Conspiracy theories have abounded about the death of Princess Diana from the moment she was killed in a shocking Paris car crash in Paris. A new book adds to those claims, casting doubt on whether the crash was really an accident.
Australian journalist John Morgan says his book, "Diana Inquest: The Untold Story" discloses a “tidal wave of evidence” and undermines the official conclusion that her death was an accident.
The inquest into Princess Diana's death that was carried out at the Royal Courts of Justice in London concluded she and her boyfriend Dodi Fayed were killed by gross negligence of their driver, who was speeding and was more than three times over French drunk driving limit. Driver Henri Paul was also killed.
In his verdict in 2008, Lord Justice Scott Baker declared that there was “not a shred of evidence” in support of the several conspiracy theories, including one put forth by Dodi's father, Mohamed Fayed, who insists the couple was "murdered'' by the British intelligence service MI6 on the orders of the Duke of Edinburgh.
Morgan’s book alleges a cover-up by the authorities in France and claims that Paul was not drunk.
The book alleges Parisian investigators bungled the inquiry and that documents prove there was a second body in the morgue when tests were carried out.
He claims there were inconsistencies in the blood samples taken, errors in identifying the body and said key witnesses were not allowed to give evidence at the inquest.
The author also alleges that tests revealed traces of prescription drugs, which Paul was not taking, while finding no evidence of other medication he was known to be using.
Morgan told the Daily Express: “When you carefully put all the pieces of this huge complex evidential jigsaw together, you can see this is a dead person who has been framed."
Confusion over whether the samples were taken from Paul’s body was suggested at the inquest. It was asked whether there were two bodies in the room at the time of the post-mortem examination.
Morgan points to the fact that some photographs showed the only body tag to be on Paul's wrist, while other images showed the only tag on an ankle. This, he says, suggests two bodies in the room.
“Were it not so serious, I would say the inquest carried out at the Royal Courts of Justice in London was a joke," Morgan said.