'The Express' and Diana: Cover-ups, spies and conspiracies

Louise Jack charts one of the most relentless press campaigns of modern times - the Daily Express's attempt to prove Princess Diana's death was foul play. The inquiry concluded last week that it was an accident


DIANA: THERE WAS A COVER-UP (2 January 2006)

An MI6 officer accused of orchestrating a cover-up of the intelligence agency's operations against Princess Diana is to be re-interviewed by police.

NEW WITNESSES TO DIANA DEATH (8 January 2006)

Scotland Yard's investigation into the death of Princess Diana has uncovered new witnesses, the inquiry chief revealed yesterday.

'THE DEATH SQUAD HAD TO TIDY UP ALL OF THE LOOSE ENDS' (9 January 2006)

French authorities want to interview members of an MI6 "death squad" who were in Paris on the night that Princess Diana died.

DIANA: WHY DID SPIES VISIT THE MORGUE? (30 January 2006)

MI6 agents paid a night visit to the morgue holding Princess Diana's body. It raises the prospect that the body was examined unofficially after the Paris car crash.

DIANA: HOW SPY STARTED CAR DEATH CHASE (3 February 2006)

A spy who is believed to have sparked the chase which led to the death of Princess Diana was being hunted last night.

DIANA DEATH: SPIES FLASHED LASER BEAM AT CRASH DRIVER (6 February 2006)

Princess Diana was assassinated by British spies using a laser gun. Detectives are investigating claims that intelligence officers pointed the laser into the eyes of her chauffeur Henri Paul.

DIANA'S DEATH: PANIC AS TRUTH IS REVEALED (20 February 2006)

The investigation into the death of Princess Diana has been plunged into chaos by the refusal of French officials to answer crucial questions.

DIANA'S DEATH: YET ANOTHER LIE IS EXPOSED (6 March 2006)

An astonishing blunder by French officials in the aftermath of Princess Diana's death can be revealed today.

DIANA'S DEATH: 'DIRTY TRICKS BY MI6' (9 March 2006)

British spies were accused last night of carrying out a dirty tricks campaign to hide the truth over the death of Princess Diana.

DIANA: FRENCH HIDING SECRETS (1 April 2006)

The French were accused of a cover-up last night after failing to meet a court deadline for answering crucial questions about the death of Princess Diana.

SPIES SABOTAGE DIANA INQUIRY (3 April 2006)

The probe into Princess Diana's death took a sinister twist last night as a top lawyer accused spies on both sides of the Channel of sabotage.

DIANA: MAJOR BREAKTHROUGH (10 April 2006)

Relentless pressure from campaigners has forced French authorities to at last answer crucial questions about the death of Princess Diana

DIANA SEATBELT SABOTAGE PROBE (25 April 2006)

Claims that the seatbelt which would have saved Princess Diana's life was sabotaged are now being investigated by detectives.

DIANA DEATH: TRUTH AT LAST (8 May 2006)

Dramatic new evidence emerged last night that the body of Diana, Princess of Wales, was embalmed on the orders of panicking British officials.

DIANA DEATH DRIVER IN SECRET SPY PLOT (22 May 2006)

The man who drove Princess Diana to her death had a three-hour meeting with British and French spies on the night of the tragedy.

DIANA DEATH: NEW EVIDENCE (31 May 2006)

The man leading the investigation into Princess Diana's death said last night: "We have found new evidence." Lord Stevens also let slip that fresh witnesses had come forward to shed dramatic new light.

DIANA DEATH: CRUCIAL NEW EVIDENCE (5 June 2006)

The French law chief who ordered that Princess Diana's body be embalmed is finally to be interviewed by British detectives.

BLOOD IN CAR HOLDS KEY TO DIANA RIDDLE (9 June 2006)

Tests on dried blood samples taken from the wreckage of the car in which Princess Diana died have provided crucial new clues.

DIANA: A NEW MURDER MYSTERY (9 June 2006)

The pathologist at the centre of the Princess Diana inquiry has been accused of suppressing evidence in another major investigation.

ROYAL FAMILY IS LINKED TO THE MYSTERY (9 June 2006)

Witnesses have emerged with explosive new testimony, raising questions about the Royal Family's influence over events surrounding Diana's death.

DIANA DEATH: BODYGUARDS FACE QUIZ (17 July 2006)

Detectives investigating Princess Diana's death are under growing pressure to re-interview her bodyguards. It comes after the discovery of startling new evidence.

