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'My husband is planning an accident in my car': Diana's sensational letter is revealed in full
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Posted on 12/20/2007 6:02:02 AM PST by UKrepublican

'My husband is planning an accident in my car': Diana's sensational letter is revealed in full

A handwritten letter from Princess Diana claiming that Prince Charles was plotting to kill her was shown to her inquest yesterday.

In the note, sent to her butler Paul Burrell, Diana suggested that her husband was "planning an accident in my car".

She also made the astonishing suggestion that Camilla Parker Bowles was just a "decoy" while Charles's real desire was to marry William and Harry's nanny Tiggy Legge-Bourke.

A copy of the letter has previously been published, but the references to "my husband" and to Miss Legge-Bourke were blacked out. The uncensored version was revealed to the public after being read to the London hearing into the death of Diana and her lover Dodi Fayed.

It was sent in October 1993, ten months after Charles and Diana's separation was announced. Handwritten in black pen, it reads: "I am sitting at my desk today longing for someone to hug me and encourage me to keep strong and hold my head high.

"This particular phase in my life is the most dangerous. My husband is planning an accident in my car, brake failure or some serious head injury in order to make the path clear for him to marry Tiggy. Camilla is nothing more than a decoy so we are being used by the man in every sense of the word."

Dodi's father, Harrods owner Mohamed Al Fayed, is convinced that the couple were killed by MI6 on the orders of Prince Philip because she was pregnant and they were about to announce their engagement.

The jury has already heard that Diana told her solicitor she feared both she and Camilla would be assassinated to allow the prince to marry the nanny.

She insisted to Lord Mishcon at a tense private meeting in October 1995 that "reliable sources" had informed her of the plan.

He kept it secret until after the Paris crash in which she died almost two years later.

The respected royal lawyer and Labour peer, who died aged 90 last year after a long illness, also said that the princess told him that Tiggy had undergone an abortion and that she would obtain a medical certificate to prove it.

Charles and Diana finally divorced in July 1996. Tiggy Legge-Bourke is now 42-year-old Mrs Alexandra Pettifer and runs a bed-and-breakfast business near Abergavenny, South Wales.

The inquest had earlier heard claims that the letter is a fake.

Lucia Flecha de Lima, a close friend of the princess, said the butler was "perfectly capable of imitating" her handwriting.

She added: "I still don't believe in it. I still don't believe she was fearing for her life, especially from Prince Charles, the future king of your country."

The jury also heard yesterday that Diana could not have been pregnant because she was on the pill.

Debbie Gribble, former chief stewardess on Mr Al Fayed's yacht Jonikal, said she found a half-empty strip of contraceptives among the princess's belongings in August 1997.

Miss Gribble told the inquest that Diana was sleeping with Dodi and they shared a cabin during their two trips on the Jonikal.

"They were clearly having a relationship and were on board as a couple," she said via video link from her home in New Zealand.

But she recalled seeing a strip of contraceptive pills in their room while carrying out her housekeeping duties. "I believe there were pills missing from the packet."

The inquest has already heard from two witnesses that the princess could not have been pregnant because she had a period days before her death.

When Diana first went to stay with the Fayeds in the South of France in the summer of 1997, Dodi was on board another of the family's yachts, the Cujo, with his then girlfriend, Kelly Fisher.

Miss Fisher has claimed she was engaged to Dodi but he dumped her after meeting Diana.

Miss Gribble described how on one occasion Dodi took the former Calvin Klein model on to the Jonikal for lunch when the princess was on shore.

She said: "Kelly Fisher didn't seem very happy at all. In fact she seemed quite upset."

Miss Gribble told the jury that Henri Paul - chauffeur in the fatal crash in the early hours of August 31 1997 - had given her a lift to the Ritz Hotel in Paris from the airport the previous day. She said he drove like a "bat out of hell".

"I remember it to be a very hairy drive. It was fast and furious and I was actually quite scared in the back seat."

Another passenger in the Range Rover, the princess's holistic healer Myriah Daniels, has already told how she was convinced she was going to die because Paul was driving "like a maniac".

