromising photographs we now know he was planning to publish in a book. A few months later Andanson would also be dead – he was found burnt to a crisp, seated in his car, 400 miles from where he was supposed to be with a bullet-sized hole in his head. The car was locked from the inside. The keys were never found. The verdict was suicide.

12) The Fiat Uno was repainted shortly after the Alma tunnel crash, and was sold by Andanson in October 1997. And although the official French report on the crash concluded that Andanson’s car was not involved, forensic reports made available to the Daily Express told a very different story.  One said that paint scratches from the Fiat, found on the side-view mirror and bumper of the Mercedes, were identical to samples from the matching spot on Andanson’s Fiat.

13) Contrary to stories leaked by the French authorities, the Mercedes 280-S that was carrying Dodi Fayed and Princess Diana in that final ride, was not bullet-proofed. Nor did it have specially darkened windows. So why did proberly the most famous person in the world not have a better car or indeed why did they not use one of Fayed’s other cars in his expensive personal fleet ?

14) Initial media reports stated Diana’s car had collided with the pillar at 190 km/h (120 mph), and that the speedometer’s needle had jammed at that position. It was later announced the car’s actual speed on collision was about 95–110 km/h (60–70 mph), and that the speedometer was digital; this conflicts with the list of available equipment and features of the Mercedes-Benz S-Class, which used a computer-controlled analogue speedometer, with no digital readout for speed.

15) In October 2003, the Daily Mirror published a letter from Diana in which, ten months before her death, she wrote about a possible plot to kill her by tampering with the brakes of her car. “This particular phase in my life is the most dangerous.” She said “my husband is planning ‘an accident’ in my car, brake failure and serious head injury in order to make the path clear for Charles to marry”

16) In 2004, US TV network CBS showed pictures of the crash scene showing an intact rear side and an intact centre section of the Mercedes, including one of an unbloodied Diana with no outward injuries, crouched on the rear floor of the vehicle with her back to the right passenger seat—the right rear car door is completely opened. Which contradicts the report that states Diana was pinned into the car. Also contrary to stories leaked by French authorities to the press, she was not pinned in the rear compartment. The back seat of the Mercedes had not been seriously damaged in the crash, and there was no obstruction to getting at Diana. So why did it take so long to remove her ?

17) Police also told how at least two of the paparazzi appeared to have driven past Diana’s crashed car in the seconds after the accident.

18) Photographers stood outside the car taking pictures before anyone opened the door to offer help,

The official report of the crash

On 30 August 1997, Diana, Princess of Wales, arrived in Paris, France, with Dodi Fayed, the son of Mohamed al-Fayed. They had stopped there en route to London, having spent the preceding nine days together on board Mohamed al-Fayed’s yacht, the Jonikal, on the French and Italian Riviera. They had intended to stay overnight. Mohamed al-Fayed was and is the owner of the Hôtel Ritz Paris. He also owned an apartment in Rue Arsène Houssaye, a short distance from the hotel and located just off the Avenue des Champs Elysées.

The moment of impact. After smashing into pillar 13 in the tunnel, the car cannons into the side wall. The lights of cars travelling in the opposite direction are visible.

Henri Paul, the Acting Head of Security at the Ritz Hotel, had been instructed to drive the hired black 1994 Mercedes-Benz S280 through Paris in order to elude the paparazzi. A decoy vehicle left the Ritz first, attracting a throng of photographers. Diana and Fayed would then depart from the hotel’s rear entrance.

At around 12:20 am on 31 August 1997, Diana and Fayed left the Ritz to return to the apartment in rue Arsène Houssaye. They were the rear passengers in a black Mercedes-Benz S280, registration number “688 LTV 75”, driven by Paul. Trevor Rees-Jones, a member of the Fayed family’s personal protection team, was in the front passenger seat.

They left from the rear of the hotel, the Rue Cambon exit. After crossing the Place de la Concorde they drove along Cours la Reine and Cours Albert 1er (the embankment road running parallel to the River Seine) into the Place de l’Alma underpass. At around 12:23 am at the entrance to the tunnel, their driver lost control; the car swerved to the left of the two-lane carriageway before colliding head-on with the 13th pillar supporting the roof at an estimated speed of 105 km/h (65 mph). It then spun and hit the stone wall of the tunnel backwards, finally coming to a stop. The impact of the crash caused substantial damage, particularly to the front half of the vehicle. There was (and still is) no guard rail between the pillars to prevent this. The Place de l’Alma underpass is the only one on that embankment road that has roof-supporting pillars.

