Diana: Police 'tried to rig' evidence
By Padraic Flanagan
A CRUCIAL witness in the Princess Diana probe has claimed that investigators pressured him to alter evidence in a bid to rig the inquirys findings.
The disturbing allegations by Alberto Repossi, a central figure in the final weeks of Diana and her lover Dodi Fayed, strengthen fears of an Establishment cover-up to prevent the truth behind the deaths being made public.
In an exclusive interview from Monte Carlo, jeweller Mr Repossi revealed how he came under pressure to change the story of his part in the tragedy during lengthy interviews with officers from the £4million Operation Paget inquiry.
His explosive testimony, backed by receipts and CCTV from his upmarket showroom in Monaco, confirms the couple picked out a £230,000 emerald and diamond band from a line of engagement rings called Dis-Moi Oui Tell Me Yes.
Diana and Dodis engagement in the weeks leading up to their deaths in a car crash in Paris on August 31, 1997, sparked the enduring theory that the Princess was murdered by the Establishment to prevent her marrying a Muslim.
Mr Repossi detailed a shocking catalogue of underhand attempts by investigators to force him to alter his evidence, claiming officers used thinly-veiled threats that he was risking his reputation and adverse press coverage by continuing to stick to the engagement story.
I have for a long time followed closely the Daily Expresss crusade for the truth and I strongly support any attempt to determine exactly what caused this terrible tragedy, said Mr Repossi. Until now I thought I could play my part by co-operating fully with the inquiry. But my treatment during the interviews has convinced me that they are not interested in establishing a true record of what happened.
The businessman was so outraged by his ordeal at the hands of British investigators that he sent a detailed letter of protest to the officer leading Operation Paget, respected former Metropolitan Police chief Lord Stevens.
In a damning attack on the tactics used during his encounters with the inquiry team, Mr Repossi said last night: My real concern is that attempts were certainly made to get me to change what I knew to be the truth.
I believe they were doing this in order to support theories or conclusions that they had already arrived at or decided upon long before they saw me and my wife, Angela. They only seemed interested in trying to show we were lying.
Mr Repossi, jeweller by appointment to Monacos royal family, contacted the Daily Express after reading how Dame Elizabeth Butler-Sloss, the Establishment figure drafted in as coroner, wants next months preliminary hearings to be held in private and the inquest to go ahead without a jury. After reading your coverage, and my experiences and those of my wife with the inquiry team, I feel I can no longer trust the authorities to speak the truth, he said.
Mr Repossi said Diana and Dodi visited his Monte Carlo shop in August 1997, spotting the engagement ring in a window display while on a stroll in the principality.
Dodi Fayed asked for the ring to be sent to the jewellers other store at Place Vendome in Paris, which Mr Repossi opened especially so he could visit on August 30. The ring was later left at Dodis apartment in the city, where he planned to present it to the Princess. These are things which I am absolutely certain about, said Mr Repossi.
The jeweller revealed he has been interviewed three times, and his wife once, at Scotland Yard by officers from Lord Stevens team.
The final meeting, he said, was in July this year when officers told him, in the course of a three-hour meeting, they knew the jewellery he had sold the couple was not an engagement ring.
They warned me that if anyone lied to Lord Stevens and anyone could include the Prime Minister or even the Secret Service then he had the power to get people sent to prison, he said. I told them Id told the truth and if other people had changed their stories perhaps it was because the police had persuaded them, in the same way they were trying to persuade me to change my story.
They kept repeating the warnings of the risk to my reputation and the bad press coverage I would get.
But despite all this, I was not prepared to change what Id said before because it was the truth.
Mr Repossi claimed officers had told him the final interview would be an informal chat to bring him up to date with the inquirys progress, but he is convinced the meeting was tape-recorded in the hope he would make an unguarded admission. I spent hours and hours of what I can only describe as interrogation, he said. My wife and I were separated and the officers often left the room to confer with colleagues interrogating my wife, and came back to trick me.
When the jeweller asked for copies of the interview tapes, two of the five cassettes he was sent were blank, he claims. The Yard blamed technical problems. This is very unprofessional if this is the case, Mr Repossi said.
He also complained that investigators used inconsistencies in his recollection of events in 1997 to suggest he was telling lies. I wasnt seen or interviewed about any of this by the French police or the original investigating judge, he said. The first time I was asked to talk about exactly what happened was eight years after the crash, so its hardly surprising Ive forgotten or become confused about some of the details.
"I feel that the investigators took me by surprise with the details they were trying to get me to remember after eight years, and causing confusion which in the last meeting I had they used to imply that I was a liar.
Mr Repossi said he was also infuriated by claims made by bodyguard Trevor Rees-Jones, the only survivor of the crash, who cashed in on the controversy by publishing a book in 2000 roundly rejecting the assertion that Dodi had bought an engagement ring in Monte Carlo. I realised I had to speak up after I saw the book by Rees-Jones, because he was telling such outrageous lies, said Mr Repossi. My intention has always been to help get to the truth of what actually happened.
Fears that an open investigation is being stifled by the Establishment have grown amid concern that Lord Stevens inquiry is being closed down prematurely by the Government, with vital questions left unexplored and unanswered.
A spokesman for the former police chief declined to comment on the latest claims.
A spokesman for Mohamed Al Fayed, who is fighting to have the inquest into the deaths of his son and Diana held openly and in public, said last night: He is addressing his concerns through the courts and does not want to comment on this particular aspect.
Jeweler Was Told To Lie In Princess Diana Case
December 6, 2006 9:56 a.m. EST
Maira Oliveira - All Headline News Reporter
London, England (BANG) - A key witness in the inquiry into the death of Britain's Princess Diana recently claimed police threatened him to change his evidence.
Jeweler Alberto Repossi - who claims he sold Diana's lover Dodi Al Fayed an engagement ring the day before the couple were killed in a car crash in Paris on August 31, 1997 - alleges he was put under pressure by investigators to retract the statement he gave to Lord Stevens, who is leading the inquiry.
There is speculation that investigators did not want evidence that Diana and Dodi were to become engaged to be made public, as it would fuel conspiracy theories championed by Dodi's father Mohammed Al Fayed that the princess was murdered as part of a secret plot to prevent her from marrying a Muslim.
