Princess Diana … 16 years ago this night …

  This night, 16 years ago, Princess Diana and her lover Mr Dodi Al Fayed died in Paris. Laymen are unaware, that, when, at 4.25 p.m. on April 7, 2008, nine out of the eleven jurors at the Scott Baker inquest in London pronounced their verdict that the couple’s death was an unlawful killing due […]

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This night, 16 years ago, Princess Diana and her lover Mr Dodi Al Fayed died in Paris.

Laymen are unaware, that, when, at 4.25 p.m. on April 7, 2008, nine out of the eleven jurors at the Scott Baker inquest in London pronounced their verdict that the couple’s death was an unlawful killing due to the grossly negligent driving of the following vehicles and of the Mercedes, the issue of whether the death of Princess Diana and of Mr Dodi Al Fayed had been voluntary or involuntary manslaughter, had been avoided.

One man was blamed for the accident: the driver of the Mercedes, Henri Paul, the Ritz Hotel’s acting chief of security. (The Paris Ritz is owned by Mr Mohamed Al Fayed, father of Dodi. It is currently closed for a refit.)

Mr Henri Paul was described as an alcoholic, and drunk and drugged when he drove his two illustrious passengers from the Ritz that night of Saturday, August 30, or rather in the first minutes of Sunday, August 31. The couple had decided not to spend the night at the Ritz, but to go and sleep at Mr Mohamed Al Fayed’s Avenue des Champs-Ѐlysèes apartment.

As all of you reading this now know, the Mercedes in which the two were rear seat passengers crashed into the 13th pillar of the tunnel under Paris’s Place de l’Alma tunnel close to the Eiffel Tower.

For the past three years I have researched this fatal accident – also in the car and a front seat passenger was Dodi’s personal bodyguard Trevor Rees-Jones, who is today again known by his birth name of Trevor Rees. Mr Henri Paul was a fatality too.  Mr Trevor Rees was seriously injured.

Should Mr Henri Paul not have died in that crash, I will not know be writing these words, because he would have been able to defend himself 16 years ago and those who really killed Princess Diana and Mr Dodi Al Fayed would now be behind bars.

Yes, Mr Henri Paul did *not* cause that accident. Or rather, yes, he smashed the Mercedes into the pillar, but it was a certain act which had caused him to do so. And those who committed that act are the ones I meant when I said they would today be behind bars.

Other than this I will say that for three years I have been researching and investigating the death of Princess Diana and of Mr Dodi Al Fayed – and Mr Henri Paul was *not* drunk and drugged that night and he lies in his grave today an innocent man.

If you wish to know more do look around this site and read what else I have written about that night.

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Chez Benoit Restaurant in Paris  where the two lovebirds were to dine on the last night of their life. Copyright Marilyn Z. Tomlins)

Chez Benoit Restaurant in Paris where the two lovebirds were to dine on the last night of their life. Copyright Marilyn Z. Tomlins)

 

 

 

 

 

Marilyn Z. Tomlins

3 Responses to “Princess Diana … 16 years ago this night …”

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    Lynda Says:

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2407571/Princess-Diana-SAS-murder-claim–mad-think-says-SUE-REID.html

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    Marilyn Z. Tomlins Says:

    @Eugene

    Thank you for the info. I emailed you.

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    Eugene Says:

    @ Marilyn

    Sad anniversary indeed.

    As you have probably heard, though the recent media frenzy has already receded, there are leaks that among the new clues being examined, the forensics initially performed on the Mercedes (or partial lack thereof) seem puzzling. The then British expert commissioned for the Paget Report, David Price, has been quoted as mentioning several vital parts of the braking systems, namely the ABS modulators and the final section of the brake-fluid pipe to the front right wheel, were never submitted to him. Moreover, the electronic central module presented several “fault” codes that he was unable to fully assess, for lack of adequate information from the manufacturer. He also seems to consider Paget’s summary of his own report as ambiguous, stressing he was never called to testify himself.
    All of this seems to give a little more credence to the formerly developed theory of the “Boston brakes” procedure (remote tampering with controls electronics), and I think this wouldn’t affect your view that Henry Paul was basically a scape-goat, whether or not he was under the influence at the time of the accident.. I totally agree with you on this.

    I assume you’ve seen the later-on disclosed close-up photo of the car occupants a few seconds before the crash. If not, I can email it to you. Several details strike me as weird:
    – Diana is obviously turned back, as if she were monitoring traffic behind them (and there’s actually a wide white round halo not far behind)
    – Dodi seems to be focusing on something else, with his head bent down (was he trying to use his cellphone?)
    – Trevor Rees is using his left hand to adjust his passenger sun-screen (being in a tunnel, at night, this could be indicating he was trying to deviate reflections on its mirror from the front lights of another vehicle)
    – Henry Paul’s attitude is more than puzzling. His left hand is on top of the wheel, as if he was trying to swerve right, while the bend in the tunnel is to the left. His mouth, wide open, and his stare with gazing eyes do not look to me as a case of drunk driving at all, but rather seem to show he suddenly was terrified by some unforeseen circumstance.

    Let’s hope British police, who are not supposed to be as secretive as the French, will soon allow us to know a little more.

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