As the victims lay in the wrecked car, the photographers continued to take pictures. Critically injured, Diana was reported to repeatedly murmur “oh my God,” and, after the photographers were pushed away by emergency teams, “leave me alone”

Dodi Fayed had been sitting in the left rear passenger seat and appeared to be dead. Nevertheless, fire officers were still trying to resuscitate him when he was pronounced dead by a doctor at 1:32 am; Henri Paul was declared dead on removal from the wreckage. Both were taken directly to the Institut Médico-Légal (IML), the Paris mortuary, not to a hospital. Autopsy examination concluded that Paul and Fayed had both suffered a rupture in the isthmus of the aorta and a fractured spine, with, in the case of Paul, a medullar section in the dorsal region and in the case of Fayed a medullar section in the cervical region.

Still conscious, Rees-Jones had suffered multiple serious facial injuries. The two forward passengers’ airbags had functioned normally. None of the car’s occupants were wearing seat belts.

Diana, who had been sitting in the rear right passenger seat, was still conscious. It was first reported that she was crouched on the floor of the vehicle with her back to the road. It was also reported that a photographer who saw Diana described her as bleeding from the nose and ears with her head rested on the back of the front passenger’s seat; he tried to remove her from the car but her feet were stuck. Then he told her that help was on the way and to stay awake; there was no answer from Diana, just blinking.

In June 2007 the Channel 4 documentary Diana: The Witnesses in the Tunnel claimed that the first person to touch Diana was Dr. Maillez, who chanced upon the scene. He reported that Diana had no visible injuries but was in shock and he supplied her with oxygen.

The first police patrol officers arrived at the scene at 12.30. Shortly afterwards, the seven paparazzi on the scene were arrested. Diana was removed from the car at 1:00 am. She then went into cardiac arrest. Following external cardiopulmonary resuscitation, Diana’s heart started beating again. She was moved to the SAMU ambulance at 1:18 am. The ambulance departed the crash scene at 1:41 am and arrived at the Pitié-Salpêtrière Hospital at 2:06 am. Despite attempts to save her, her internal injuries were too extensive: her heart had been displaced from the left to the right side of the chest, which tore the pulmonary vein and the pericardium. Despite lengthy resuscitation attempts, including internal cardiac massage, she died at 4 am.  At 5:30, her death was announced at a press conference held by a hospital doctor; Jean-Pierre Chevènement, France’s Interior Minister; and Sir Michael Jay, Britain’s ambassador to France.

Many have speculated that if Diana had worn a seat belt, her injuries would have been less severe. Initial media reports stated that Trevor Rees-Jones was the only car occupant to have worn a seat belt. These reports proved incorrect, as both the French and British investigations concluded that none of the occupants of the car were wearing a seat belt at the time of the impact.

Later that morning, Chevènement, together with French Prime Minister Lionel JospinBernadette Chirac (the wife of the French President, Jacques Chirac), and Bernard Kouchner (French Health Minister), visited the hospital room where Diana’s body lay and paid their last respects. After their visits, the Anglican Archdeacon of France, Father Martin Draper, said commendatory prayers from the Book of Common Prayer.

At around 2:00 pm, Diana’s former husband, Charles, Prince of Wales, and two older sisters, Lady Sarah McCorquodale and Lady Jane Fellowes, arrived in Paris; they left with her body 90 minutes later.

Since that moment, the controversy over Princess Diana’s death has not abated. There is a veritable conspiracy theory industry which claims the Princess was assassinated, some even say at the instigation of the Royal Family or the British intelligence services because she was pregnant with Dodi’s baby.

