Princess Diana’s death is one of those incidents that halted everyone around the world. People to this day can recall where they were and what they were doing the moment they heard the news. And it’s because of its enormity that to this day, her death is still talked about. Now, new details have emerged which have revealed that a police chief had even questioned Charles, the Prince of Wales about her death. The questions were related to a note that Princess Diana wrote in which she predicted she would die in a car accident.
The former head of Scotland Yard Lord Stevens recently gave a detailed interview to the Daily Mail. In it, he revealed that he interviewed the heir apparent to the British monarchy in 2005 at St James’s Palace in London during a three-year investigation into Princess Diana’s death. Their focus was an allegation from Mohamed Al-Fayed, father of Dodi Al-Fayed who was dating Princess Diana at the time and died in the same accident. Al-Fayed alleged that there was a conspiracy to murder the couple.
Prince Charles questioned for Princess Diana’s death
Stevens interviewed Charles as a witness and not a suspect and read him Princess Diana’s note. Diana wrote that note to her butler Paul Burrell in October 1995, two years prior to her death. Handwriting experts also confirmed that it was Princess Diana’s handwriting. The note read:
This particular phase in my life is the most dangerous — my husband is planning ‘an accident’ in my car. Brake failure and serious head injury in order to make the path clear for him to marry Tiggy. Camilla is nothing but a decoy so we are being used by the man in every sense of the word.
Tiggy, whom Princess Diana is referring to is Prince William and Harry’s nanny, Tiggy Legge-Bourke. There were rumors that Prince Charles was actually having an affair with her at the time. Steven showed this letter to the Prince of Wales on December 6, 2005, asking:
Why do you think the Princess wrote this note, Sir?
In response, Prince Charles said:
I did not know anything about [the note] until it was published in the media.
Despite the questioning, Prince Charles remained cordial
Burell made that letter public in 2003 in his book The Royal Duty and gave the original note to the police for their investigation. At the time when Princess Diana gave him the note, he admitted he “did not know what had prompted Diana to write the note”.
Prince Charles further told Lord Stevens that he hadn’t discussed the letter with Princess Diana. Furthermore, he was unaware why she felt that way either. However, throughout the conversation, the Prince of Wales was cordial, with Stevens revealing:
Charles was polite, engaged but unable, it seemed, to throw light upon what lay behind the note.
Of course, this doesn’t incriminate Prince Charles for Princess Diana’s death. However, it is