Repossi told Britain's Daily Express newspaper, "These are things which I am absolutely certain about. They warned me if anyone lied to Lord Stevens - and anyone could include the prime minister or even the secret service - then he had the power to get people sent to prison. He added, "They kept repeating the warnings of the risk to my reputation and the bad press coverage I would get. But despite all this, I was not prepared to change what I'd said before because it was the truth."
Repossi's testimony - backed up by receipts and CCTV footage - reveals Dodi and Diana picked a $305,000 emerald and diamond ring from a range of engagement bands called "Did-Moi Oui" which means "Tell Me Yes" at his Monte Carlo jewelry store in August 1997.
Dodi - the son of Harrods owner, Mohammad Al Fayed - asked for the ring to be sent to Repossi's Paris branch so he could collect it on August 30.
Repossi said, "I strongly support any attempt to determine exactly what caused this terrible tragedy. Until now I thought I could play my part by co-operating fully with the inquiry. But my treatment during the interviews has convinced me that they are not interested in establishing the truth." He continued, "My real concern is that attempts were certainly made to get me to change what I knew to be the truth. I believe they were doing this in order to support theories or conclusions they had already arrived at before they saw me. They only seemed interested in trying to show me I was lying."
The investigation is expected to conclude that the crash was an accident due to driver Henri Paul being under the influence of alcohol and driving over the speed limit.
Princes plan Diana tribute concert in 2007
Yahoo! News UK
November 25, 08:41 PM
Princes William and Harry are planning a star-studded pop concert next year in honour of their late mother Diana, Princess of Wales.
The event marking 10 years since her death is due to be held at Wembley stadium on July 1, which would have been her 46th birthday, the Sunday Mirror said. William and Harry are expected to host the concert for 90,000 fans featuring performers from Britain and the US including Sir Elton John.
The royal brothers want it to be an "upbeat, joyous tribute to her life and work", according to the newspaper.
It said the event is expected to be screened live on television to a worldwide audience of millions.
Proceeds are likely to go to homeless charity Centrepoint, a favourite of Diana's, and other causes championed by the princes.
A Clarence House spokesman said: "We're considering a number of options on how best to commemorate next year. William and Harry will make a decision in due course."
Stunning new revelations: Marilyn Monroe murdered
June DiMaggio breaks long silence on details surrounding mysterious death of her friend
Posted: October 18, 2006
1:00 a.m. Eastern
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Marilyn Monroe was talking on the telephone to Louise DiMaggio when she was murdered and was able to utter the name of her attacker before her death, according to a new book by DiMaggio's niece and Monroe confidante June DiMaggio.
In "Marilyn, Joe & Me," 44 years after the Hollywood superstar's mysterious death, which was ruled a suicide, June DiMaggio, friend of Marilyn and niece of New York Yankee Hall of Famer Joe DiMaggio, she discloses that her mother was speaking long distance with Marilyn Monroe when the actress was killed. DiMaggio says her mother overheard Monroe blurt out the name or names of her killer as they stormed into her bedroom.
Now in her late 70s, DiMaggio knew Marilyn before she was married to her uncle and for years afterward until the star's death in 1962.
"It's about the truth, and it's about time," DiMaggio says, explaining why she is finally publishing her memoirs. "Mother told me that she knew who killed Marilyn, but that knowledge absolutely terrified her," she writes.
To protect her family, she said that she would never reveal the details of what she knew. "I begged mother to tell me who it was, over and over and over again," says June.
Joe DiMaggio also pleaded with her to confide in him many times. Only her mother knew, and she never confided in Marilyn's former husband or anyone else. "I even asked her on her deathbed," she recalls. "'Won't you tell me now?' And she just said, 'No, I want my family to live.'"
By DiMaggio's account, Marilyn was indeed the victim of a wretched childhood and the Hollywood studio system that made her star power last to this day.
Still, she paints a picture of a different Marilyn, one who faced life sunny-side-up, who seemed to accept her fate on many levels. She divulges a Marilyn who read books and loved to talk about politics, who was unwavering in her generosity, who had an almost naive sense of wonder. She portrays a Marilyn sometimes lonely, who wasn't even aware of her hundreds of Christmas cards that flooded the studio; a Marilyn that cooed over a stuffed Teddy bear and took childlike pleasure in watching cartoons. And yes, a Marilyn who also admitted to spending time on the casting couch. DiMaggio writes, "On the very day of her death, Marilyn phoned me mid-morning and asked if I could bring her one of my homemade pizzas.
"When I arrived with the pizza around noon she was in high spirits, chatting about how she and my mother were going to Mexico to shop for wrought-iron patio furniture for the new home where she and Joe would live after they remarried.
Authors June DiMaggio and Mary Jane Popp
"They were planning to retie the knot on August 8, the day that would instead be her funeral. Marilyn was very happy and excited to be marrying Joe again. She was even thinking of domestic comforts and bought a set of dishes for their new love nest.
"When I saw her that fateful day, she went on and on about her new life and her plans for the future. She had a contract to fulfill, but she was hoping to cut back to perhaps a movie a year so that she could finally begin to enjoy life with her own family, in her own cozy home.
"On the night that she was murdered," DiMaggio relates, "the police were trying to locate Joe to tell him that she'd been found dead. When they arrived at my door that night between 11 p.m. and midnight, I was in shock. I didn't know where Joe was for sure, so I called to ask Mother. I remember thinking that he might be in San Francisco. When she picked up the phone she was sobbing uncontrollably.
"She already knew."
So, who was Marilyn's killer?
DiMaggio, whose bright eyes belie her strength and feistiness, is stalwart in her belief. She says her mother never told her the name, because she was desperately afraid for her family. "Only Mother knew, and she never confided in Joe or anyone else. He kept asking her, 'Won't you tell me now, Lee?' And she just said, 'No, I want my family to live.'
"Even after the FBI traced that last call that Marilyn made to Mother, not even the country's G-men could make inroads with her. As she told me directly and in no uncertain terms, she wouldn't tell anything to the FBI or to another living soul."
