Princess Diana’s infamous letter warning she might die in a staged car crash was only handed over to French investigators six years after her fatal collision, a new documentary claims.
The film Diana Inquest: Death in Paris refers to the so-called “Mishcon Memo”, written by the Princess of Wales’s legal counsel in 1995, and is reportedly an account of what Diana said during her meeting with Victor Mishcon and her personal personal secretary at the time.
Diana apparently claimed that a source told her that there would be plans to “get rid of her” by April 1996, using the car crash method that would leave her either crippled or dead.
The Daily Mail also claims that although Mishkon passed his note to senior Metropolitan Police officers in 1997 when Diana died, it was not sent to French authorities until six years later, who are investigating her car crash in a Paris tunnel.
Diana’s siblings found out about the letter more than a decade after it was written, and her sons, Princes William and Harry, also didn’t know about it for a long time, the newspaper reported.
Diana Investigation is a Channel 4/Discovery Plus co-production billed as a “thrilling and forensic investigation” that reveals how “powerful individuals, the press and the internet created and fueled conspiracy theories that outweighed the facts and put questioning the very nature of truth.”
It will feature interviews with detectives from the British and French forces who investigated the Diana crash, some of whom will speak publicly for the first time.
Diana died 25 years ago at the age of 36 on August 31, 1997, along with her partner and rumored fiancé Dodi Al-Fayed, and their driver Henri Paul also died.
Paul was found to be under the influence of alcohol and prescription drugs, and a lengthy inquest in 2008 found that Diana was wrongfully killed by “gross negligence” while driving.
Diana’s Inquest: A Death in Paris will air on Channel 4 and All4 from August 21.