August 31, 1997 |
Britain's star-crossed Princess Diana, newly in love after a bitter divorce from Prince Charles, and her companion, Harrods heir Dodi Fayed, died early today after their car crashed in a Paris tunnel, apparently while being chased by photographers. The death of the 36-year-old Diana was confirmed by both French and British sources just before dawn, 5 1/2 hours after the accident near the River Seine. Fayed, 41, died at the scene along with the car's driver.
July 4, 1998 |
Harrods owner Mohammed Fayed lashed out at Princess Diana's brother, calling it "disgraceful" that a museum opened this week to honor the late princess made no reference to Fayed's son, Dodi. Dodi Fayed, Diana's boyfriend, was killed with the princess Aug. 31 in a Paris car crash. The museum was opened Wednesday by Diana's brother, Earl Spencer, at Althorp, the family's ancestral home where the princess is buried.
September 13, 1997
Liz Smith's embittered exposition against Dodi Fayed confused me (" 'Stardom' Found in the End," Sept. 9). Why should an established gossip columnist such as herself be shocked that Fayed exchanged money for "connections"? Surely, stranger things have happened in Hollywood. Howard Stern, for instance, is universally heralded as the King of Media for his shameless ability to generate publicity. I find it rash and unfair that Smith chooses to speculate that Dodi Fayed is culpable in the death of Princess Diana.
March 2, 1998 |
Princess Diana was conscious and talking immediately after the Paris car crash that killed her and Dodi Fayed, the bodyguard who survived the Aug. 31 accident was quoted as saying in a newspaper interview. "I have had flashes of a female voice calling out in the back of the car. First it's a groan. Then Dodi's name is called. It could only have been Princess Diana. I was conscious, and so was she," Trevor Rees-Jones told the Mirror in his most extensive public comments since the crash.
September 13, 1997 |
After no additional blood tests were requested, a Paris magistrate gave permission for the body of the driver in the crash that killed Princess Diana to be buried, a family spokesman said. Henri Paul's burial, planned for last Saturday, had been abruptly canceled when his family asked that a third blood test be taken. Since then, the body had been in a Paris morgue.
September 21, 1997 |
A grieving family and loyal friends said goodbye Saturday to a chauffeur whom they cared to remember for more than his role in Princess Diana's death. Police kept hundreds of onlookers outside Saint Theresa's Church in the working-class western French town of Lorient, where 300 friends and family members of Henri Paul mourned in private. The Rev.