(Date Posted:22/06/2006 16:08:24)
Accident or Murder in Paris ( A )
That evening, the couple were driven to Dodi's apartment, where they dressed for dinner, and returned to the Ritz.
Dodi's personal chauffeur Philippe Dourneau, drove the limousine on both trips. On the latter trip, Dourneau took the
shortest route between the Ritz and the apartment in a deliberate effort to elude paparazzi.
The couple left the hotel by a rear exit shortly after midnight in a Mercedes S280 limousine, en route for Dodi's
apartment. The vehicle was much lighter than the previous limo (a Mercedes 600) thus rendering it much more
vulnerable than the earlier used limousine in the event of a crash, and was driven by Henri -Paul, the acting Deputy
Head of Security at the Ritz. Why was Henri - Paul, who had left for the night, recalled to drive the vehicle instead of a
professional chauffeur? Unlike Dourneau, Henri -Paul wasn't licensed to drive either limousine! Instead of taking the
shortest route to Dodi's apartment, Henri -Paul took a circuitous route in a direction away from the apartment. Why?
Three paparazzi later claimed that Henri -Paul departed the Ritz at a high speed. This claim was contradicted by
footage from the hotel's security cameras showing the Mercedes leaving at a normal speed, with Henri -Paul driving in
a responsible manner.
According to the police, Henri -Paul's blood alcohol level was very high, yet the Ritz security cameras revealed that
Henri -Paul arrived at the hotel shortly after 10:00 pm and displayed no erratic behavior while parking his car, nor
later in the hotel. Upon arrival at the hotel, Henri -Paul was in regular contact with al Fayed bodyguards Trevor
Rees-Jones and "Kes" Wingfield. Neither of them observed any evidence suggesting that Henri -Paul was intoxicated.
Oxygen purportedly was administered at the crash site to the injured Diana by Dr. Frederick Mailliez, who later made
contradictory statements concerning the event. Investigative Judge Herve Stephan attributed the crash to Henri
-Paul's drunkenness, yet failed to interview key witnesses such as bodyguard Trevor Rees-Jones or persons claiming
to have observed a collision between the Mercedes and a white Fiat Uno.
A spokesperson at the British Embassy in Paris claimed that the embassy staff was unaware that Princess Diana was in
the city, a claim refuted by the fact that two very senior members of MI6 were at the embassy on the same day of her
The numerous anomalies surrounding the crash and the eagerness by both the investigative authorities and the news
media to solely blame the hapless Henri -Paul for the incident strongly suggest the occurrence of a massive cover-up.
The news media claimed that Henri -Paul had been battling alcoholism for at least a year, yet his autopsy revealed that
his liver was normal for a person of his age. According to Henri -Paul's friends, he wasn't a heavy drinker and led a
quiet life. Moreover, he had successfully passed a medical exam necessary for renewal of his pilot's license only a few
days prior to his death. An accomplished musician and lover of classical music, he had a passion for flying light
aircraft. A possible explanation for the high alcohol content is that his blood sample may not have been refrigerated in
a timely manner, thus allowing decomposition of the blood (there is no published record of the time or temperature of
the body at the time of storage). It was claimed that the blood sample also contained a carbon monoxide level of
20.7%, which would have been even higher prior to death. Such an abnormally high and near lethal percentage would
have resulted in nausea, confusion, a violent headache and difficulty in walking, yet the Ritz security cameras showed
Henri -Paul with none of these symptoms while still at the hotel. According to Commander Mules, the head of the
Paris Criminal Brigade which had responsibility for investigating the crash, carbon monoxide was inhaled when the
driver's airbag inflated upon impact.
This was impossible since the Mercedes Benz Company has publicly asserted that their airbags do not contain carbon
monoxide releasing chemicals. In addition, it is customary for French firefighters to wear carbon monoxide detectors,
yet none of the firefighters at the crash scene reported detection of the deadly gas. Henri -Paul's death was virtually
instantaneous upon impact, primarily caused, according to the French autopsy report, by a ruptured aorta. This
injury would have prevented carbon monoxide from being circulated throughout the body. Very significantly, Dodi's
father was refused permission by French authorities to have an independent blood and DNA analysis conducted. In all
probability, what really happened is that the blood sample had been taken from a person who had consumed a large
quantity of alcohol prior to committing suicide by attaching a hose to the exhaust pipe of a vehicle.
