In Part 2 of this series, Carrie goes into the major conspiracy theories surrounding Diana, Princess of Wales’ tragic and sudden death.
Was her death really an orchestrated assassination by one or more governments? If so, was it because of her land...
In Part 2 of this series, Carrie goes into the major conspiracy theories surrounding Diana, Princess of Wales’ tragic and sudden death.
Was her death really an orchestrated assassination by one or more governments? If so, was it because of her land mine activism…or good old-fashioned racism? Or, even crazier, did it have something to do with…Jesus Christ???
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The conspiracy theories of the WHO, HOW, and WHY Diana may have been assassinated are kind of divided mainly into two camps. The first was spearheaded by Mohamed al-Fayed himself, who to this day insists that Diana and his son, Dodi, were killed as part of a palace plot due to royal racism against Muslims. Okay, this seems like a stretch, so let me explain al-Fayed’s reasoning here.
Al-Fayed contended that the crash was orchestrated by MI6 on the instructions of Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh. Why? Because he, and the rest of the British royal family, could not tolerate the idea of the mother of the future King of England marrying a Muslim, and sullying the bloodline by proxy. The idea of a Muslim man being stepfather to the heirs to the throne would be too much for them, and they’d rather have her dead. Admittedly, Prince Philip...does not have a great track record, racially. He’s publicly made derogatory comments about the Chinese, Aboriginal Australians, Filipinos, Indians...I could go on. There’s also the little fact that two of his sisters were married to Nazi officials, and there are photographs of him attending a public funeral procession walking behind swastika-draped coffins. So, Phil isn’t exactly the most open-minded guy. And maybe his racism, and the implied racism of the royal family, is what got Diana killed. After all, Philip described Dodi as an “oily bed-hopper”.
Mohamed al-Fayed funded a documentary called Unlawful Killing in 2011 that promised to investigate his allegations, and boy oh boy is it something. Unlawful Killing was directed by Keith Allen, father of Lily and Alfie Allen and now father-in-law to my boy, David Harbour. Keith Allen goes ALL IN on the conspiracy. The film screened for journalists at Cannes in 2011, but lawyers asked to advise on the film by the producers said it would need 87 cuts before the film could be certified for release in the United Kingdom. It was not shown there. It also proved impossible to gain insurance against possible litigation in the United States, and the film was withdrawn here as well. So it’s gotten a bit of a reputation as a kind of “banned” film, but I found it online easily enough. Perhaps the documentary’s biggest crime is a garish montage of photos and footage of Diana and Dodi set to a truly terrible cover of “Can’t Help Falling in Love” by UB-40, they of the “Red Red Wine”. Al-Fayed restates his beliefs in the Philip orchestration of the deaths, and goes even further, insisting that Dodi had purchased an engagement ring for Diana...and that she was in the early stages of pregnancy with Dodi’s child. Supposedly the couple was to announce their good news the next Monday in London, and this was the last chance that they could be eliminated. He also alleged Diana was embalmed so quickly as a deliberate attempt to cover up her pregnancy. Now, there really was some media speculation that Diana was pregnant at this time...shades of the tabloid coverage of Jennifer Aniston for years. People pointed to her stomach in a bathing suit as proof she had a baby bump, but to me it truly just looks like a normal thirty-something woman’s stomach in a tight swimsuit. But I’ll leave you with a quote from Keith Allen himself: “Whether you think it’s an accident or a murder, one fact is incontrovertibly true: it was chillingly convenient for the Windsors that Diana died when she did.” So that’s the first main conspiracy.
The other biggie is that a conspiracy of murder took place with the likely participation of three different countries - Britain, France, and America - to have Diana killed due to her involvement with anti-landmine activism.
Diana was fervently anti-landmine, which were a going concern in 1997. She publicly called for a ban on anti-personnel devices and even did an incredibly famous “landmine walk” in Angola, where she walked down a clear lane in a minefield during a campaign for the HALO Trust, which had been working to clear mines in the area amind the ongoing civil war. Yet her efforts sparked criticism from U.K. lawmakers, who called her a “loose cannon” and out of line with government policy on the issue, which took a more cautious approach to negotiations about the use of landmines, which had not yet been banned in the U.K. Some said that she was angering arms dealers and military leaders who depended on the manufacture, selling, and usage of anti-personnel devices...angering them enough to kill her.
A conference was scheduled for September 19th, 1997 to discuss further global use of anti-personnel landmines. Diana was set to be
Bill Clinton was the only Western leader who voted against a ban on landmines, something many feel he wouldn’t have been able to do in the presence of Diana.
That’s really where this conspiracy begins and ends, as I don’t find a ton more intriguing information on it. Certainly the arms trade is a rough and bloody business, but I don’t know if it directly had a hand in Diana’s death.