But then there's an interview co-author Mary Jane Popp happened upon, which breathes life into DiMaggio's account. Popp interviewed Alan Kimble "Kim" Fahey, author of "Hollywood Unlisted," in which he tells hair-raising stories of the 35 years that he worked as a telephone repairman in the land of stars and stories, when he "kept his ears open and his mouth shut."
"The story took place around the early '80s, when Kim was sent to do about three days of phone work on a system at Atascadero State Mental Hospital, a maximum-security facility on California's central coast. Kim was minding his work, converting an old switchboard to a new phone system, when he was confronted by a thin, wiry man. "The Guy, as I will refer to him, was in his late 50s or early 60s, of medium build, maybe 145 pounds, with slicked-back, graying hair. Kim said that he spoke in a streetwise tone and seemed desperate to talk to someone.
"He told Kim he was a small-timer in the Sam Giancana crime family in the East. The goal of anyone working for the mob was to move up in the family, so when he was told to go to California to do the deed he had no hesitation. He was told to shut Marilyn up and get a journal she had been keeping.
"It seems that what she was writing in that journal was making some very powerful people nervous. The Guy had never been to Los Angeles and didn't know his way around, so a driver was provided for him and his partner.
"They stalked Marilyn for several days to find out her routines. They discovered that part of her nightly routine was to sedate herself a little, take a drink or two, and crash on the bed in her bedroom with the TV on.
"During the time they stalked her, they also lifted her keys and had duplicates made of all of them, since they weren't sure which ones they would need. Finally they chose the night to make their move.
"They let themselves in the front door. The Guy said they didn't see anyone else in the house. They entered her room and, as expected, found Marilyn in bed.
"Before she could react, they were on top of her. Both men held her down while the Guy inserted a nembutol suppository (supplied for the purpose when they arrived in California) into her rectum. They had been told that it would work quickly and that it would not show up in an autopsy.
"The Guy said that Marilyn struggled for only a minute or so, and then she stopped breathing. All was quiet. The search for the journal didn't take long; they found it under the mattress. They left in a matter of minutes, making sure that the front door was locked behind them and leaving no evidence of a break-in.
"The Guy thought he was going to move up in the Giancana crime family because of his slick work, until he heard that his partner had been murdered and that there was a contract out for him, too.
"He told Kim that he stole an ID that had a physical description close to his. He didn't want to be arrested and put in the general population in prison, because he knew the mob could get to him from inside.
"So he got a crazy idea to pretend that he was crazy. He got into an altercation in a restaurant, acted nutty, got arrested, and was subsequently admitted to Atascadero State Mental Hospital.
"Crazy as the plan was, it might have worked. He may have thought that he could hide in the hospital and be released when things cooled off. What he didn't know was that the stolen ID was from a guy with a rap sheet longer than his arm who was a bona fide nut case."
In addition to revealing new and startling information surrounding Monroe's death, DiMaggio and Popp also tackle rumors and conspiracy theories about Frank Sinatra's involvement, the FBI, and potential ties to the Kennedy family.
Popp also recently did an exclusive interview with Gene Anthony, world-renowned photographer, who was only one of two photographers allowed to freely photograph Marilyn Monroe's funeral.
As Popp related, "I couldn't believe my ears when Gene told me how he had gotten a call at about 2 a.m. Pacific time from his New York agent who had already been called by a German magazine from Germany, telling Gene to get down to Hollywood to cover Marilyn Monroe's death. There have been stories claiming her body was not even discovered until 3:30 a.m. How then did Gene get this early morning call to cover the story? It all comes down to what June has told me all along. Marilyn was murdered before midnight when the police arrived at her door with the news."
Adding yet another timely twist, former Los Angeles County prosecutor John Miner, now 88, has recently spoken again about reopening the investigation into her death and exhuming her body to reexamine it and reconsider the finding that she committed suicide.
"What I do know after my investigative interviews and my long relationship with June is that Marilyn was murdered. I have no doubt," Popp concludes.
Diana crash witness: I saw a dozen 'shady figures' in tunnel
This is London | Saturday 30.09.06
A key eyewitness to the car crash that killed Princess Diana has broken his silence to tell how he saw a dozen people at the scene moments before her death. Record producer Jacques Morel, 59, is convinced they expected to see her Mercedes brought to a halt by another car.
Detectives working on the inquiry into Diana's death, headed by former Scotland Yard chief Lord Stevens, considered his account so important that he was flown to London and interviewed for three days.
Mr Morel, who was driving home with his wife Moufida in Paris on the night of August 31, 1997, said: "As we entered the Alma tunnel I looked to my left and saw about a dozen shady figures on a tiny pavement by the side of the opposite carriageway. They were all standing in a long line. The sight was unforgettable.
"The pavement is less than 30cm (12in) wide and next to fast traffic. They would have been breathing in petrol fumes and it was very dirty down there. It was certainly not a sensible place to stand around."
If accurate, Mr Morel's recollections are significant because they suggest that the route Diana and Dodi Al Fayed were taking was known in advance. Until now it has always been thought that chauffeur Henri Paul was following an unexpected route in order to shake off paparazzi photographers.
Mr Morel, who now lives in Tunisia, said: "There was an almighty bang and a great big flash of light. Immediately my wife and I realised there had been a crash. My first thought was that those inside the tunnel were connected with what had happened. This thought has never left me.
"We could see a car coming from the opposite direction had gone straight into a pillar. All of the other drivers stopped, so I did too. There was a symphony of car horns and then white smoke filled the tunnel. I got out of my car and rushed towards the crash scene.
"I was devastated when I saw the Princess in her white trousers in the back of the car. She was easily recognisable. She looked so serene and peaceful, but it was the end. It was one of the most heartbreaking scenes of my life. I will never forget seeing her face.
"Others were lying around Diana and I remember the driver looking as though he had his head in his hands. It was then that I also saw a white Fiat Uno being driven away."
The car was later reported to be registered to James Andanson, a paparazzi photographer who committed suicide in mysterious circumstances in 2000. However, the vehicle has never been found.
