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Princess Diana’s death still a source of debate 14 years later

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August 31 marks the 14th anniversary of Princess Diana‘s untimely death after she and Dodi Fayed, her boyfriend, were involved in a fatal car crash in the Pont de l’Alma underpass in Paris.

Both the driver, Henri Paul, and Fayed were pronounced dead on the scene. Diana was rushed to a hospital and placed in intensive care, but her injuries were too severe and she died a few hours after the crash.

Initially, it was thought that paparazzi, who were tailing the car on motorcycles, distracted the driver and ultimately caused the crash. It was later determined after an extensive investigation that the driver, Henri Paul, was intoxicated and lost control of the vehicle at high speeds.

The case wasn’t quite closed for some, however. Myriad conspiracy theories began to surface as people struggled to understand the exact cause of Princess Diana’s untimely death. People began to question Henri Paul’s involvement, and there were even allegations of MI6 involvement.

In a special airing on Reelz Channel at 1 P.M. ET today, Diana’s butler, Paul Burrell, shared his thoughts on why people can’t quite let it go.

“I think people can’t let go because they don’t want to believe that she could have just had an accident,” Burrell said. “And, to be honest, how could anyone manufacture such a tragic accident with such [a] horrific outcome? And why?”

You can catch the Diana at 50 special on Reelz Channel (Dish 299, DirecTV 238) today at 1 P.M. ET. Check out a clip from the special below.

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11 Responses to “Princess Diana’s death still a source of debate 14 years later”

  1. Ernestina Varas

    The Princess Dianna will always live in our hearts and will always be the only one to deserve being Queen for all she was and did.

  2. Mary Cerrato

    princesa dios te yevo pok lo bueno a qui en este mundo ostil y perverso no puede estar dios te tiene con el y desde el cielo tu estas viendo a todos y a cada uno de nosotros intercede por tu familia real que te ama y por nosotros que no te podemos olvidar que dios te un permisito pa que nos arruyes con tu bella voz y tu grande amor soy hondureña mi nonbre marithza cerrato calderon y mi ciudad tegusigalpa my familia y yo te amamos y no pensamos olvidarte jamas mandanos un cachito de amor pok yo me siento muy sola y lo e perdido todo mis hijos y yo te mandamos un beso asta elcielo

  3. Bea Perry

    With so much "inconvenience" to their union, it's hard to believe there is NOT a conspiracy in this untimely death!

  4. Mary Alice Welday

    Thanks for the post of such a beautiful person. That also means you!! Miss you guys:))))))))))

  5. Gloria Polis

    "Rushed" to the hospital? Not hardly. The vehicle moved so slowly (and was stopped several times) that the medics could walk beside it. She would have had a chance of survival if France practiced rescues like the US does. Scoop 'em up and helicopter them to a trauma center. Instead, it was almost 2 hours before she got to the hospital, IIRC. All would have been a moot point IF she had been wearing a seat belt. :O( RIP, Diana.

  6. Tonye Savage

    I use to write her letters when I was little and she even wrote me back one time my mother said. diana was always the person I looked up to and the day of her death was the day I cried for a loooong time! she is missed much by me!