MI5, MI6 agents queried in Diana's death

LONDON, Jan. 25 (UPI) -- London police have questioned British secret service agents in an investigation into the August 1997 death of Princess Diana.

Was Princess Di's driver a British spy?

LONDON, Dec. 2 (UPI) -- Britain's top cop plans to question his country's spymasters about whether the driver in the wreck that killed Princess Diana was an undercover agent.

Judge rejects murder claim

LONDON, March 12 (UPI) -- A judge in Britain Friday threw out businessman Mohamed Al Fayed's claim his son Dodi and Diana, Princess of Wales, were murdered by British security.

New witness says Diana crash an accident

LONDON, Jan. 15 (UPI) -- A new witness who claims he saw the Paris crash that killed Princess Diana in his rearview mirror says it was clearly a simple accident.

Diana inquest: Questions over blood sample

LONDON, Jan. 10 (UPI) -- Four days into the British inquest into the death of Princess Diana in France in 1997, doubts emerged over the blood sample of the car's driver.

Charles set for Diana police interview

LONDON, Jan. 8 (UPI) -- Aides to Britain's Prince Charles say he is ready to be interviewed by Scotland Yard about the death of his wife Princess Diana.

Police: Charles 'should be questioned'

LONDON, Jan. 7 (UPI) -- A senior former British police official says Prince Charles should be questioned over his former wife's concerns of a death plot, Britain's Telegraph said.

Princess Diana inquest to begin

LONDON, Jan. 5 (UPI) -- Royal family fans are gearing up for two inquests into the deaths of Princess Diana and her boyfriend, Dodi Fayed, Sky News reported Monday.

January date set for Diana inquest

LONDON, Dec. 18 (UPI) -- A coroner's inquest has been scheduled for Jan. 6 into the deaths of Princess Diana and boyfriend Dodi Fayed.

Inquest due in Diana car crash

LONDON, Aug. 29 (UPI) -- An inquest into the car crash that killed Princess Diana is finally to be held in Britain, six years after she died, the London Mirror said Friday.
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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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