The Death of Princess Diana (1997) (1/5)

Princess Diana was undeniably one of the biggest British icons of the 20th century. Her revolutionary, rebellious behaviour as a member of the Royal Family and the charity she offered to everyday Britons at her own expense made her both extremely popular and extremely controversial, with tabloids both praising and scrutinising her every move. Tragically, in 1997, she died in a car crash with her boyfriend Dodi Fayed. Officially, the crash was determined by the jury to be an accident, and the circumstances surrounding her death were initially swept under the rug. But a great number of the British public and the media were not satisfied, and many allegations were made against the British establishment, most notably by Dodi Fayed’s father, all of them suggesting that Diana’s death was actually an assassination that had been orchestrated by Crown-affiliated forces for numerous reasons.

In 2008, an inquiry into her death led to a re-investigation in which several members of the Royal Family, including Prince Charles, her former husband and the key suspect of several conspiracy theories, were interviewed by police investigators. Ultimately, the inquiry concluded that the death had indeed been an accident and that there was no solid evidence of malicious activity. However, the conspiracy theories live on, with Fayed’s father claiming to this day that he believes Diana and his son were assassinated by the British royals for their controversial status that was said to have brought shame upon the family.

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