Back in 1997, the world lost one of the most beloved icons of all time: Princess Diana. The princess touched the lives of millions and acted as compassionately and lovingly as anyone could possibly be.
In addition to being one of the most popular members of the royal family, Diana was an excellent mother to her two sons: Princes William and Harry. William was 15 years old and Harry only 12 years old when they lost their mother so suddenly.
To this very day, millions of royal fans still miss Diana and lovingly remember all of the generous and kind things that she did for others. When news of Diana’s death reached members of the public, it sent the world into a state of complete shock. It didn’t seem possible that someone so full of life could be gone. Diana’s death was said to be a tragic accident, however, there are conspiracy theories that have royal fans second-guessing her cause of death.
What happened the night Princess Diana died?
On August 31, 1997, Diana was in Paris with her boyfriend, Dodi Al Fayed. After leaving the Hotel Ritz Paris, the two were traveling in a chauffeur-driven Mercedes when they entered the Pont de l’Alma tunnel en route to an apartment in Rue Arsène Houssaye while being chased by paparazzi, who were desperate to get pictures of the “people’s princess.”
During the high-speed chase, the driver of the car, Henri Paul, lost control and the car crashed into a pillar. As a result, Diana, Dodi, and Henri were all killed. There was only one survivor: Diana’s bodyguard, Trevor Rees-Jones. Though, he suffered severe injuries and spent over a week in a coma. For over 20 years, many people have considered the crash to be nothing more than an accident, yet there are still conspiracy theories that some believe.
What are the conspiracy theories surrounding Princess Diana’s death?
So, what exactly do some conspiracy theorists feel happened? There are claims that the princess was pregnant with Dodi’s child, and as a result, the crash was arranged by the royal family. Other claims allege that the ambulance that transported Diana to the hospital was purposely slowed down in an effort to ensure that she did not survive.
In addition, there are theories that state the driver of the car was actually being paid by a national security service. One of the main reasons that some people believe that Diana’s death was, in fact, a conspiracy was because there are no CCTV images showing the car traveling from the hotel to the exact site of the accident. Although there were CCTV cameras in the tunnel, the crash itself was somehow not recorded.
Are the theories about Princess Diana’s death true?
Ultimately, an investigation proved that none of the supposed conspiracy theories were actually true, yet many people still believe that there are suspicious circumstances surrounding the death of the People’s Princess. The paparazzi have long been blamed for causing the accident, and there are allegations that they caused the crash intentionally.
Some claims say that the car was unsafe as well. Chances are, there will always be theories regarding the death of Diana, although, after an extensive investigation, none of the supposed theories have been proven to be valid.
Losing Diana was a painful time for just about everyone. So many people loved the princess and still miss her after all these years. Many have been able to come to terms with the fact that her death was accidental and nothing more than that.