Even today, Princess Diana Conspiracies abound concerning how she died when her car fatally crashed in a Paris road tunnel in 1997. While no proof has ever been presented, many theorists believe Diana meant to fake her death. The car crash would have allowed her to escape the limelight.
One theory suggests that she was so upset with intrusions into her private life that she planned to withdraw into isolation after staging her ‘death.’ 6 hours before her death, she mentioned to a reporter that she was going to withdraw from public life. This is also cited as evidence of the ‘disappearance’ conspiracy.
While experts have testified that the Mercedes carrying her and boyfriend Dodi Fayed was traveling at 121 miles per hour when it crashed, there are counter-claims the car was not going that fast. This might have given crash survivor Trevor Rees-Jones, her bodyguard, time to stage the crash after earlier depositing the couple at a previously arranged location.
Dodi’s regular driver was not used the day of the crash. Henri Paul, a security officer, was the replacement. Some theories suggest he had ties to a mysterious national security agency. Paul’s name was not revealed for two days, and this has raised suspicions.
The British Secret Service MI-6 is mentioned in other conspiracy theories. Rogue elements within the agency might have decided she was a threat to the country’s stability and assassinated her. MI-6 has been suspected of tapping her phones while she was part of the Royal Family. Many believe the agency was at least partially responsible for helping to damage her public image during her separation from Prince Charles.
Her bodyguard Trevor Rees-Jones had a background in the British Army and served time with the Royal Military Police. Some Princess Di conspiracies contend he could have come in contact with MI-6, who recruited him to help plan her death. Rees-Jones survived the crash, and this is viewed as evidence he was part of a conspiracy to kill her.