The mercedes was stolen just months before the crash and had its computer chip removed

The car in which the ill-fated couple was traveling, a Mercedes Benz S280, had been STOLEN just months prior to the crash. This fact on its own is perhaps at best nothing more than pure coincidence but where that event turns decidedly strange is how that very Mercedes was returned a few days later and in pristine condition save for one very important aspect…


The onboard computer chip controls, amongst other things, navigation, acceleration, steering and braking of a vehicle. Considering that Princess Diana’s death was due to a car crash, the fact that the Mercedes S280 involved in the crash had its onboard computer chip stolen some days earlier (and nothing else mind you…suggesting the car-snatchers were no ordinary thieves) pushes the pervasive accident account onto firmer conspiracy territory.

To date there actually exists a well established assassination technique from the 1980s (developed by the British SAS) nicknamed “The Boston Brakes” which involves steering, braking and acceleration capability being taken over by remote control!

In fact world famous explorer and former SAS officer, Sir Ranulph Fiennes did indeed confirm the relatively common use of this assassination method with particular reference to the death inEngland of one Major Michael Marman in a car accident that bears uncanny resemblance to that of Princess Diana, Dodi Fayed and Henri Paul.

So what could have been the motive behind the theft of the Mercedes Benz S280 that was involved in the Paris tunnel crash on August 31, 1997?

Well let’s see; assuming you want to execute a very sensitive, high profile assassination but at the same time create as little fuss as possible, the best way to go about it is to make it look like an accident. The car was left unattended for nearly 3 hours at a underground carpark (with no cctv) hours before the journey. It was the only car avaliable and even one of the seat belts were faulty at that point

Keeping that in mind the disappearance of the onboard computer chip from the “Crash S280” then makes a lot of sense. Steal the car, remove the onboard computer chip, replace the old chip with a new doctored onboard computer chip that allows another party to gain remote control over the car and its data…

You’ve got yourselves a genuine accident in the making!

Furthermore, very suspiciously, the stolen Mercedes Benz S280 was the only vehicle “available” to the Princess and her companions that night! Talk about leaving nothing to chance!


Initial reports leaked to the press suggested that the Mercedes Benz S280 involved in the crash had been zooming at speeds in the neighborhood of 120 mph! If this were translated into km/h this would come out to a staggering 192 kilometers per hour!

In fact reports of the day had the speedometer of the car stuck at 196 kilometers per hour (122 mph).

The truth of the matter is if the car had been traveling anywhere near those speeds, seat-belt-or-not NOBODY would have survived that crash (the only person to survive the crash was bodyguard Trevor Rhys-Jones who sat in the passenger seat and is widely believed to have been an operative of MI6 or MI5 branches of the British Secret Service).

Many professional drivers have decried the authority-cited-speeds (120mph region) as being absolutely preposterous and from the evidence available to them put the car at about 60 mph (96km/h) – 80 mph at the time of the accident.

To date, Mercedes Benz has never been able to examine the car for the simple reason the authorities never allowed them. This in itself is very strange because Mercedes Benz experts should have been party to the panel of experts examining the car!


How about if for no other reason than they built and engineered the vehicle and thus would have been in an excellent position to determine how fast the car was going and what caused the various impact damage to the vehicle.

French authorities

The French authorities systematically suppressed evidence, intimidated and gagged key witnesses, and badly bungled the most vital forensic tests, and prevented any outside agencies, including the families of the deceased, from even raising questions about the conduct of the French officials handling the investigation. Moreover, as one American source familiar with the investigation put it, the failure of the French emergency medical team at the scene of the crash, to get Princess Diana to a hospital where she could have received life-saving attention, for nearly two hours, would have resulted in manslaughter prosecution of the responsible officials had the crash occurred in the United States. The hospital was only 3 miles away. The ambulance is reported to of been travelling at between just 8 mph and 25 mph en-route, whilst already passing another hospital and going a further 3/4 mile to the next

Henri Paul’s (The driver) diary had contacts french inteligence and mi6 agents, met with french intelligence handler 2 hours b4. had £2000 on him, £170,000 spread in 15 different bank accounts 

Henri Paul – Mi6 and French intelligence informant

Henri Paul was driving at double the speed limit – 60mph – and had consumed a very considerable amount of alcohol before ferrying Diana and Dodi in the Mercedes from the Ritz Hotel in Paris to a private flat, where they were staying.

The driver was twice over the British drink-drive limit and three times over the French one. An expert cited in the report estimated that Paul had sunk the equivalent of ten small glasses of Ricard, his favourite liquorice-flavoured French aperitif, before taking the wheel.

