Some people might recall that I termed the "Paget Report " the " B.S. Report" and people who personally knew me of
course will know that Diana wasn't someone to mince her words. In doing much needed research, as I have said my
personal site must be, and consequently is of course, a reliable and accurate reference to details about my life as well
as of course my death...here is something newly discovered by me that needs inclusion for reasons immediately
apparent upon reading it. Naturally it will be remembered Lord Steven's himself was ousted from the enquiry and the
"Paget Report " was consequently officially anyway ignored or was it actually completely? My point being much of
what I have read here seems to greatly play into the fact that things do not make any sense at all which is of course one
of the reasons that " She Won't Go Quietly! "
The Paget Report Commentary
In Paris on November 8th 2006 Lord Stevens then heading the enquiry met the parents of the Mercedes chauffeur
Henri Paul for the first time. No one in the Diana car incident has been more vilified than their 41-year-old son.
Within 24 hours of the accident he was being blamed for driving "like a lunatic" through the tunnel while "drunk as a
pig", after first the blame for it's happening been deemed the sole fault of the paparazzi.
Giselle and Jean Paul, both in their 70s, had bravely made the journey from their home in Brittany, on the west coast
of France, to hear exactly what Britain's most famous policeman had to say about their son. Lord Stevens soon put
their minds at rest. The couple had hardly sat down before he assured them that Henri Paul had not been drunk only
having had only two drinks that night.
As the meeting finished the couple shook hands with Lord Stevens and went off with their heads held high. "We were
pleased to hear our son was innocent as we always believed," Mr Paul senior told the media.
Yet a little over a month later the world was to hear a very different account from Lord Stevens. The 832-page
Operation Paget report, compiled by 14 Scotland Yard detectives at a cost of £3.7 million, was published on
December 14, 2006. It declared that Henri Paul was driving at double the speed limit - 60mph - and had consumed a
very considerable amount of alcohol before taking Diana and Dodi in the Mercedes from the Ritz Hotel in Paris to his
apartment in the French capital city.
The driver was twice over the British drink-drive limit and three times over the French one. An expert cited in the
report estimated that Henri Paul had sunk the equivalent of ten small glasses of Ricard, his favourite
liquorice-flavoured French aperitif, before taking the wheel. If he had survived, he would be liable to prosecution for
causing death by dangerous driving. It was a damning indictment of the dead driver, conflicting sharply with the
account given by Lord Stevens to the grieving mother and father.
So why did Lord Stevens appear to have such a massive change of heart in less than five weeks? Did the policeman
nicknamed Captain Beaujolais because of his love of fine wines come under pressure to change the conclusions of
Operation Paget? It seems implausible. Yet this troubling question was raised at the preliminary hearings, overseen by
High Court judge Lord Justice Scott Baker, for the inquest on Diana and Dodi. Controversially, the judge - acting as
coroner ordered the jury to entirely disregard the Operation Paget report. The contents deemed inadmissable
evidence were removed from an official website linked to the inquest.
Lord Justice Scott Baker insisted that 20 vital questions on Diana's death - and possible murder - still needed to be
They covered such issues as: whether Henri Paul was drunk or taking drugs; the possible pregnancy of Diana and why
she was embalmed on British Embassy orders just an hour before her body was flown home to London, a process
nullifying any later tests on whether she was expecting a baby; the presence, if any, of the secret intelligence service,
MI6, were in the French capital on the night she died; and the enduring mystery of why Diana, Princess of Wales
feared for her life?
Significantly, the judge has ordered that hundreds of explosive background documents, witness statements and tape
recordings garnered during his investigation must now be made available to the jury. In the Operation Paget report
many of which had been ignored!
The background files covered the most contentious allegations surrounding Diana's death.
For instance, a tape recording of one unnamed informant claimed that the Queen's Private Secretary, Robert
Fellowes, who was also Diana's brother-in-law, was in the French capital an hour before the crash and was seen in the
telecommunications room of the British Embassy. (For his part, he insisted he was at home in Norfolk all night.)
The files also delved deep into the lifestyle of Henri Paul. By the Monday morning of September 1st 1997 - little more
than a day after the crash - the French newspaper and television were publishing reports that Henri Paul had
consumed "grossly excessive quantities of alcohol" and the speedometer of the Mercedes had jammed at 121mph.
None of these stories was denied by the authorities.
Indeed, the allegations grew more detailed. On September 9th 1997 there were reports that a search of Henri Paul's
flat in Paris had revealed a veritable drinking den. Shelves were groaning with bottles of spirits and wine. Tables were
littered with bottles of vodka, Martini and fortified wines, while the kitchen contained open bottles of Ricard and
The reports contradicted what is now known to be the truth. An inspection of Henri Paul's flat by the detectives of the
French Brigade Criminale much earlier - 48 hours after the crash - had found only copious bottles of soda water and
just one bottle of champagne and a bottle of Martini. Nevertheless the story that Henri Paul, a deputy security chief at
the Ritz Hotel in Paris who had stepped in at the last moment to drive the couple, was a hopeless alcoholic gained
Conspiracy theorists ask was he deliberately turned into the scapegoat? Was the driver, suspected of being a paid
informant of the French and British intelligence services, used to cover up a much more sinister set of events?Almost
every person who talked to Henri Paul that night has since confirmed that he did not appear intoxicated before he set
off into the Paris night. Furthermore, a crucial blood sample taken from Henri Paul's suit jacket after his death - and
the only one that has been firmly linked to him by DNA testing on his mother Giselle - shows no measurable trace of
alcohol in his body.
