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Bodyguard denies any Diana crash cover-up

LONDON, Jan. 23 (UPI) -- The only survivor of the crash that killed Princess Diana denied Wednesday at the British inquest that he was involved in any cover-up or conspiracy.

Diana bodyguard: Royals are bugged

LONDON, Jan. 9 (UPI) -- England's royal family is routinely bugged by British security services, Princess Diana's former bodyguard said during court hearings.

Friend: Diana didn't plan to marry Fayed

LONDON, Dec. 17 (UPI) -- England's Princess Diana, shortly before her death in a 1997 Paris car accident, told a friend she wasn't planning to marry Dodi Fayed.

Ritz manager: Diana driver was drinking

LONDON, Dec. 4 (UPI) -- A night manager at the Ritz Hotel in Paris testified in London Tuesday that Dodi Fayed came up with a plan to get Princess Diana away from press photographers.

Ritz manager urged Henri Paul not to drive

LONDON, Dec. 3 (UPI) -- A hotel manager said Monday he tried to talk Henri Paul out of driving Princess Diana away from a Paris hotel the night she was killed in a crash.

Diana watched Dodi die, officer testifies

PARIS, Nov. 29 (UPI) -- A policemen testified that Britain's Princess Diana watched her lover Dodi Fayed die before her eyes in the fatal car crash in Paris.

Photographer avoids Diana inquest

LONDON, Nov. 27 (UPI) -- A key photographer refused to testify in London at the inquest into Princess Diana's death in Paris a decade ago.

Doctor thought Diana would live

LONDON, Nov. 13 (UPI) -- The first doctor to reach Princess Diana after the crash that claimed her life said at the London inquest into her death that he thought she would survive.

Witness: Injured Diana said 'Oh my God'

LONDON, Oct. 25 (UPI) -- A former volunteer firefighter, testifying at a British inquest Thursday, described trying to help Princess Diana after the Paris car crash that killed her.

Diana inquest examines conspiracy theories

LONDON, Oct. 23 (UPI) -- Jurors at the inquest into the death of Princess Diana are trying to determine if her car crashed because her driver was blinded by a brilliant flash.

Second car seen in tunnel where Diana died

LONDON, Oct. 15 (UPI) -- Witnesses testified they saw two cars traveling side-by-side into the Paris tunnel in which Princess Diana was killed just before that crash 10 years ago.

Diana inquest jury wraps up visit to Paris

PARIS, Oct. 9 (UPI) -- The British jury hearing the inquest into the death of Princess Diana returned to England Tuesday after two days in Paris examining the fateful scene.

Key witnesses decline Diana inquest

LONDON, Oct. 7 (UPI) -- Two key witnesses cannot be forced to testify at a long-delayed inquest into Princess Diana's death 10 years ago, Britain's Daily Mail reported Sunday.

MI6 in Paris at the time of Diana's death

LONDON, Oct. 4 (UPI) -- The jury at the London inquest into the deaths of Diana, Princess of Wales, and Dodi Fayed has been told that MI6 agents were in Paris at the time of the crash.

Diana photos released at inquest

LONDON, Oct. 3 (UPI) -- Photographs of Diana, Princess of Wales, taken shortly before her death have been shown for the first time at the London inquest into her death.
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Henri Paul (3 July 1956 – 31 August 1997) was the Deputy Head of Security at the Hôtel Ritz Paris. He was the driver at the time of the car accident at the Pont de l'Alma tunnel in Paris that killed him along with Diana, Princess of Wales and her companion Dodi Fayed on 31 August 1997. Bodyguard Trevor Rees-Jones was the only survivor of the crash. Subsequent official investigations conducted by French and British police concluded that the cause of the crash was Paul who was intoxicated with alcohol and driving recklessly at high speed.

Paul had worked for the Fayed family for 11 years. He received his private pilot's licence in June 1974 and was said to enjoy hiring aircraft to fly over to Lorient. On 28 August 1997, three days before the car accident he successfully passed his annual pilot's physical examination. The examination includes a certification which tests for any alcohol problems (including a blood and liver test). Henri Paul's parents claim that this test would have shown if Henri Paul had problems with alcoholism. The original document Certificat D'Aptitude Physique et Mentale was shown on Diana - Geheimnisse der Todesnacht German-Television ZDF in 1998.

The Operation Paget Inquiry, however, received Europe-wide standards for pilots' medicals that were in force in 1997 from the Civil Aviation Authority that suggest no specific medical test for alcoholism was undertaken and a self-certification of alcohol problems was required from individual pilots. Henri Paul made no certification of alcohol problems and none were externally apparent to the doctor who examined him. As part of security training, Paul was known to have been to Stuttgart, Germany, two times on specialist courses run by Mercedes-Benz on how to handle their cars; these included anti-terrorist and anti-kidnapping evasion techniques.

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It uses material from the Wikipedia article "Henri Paul."
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