Mr Morel, who has written a book about his experiences, told British detectives Philip Easton and Mark Hodges that he believes Paul was in on the plot. "I am certain he was paid to drive through the Alma tunnel. There was cash in Henri Paul's pocket when he was found dead,' said Mr Morel.
Blood tests revealed that Paul was three times over the French drink-drive limit when the crash took place. Traces of anti-depressant drugs were also found. The inquiry headed by Lord Stevens, which has taken 1,500 witness statements, is expected to deliver its report by Christmas.
COMMENTS (9/30/06): This is about the weirdest account of the crash that claimed Diana's life I have ever read. To appreciate just how strange this account is you have to consider that these twelve individuals would have been standing side-by-side on something similar in width to a ledge or outcropping of a building, only inches from fast-moving traffic and certain death, all the while breathing in noxious fumes and exhaust. Nor are these twelve ever described as "people," but rather as "shady figures." Thus, with no mention of catching a glimpse of a single face or even distinguishing an article of clothing, such as a jacket or sweater, anything remotely identifying, these "figures" sound vaguely demonic or not of this world.
Aside from being a large operation, the number twelve has some obvious significance: there are twelve cardinals in the Vatican heirarchy, patterned after the twelve disciples who followed Christ. If there really is something called the Illuminati, I would not be surprised if twelve is also a prescribed number for those entrusted to carry out a diabolical mission such as this one.
The bright flash of light agrees with an earlier report from 2 June 2006.
Henri Paul may have been "programmed" rather than "paid off" to be at the tunnel and deceived as to the purpose (which also cost him his life). Anti-depressants (which were found in Paul's blood), and certain anaesthetics, have the proper mind-controlling properties to "suggest" a course of action during an episode of what would seem like "lost time." Like a perfectly-programmed "Manchurian candidate," Paul may have been the one to ensure the Mercedes would crash into the correct pillar at the appointed time if the other collaborators failed in their task (including Andanson, the paparazzo who drove the white Fiat Uno). His gruesome suicide also screams "programming," suggesting a few of the photographers were actually in on the plot whilst the rest were just doing what paparazzi are notorious for doing.
Either Henri Paul or James Andanson could have been the "unknown one from the Marne" Nostradamus warns will "murder" Diana in Quatrain 10.35. Death has silenced both, but Andanson's "suicide" is especially bizarre:
from "Diana was murdered", RINF.COM, February 15th, 2006:
Detectives found white paint marks (matching that of the white Fiat Uno) on the crumpled Mercedes after the crash, and shards of red break-light glass were found on the ground, even though the Mercedes break lights were intact.
The owner of the Fiat, James Andanson, was found dead in his burned-out car in the year 2000. Initially, police believed he had killed himself, but a French fireman, Christophe Pelat, who attended the burning wreck of the car, says he appeared to have a bullet hole in his skull. Pelat has since declined to comment on whether he has been interviewed by Stevens detectives. Several weeks after Andansons death, there were reports of an assault on the agency where he worked. Staff were held hostage by armed men, who then escaped with photos and equipment ...
The strangeness of this case, to me, seems to move outside MI6 circles. It is possible its agents could have been used, but the occult undertones of this plot suggest that, if there truly is a secret society called the Illuminati, that the perpetrators would likely belong to this organisation.
Shocking irregularities surface in Princess Dianas death investigation
Tuesday, September 26, 2006 (EST)
Washington, Sept 26, 2006 - (ANI) French officials have reportedly admitted mistaking Princess Dianas lover Dodi Al Fayads body with their driver Henri Paul, following their fatal car crash in 1997.
Forensic pathologist Professor Dominique Lecomte faces an investigation over the mix-up after it emerged the identity numbers of the bodies, reports Contactmusic. Lecomte gave Paul the number 2146, but this number had already been assigned to Fayed. It is now feared the blunder meant blood samples, which in Paul's case proved that he was highly intoxicated with alcohol and drugs, in fact belonged to someone else.
A lawyer who has worked on the case since the tragic event occurred, says, "This terrible error illustrated exactly how over-worked and inefficient many of the staff had become. "When you're dealing with the death of the mother of the future King of Britain (Prince Willaim) this is totally unacceptable. Worst of all it was one of a series of mistakes which have compromised all the initial evidence. The first 24 hours after any tragedy is crucial for gathering the best evidence. In this respect, the French failed to do their job properly," he added.
Intense scrutiny has surrounded the Paris crash investigation, with Dodi Fayed's father Mohamed Al Fayed claiming his son and Diana's death was planned by British authorities.
Cat Deeley Buys Former Home Of Marilyn Monroe
Where star was found dead...
By: Lowri Williams on 8/30/2006
TV presenter Cat Deeley has bought the former home of screen legend Marilyn Monroe.
Deeley who is currently living and working in LA spent £2million on the in which Monroe was found dead.
However, she is not letting a few ghosts spoil her fun, she told the Star: Im having a great time waking up to palm trees and a swimming pool. This is not my permanent home Ill always come back to Britain.
Deeley has recently signed a new contract to carry on hosting the hit US TV show So You Think You Can Dance.
Princess Diana's Blood Samples May Be "Corrupted"
All Headline News
August 29, 2006 7:38 a.m. EST
Shaveta Bansal - All Headline News Staff Writer
London, UK (AHN) -In a yet another development in Princess Diana's death investigation, the manager of the London mortuary where British royal Princess Of Wales' post-mortem examination took place has said that her blood samples were meddled with. The 1997 car crash case in Paris involving the Princess along with her lover Dodi Fayed and driver Henri Paul was recently opened by the French authorities after a scientific report said that her driver Henri Paul was drunk.
Robert Thompson has claimed that Princess Diana had an "extremely strong smell of alcohol" about her when he examined her body during post-mortem. However, when the blood sample report came back from the police laboratory it made no mention of alcohol.
Contactmusic quoted him, as saying, "I find this unbelievable and it leads me to the conclusion that the blood sample had either been corrupted, or a false statement made. When her stomach was opened up there were signs of a recent meal and an extremely strong smell of alcohol",. "Indeed, it was so strong that it forced me to step back a pace", he added.
The claim by Thompson provides a foundation to business tycoon Mohamed Al Fayed's belief who from the beginning has claimed that his son and Diana were killed on orders of the British royal family.
