|Home | Contact us | Links | Archives | Search|
Al Fayed drops Diana conspiracy
Mohamed Al Fayed arrives at the Royal Courts of Justice in London for the beginning of the full inquest into the deaths of Princess Diana and Dodi Fayed. EPA/ANDY RAIN
London, Apr 9, 2008 - Mohamed Al Fayed has vowed to give up trying to prove Britain's Princess Diana and his son Dodi Fayed were murdered.
The Harrods boss - who has always maintained the couple were killed by the British establishment because they were about to announce their engagement - says he will accept the inquest's verdict of unlawful killing due to the negligence of driver Henri Paul and the paparazzi for the sake of Diana's sons Princes William and Harry.
He told ITV's 'News at Ten' said: "Enough is enough, and for the sake of the two princes, whom I know they love their mother and how close they be, I saw them during the holiday and I am sure they are blessing in their deep heart what I am doing to discover the truth.
"But as I say, I have enough. I am leaving the rest for God to get my revenge. But I am not doing anything any more."
Diana and Dodi died after their car crashed into pillar 13 of Paris' Pont d'Alma tunnel on August 31, 1997.
Al Fayed has always claimed the princess' former father-in-law Prince Philip was behind the plot to have them murdered and organised to cover it up as a tragic accident.
After the verdict of unlawful killing, Al Fayed said he was partly pleased because two previous inquiries have ruled it was an accident.
He said: "For 10 years I have endured two police investigations. The French and the Scotland Yard (British police headquarters) inquiries were wrong. These inquests prove it. They said it was an accident and their findings are now dismissed."
Meanwhile, Diana's former butler Paul Burrell is to be investigated over possible charges of perjury relating to the evidence he gave at the inquest.
Scotland Yard said it had a duty to investigate following a complaint from an unnamed source.
Burrell was heard boasting to a pal on a secret videotape how he hadn't told the whole truth during his testimony and put in a "few red herrings".