DIANA: NOW THE CORONER QUITS (22 July 2006)

The inquiry into Diana's death was dealt a massive blow yesterday when Royal Coroner Michael Burgess quit.

DIANA DEATH: NEW COVER-UP FEARS (24 July 2006)

The inquest into Princess Diana's death will be a whitewash, it was feared last night. Sources close to the inquiry say the Establishment is lining up a tame High Court judge to deliver the "right" verdict.

DIANA DEATH WAS NOT AN ACCIDENT (21 August 2006)

The inquiry into Princess Diana's death has been sensationally reopened by a French judge. It comes amid fresh doubts over scientific tests stating that her death crash driver was drunk.

DIANA BLOOD RESULTS FIDDLED (28 August 2006)

Blood samples taken from Princess Diana during her post mortem examination may have been tampered with, it emerged last night. A mortuary manager has broken a nine-year silence to describe the intervention of mysterious "men in suits".

HOW THE FRENCH BOTCHED CRASH INQUIRY (1 September2006)

The inquiry by the French authorities into the crash which killed Princess Diana was a travesty of error and ineptitude.

DEATH-CRASH PAUL 'DRANK DIET COKE' (4 September 2006)

A key new witness has come forward to confirm that the chauffeur who drove Princess Diana to her death "drank nothing but Diet Coke and the odd beer".

DIANA: SCANDAL OF BODY MIX-UP (25 September 2006)

Bungling French officials mistook the body of Princess Diana's lover for her driver in the hours after the fatal crash.

DIANA: MYSTERY OF 12 MEN IN THE SHADOWS (2 October 2006)

Mysterious "men in suits" were lurking in the tunnel where Princess Diana died in a car crash, a key witness has revealed.

SPIES COVER UP DIANA 'MURDER' (6 November 2006)

The Princess Diana inquiry is in danger of stalling after French spy chiefs blocked British detectives' attempts to establish the final hours of driver Henri Paul.

DIANA DEATH: DRIVER RIDDLE SOLVED (27 November 2006)

The suicide victim, whose blood was mixed with samples taken from Princess Diana's chauffeur, has been identified. The breakthrough, revealed last night, comes as scientists conclude that "numerous serious errors" occurred.

THE KEY QUESTIONS (1 December 2006)

Why did driver Henri Paul's route from the Paris Ritz to Dodi's apartment take longer than necessary? He was in the pay of the British and French intelligence agencies and it is now believed he was pressured into taking the fateful route.

THE US SPY DOSSIER ON DIANA'S LAST MOVEMENTS (11 December 2006)

Princess Diana's driver pocketed thousands of pounds from his French spymasters just hours before the crash in Paris that killed her, it emerged last night.

A £4M INQUIRY, BUT 18 KEY WITNESSES ARE IGNORED IN THE FINAL REPORT. WHY? (13 December 2006)

Eighteen key witnesses were ignored by the £4m Lord Stevens inquiry into the death of Princess Diana.

DIANA: IT'S A WHITEWASH (14 December 2006)

£4m Stevens report does not answer the key questions. And the Daily Express won't stop asking them.

DIANA DEATH A 'TRAGIC ACCIDENT' (14 December 2006)

An official UK police inquiry into the Paris car crash which killed Princess Diana and Dodi Al Fayed has found no evidence the couple were murdered. Lord Stevens, who led the three-year investigation, said the 1997 crash was a "tragic accident".

The inquiry report said chauffeur Henri Paul, who also died, was speeding and over the legal limit.

Sport
formula oneLive lap-by-lap coverage of championship decider
News
Lily Allen performs on stage at Splendour In the Grass 2014 on 27 July, 2014, in Byron Bay, Australia
people
News
Boxing promoter Kellie Maloney, formerly known as Frank Maloney, entered the 2014 Celebrity Big Brother house
people
Arts and Entertainment
tvStrictly presenter returns to screens after Halloween accident
PROMOTED VIDEO
Have you tried new the Independent Digital Edition apps?
News
ebooksNow available in paperback
News
video
Arts and Entertainment
Jerry Hall (Hand out press photograph provided by jackstanley@theambassadors.com)
theatre
News
peopleFormer civil rights activist who was jailed for smoking crack cocaine has died aged 78
Sport
Manny Pacquiao lands a blow on Chris Algieri
Pacquiao retains WBO welterweight title – and says he wants Mayweather next
Arts and Entertainment
tv
Arts and Entertainment
Carrie Hope Fletcher
booksFirst video bloggers conquered YouTube. Now they want us to buy their books
Arts and Entertainment
Damien Hirst
artCoalition's anti-culture policy and cuts in local authority spending to blame, says academic
News
i100
Sport
premier leagueMatch report: Arsenal 1 Man United 2
Arts and Entertainment
Kirk Cameron is begging his Facebook fans to give him positive reviews
film
Arts and Entertainment
Jason goes on a special mission for the queen
tvReview: Everyone loves a CGI Cyclops and the BBC's Saturday night charmer is getting epic
Latest stories from i100
Have you tried new the Independent Digital Edition apps?
Independent Dating
and  