Al Fayed told the Contactmusic, "Mr. Thompson's statement is fascinating. It just proves what I have always said - that security services were everywhere on the night Diana and my son Dodi died. Their deaths were not as a result of an accident. They were murdered."
Diana 'said she had lived before'
The Sunday Times July 23, 2006
DIANA, Princess of Wales believed in reincarnation, according to a new book which assesses her religious beliefs and spiritual impact.
She discussed her beliefs with Peter Nott, the former Bishop of Norwich, at a dinner at Sandringham during which she told him she had lived before.
This weekend Nott confirmed the conversation, during which the princess explained how she coped with people dying. She told him: I know this sounds crazy but Ive lived before, adding that she knew because she was a wise old thing.
The incident is discussed in Diana: Myth and Reality, by Ted Harrison, which also plays down persistent suggestions that she was thinking of converting to Roman Catholicism. Reincarnation is not part of Christian belief.
According to Harrison, Diana had taken an interest in alternative faiths from a young age, turning to her grandmother Cynthia, Countess Spencer as her spiritual mentor.
Diana claimed to have had premonitions, stating that she had realised at the moment the Prince of Wales proposed marriage that she would never be queen.
In her taped memoirs, prepared for Andrew Mortons biography, she said: A voice said to me inside, You wont be queen but you will have a tough role. Harrison also gives details of the princesss affinity with St Thérèse of Lisieux, who died in 1897, a century before Dianas death.
Michael Burgess, the royal coroner, has resigned from the task of holding the inquest into Dianas death, more than two years after asking Lord Stevens, the former Metropolitan police commissioner, to investigate.
COMMENTS (7/23/06): Well, there you have it.
What I have been insisting all along: Diana believed she had been reincarnated many times.
Obviously she did not recall most of her past lives, so it can be debated, I suppose, if she truly was Marilyn Monroe, Marie Antoinette, Cleopatra, or Nefertiti in a previous life.
But now, at least, Diana's belief that she had been alive on earth before as other people has been confirmed.
Also, that she had an "affinity with St Thérèse of Lisieux" makes sence.
Obviously she would not only have been reincarnated as an icon of feminine sexuality like Marilyn Monroe in the recent past, but also as a woman with a pure faith and love of God, charitable, saintly and naturally beautiful (as was the case of young St Thérèse who died of tuberculosis at the tender age of 24 in 1897).
It is this aspect of Princess Diana that made her qualified to be the woman of Revelation 12 sometime in 1998, and it will be this same spirit that has traveled throughout time since the dawn of civilisation that shall qualify her again in a near future incarnation in Egypt.
For information on the life of St Thérèse of Lisieux, read her biography at Wikipedia's web site:
<http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Th%C3%A9r%C3%A8se_de_Lisieux>. Copy URL and paste in browser. It will not work when clicked on as a link for some reason.
Diana coroner quits over pressure
Saturday, July 22, 2006 Posted: 1244 GMT (2044 HKT)
LONDON, England (Reuters) -- The inquest into Princess Diana's death is likely to be delayed after the royal coroner quit, blaming the work load of his main job as the coroner for the county of Surrey in southern England, newspapers said on Saturday.
The inquest conducted by Michael Burgess into Diana, who was killed along with her companion Dodi al Fayed and their driver in a Paris car crash nine years ago, has been under way since 2004. Burgess has asked for a senior judicial figure to take on the case, the newspapers said.
An inquiry headed by John Stevens, the former head of the Metropolitan Police, into the circumstances surrounding Diana's death was expected to deliver a report to Burgess next month.
Burgess had asked Stevens to examine allegations that Diana's death was not an accident.
A French inquiry in 1999 ruled that the accident was caused by Paul being drunk and driving too fast did little to stem rumors of a conspiracy and that Diana and Dodi were killed. Burgess previously said he wanted the inquest to put an end to the speculation.
On the day the inquest began in January 2004, reports said that Diana had written a letter to her former butler Paul Burrell 10 months before her death in which she said she suspected Charles was trying to kill her.
"This particular phase in my life is the most dangerous," the letter said, according to excerpts leaked to the British media. "My husband is planning 'an accident' in my car, brake failure and serious head injury."
Royal commentators said the letter raised questions about Diana's state of mind and in fact reduced the credibility of any of the allegations aimed at Charles. Dodi's father, Mohamed al Fayed, owner of the exclusive London store Harrods, has said he believes his son and Diana were murdered by British secret services because their relationship was embarrassing the royal household.
Paris Hilton says she is like Princess Diana
By M&C News Jul 17, 2006, 16:24 GMT
Paris Hilton tells the UK Sunday Times that she is carrying on the legacy of legendary blondes like Marilyn Monroe and Diana, Princess Of Wales, and has declared herself this decade's iconic blonde.
The heiress insists when she is seen out clubbing, it is field work for her roles, and that she is chip off the old Conrad Hilton block-a true businessperson to the core.
According to The Sunday Times, "There's nobody in the world like me. I think every decade has an iconic blonde - like Marilyn Monroe or Princess Diana - and right now, I'm that icon. I read these stories about me starting fights and saying stupid stuff. I've become a cartoon.
"Nobody seems to get that how I am on The Simple Life is a character. I even know what a Wal-Mart is. I play dumb like Jessica Simpson plays dumb. But we know exactly what we're doing. We're smart blondes."
Despite being caught on videotape on TMZ.com with billionaire heir Brandon Davis tee-hee-ing over Davis slanderous comments about Lindsay Lohan, and being plastered all over the internet in less than decorous poses, Hilton claims it was all for her art and commerce.
Fury as Di pic shown
By DUNCAN LARCOMBE
The Sun Online
Friday, July 14, 2006
WORLDWIDE fury erupted last night after an Italian magazine and a paper published sickening pictures of Princess Dianas death.
One was a photo of her lying fatally injured just after the Paris car crash.
The others were harrowing autopsy drawings detailing her wounds.
There was outrage at the shameful decision to break an unofficial international blackout on the images. And it came as a devastating blow to Princes William and Harry seven weeks from the ninth anniversary of their mothers death.
They were said to be sickened and appalled.