The hearing continues.


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1 posted on 12/20/2007 6:02:05 AM PST by UKrepublican
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To: Tribune7; SoCalPol; Lil'freeper; mrsmel; wideawake; chasio649; expatpat; HanneyBean; goose; ...

PING


2 posted on 12/20/2007 6:02:20 AM PST by UKrepublican
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To: UKrepublican

“Tiggy Legge-Bourke.”

What the he11.


3 posted on 12/20/2007 6:04:43 AM PST by traderrob6
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To: UKrepublican

Tiggy-Leggy Bourke.

4 posted on 12/20/2007 6:05:12 AM PST by CarrotAndStick (The articles posted by me needn't necessarily reflect my opinion.)
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To: UKrepublican
Total BS. Tiggy looks nothing like a horse.

The Princess was as nutty as her mother in law thought.

5 posted on 12/20/2007 6:05:17 AM PST by muawiyah
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To: UKrepublican

In the perfect storm of tabloid journalism...It will be reported next week that Princess Diana is the birth mother of Britney and Jamie Spears..and that Michael Jackson is the father..


6 posted on 12/20/2007 6:05:18 AM PST by ken5050
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To: UKrepublican

Prior to the accident, did Prince Charles speak to Ted Kennedy?


7 posted on 12/20/2007 6:09:05 AM PST by rineaux (How dare you, how dare you question the Clinton's wrecked record.)
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To: UKrepublican
revealed in fullA handwritten letter from Princess Diana

...as opposed to a halfA handwritten letter?

8 posted on 12/20/2007 6:14:47 AM PST by Migraine (...diversity is great... until it happens to YOU...)
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To: UKrepublican

“Debbie Gribble, former chief stewardess on Mr Al Fayed’s yacht Jonikal, said she found a half-empty strip of contraceptives among the princess’s belongings in August 1997.”

Relative of Dale Gribble? :)


9 posted on 12/20/2007 6:17:39 AM PST by GovernmentIsTheProblem (The GOP is "Whig"ing out.)
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To: UKrepublican

Sounds like there should be an investigation.


10 posted on 12/20/2007 6:18:45 AM PST by Leftism is Mentally Deranged
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To: UKrepublican
  Good Lord.  Instead of proving that Prince Charles was responsible for her death, this letter shows me that Dianna was incredibly incorrect and possibly nuts.
11 posted on 12/20/2007 6:20:59 AM PST by HawaiianGecko (There are scandals that need to be addressed. Republicans address them, Democrats re-elect them.)
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To: rineaux

I thought about that too, but since the Thames wasn’t involved . . .


12 posted on 12/20/2007 6:21:00 AM PST by Buggman (HebrewRoot.com - Baruch haBa b'Shem ADONAI!)
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To: UKrepublican

“...planning an accident in my car.” And yet she didn’t wear a seat belt.


13 posted on 12/20/2007 6:23:22 AM PST by Let's Roll (As usual, following a shooting spree, libs want to take guns away from those who DIDN'T do it.)
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To: Let's Roll

It seems to me she lived her life like a nutty broad in the wind.


14 posted on 12/20/2007 6:25:34 AM PST by Callahan
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To: Let's Roll

“...planning an accident in my car.” And yet she didn’t wear a seat belt.”

and had a drunk driver, speeding and weaving in and out of traffic to avoid papparazzi.


15 posted on 12/20/2007 6:26:50 AM PST by LottieDah (Democrats and liberals, they never fail to disappoint.)
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To: GovernmentIsTheProblem
Relative of Dale Gribble?

Nah, if it was Dale's relative she would have used the name "Debbie Shackleford".

16 posted on 12/20/2007 6:27:28 AM PST by Anitius Severinus Boethius
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To: traderrob6
Tiggy Legge-Bourke?
Debbie Gribble?
Lucia Flecha de Lima?

These people are from Monty Python, right?


17 posted on 12/20/2007 6:27:51 AM PST by billorites (freepo ergo sum)
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To: Buggman
I thought about that too, but since the Thames wasn’t involved . . .

