August 23, 2013
Detectives also alerted Lord Justice Scott Baker, the senior judge who presided at her inquest.
As well as notifying Charles, officers approached Mohamed Al Fayed, whose son Dodi died alongside Diana in a Paris car crash 16 years ago. The move means a proper investigation into the sensational claims is now far more likely.
Diana, 36, and Dodi, 42, were killed when their Mercedes crashed into a pillar in the Pont de l’Alma underpass on August 31, 1997.
At the 2008 inquest a jury returned a verdict of unlawful killing. Mr Al Fayed is convinced the lovers were murdered on the orders of the British Establishment, which then covered up the crime.
The former Harrods owner has not commented publicly on the allegations but sources close to Dodi’s family fear the claims might be “swept under the carpet” and dismissed without proper scrutiny.