The Death of Diana: New Questions
In the years since her Aug. 31, 1997, death in a Paris car crash, the tragic end of Diana Princess of Wales has remained an unfinished book, full of stray plotlines and conflicting accounts. But in recent months long-simmering questions – raised primarily by Mohamed Al Fayed, the father of Diana's boyfriend Dodi, who died with her in the fatal spinout of her black Mercedes S280 in Paris's Place de l'Alma tunnel – have been making front-page headlines in the British press. The reason: comments made earlier this year by Lord Stevens, chief investigator of the government probe into the deaths (known as Operation Paget), that the questions involved were "far more complex . . . than any of us thought."
Does that mean, as Al Fayed has claimed, that Diana's and Dodi's deaths were orchestrated by Buckingham Palace? While Operation Paget's official findings will not be completed until later this year, this PEOPLE special report, based on interviews with several investigators involved with the probe, sorts out the many theories swirling around – and separates fact from fiction.
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