Didn't the accident happen in a tunnel?

Was it a river the tunnel was running under? LOL

18 posted on 12/20/2007 6:27:58 AM PST by rineaux (How dare you, how dare you question the Clinton's wrecked record.)
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To: GovernmentIsTheProblem

Rusty Shackleford did it!


19 posted on 12/20/2007 6:32:51 AM PST by 50sDad (Liberals: Never Happy, Never Grateful, Never Right.)
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To: UKrepublican

I don’t think Charles is smart enough to have pulled this off. Consider that he in the end did end up with that filly Camilla and not the relatively attractive Tiggy.


20 posted on 12/20/2007 6:32:54 AM PST by The Great RJ ("Mir we bleiwen wat mir sin" or "We want to remain what we are." ..Luxembourg motto)
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To: LottieDah; UKrepublican

>>>“...planning an accident in my car.” And yet she didn’t wear a seat belt.” and had a drunk driver, speeding and weaving in and out of traffic to avoid papparazzi.

You hire a chauffeur named Toonces, you’re just asking for trouble.


21 posted on 12/20/2007 6:36:21 AM PST by tlb
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To: tlb

Toonces may be a crappy driver, but he never drove drunk.


22 posted on 12/20/2007 6:38:06 AM PST by LottieDah (Democrats and liberals, they never fail to disappoint.)
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To: billorites
Tiggy Legge-Bourke is now 42-year-old Mrs Alexandra Pettifer and runs a bed-and-breakfast business near Abergavenny, South Wales.


23 posted on 12/20/2007 6:38:50 AM PST by Tijeras_Slim
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To: UKrepublican

It pains me when I think of all the time, money and emotion expended by millions of people worldwide on ridiculous conspiracy theories.


24 posted on 12/20/2007 6:40:35 AM PST by wideawake (Why is it that so many self-proclaimed "Constitutionalists" know so little about the Constitution?)
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To: muawiyah

‘The Princess was as nutty as her mother in law thought.’

And slutty to boot. I’ve never understood the facination with this bimbo.


25 posted on 12/20/2007 6:42:31 AM PST by Badeye (No thanks, Huck, I'm not whitewashing the fence for you this election cycle)
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To: UKrepublican

I remember a British lady journalist who commented that if Diana’s IQ were two points lower, she would have had to be watered twice a week.


26 posted on 12/20/2007 6:43:35 AM PST by Redleg Duke ("All gave some, and some gave all!")
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To: billorites; tx_eggman
Lucia Flecha de Lima

doesn't that translate to GLowing Lime Fart?
27 posted on 12/20/2007 6:44:08 AM PST by SpinnerWebb (Islam ... If you can't join them, beat them.)
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To: traderrob6
Tiggy Legge-Bourke is now 42-year-old Mrs Alexandra Pettifer and runs a bed-and-breakfast business near Abergavenny, South Wales.

Double what the he11. She is now another person??

28 posted on 12/20/2007 6:48:04 AM PST by TankerKC (You don't have to believe everything you think.)
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To: Callahan
"It seems to me she lived her life like a nutty broad in the wind."

Never knowing who to cling to when the ...

29 posted on 12/20/2007 6:48:35 AM PST by blam (Secure the border and enforce the law)
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To: UKrepublican

A man’s relationship to the nanny can be a tricky thing. It is a close relationship because of the shared care of the children. Many men mistake this closeness for intimacy, and wind up doing something foolish. This happens over and over again. All young fathers should be warned against making this particular mistake.


30 posted on 12/20/2007 6:50:00 AM PST by gridlock ("I'd gladly pay you Tuesday for a hamburger today" -- J. Wellington Wimpy)
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To: UKrepublican
"planning an accident in my car"

Better get the upholstry treated for waterproofing and stain resistance, then.

31 posted on 12/20/2007 6:50:17 AM PST by steve-b (Sin lies only in hurting others unnecessarily. All other "sins" are invented nonsense. --RAH)
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To: SpinnerWebb

I’d translate it as “Shiny Lime Fart.”