The pictures appeared in Chi magazine and leading Italian newspaper Corriere della Sera.
Diana ... sick photo upset sons
The black and white photo shows Diana with her head to one side as a paramedic tries to fit an oxygen mask to her face.
She is slumped in the back of the silver Mercedes in which she, Dodi Fayed, and their chauffeur Henri Paul died on August 31, 1997.
Dianas former equerry and private secretary, Patrick Jephson, said of the pictures: I feel sickened and very sad.
And her former bodyguard Ken Wharfe said: I feel very sad for Prince Harry and Prince William.
We have to hope this is an isolated incident rather than the green light for magazine editors around the world.
Clarence House, which represents Prince Charles as well as sons William and Harry, refused to comment.
Dying Diana too shocking to see
But a source said: This is appalling news. The feeling at the moment is that there is nothing that can be done from a legal position to stop these from being published.
Dodis father, Harrods boss Mohammed Fayed, 77, said: This heartless pursuit of money brings shame on those responsible for producing such a vile publication.
The pictures are from a previously unseen set which will be used to illustrate a book published later this month by French crime writer Jean Michel Caradech. It is based on the French inquiry into the crash.
The editor of Chi tried to justify his decision to print the photo last night.
Umberto Brindani, based in Milan, said: I published the picture for a very simple reason it has never been seen before.
COMMENTS (7/23/06): I have read in a recent article that Diana appeared beautiful in the photo in question, like "a regular little sleeping princess" (or something to that effect). This tallies with eyewitness reports of passers-by on the night of the crash who were interviewed during the course of live TV coverage of the accident. Everyone who walked past the site of the accident, many of them strolling couples, said they saw a beautiful woman with blonde hair in the back seat of the Mercedes, white beneath the moonlight. Some did not know it was Diana until they were told it was. Others recognised her right away.
So there was nothing gruesome in these photos ... and any photos claiming to be gruesome or gory are fakes.
There is another side to this story that people are, perhaps, in their outrage, not taking into consideration. These photos are evidence of a miracle. Everyone else in the car, including the bodyguard who survived, were horribly disfigured and unrecognisable. Only Diana emerged with her appearance intact. She died, according to some eyewitnesses, looking more beautiful than anyone had ever seen her in life, even with an aura or glow about her. This sounds almost like the death of a saint.
Shame of Diana death photos
SICKENING photos of Princess Diana, taken moments after the car crash which killed her, are to be published in a controversial new book.
The revelation, which will bring new anguish to her sons William and Harry, caused outrage last night.
Dianas confidante Simone Simmons said: "There are some sick people out there but this beats the lot. Its absolutely disgusting.
"How would the author feel if photos were published of his family showing them after they had been killed? Its gruesome. I thought the pictures of the death scene had been banned."
British newspapers, magazines and broadcasters have refused to show the shocking images of the Princesss body in the wreckage of a Mercedes after it crashed in a Paris tunnel in August 1997.
But French crime writer Jean-Michel Caradech has included them in his book, Lady Diana: The Criminal Investigation, to be published later this month. It had been understood that all the photos taken by paparazzi that night were confiscated and destroyed.
But just weeks before British detectives release an interim report into the tragedy, news of the publication has caused a furore in France, where Dianas memory is treated with the highest respect.
The book will cause deep offence to Prince William and Prince Harry, who have pleaded with publishers, television companies and former royal aides to stop exploiting their mothers memory to make money.
Clarence House, which has decided that expressing outrage openly only fans the flames of publicity, declined to discuss the controversy. "This is not something we would comment on," a spokesman said.
But privately, royal aides have expressed exasperation and warned that the cynical exploitation of Diana threatens to cause lasting damage to her two sons. One adviser said: "How do you think they feel? They just want their mother to be left in peace but this wont go away. Its all so distasteful but what can they do about it?"
Leading figures in the French media have also objected to Mr Caradechs book. Jean-Pierre Brunois, owner of France Soir newspaper, said: "My heart goes out to the young Princes because this really is totally unnecessary."
He said it would bring shame on the country where Diana died, adding: "This is a regrettable thing to do."
Like many others in France, Mr Brunois fears that the photos may prejudice the £4million inquiry being held into Dianas death. As well as photos of the Princess in the Mercedes, there are two graphic diagrams of the injuries she suffered.
French newspapers have all refused to print extracts from the book but it will be in the shops by the end of this month. A leading French lawyer who has been working on the Diana inquiry for more than eight years said: "This is a horrific proposition and should not be allowed. Images of the Princesss injuries should not be made public for the world to see. They are of no legitimate interest to anyone.
"France has already come in for a great deal of criticism for the way it has handled this inquiry. This will only make things far worse."
The Paris authorities have been accused of suppressing evidence and bungling forensic tests. But there is nothing in French law which can ban Caradechs book. In the past, William and Harry have appealed publicly for their mother to be left in peace.
In 1998, when Harry enrolled at Eton, they released a statement saying Diana "would have known that constant reminders of her death can create nothing but pain to those she left behind".
In October 2003 they issued a similar appeal when butler Paul Burrell made a series of controversial claims about Dianas lovers.
"We cannot believe that Paul, who was entrusted with so much, could abuse his position in such a cold and overt betrayal," they said.
The Princes and their senior advisers will hope that the latest controversy will now also soon blow over. An official French inquiry concluded that Diana died because her chauffeur Henri Paul was drunk and speeding in a car he did not normally drive when he lost control.
But Harrods owner Mohamed Al Fayed, father of her lover Dodi, has always claimed that his son and Diana were murdered. Mr Al Fayed claims that the couple were expecting a baby and the British establishment thought this unacceptable.
The first British police report into Dianas death by former Metropolitan Police Commissioner Lord Stevens is expected to be completed by next month and an inquest will take place shortly afterwards.
Diana Connection: Ex-MI6 Richard Tomlinson Arrested
by DAILY EXPRESS
Friday, July 7, 2006
The dramatic arrest of a former British spy has been linked to the inquiry into the death of Britain's late Princess Diana.
French officials raided the home of 42-year-old former MI6 agent Richard Tomlinson in Cannes, France.