Questions still remain regarding the veracity of Henri Paul’s blood test, for example – the very test on which the original ‘drink-drive’ verdict was based.

Why was the blood taken from the wrong part of the body? Why was it stored in a vial marked “unknown male”? Who was this “unknown male”? Why was it never DNA-tested to prove it belonged to Henri Paul?

And why was evidence given by Professor Peter Vanezis, Regis Professor of Forensic Medicine at Glasgow University, completely overlooked by the Royal Coroner?

Due to the excessive levels of carbon monoxide found in Henri Paul’s blood, Professor Vanezis, together with five other equally eminent forensic experts, concluded that: “The blood tested was not that of Henri Paul”. 

The 20.7% carbon monoxide level, they concurred, simply could not be explained, and suggested  

Indeed, it is the only logical explanation as to how such excessive levels of carbon monoxide were found in the mystery blood sample.

Paul’s hair sample had traces of Albendozel (Zentel), which is a prescription drug used to combat intestinal worms. However, Paul’s doctors said he never had worms, and none were present in his autopsy.

What is known about Henri Paul is that he was a part-time and seemingly well-paid intelligence agent. The telephone number of his French intelligence (DST) handler was found in his address book on the night he died, as detailed in the coroner’s report:

“Henri Paul had two telephone numbers alongside ‘DST’ in his telephone contact lists. The DST has confirmed that Henri Paul was known to them and was tasked with ‘enquiries in hotel circles’. They denied being with him on Saturday 30 August 1997.” [Operation Paget Report, Page 191]

Henri Paul’s ties to MI6 are also well documented, which should come as little surprise; his position as Deputy Head of Security at the Ritz Hotel in Paris made him an obvious target for the intelligence services, to whom he supplied miscellaneous information on a cash-for-services basis.

The Ritz was, and remains, a regular haunt for the world’s top movers and shakers – businessmen, bankers, diplomats etc. – and Henri Paul was ideally placed to glean information on his clients for which his intelligence handlers were only too pleased to pay handsomely.

Indeed, a cursory glance at Henri Paul’s personal finances betrays this fact clearly enough.

On the night of Diana’s death, Paul met with his French intelligence contact during the hours leading up to the fatal crash. Though the DST deny the meeting, Paul was found later that night with around $2,000 in cash tucked inside his wallet.

Further evidence of Paul’s secret work as an intelligence agent emerged when it was discovered that he had amassed around $350,000 in fifteen separate bank accounts, $90,000 of which had been deposited during the final eight months of his life – that’s about $11,000 a month, or $130,000 a year, around four times his annual salary. So where did this money come from?

Unbelievably, the Royal Inquest concluded that Paul’s sizeable fortune was the result of tips he must have received from wealthy Ritz clients. And the only thing to be said about that is they must have really, really liked him.

The Drunk Driver Hoax

From the outset, there was strong contradictory evidence. Friends, co-workers, and relatives universally disputed the media attempts to portray Paul as a sullen, depressed alcoholic: Further, Paul had gone for his annual physical exam, to qualify for renewal of his pilot’s license, 48 hours before the crash. He not only passed the physical exam. According to the Doctor who administered the exam, there were no signs of any damage to Paul’s liver, a usual sure-fire sign of alcoholism. The French autopsy report also confirmed that Paul’s liver was healthy at the time of his death. It has been confirmed that between 10 p.m. and midnight, Paul drank two glasses of Ricards and water at the Ritz Hotel bar. The alcohol content of those drinks was very small. Yet, for the blood alcohol tests to have been accurate, Paul would have had to have gone through three bottles of strong red wine, or a dozen glasses of alcohol, earlier in the day, to have still shown such strong alcohol presence in his blood at 12:25 a.m. on the morning of Aug.31, at the time of the crash.

Both the doctor who regularly performed the annual pilot’s license rigorous physical exams and Paul’s personal physician told the media that Paul had never been diagnosed as an alcoholic, and had never received prescriptions for either of the two drugs allegedly found in his bloodstream. Ultimately, the French police admitted that there was no record anywhere in France of such prescriptions in Henri Paul’s name. But this did not in any way deter the continuing media characterization of Paul as “the drunk driver.”

