Diana, the Olympic flame and the human condition In the last few weeks the six-month inquest into the deaths of Diana, Princess of Wales, and her boyfriend, Dodi Fayed, in a car crash in Paris back in 1997 finally came to an end. John Benton The jury decided that they were unlawfully killed, laying the blame at the feet of the chauffeur, Henri Paul, who had been drinking, and the paparazzi who had recklessly pursued the princess’s car in the quest for photographs. The coroner, Lord Justice Scott Baker, said that there was ‘not a shred of evidence’ in support of Mr. Mohamed Al Fayed’s conspiracy theory that the princess and his son were actually murdered as part of an Establishment plot. But, despite the verdict of the jury, Mr. Fayed subsequently promised that his campaign to prove an under cover MI6 assassination would continue. subscribe now Join today to gain access to the rest of this article and many others. more info login If you are already a subscriber, log in to continue. log in access code If you have an access code, enter it here: Go free trial Get free access for 14 days: Sign up Click here to find out how we take care of your personal data.