Perhaps Diana’s own perspective contains some of the most chilling evidence. Diana’s friend Simone Simmons, who is a self-described natural healer and clairvoyant so I’m sure you’ll take her words with a grain of salt Sean, alleged that she was told before her testimony at the inquest that she could not disclose the contents of, she said, extremely hostile letters from Prince Philip to Diana received not long before her death. “Of course Diana was bumped off, she knew she was going to be bumped off.” Paul Burrell, Diana’s butler, produced a note she wrote to him in October 1996 that says as much. To my untrained eye it does look like other letters Diana has written, in her handwriting, but who knows, right? Burrell seems like a sweet man, but well, he’s been a bit of a moth to the publicity flame since Diana’s death, appearing on a ton of documentaries about the late princess and even reality shows such as I’m a Celebrity Get Me Out of Here. So maybe this is another grain of salt situation, but I’m inclined to believe it’s a real letter penned by Diana. It goes like this:
“I am sitting here at my desk today in October…This particular phase in my life is the most dangerous--my husband is planning ‘an accident’ in my car. Brake failure and serious head injury in order to make the path clear for him to marry Tiggy. Camilla is nothing but a decoy, so we are all being used by the man in every sense of the word.”
The Tiggy in this letter is a reference to Tiggy Legge-Bourke, nanny to William and Harry after Charles and Diana separated. Diana deeply disliked Tiggy. In January 1996 newspapers named Diana as the source of an untrue rumour circulated in November and December 1995 that Legge-Bourke had become pregnant by Charles and had had an abortion. It was reported that words had been exchanged between Diana and Legge-Bourke on the matter at a party on 14 December 1995, when Diana had said to her "So sorry about the baby". Super dramatic, right? This catty quote came from “unidentified royal sources” so I doubbbbt it. And clearly Diana was wrong about Tiggy - the real threat all along was Camilla, now Charles’ wife. But the quote about an orchestrated car accident is...creepy. Diana’s lawyer, Lord Mishkon, noted that Diana had also told him she felt the royal family was planning her death in an accident due to car brake failure, and that she was being threatened. She apparently felt that if she wasn’t killed in this accident, she was intended to be so badly injured or damaged that in the future she could easily be declared “unbalanced”.
There have been 3 official inquests into the death of Diana. A French judicial investigation, whose report was never published; an inquest by the Coroner of the Queen’s Household, and the big one, Operation Paget, the final inquiry specifically into allegations of a conspiracy to murder Diana and possibly Dodi Fayed. The last returned a verdict of “unlawful killing”, basically equivalent to manslaughter, with the guilty parties being Henri Paul and pursuing vehicles - not necessarily paparazzi, but those motorcycles and the Fiat Uno that were likely involved in the crash. There was alleged bias in how the inquest was handled. The inquest took place in the Royal Courts, presided over by Lord Justice Scott Baker, a judge - or in this case, coroner - that was required to swear allegiance to the queen. Furthermore, the BBC sent its royal correspondents to cover the case, not their legal journalists - and royal correspondents are supposed to maintain a friendly relationship with the palace in order to get any access. But no further legal action has been taken.
I’m going to wrap up this story with a bit of conspiratorial silliness to help digest the sadness. This theory comes primarily from the book Princess Diana: The Hidden Evidence, available to me primarily via Google Books, so pages at a time were missing from this preview. However, I don’t think the theory would’ve been any more sensible with those pages included.
This theory goes that Diana was a Jesus-like figure, as Jesus was the “people’s king”, and that Diana was assassinated due to a bloodline conspiracy involving Jesus’ supposed descendents. Yeah, it’s basically the plot of the Da Vinci Code. The book quotes an unnamed source apparently in the know, “If she was assassinated then you need to look no further than the political intrigues that have shaped the current situation by, ah, well, by creating the usurper monarchies, royal and political, who today rule Europe as a centralized power bloc.” Apparently Diana allied herself to the Merovingian cause, that of those who believed Jesus had direct descendents, and a Foreign Office source told the author “I have heard whispers, rumors, nothing more...that the late Princess of Wales had been courted by certain agencies...who seek to restore the Merovingian line to the throne.” AKA, the real royal bloodline of Britain should be descended directly from Jesus, and not part of the political Windsor bloodline, not least because apparently Jesus himself was the true bloodline king of Israel. Diana’s own heritage from the Merovingians, who actually descended from Jesus, along with her unprecedented popularity, threatened the viability of the House of Windsor enough to warrant her...removal.