Henri Paul signalled to the paparazzi to let them know Diana, Princess of Wales, and Dodi Fayed were just about to leave the Ritz. The driver of the Mercedes waved at a handful of photographers gathered at the rear of the hotel on the night of the crash, moments before Diana and Dodi departed, as the CCTV footage screen shot clearly shows above

James Andanson – A White Fiat Uno – Paparazzi & Mi6 agent

Many who have studied the accident closely believe it was Andanson who was driving a white Fiat Uno which clipped Diana’s Mercedes seconds before the crash, as part of a complicated assassination plot. 

Known as the ‘Godfather’ of the paparazzi, Andanson was a French photo journalist who made his name – and his fortune – snapping British Royals on their European travels.

It was Andanson, a self-confessed Anglophile and low-level MI6 agent, who took the now famous photograph of Prince Charles kissing royal nanny, Tiggy Legge-Bourke, while on a skiing holiday in the Swiss Alps.

But there was a darker side to James Andanson, who was known to mix in somewhat shady, often high-powered circles. That he would come to be implicated in Princess Diana’s death was not entirely surprising.

The name ‘James Andanson’ came to light with regard to Diana’s death when it was discovered he owned a white Fiat Uno identical to the one known to have been involved in the crash.

In February 1998, five months after the princess’s death, Andanson was questioned by French police about his ownership of the Uno and about his whereabouts on the night Diana died. But on the strength of a highly dubious alibi, he was later released without charge.

Andanson’s story, however, does not end there. He was by his own confession in Paris the night Diana died. He had followed the couple across the Mediterranean during the weeks leading up to the crash, and was among the first of the paparazzi to arrive in Paris ahead of the couple as they touched down at Le Bourget airport, only to be greeted by the waiting ‘rat pack’ of paparazzi.

Andanson would tail the couple for the remainder of the day, relaying information to his MI6 handlers on their whereabouts and movements, providing vital intelligence which allowed the assassins to remain one step ahead at every turn.

Indeed, Andanson would be the first paparazzo to arrive at the crash scene later that evening, little knowing that the photographs he took there would cost him his life.

James Andanson had spent the summer of 1997 photographing Diana and Dodi in the Mediterranean – in Monaco, St Tropez and Sardinia.

At one point he hired a helicopter to snap the couple from the air as they sunbathed on board the Fayed’s million-dollar yacht, the Jonikal. Remarkably, he would later be invited aboard to take even more intimate shots.

This unrivalled access to the world’s most famous couple made him MI6’s ideal mole, and despite his later denials to the French police, we now know Andanson was close up and personal with them all the way to Paris – to the airport, to the Ritz Hotel, to Dodi’s apartment and back again to the Ritz…

…And finally to the crash tunnel, where he took the compromising photographs we now know he was planning to publish in a book. Indeed, France’s best-known crime writer, Francois Dard, had agreed to write the text, but before the book could be completed the ageing Dard fell ill and died.

A few months later Andanson would also be dead – he was found burnt to a crisp, seated in his car, 400 miles from where he was supposed to be with a bullet-sized hole in his head. The car was locked from the inside. The keys were never found. The verdict was suicide.

Whether Andanson was supposed to have shot himself in the head before he set himself alight was never made clear.

What is clear, though, is that the photographs he took in the crash tunnel immediately following the ‘accident’ and prior to the arrival of the emergency services were of great interest to someone. Within days of his death being announced in the French press, Andanson’s offices at the world-renowned Sipa Press Agency in Paris were broken into by an armed gang who shot the security guard before making off with his entire photographic archive.

The photographs were never seen or heard of again.

What makes Andanson’s precise movements on the night of the crash so vital is that he was in a white Fiat Uno. 

The car was repainted shortly after the Alma tunnel crash, and was sold by Andanson in October 1997. And although the official French report on the crash concluded that Andanson’s car was not involved, forensic reports made available to the Daily Express told a very different story. 

One said that paint scratches from the Fiat, found on the side-view mirror and bumper of the Mercedes, were identical to samples from the matching spot on Andanson’s Fiat. Police are now expected to reopen the investigation into Andanson’s death. 

