August 31, 1997, was a tragic day in the UK. Princess Diana was a passenger in a car that crashed in the Alma tunnel in Paris. The driver was intoxicated and speeding. Princess Diana was proclaimed dead less than four hours later. The driver and Diana’s partner both did not survive.
It seems as if it was just another drunk driving accident, but many people, notably the father of Diana’s boyfriend, question whether it was an “accident.”
Many conspiracy theories began circulating, which resulted in a full investigation by London’s Metropolitan Police.
Continue reading to find out 10 different conspiracy theories surrounding Princess Diana’s death.
10. Prince Charles Couldn’t Marry Again if Diana Was Alive
It seemed as if Diana had a premonition about her own death. After her separation from Prince Charles, she sent a note to her butler that said:
“I am sitting here at my desk today in October, longing for someone to hug me and encourage me to keep strong and hold my head high. This particular phase in my life is the most dangerous—[someone] is planning ‘an accident’ in my car, brake failure and serious head injury in order to make the path clear for him to marry,”
Some media end her frightened words there, but she went on to say he wants to marry a woman named Tiggy and that Camilla is a decoy. However, that doesn’t match up because Charles did end up marrying Camilla Parker Bowles. The butler believed the note was simply an anxious thought for Diana, and the media looked too far into the note.
9. The Royal Family Disapproved of Her Boyfriend
Diana’s boyfriend, Dodi Fayed, was the son of an Egyptian billionaire, and he also died in the tragic crash. Fayed’s father, Mohamed Al Fayed, contributed to the circulating rumors that Diana was pregnant with Fayed’s baby and the couple was planning to song get engaged.
There are claims that the royal family did not want Diana to be married to a Muslim since she is the mother of an heir to the throne.
The police investigation, Operation Paget, found that Dodi Fayed hadn’t yet bought an engagement ring, and Diana was expecting a proposal. Plus, blood tests indicated that Diana wasn’t pregnant at the time of her death.