The Royals

Diana's Final Days: The Key Players

From her trusted butler to Dodi's father, catch up with the people whose lives were forever marked by her death 18 years ago


August 31 marks the 18th anniversary of the night Britain lost its People's Princess, but the memory of the tragedy lives on – especially for the family, friends and retainers who were closest to Diana and her boyfriend, Dodi Al Fayed, and whose lives were changed forever. Dodi's father, Egyptian billionaire Mohamed Al Fayed, 83, remains convinced that the lovers were murdered on the orders of the royal family, and funded a 2011 documentary in support of his belief, even though an official 2007 inquest debunked it.