In 1995, two years before her unexpected passing, Princess Diana wrote a letter. According to the Daily Mail, former head of Scotland Yard John Stevens alleged that he spoke to Prince Charles personally about the letter, which read, in part, “My husband is planning ‘an accident’ in my car, brake failure, and serious head injury,” so that he could marry Tiggy Legge-Bourke.
This may come as a bit of shock, considering Prince Charles went on to marry Camilla. However, the Daily Mail reports that Diana went on to write, “Camilla is nothing but a decoy so we are being used by the man in every sense of the word.”
According to People, it’s believed that the note was written around the time Princess Diana sat down with then-BCC reporter Martin Bashir for what would become her most famous interview to date. As Mamas Uncut previously reported, it was later revealed that Bashir used “deceitful methods” to secure the bombshell interview with Princess Diana.
In August 1997, Princess Diana was involved in a fatal car crash in Paris, France. At the time of the accident, the car she was being chauffeured in was traveling at high speeds and was believed to have been followed by paparazzi who were trying to get photos of Diana and her new boyfriend. It was later determined that the man driving the car was under the influence.
Diana was just 36 years old when she passed away from injuries she sustained during the accident. That letter, where Diana suggested Prince Charles was planning an “accident” would be made public six years after her passing, in 2003.
According to People, it would be two years after that, on December 6, 2005, that Prince Charles would be questioned as a witness at St. James’s Palace, People reports. Stevens told the Daily Mail, “Yes, allegations had been made about the Prince of Wales and other royals but we had to find or examine the [existing] evidence before we approached him with formal questions.”
“We found no other evidence to support the scenario suggested in Diana’s note,” Stevens continued. “We were left with the note, which in itself was not enough to make Charles a formal suspect. If he chose to assist [Operation] Paget, he would be doing so voluntarily as a potential witness. We would not be interviewing him under caution.”
However, Stevens said he did directly question Prince Charles about the note, asking the future King of England, “Why do you think the princess wrote this note, sir?”
Charles reportedly replied saying, “I did not know anything about [the note] until it was published in the media.” Stevens then revealed he pressed the prince further.
“You didn’t discuss this note with her, sir?” Stevens asked, “Do you know why the princess had these feelings, sir?”
Charles replied, saying, “No, I did not know it existed.” And, “No, I don’t.”
Stevens then told the Daily Mail that, “At the end of the day he was incredibly cooperative because he had nothing to hide.”
However, a member of the Royal family who wasn’t so cooperative was Prince Charles’ father, Prince Philip.
According to Stevens, when asked if he would comment on the allegation, Prince Philip responded with three words, “No, thank you.”
Furthermore, the Daily Mail also interview the surgeon who tried to save Diana immediately following the crash. Dr. Monsef Dahman told the Mail, “We tried electric shocks, several times. But we could not get her heart beating again.”
Dr. Dahman further revealed that “he witnessed some members of the media trying to infiltrate the wards and corridors to get close to those who had been treating Diana.”
Sara Vallone has been a writer and editor for the last four and a half years. A graduate of Ohio University, she enjoys celebrity news, sports, and articles that enhance people’s lives.
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