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Al Fayed repeats murder allegation over Diana death


dpa German Press Agency
Published: Thursday December 14, 2006

London- Mohamed al Fayed, the Egyptian owner of Harrods department store in London, Thursday repeated his public accusation that his son Dodi and Princess Diana were "murdered." Al Fayed dismissed as "garbage" and a "cover-up" a British police report published hours earlier which discounted all conspiracy theories in connection with the deaths and said the car crash in which the couple died was a "tragic accident."

Diana, he claimed, had enjoyed the "happiest 14 days of her life" in the company of his son during an August holiday in southern France in 1997.

Three hours before she died she had called him to say she was pregnant, an emotional al Fayed, 77, said at a news conference.

He repeated his allegation that a "senior royal" and Britain's intelligence services MI5 and MI6 were involved.

"I'm certain 100 per cent that a leading member of the Royal Family has planned that and that the whole plot was executed on his order with the help of members of MI6," he said.

Former Metropolitan Police Commissioner John Stevens, who led the three-year inquiry, was "just a mental case" if he tried to brush aside his concerns, al Fayed said.

He described Britain's former top policeman as a "tool for the establishment and the Royal Family and intelligence."

© 2006 dpa German Press Agency