As well the flagrant manner in which the French authorities have elected to ignore statements made by various
French, British and Americans who were eyewitnesses to the circumstances surrounding the fatal crash in the Alma
tunnel, also their refusal to release samples of Henri -Paul's blood for analysis by independent pathologists, strongly
suggests that the tragic death of Princess Diana was premeditated murder. Even Diana herself feared that she would be
the target of an assassination orchestrated by security forces on behalf of the Windsors. A year prior to her death,
Diana wrote: "This particular phase of my life is the most dangerous. My husband is planning 'an accident' in my car ...
in order to make the path clear for him to marry." Diana's fear of assassination becomes plausible if we consider a
brief overview of her childhood and her tumultuous relationship with the Windsors. One can imagine the trauma and
sense of insecurity engendered in six year old Diana as she watched her mother storm out of the house (and out of a
loveless marriage to Earl Spencer) without bothering to say goodbye to her children.
Sadly, Prince Charles also suffered an unhappy childhood, which probably was accentuated after being packed off to
his father's old school Gordonstoun, in Scotland - a school noted for its Spartan living conditions. Gordonstoun's
headmaster was Kurt Hahn, the founder of the Hitler Youth Movement. It would appear that the dispassionate
upbringing of Windsor males tends to create emotionally crippled adults, as evidenced by the pleasure derived by
King Edward VIII in being pushed around at parties in a baby carriage, clad only in a diaper. Perhaps it also explains
why a threadbare teddy bear invariably accompanies the adult Prince Charles on his travels and also his enduring love
for the much older Camilla Shand, even after she had married the Queen Mother's godson Andrew Parker Bowles.
Now his wife "The Duchess of Cornwall". As far as the senior Windsors were concerned, it was mandatory that male
heirs to the throne marry non catholic blue blooded virgins. This eliminated Camilla from contention since she was
considered used goods. Camilla subsequently married Andrew Parker Bowles, who reluctantly had terminated a
tempestuous affair with Princess Anne ( The Princess Royal ) in 1972 because he was a Catholic. Charles dutifully
offered his hand in marriage to the twenty five year old Anna Wallace in 1977. Anna angrily severed the relationship
after being publicly humiliated by Charles, who repeatedly danced with Camilla Parker Bowles - now the mother of a
young son- at a ball given by Lord Vesey.
Ignoring the advice of the British Foreign Office, Charles was accompanied by Camilla at the Zimbabwe Independence
celebration, thereby providing fodder for the press. Still obligated to marry and produce an heir to the throne, a
chance encounter brought Lady Diana Spencer to the attention of Charles at a weekend house party. This was like
manna from heaven for the Windsors, for Diana was a blue eyed blonde teen-aged virgin who hailed from an
eminently acceptable blue blooded family. A marriage to Diana also was acceptable to the prince, presumably because
he assumed that this shy and naive teenager was too timid to challenge his adulterous relationship with Camilla Parker
Bowles. How wrong he was!
Charles wooed Diana like a hunter pursuing his prey. "He was all over me like a rash" was how Diana later described
their first meeting. The love starved ingenuous teenager was understandably swept off her feet by the prince. Their
first meeting was soon followed by a cruise on the royal yacht Britannia to the Cowes regatta, followed by a stay in
Scotland at the Queen's favorite residence, Balmoral Castle, where Diana met with the approval of the royal family as
a suitable candidate for marriage to Charles. Numerous weekends with Prince Charles spent at the residence of the
Parker Bowles's followed, which must have made Diana suspicious of Charles' fidelity, especially after he purchased
Highgrove, a mansion only a few miles from the home of his mistress. Any suspicions Diana had concerning her
suitor's romantic relationship with Camilla became confirmed on November 16th, 1980, when the Sunday Mirror, a
British tabloid, reported that Diana and the prince had spent the night together on the royal train, on which Charles
had travelled while performing a civic function in Wiltshire. This was a monumental error on the part of the tabloid,
for the blonde women observed entering the train that night wasn't Diana, who was home in the apartment which she
shared with others, watching television. Despite her realization that the blonde haired woman who had been with
Charles on the train that night must have been Camilla, Diana accepted the prince's marriage proposal the following
February, probably in the hope that Charles would eventually tire of his mistress.
