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Drug Overdoses and Other Weird Theories Still Surrounding Princess Diana’s Death

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Could it have been an inside job?

It was August 31st, 1997 in Paris, France. Henri Paul, acting security manager of the Hotel Ritz, was driving a 1994 Mercedes-Benz S280, with Princess Diana and her boyfriend Dodi Fayed as the passengers. The Princess’s bodyguard Trevor Rees-Jones rode in the front seat. The security team went so far as to hire a decoy vehicle to draw attention away from their car. The ride was going smoothly, but when they entered the Place de l’Alma underpass, the driver lost control and swerved head-on into a support pillar. It was estimated that he was traveling at about 65 miles-per-hour.

Henri Paul and Dodi Fayed died instantly. Diana was alive for hours after the crash; she eventually succumbed to severe internal injuries about three and a half hours later.

Despite finding that Henri Paul was, in fact, drunk while he drove and that only Trevor was wearing his seatbelt, conspiracy theorists cannot accept that this was simply an accident and have been looking for people or organizations to blame for the past twenty years.

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What do you really think happened in that tunnel 20 years ago?