London police: Soldier's story no reason to reopen Princess Diana case

London police: Soldier's story no reason to reopen Princess Diana case

LONDON, Dec. 17 (UPI) -- London police have concluded a soldier's story of helping to kill Princess Diana is no grounds for a new investigation, a top official said Monday.

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London stadium gets Jackson statue

LONDON, April 3 (UPI) -- London soccer club owner Mohamed al-Fayed has erected a statue of Michael Jackson outside his stadium, and doesn't care who likes it.
TV comedy recreates Princess Di's death

TV comedy recreates Princess Di's death

LONDON, Dec. 5 (UPI) -- "Star Stories," the British TV program that dramatizes the lives of celebrities for comic effect, has filmed an episode recreating Princess Diana's death.

Public gets hefty bill for Diana inquest

LONDON, May 16 (UPI) -- The inquest into the death of Princess Diana cost British taxpayers $8.8 million, including $3.61 million for lawyers, officials say.

No perjury probe for Diana's butler

LONDON, April 8 (UPI) -- Most of the parties involved in the London inquest into the death of Princess Diana hope that the jury verdict ends the case.

Inquest: Diana unlawfully killed

LONDON, April 7 (UPI) -- The London inquest into the deaths of Diana, Princess of Wales, and her lover, Dodi Fayed, has found the pair was unlawfully killed.

Diana's butler: 'Rather a porous rock'

LONDON, April 1 (UPI) -- The British judge presiding over the inquest into Princess Diana's death, while summing up the evidence Tuesday, accused her former butler of "shabby" behavior.

'No evidence' of Diana conspiracy

LONDON, March 31 (UPI) -- There is no evidence Prince Philip ordered the assassination of England's Princess Diana, the lead coroner at her inquest said.

Former lover: Diana dropped him for Fayed

LONDON, March 4 (UPI) -- The Pakistani doctor Princess Diana told friends was her great love said in a statement to a British court that she broke off the relationship.

MI6 agent: No files on Diana or Dodi

LONDON, Feb. 26 (UPI) -- An MI6 manager testified Tuesday that the British intelligence agency had no files on Princess Diana or her boyfriend, Dodi Fayed.

MI6 chief denies arranging Diana's death

LONDON, Feb. 20 (UPI) -- The former head of the British Secret Intelligence Service told a coroner's jury in London that the agency had nothing to do with Princess Diana's death.

Prince Philip assailed at Diana inquest

LONDON, Feb. 18 (UPI) -- Britain's Prince Philip was the subject of a verbal attack during testimony in London Monday at the inquest into the death of Princess Diana and Dodi al-Fayed.

Fayed security chief admits lying

LONDON, Feb. 14 (UPI) -- A former security chief for Mohamed al-Fayed admitted Thursday he lied about the drinking of the driver in the Paris crash that killed Princess Diana.
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Dodi Fayed
WAP2001083098- 30 AUGUST 2001 - WASHINGTON, DC, USA: The attorney for Mohamed Al Fayed, Mark Zaid, discusses the death of Princess Diana and Dodi Fayed on August 30, 2001 at the National Press Club in Washington, DC. John Macnamara , an advisor to Mohamed Al Fayed, listens at right. The press conference was held to introduce new information on how the two died..mk/mk/Chris Corder UPI.

Emad El-Din Mohamed Abdel Moneim Fayed (عماد الدين محمد عبد المنعم الفايد in Arabic), known as Dodi Fayed (15 April 1955 – 31 August 1997), was an Egyptian film producer. He was best known internationally as the boyfriend of Diana, Princess of Wales, with whom he died in a car crash in the Pont de l'Alma tunnel in Paris along with driver Henri Paul on 31 August 1997.

Born in Alexandria, Egypt, Fayed was the son of Mohamed Al-Fayed (Arabic: محمد الفايد‎), former owner of Harrods department store and owner of Fulham Football Club and the Hôtel Ritz Paris. His mother was Samira Kashoggi, sister of Turkish Saudi-born arms dealer billionaire Adnan Khashoggi. Fayed was a student at Collège Saint Marc before attending the Institut Le Rosey in Switzerland. He also briefly attended Sandhurst. Fayed was the executive producer of the films Chariots of Fire, Breaking Glass, F/X, F/X2, Hook, and The Scarlet Letter. He also served as the Executive Creative Consultant for the F/X television series. Fayed also worked for his father on Harrods' marketing. Fayed was of Egyptian descent from his father and Spanish, Turkish and Arab descent from his mother.

In July 1997, Dodi became romantically involved with Diana, Princess of Wales. He had been engaged to American model Kelly Fisher, but broke off the engagement when he began his highly publicised relationship with Diana. In the early hours of 31 August of that year, Diana and Dodi died in a car crash in the Pont de l'Alma underpass in Paris. They had stopped in Paris en route to London, after having spent nine days together on holiday in the French and Italian Riviera aboard his family yacht, the Jonikal. Neither Dodi nor Diana was wearing a seatbelt. Some reports have suggested that Henri Paul, the driver of their Mercedes-Benz limousine, may have been under the influence of alcohol and paparazzi chasing the couple may have caused the car accident. Dodi's father, Mohamed Al-Fayed claimed that the couple were executed by MI6 agents. Fayed's former spokesman Michael Cole has claimed that the couple had become engaged before their deaths. Their relationship and death are documented in the television film Diana: Last Days of a Princess. Dodi was originally interred in Brookwood Cemetery near Woking, Surrey, but was moved to the Fayed estate in Oxted, Surrey.

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