Princess Di death probe branded 'publicity stunt'


A new probe into Princess Diana's death has been dismissed as a "publicity stunt".

The late royal's former Metropolitan Police bodyguard Ken Wharfe has hit out at claims the British military was involved in Diana's death in 1997 after a recently discovered letter prompted a police inquiry.

He told The Telegraph newspaper, "Why has it taken so long to air this new information? It seems so shallow to me. I just think it's a bit of a publicity stunt. For what reason I'm not certain, but in the absence of any real evidence, I'm sure this will go away."

The letter was written by the parents of the estranged wife of a former SAS member, and surfaced during a court martial of SAS sniper Danny Nightingale, who was found guilty of illegally possessing weapons.

According to the correspondence, the SAS member ? identified only as “Soldier N” ? told his wife the SAS "was behind Diana's death" and that their involvement was "covered up".

Scotland Yard said it was "scoping" the new information and "assessing its relevance and credibility".

However, Met Police insists the new probe isn’t a "reinvestigation" into the deaths of Princess Diana and her lover Dodi Al Fayed.

The pair died in a car crash in Paris, France, on 31 August 1997.

-Bang Showbiz

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