Now as soon as you get into this bloodline stuff things start FEELING anti-semetic even if nothing anti-Jewish seems to be being said, so I tread lightly through this wild theory. A theory which says plain as day, “That Jesus was a legitimate bloodline king of the Royal House of Judah, that he was married and sired children is today considered a very plausible historical fact.” I love the idea of presenting a “fact” as plausible. The book goes on to say that “That this fact may bear direct relevance to the death of Diana, Princess of Wales, cannot be sidestepped.” This theory posits, basically exactly like The Da Vinci Code, that Jesus’ bloodline was the actual holy grail, and not only that, her name itself was a reference to how the Merovingians apparently started life as worshippers of the Roman goddess Diana back in the BC days. Oh, and the Pont de l’Alma, the Parisian tunnel where Diana’s car mysteriously crashed, is apparently built over a pagan site where sacrifices were once made to propitiate cosmic forces. These sacrifices were made to the moon goddess, Diana. Where this information comes from, I have no idea, because they’re more cited as fact than with actual sources.
Perhaps my faaaavorite part of this book is its touting of an introduction by “His Royal Highness Prince Michael James Alexander Stewart, 7th Count of Albany and Head of the Royal House of Stewart”, which sounds really fancy on paper until you realize that this dude - real name Michel Roger Lafosse - basically has just claimed this to be true since 1979. He says that the Royal House of Stuart didn’t actually become extinct in 1807 with the death of Henry Benedict Stuart, but continued on with a secret legitimate son. He claims that his parents were Baron Gustave Joseph Fernand Clement Lafosse and Princess Renee Julienne Stewart, but in 2002 Brussels authorities stated his birth certificate was a forgery and that they had this real certificate, showing Lafosse was born in Brussels to Gustave, a shopkeeper, and Renee, a business employee. But this book is real excited about him writing the forward, which maybe says everything you need to know about it and the theories contained within.
Here’s a few other fun tidbits of conspiracy theory I heard in a 1998 episode of “For the Love of”, which was hosted by journalist Jon Ronson and contained a roundtable of people discussing Diana death conspiracies a year after the accident. It really is a fascinating time capsule and, well, just fascinating. Here we go:
AUDIO - 4:35-4:50 - Sharon Campbell
~15:00 - Charlotte Cox
I also took a read at the book whose title on Amazon appears to be Prince William: Even before his birth, Princess Diana knew that her first born son was destined to be King, Messiah and leader of the New World Order. So nice, direct, succinct. This was some wild shit, but here are some of my favorite declarations:
“In 1995 Prince William had an electronic chip planted in his right hand. It was explained in the media as a homing device that would interact with a special satellite in case the Prince is ever kidnapped or goes missing. This microchip is the same technology that could enslave a future world in which no one would be able to buy or sell or even participate in society unless they are marked - chipped.” This mark can also be known as the Mark of the Beast.
Upon Googling I found references on conspiracy sites to the Washington Times or the Washington Post reporting on this, as referenced in this quote as “the media”. However, I could not find any archived contemporary articles on this from the period.
Jesus had a double identity. His birth name was Ptolemy VX Caesarian. He was the son of Cleopatra and Julius Caesar and the rightful heir to the Roman Empire. He married his half sister, Cleopatra Selene - aka Mary Magdelene - and had a child named Sara. Oh, and his other half brother Helios was really Judas. Joseph and Mary, Caesarion aka Jesus’ adoptive parents, escaped with Jesus, who had faked his death in the crucifixion, and Mary Magdalene to Europe, where they spread Christianity. Yada yada yada, and we get to Charles and Diana, who entered into an arranged marriage to join the Germanic Windsor bloodline with the Scottish Stuart bloodline - remember the Stuarts from the other book? This one goes on to say, “Only 3 months after their infamous arranged marriage, the bloodline of Christ was seeded into the firstborn child of Prince Charles and Princess Diana. To the occult mind, Diana represents the Holy Grail and the receptor of Christ’s Blood. Her womb brought forth William - rightful heir to the throne of David and the final recipient of the powers of the Grail. The bloodline of Christ has survived the ages towards a Final One who will rule in the name of Christ.” So here, Diana...IS the Holy Grail. Here’s the problem. We go on to discover that Prince William is proooobably actuallyyyy the Prince of Darkness, the Antichrist. While this book doesn’t go into Diana’s death conspiracies - shockingly, because it goes through literally every other popular conspiracy since, well, Jesus’ time - it seems to hint that her death was due to her role in this...scheme, I guess?
There were also some Zionist conspiracies listed in this book, which I won’t even go into because they’re ridiculous and offensive, so I’m set to just discount everything, because fucking UGH. Not like I was tempted to believe any of this, though.
I want to finish up this episode with Diana’s own words, which I will play for you now...because, conspiracy or not, this was a woman who had so much to say, and had to spend so much of her life keeping quiet. She deserves to be heard, even though, sadly, at this point it is from beyond the grave.
AUDIO: (Queen of people’s hearts, etc.)