In addition, a carbohydrate deficient transferring test 'proving' he was an alcoholic and conducted by the French
authorities on Henri Paul after his death has also been undermined. A CDT test is unreliable if performed on a dead
body. Meanwhile, what of the clutch of blood samples taken from his body in the days after the crash. They,
apparently, showed that Henri Paul was hopelessly drunk. But were they really his own?
Intriguingly, they contained a medicine called albendazole, which the driver's doctor said he was never prescribed. It
is a drug taken to get rid of tapeworms and given to down and outs on the streets. Could they have come from a dead
Paris tramp lying in the public mortuary alongside Henri Paul?Equally puzzling is that the same clutch of blood
samples revealed no sign of another medicine named acamprosate, which Henri Paul had been prescribed. It is the
only solid piece of evidence that he was a heavy drinker.
The chauffeur for the couple that fateful night was worried about his love of Ricard and had begged his doctor to give
him the drug, designed to help alcoholics reduce their intake without cravings. Pertinently, his doctor has since said
that he felt Henri Paul was worrying unnecessarily, as his drinking was moderate.
The Henri Paul blood samples at the very heart of the Diana controversy reveal something else quite bizarre - that he
had breathed in a very high quantity of carbon monoxide before his death: the same amount as a person committing
suicide by putting a rubber hose from the exhaust through the window of his car. Such a level would have left Henri
Paul visibly disorientated and almost certainly comatose. Yet at the Ritz that evening, minutes before he drove Diana,
the CCTV cameras show him walking normally and even kneeling down to retie his shoe laces and gracefully standing
It is now accepted that he was killed instantly in the incident, ruling out the possibility therefore that he inhaled
poisonous exhaust fumes. Significantly, Dodi's blood was tested and was shown to contain no carbon monoxide !
The tainted blood samples remain - as Lord Stevens and toxicology experts say in the Operation Paget report - a
complete mystery? One possible explanation being that they are not the driver's blood at all but come from someone
else in the public mortuary who had committed suicide that weekend.
So begs the question, were the samples tampered with? Were they mistakenly, or deliberately, swapped with those
from another corpse?The first samples of blood taken from the driver's body were left unattended and unlabelled in a
fridge at the mortuary for more than a day until Monday, September 1st 1997.
What about the testimony of a Paris jeweller, who sold Dodi the engagement ring on the day before the crash? The
jeweller, by means of a personally written complaint, stated categorically that he was pressured - unsuccessfully - by
the Paget detectives to change his story, saying it was just a 'friendship' ring. There are other worrying matters too.
The preliminary inquest hearings have revealed that important eyewitnesses of the crash - including those claiming
there was a blinding flash in the tunnel and that they saw a mystery white Fiat Uno at the scene which may have
deliberately clipped the Mercedes, causing the accident - were never interviewed by Lord Stevens' team.
One important new witness was a French fireman, Christophe Pelat. He discovered the body of a paparazzi
photographer named James Andanson - thought by conspiracy theorists to have been driving the white Fiat Uno -
three years later his charred body discovered in a remote woodland outside Paris in his burnt out car, the one locked
from the outside, having been shot in the head! It was always said that James Andanson had committed suicide after
experiencing marital problems. An apparent suicide???
"The evidence of Christophe Pelat was vital. It strongly indicated that James Andanson knew the truth and was
consequently disposed of. You can read the informative account of setting fire to his car being a factual impossibility
elsewhere on my site and the fireman's name and testimony many other witnesses testimomies were not documented
in the Operation Paget report which ironically was billed as the definitive account on the deaths in Paris!
The photographer in the lucrative business of selling photographs of me and suspected of tipping off British,
American and French intelligence services on our movements during the last holiday. James Andanson gave
conflicting accounts of his movements to French police following the incident happening. The police concluded that
he was not in Paris on the night of the crash, although he had chased us relentlessly as we'd cruised on the Jonikal that
summer, we'd invited him to do so quite openly actually. He later apparently according to people interviewed who
knew him had boasted to friends how he had been in Paris and witnessed what happened that night there!
Why would he have stopped following us when up to the minute images of us would prove lucrative business and had
been as I say a personal guest on the yacht that summer. Remember I was intent on courting publicity that summer as
I often did when it suited me and when I wanted public attention drawn to something and being in love therefore
something I clearly wanted everyone to see! I knew too that it would keep Camilla off the front page of every tabloid
and a woman scorned quite a natural thing for me to want to do actually.
I know there are those who say it was done by me to make Hasnat jealous! I had loved Hasnat but his family and in
particular his Mother had been against us uniting. Strict Muslim, a white non - Muslim woman, not therefore of his
caste, divorced and a mother of two would have been her worst nightmare and something clearly unsuitable for her
son. Saying this his family were very fond of me so it wasn't personal it was,dare I say it... tradition!"