According to Britain's Daily Express newspaper, personal files and computer documents were seized. Tomlinson's yacht was also searched.
A source was quoted as saying: "The French security services carried out this raid on Tomlinson on the instructions of MI6.
"Tomlinson has not committed any offence under French law and this shows that MI6 and the French security services are joined at the hip - just as they were on the night of Diana's death."
The former agent has assisted investigations into the fatal Paris car, which killed Diana, her boyfriend Dodi Al Fayed and driver of their Mercedes, Henri Paul.
Tomlinson has been providing the inquiry - lead by former Metropolitan chief Lord Stevens - with insider information.
It is believed he knew controversial information about Henri Paul's alleged links with the MI6.
The source added: "It is certainly true that the authorities in France and Britain will stop at nothing to prevent Tomlinson from giving evidence."
Tomlinson has already been imprisoned for writing about hisspying experience and he has previously suggested that Henri Paul was blinded by a laser gun, as he drove through the underground tunnel, where the crash took place.
Revealed: Diana inquiry's tantalising new questions
By SUE REID, Daily Mail
22:00pm 16th June 2006
Astonishing claims by new witnesses are being examined by British detectives investigating Diana's death. They seem incredible. But if true, they could rock the Royal Family to its foundations.
On the night that Diana, Princess of Wales died, the lights of the British Embassy less than a mile from the accident spot in Paris blazed until dawn finally broke over the French capital. Inside the imposing building, diplomats summoned from their sleep by the British ambassador, Sir Michael Jay, struggled to monitor the tragedy that was unfolding.
Millions of words have been written about the moment that Diana, with her Muslim boyfriend Dodi Fayed, smashed into pillar 13 of the Pont dAlma road tunnel as they were being driven from the Ritz Hotel in a black Mercedes at 12.20am on Sunday, August 31, 1997.
Ever since, the precise chronology of the fateful night and the roles played by the Royal Family and the Government have been accepted almost without serious challenge.
Yet the Mail can reveal today that new eye-witnesses have emerged in the past few weeks with explosive testimony which raises profound questions about the influence of the House of Windsor and the Establishment over events surrounding the Princesss death.
These fresh accounts include the astonishing claim that the Queens most senior and trusted courtier was seen in Paris, at the British Embassy, half an hour before the crash.
Furthermore, they include a baffling allegation that the RAF crew which flew Tony Blair from his Sedgefield constituency to London to greet the Princesss repatriated body had been on continual standby to make the flight from two days earlier when Diana was still alive.
During this investigation, the Mail has also received confirmation that two diplomats working for the secret intelligence service MI6 were operating at the British Embassy in Paris during the weeks before Dianas death. These two senior men who have both enjoyed glittering careers have admitted their intelligence roles to Lord Stevens, the ex-head of Scotland Yard who is heading the official inquiry into whether there was any conspiracy to murder the Princess.
In the Paris crash, Dodi was killed outright and the Princess was at first thought to have survived. Yet despite attempts by surgeons, she was declared beyond medical help at the Pitie Salpetriere hospital at 4am. By then, dozens of phone calls had flashed between the British Embassy and Balmoral Castle, the royal retreat in Scotland where the Queen and Dianas ex-husband, Prince Charles, were holidaying with Princes William and Harry, then aged 15 and 12.
The Queen was the first to be told of the accident, at 2am, when she was woken by her personal page. Still in her dressing gown, she and Prince Philip anxiously paced the tartan-carpeted corridors throughout the night. Alerted immediately, Prince Charles retired to his private sitting room next to the Queens dressing room. There, he made calls and answered those from Paris coming into the castles switchboard and his mobile phone.
On the ground floor of the castle, the Queen's deputy private secretary Sir Robin Janvrin based himself in the equerries' room, where he also fielded incoming messages. Most pertinently, Sir Robin was on duty because his superior the Queens private secretary, Sir Robert Fellowes, a plummy-voiced Old Etonian and Princess Diana's brother-in-law had taken a weekend's leave.
Meanwhile, the Prime Minister, who was in his North-East constituency, is said to have been woken by a call from Sir Michael Jay which had been forwarded by a secure satellite phone via Downing Street.
At first, he was told the Princess had been involved in an accident and then, later, of her death. It was then he began working on that memorable and apparently impromptu speech which he delivered several hours later, describing Diana as the 'People's Princess'.
It was a fitting title and one that the millions mourning Diana embraced. Yet just as the outpouring of grief continued in the days after the crash, so, too, have those nagging doubts and conspiracy theories about Dianas death, which refuse to abate.
As a result, Lord Stevenss team of ten detectives have interviewed hundreds of people whose lives crossed Dianas own. Prince Charles has been questioned. Sir Michael Jay, now Permanent Secretary at the Foreign Office, has been asked to outline his role on the night of the crash.
In a dramatic development in recent weeks, Sir Robert Fellowes now Lord Fellowes has been asked about his whereabouts during that tragic weekend. Significantly, the detectives are also planning to speak to Maud Morel-Coujard, the French legal official who oversaw the police operation on the night of the crash. Indeed, she was waiting at the hospital when Diana was brought there by ambulance just after 2am. She is in a unique position to know exactly what happened and, crucially, her evidence may give credence to the allegations about Lord Fellowes, Mr Blairs flight and the two spies.
Her recollections may also explain the feverish volume of communications between Paris, London and Scotland that night. Mme Morel-Coujard is expected to say that some instructions on the treatment of the dying Princess were issued by Sir Michael Jay, who was also at the hospital. He was, in turn, receiving his orders via his mobile from the British Embassy, Balmoral and Downing Street.
Most contentiously, Mme Morel-Coujard will reveal that a decision to embalm Diana's body two hours before it was flown back to England was made by 'the British authorities'. (Indeed, French law explicitly bans the practice if a post-mortem examination is planned. This is because the preserving chemical formaldehyde corrupts toxicology tests, including those for pregnancy.) Her revelations will stoke the controversy over why Dianas body should have undergone this process prior to such a key forensic examination, which took place on the Sunday at 8pm at a West London mortuary.
Was it as some continue to maintain, despite denials because Diana was pregnant with Dodis baby? And did someone want such an embarrassing fact kept secret?