By clicking 'Search' you
are agreeing to our
Terms of Use.

iJobs Job Widget
iJobs Media

Recruitment Genius: Digital Printing Trainee / Computer Graphics

£8000 - £13000 per annum: Recruitment Genius: Do you have an interest in compu...

Recruitment Genius: Content / Copy Writer

£18000 - £21000 per annum: Recruitment Genius: An exciting opportunity has bec...

Reach Volunteering: Trustee with experience in science communication

Voluntary Only - Expenses Reimbursed: Reach Volunteering: The Society for Expe...

Reach Volunteering: Trustee – PR& Marketing, Social Care, Commercial skills

Voluntary Only - Expenses Reimbursed: Reach Volunteering: Age Concern Slough a...

Day In a Page

Mau Mau uprising: Kenyans still waiting for justice join class action over Britain's role in the emergency

Kenyans still waiting for justice over Mau Mau uprising

Thousands join class action over Britain's role in the emergency
Isis in Iraq: The trauma of the last six months has overwhelmed the remaining Christians in the country

The last Christians in Iraq

After 2,000 years, a community will try anything – including pretending to convert to Islam – to avoid losing everything, says Patrick Cockburn
Black Friday: Helpful discounts for Christmas shoppers, or cynical marketing by desperate retailers?

Helpful discounts for Christmas shoppers, or cynical marketing by desperate retailers?

Britain braced for Black Friday
Bill Cosby's persona goes from America's dad to date-rape drugs

From America's dad to date-rape drugs

Stories of Bill Cosby's alleged sexual assaults may have circulated widely in Hollywood, but they came as a shock to fans, says Rupert Cornwell
Clare Balding: 'Women's sport is kicking off at last'

Clare Balding: 'Women's sport is kicking off at last'

As fans flock to see England women's Wembley debut against Germany, the TV presenter on an exciting 'sea change'
Oh come, all ye multi-faithful: The Christmas jumper is in fashion, but should you wear your religion on your sleeve?

Oh come, all ye multi-faithful

The Christmas jumper is in fashion, but should you wear your religion on your sleeve?
Dr Charles Heatley: The GP off to do battle in the war against Ebola

The GP off to do battle in the war against Ebola

Dr Charles Heatley on joining the NHS volunteers' team bound for Sierra Leone
Flogging vlogging: First video bloggers conquered YouTube. Now they want us to buy their books

Flogging vlogging

First video bloggers conquered YouTube. Now they want us to buy their books
Saturday Night Live vs The Daily Show: US channels wage comedy star wars

Saturday Night Live vs The Daily Show

US channels wage comedy star wars
When is a wine made in Piedmont not a Piemonte wine? When EU rules make Italian vineyards invisible

When is a wine made in Piedmont not a Piemonte wine?

When EU rules make Italian vineyards invisible
Look what's mushrooming now! Meat-free recipes and food scandals help one growing sector

Look what's mushrooming now!

Meat-free recipes and food scandals help one growing sector
Neil Findlay is more a pink shrimp than a red firebrand

More a pink shrimp than a red firebrand

The vilification of the potential Scottish Labour leader Neil Findlay shows how one-note politics is today, says DJ Taylor
Bill Granger recipes: Tenderstem broccoli omelette; Fried eggs with Mexican-style tomato and chilli sauce; Pan-fried cavolo nero with soft-boiled egg

Oeuf quake

Bill Granger's cracking egg recipes
Terry Venables: Wayne Rooney is roaring again and the world knows that England are back

Terry Venables column

Wayne Rooney is roaring again and the world knows that England are back
Michael Calvin: Abject leadership is allowing football’s age-old sores to fester

Abject leadership is allowing football’s age-old sores to fester

Those at the top are allowing the same issues to go unchallenged, says Michael Calvin