Doctor and paramedics on the scene

The first doctors to arrive with the ambulance and the other emergency vehicles reached the same conclusion, according to statements given to The Scotsman. One doctor who asked to remain anonymous said: “She was sweating and her blood pressure had dropped. She had the external signs of internal hemorrhage.”

Diana was lying across the back seat of the Mercedes, with most of her body leaning outside the car, when the ambulance arrived, approximately 15-16 minutes after the crash, according to one of the ambulance crew, who also spoke to The Scotsman. She was almost immediately removed from the car.

Yet, Diana remained at the crash site for another hour, before she was placed in an ambulance and driven, at less than 25 mph, to a hospital on the other side of the Seine River, four miles away. The decision to bring Princess Diana to La Pitie Salpetriere Hospital was evidently made by the senior French government officials on the spot, Paris Police Chief Massoni and Interior Minister Chevenement. Massoni was in the tunnel, and Chevenement was already at La Pitie Salpetriere, in phone contact with the rescue crew in the tunnel. Yet, there are five other hospitals closer to the crash site, all with advanced emergency capabilities.

One highly respected French doctor who specializes in emergency response, told EIR, in an exclusive interview, that Princess Diana should have been taken to the Val de Grace, “which is much closer than La Pitie. That is a military hospital. Every political figure who is in a car crash or is injured is taken there.” The doctor added: “The firemen, who were on the scene of the crash, are part of the Army. They undoubtedly notified the Val de Grace, which has a top team of trauma specialists on duty ’round the clock. I might have helicoptered her in. She would have been on the operating block a few minutes after being stabilized. This woman was one of the world’s most powerful and influential people. She would normally have been given top priority and top treatment. She was not.”

Not only was Princess Diana not brought to Val de Grace. She was not brought to Cochin Hospital, the Hotel Dieu, Lariboisiere, or the private American Hospital – all of which were closer than La Pitie Salpetriere, and all of which had qualified personnel and emergency facilities to repair the damaged arteries.

There is no credible explanation for why the French emergency personnel at the scene waited for more than an hour to place Princess Diana into the ambulance. There is no credible explanation for why the four-mile ride, through barren Paris streets, took 43 minutes! There is certainly no credible explanation for why the ambulance stopped for ten minutes outside the French Natural History Museum, just a few hundred yards from Le Pitie Salpetriere Hospital, as confirmed to both The Scotsman and the British weekly The People!

In a case where a crash victim has been diagnosed as suffering from internal bleeding, there is only one proper course of action. The victim should be stabilized, and then be rushed to a hospital for surgery. Unless the internal bleeding is stopped, the patient bleeds to death.

The 2007 inquest – Were the right questions investigated and answered ?

The issues identified were:

  1. Whether driver error on the part of Henri Paul caused or contributed to the cause of the collision

  2. Whether Henri Paul’s ability to drive was impaired through drink or drugs

  3. Whether a Fiat Uno or any other vehicle caused or contributed to the collision

  4. Whether the actions of the Paparazzi caused or contributed to the cause of the collision

  5. Whether the road/tunnel layout and construction were inherently dangerous and, if so, whether this contributed to the collision

  6. Whether any bright/flashing lights contributed to or caused the collision and, if so, their source

  7. Whose decision it was that the Princess of Wales and Dodi Al Fayed should leave from the rear entrance to the Ritz and that Henri Paul should drive the vehicle

  8. Henri Paul’s movements between 7 and 10 pm on 30 August 1997

  9. The explanation for the money in Henri Paul’s possession on 30 August 1997 and in his bank account

  10. Whether Andanson was in Paris on the night of the collision

  11. Whether Diana’s life would have been saved if she had reached hospital sooner or if her medical treatment had been different

  12. Whether Diana was pregnant

  13. Whether Diana and Dodi Al Fayed were about to announce their engagement

  14. Whether and, if so in what circumstances, the Princess of Wales feared for her life

  15. The circumstances relating to the purchase of the ring

  16. The circumstances in which Diana’s body was embalmed

  17. Whether the evidence of Tomlinson throws any light on the collision

  18. Whether the British or any other security services had any involvement in the collision

  19. Whether there was anything sinister about (i) the Cherruault burglary or (ii) the disturbance at the Big Pictures agency

  20. Whether correspondence belonging to the Princess of Wales (including some from Prince Philip) has disappeared, and if so the circumstances.