Recently, the notion of Diana being pregnant was vehemently discounted in the Mail on Sunday by Dominic Lawson, the husband of Diana's close friend Rosa Monckton. He wrote: "It is in a way obscene that such speculation is the subject of a public inquiry (by Lord Stevens)." He explained his wife had spent a week with Diana before her death and had told Lord Stevens's team that the Princess could not possibly have been pregnant with Dodi's baby.
He added: "Rosa felt obliged to reveal that, when they said goodbye on August 20, 1997, Diana's period had started and therefore it was biologically impossible for her to have been pregnant at the time of her death."
So what evidence has Lord Stevens's investigation uncovered so far? During his three-year inquiry which has cost £2million he has let slip little about his findings. But at a book festival last month, he admitted new witnesses had been found who may provide fresh clues.
He is now writing an interim report (it is expected to be finished by September) for the Royal coroner, Michael Burgess, who will hold an inquest next year once Lord Stevens has completed a final analysis that includes the testimony provided by the new eye-witnesses.
The Mail has learned they include two men with extraordinary tales. The first, whom we will call Mr X, was based at the British Embassy in Paris and formerly worked for the Foreign Office in London. His tantalising evidence emerged only recently through a third party. If true, it will link the Royal Family to events in Paris on the weekend of the Princesss death.
Mr X is said to be a middle-aged, English wireless operator at the embassy. He came on duty in the early evening of August 30, expecting his night shift to be routine. From his office in the communications room, encrypted phone calls and messages were sent from the embassy via UK listening stations to Downing Street, the heads of Whitehall departments and, if necessary, senior aides of the Royal Family.
Mr X was proud of his job and is an ardent royalist. However, something unexpected happened that night which he found deeply troubling. He says that just before midnight (as Diana was preparing to leave the Ritz Hotel with Dodi) two well-spoken men burst through the door of the communications room. Described as "public school", they brusquely ordered Mr X to leave his post and not to return until told. Mr X kept silent about this pertinent episode until 2000 because he had signed the Official Secrets Act.
But then, apparently, he named one of the men to a third party. Exploding with anger, he explained: "It was that b*****d Fellowes. He turfed me out of my own office. He was in Paris the night Diana died."
Of course, Mr X may have been mistaken. Well-spoken Englishmen in smart suits are apt to sound and look very similar. Furthermore, Mr X only saw the two men for a few minutes. But his story, however incredible, is being actively investigated by Lord Stevens and his team.
The Mail understands that in an initial conversation with the Diana squad, Lord Fellowes has said he was enjoying a break at his Norfolk estate with his wife Diana's sister, Lady Jane Fellowes. He has dismissed the claim he was in Paris that weekend or any part of the night Diana died.
And what of the second new witness, whom we will call Mr Y? He has come forward with a scenario which, if true, will also shed doubt on the official version of Diana's death. The Mail understands that he was interviewed at length by Lord Stevens's detectives recently. Mr Y was one of the security staff on duty at Tony Blairs Sedgefield constituency during the weekend that Diana died.
It was one of the first weekends the Labour Prime Minister had spent there with his family since his election. When news arrived overnight that Diana was dead, Mr Blair's weekend, which had been largely free of public engagements, was thrown into disarray. After delivering his 'People's Princess' tribute, he returned to London to receive Diana's body at Northolt airport at 5pm on the Sunday.
The Prime Minister's wife and their three children were put on a scheduled British Midland flight from Teesside airport at tea-time for them to return to Downing Street. Normally, the Prime Minister would have travelled with them. But instead, he boarded an RAF plane piloted by a crew based in Scotland which had flown to Teesside. Waiting on the tarmac for Mr Blair was Mr Y.
Idly chatting to the co-pilot, he was told something very strange. The co-pilot, according to information now with the Diana squad, asked him: "Whats really going on? Weve been on standby in Scotland since 5pm on Friday waiting to make this flight to Northolt with the Prime Minister." Incredibly, and if Mr Ys memory of his conversation with the co-pilot is correct, it would mean that Diana's death was not only expected it was actually planned.
Yet can that really be true? Or is it just another fantastic conspiracy theory, one of the countless that still surround the Princess's death? Could Mr Y have perhaps misinterpreted the words of the RAF co-pilot? Or has his memory played tricks about events which happened almost a decade ago? Mr Y's claim is just one of the many mysteries that are now being unravelled, checked and re-examined by the Diana squad.
Perhaps none of the unanswered questions is more puzzling than the roles of the two MI6 officers who were based at the British Embassy in Paris. Both were listed on the embassy's staff list as diplomats. Yet one had mysteriously only just been posted to the French capital a few days before the crash.
Their names first came to the attention of the Diana squad two years ago when a continuous stream of informants including one of particular significance because of his position in Britains special forces insisted that the pair were spies who were both implicated in the Princess's death.
Significantly, in one instance, the Diana squad was passed a nine-line note on a flimsy piece of paper purporting to come from an insider at the headquarters of the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency. It has been seen by the Mail and names both men. Then it adds: "If you are brave enough, dig deeper to learn about them. Both MI6. Both were involved at the highest level in the murder of the Princess."
The files at the Diana squad headquarters, of course, are stacked high with such wild allegations from shadowy informants. Many have a habit of being unprovable or are simply the imaginings of over-fertile minds.
However, the Mail has learned that both these men, in their mid-40s, have been interviewed by officers about their movements on the weekend the Princess died. They were given permission to speak about their roles for the first time by the head of MI6, John Scarlett.
The men have produced tickets and documents dating from 1997 which prove they were not in Paris that weekend. One was in the South of France with his wife and in-laws. The other was taking a short trip to Greece.
Both have told Lord Stevens they only returned to the British Embassy, overlooking the eternally fashionable Rue du Faubourg St Honore near the Champs Elysees, after Diana's body had left French soil for England.
That answer may not surprise Lord Stevens. But equally, it won't stop him looking into the matter further. From the start of his inquiry, he promised that his team would "go wherever the evidence takes us" in the quest for the truth about Diana's death. And, if necessary, that includes the powerful inner sanctums of the British Establishment.
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