As soon as the formal announcement of the royal engagement had been made, Diana was shipped off to stay at
Clarence House, the London residence of the Queen Mother. A nephew of the Aga Khan speaking about Diana and the
Windsors, told that in addition to having been a guest of the Queen, he had also spent three weeks as the house guest
of Diana after her divorce from Charles. He said that she summed up her opinion of the Windsors with the words
During their engagement, Charles became increasingly aloof, according to Diana's various biographers, spending
more time with Camilla Parker Bowles than with his fiancee. Due to the failing romance, Diana decided to call off the
wedding but relented after discussing the matter with her father, who undoubtedly wanted to see a Spencer become
Queen. Two days before the wedding, the Windsors held a ball attended by eight hundred guests, including Diana's
arch enemy Camilla. According to Charles's former valet, the princess returned to Clarence House after the ball and
Charles retired to his suite in Buckingham Palace for the night, accompanied by Camilla. The stormy marriage of
Diana and Charles began to unravel during their honeymoon aboard the Britannia, when Diana discovered photos of
Camilla which had fallen from Charles's diary. The unhappy princess did, however, fulfill her royal duty by producing
two sons, "an heir and a spare," as Diana later termed them. It was shortly after the birth of Diana's second son Prince
Harry, that Princess Anne, tired of her failed marriage to Mark Phillips, rekindled her romance with Camilla's
cuckolded husband Andrew Parker Bowles.
Meanwhile, a besotted Charles continued his adultery with Camilla. Thus was initiated the bizarre situation in which
the royal brother and sister were engaged in adulterous relationships with a husband and wife! After Charles'
continued infidelity caused a disillusioned Diana's initial love for him to develop into hatred, she exacted revenge
upon the Windsors by upstaging both Prince Charles and the Queen at public appearances, much to the chagrin and
envy of the Windsors. In a short period of time, her public appearances became a major public attraction to the press
and adoring populace alike. Diana had undergone a metamorphosis from shy young women into a shining star in an
otherwise emotionally dysfunctional Windsor environment. Despite her ability to create a media feeding frenzy
whenever she appeared in public, Diana was a very lonely and insecure person, resulting in bouts of bulimia. Needing
a shoulder to cry on, she developed a very close relationship with her bodyguard, a thirty seven year old Royal
Protection Squad Sergeant named Barry Mannakee, although there is no evidence that they were romantically linked.
Charles had Mannakee transferred to the Diplomatic Protection Corps after overhearing the bodyguard offering
Diana advice regarding Charles' infidelity with Camilla. After his transfer, Mannakee was killed in a collision with a car
while a pillion passenger on a motorcycle. According to Major James Hewitt, with whom Diana later had an affair,
Diana told him that she was convinced that Mannakee's death was an assassination orchestrated by the Windsor staff
and British Intelligence because he knew too much about the affair between Charles and Camilla. Hewitt claims that he
similarly was ordered to terminate his relationship with Diana or he would receive the same fate as Barry Mannakee!
It was on December 9th, 1992, that British Prime Minister John Major publicly announced that Diana and Charles had
decided upon a marital separation. Charles continued his affair with Camilla Parker Bowles and Diana pursued further
romantic relationships, a trend which began after she had abandoned all hope of ever winning her husband's love. In
order to deliver a coup de grace to the Windsors and Camilla, the princess arranged to be interviewed for the BBC
television program Panorama, which aired in late 1996. A tearful Diana told her viewers that "There were three of us
in this marriage, so it was a bit crowded." Diana struck a further blow by stating that she doubted whether her
estranged husband was fit to be a future monarch. The program had the effect desired by Diana, resulting in public
opinion of Charles and Camilla reaching an all time low. Throughout her marriage, Diana failed to realize that Charles
considered it his royal prerogative to have mistresses - a centuries old tradition for European monarchs and a trait
which Charles clearly relished. Diana's father should have warned her of this trend at the commencement of her
courtship. (Continued on next page.)
Henri-Paul very agile for a "drunk" man!