32 posted on 12/20/2007 6:50:21 AM PST by billorites (freepo ergo sum)
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To: UKrepublican
The inquest has already heard from two witnesses that the princess could not have been pregnant because she had a period days before her death.

I guess you know you're really royalty when you have multiple persons keeping track of your menstrual cycle.

33 posted on 12/20/2007 6:54:37 AM PST by Sloth (Democrats and GOPers are to government what Jeffrey Dahmer and Michael Jackson are to babysitting)
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To: CarrotAndStick

Not Guilty!


34 posted on 12/20/2007 6:55:25 AM PST by gridlock ("I'd gladly pay you Tuesday for a hamburger today" -- J. Wellington Wimpy)
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To: billorites

Ah, yes... Shiny... I missed that subtlety.


35 posted on 12/20/2007 6:58:06 AM PST by SpinnerWebb (Islam ... If you can't join them, beat them.)
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To: TankerKC

It gets worse. Taken to the logical conclusion, she’s now Tiggy Legge-Bourke Pettifer.

ack! Those Brits have such ugly names.


36 posted on 12/20/2007 6:59:47 AM PST by DeLaine
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To: UKrepublican
According to this site, ol' Dodi got around some....
37 posted on 12/20/2007 7:00:18 AM PST by r9etb
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To: UKrepublican

Diana,Princess of Wales.Stark....raving....mad.

38 posted on 12/20/2007 7:28:44 AM PST by Gay State Conservative (Nobody Wants To Harm Ron Paul.They Just Want Him To Be Properly Medicated.)
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To: blam
“It seems to me she lived her life like a nutty broad in the wind.”

"Waiting for the “Fasten Your Seatbelt” light to come on."

Diana, it’s a car! It doesn’t have a “Fasten Your Seatbelt” light, d^$% it!

She must have thought she was Governor of New Jersey or something.

39 posted on 12/20/2007 7:40:26 AM PST by Cheburashka (Liberals never think what they have done is wrong, they think they haven't done it enough yet.)
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To: UKrepublican

The woman is dead get over it!


40 posted on 12/20/2007 7:43:36 AM PST by org.whodat (What's the difference between a Democrat and a republican????)
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To: traderrob6

That’s one amazing name eh?


41 posted on 12/20/2007 7:49:01 AM PST by Vanders9
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To: Let's Roll

And she was wrong about Tiggy too.


42 posted on 12/20/2007 7:50:15 AM PST by Vanders9
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To: TankerKC

Obviously she got married and changed her name...


43 posted on 12/20/2007 7:51:40 AM PST by Vanders9
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To: Badeye
And slutty to boot. I’ve never understood the facination with this bimbo.

I suspect she was an object of fascination in both the UK and America precisely because she was nutty and slutty. ...combined with the fact that she was decent-looking princess, of course.

44 posted on 12/20/2007 7:55:51 AM PST by Mr. Mojo
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To: Mr. Mojo

No doubt thats at the heart of the matter. Same thing for the Aruba missing bimbo come to think of it, less the sex life stuff of course.


45 posted on 12/20/2007 7:57:19 AM PST by Badeye (No thanks, Huck, I'm not whitewashing the fence for you this election cycle)
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To: wideawake

Are you kidding. There’s nothing more relaxing than sitting by the fire with a good conspiracy theory. I tell you sometimes there’s been a lot of “original thought” put into them.

Like the late night caller many years ago who had figured out, and had “evidence” to support his claim, that JFK had really shot himself.

LOL.


46 posted on 12/20/2007 8:05:11 AM PST by festus (Fred Thompson '08)
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To: traderrob6

Sounds like something out of a Dicken’s book.


47 posted on 12/20/2007 10:57:27 AM PST by beaversmom
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To: Mr. Mojo

Very beautiful but not too bright.

48 posted on 12/20/2007 11:00:15 AM PST by beaversmom
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To: windcliff

LOL!


49 posted on 12/20/2007 11:07:23 AM PST by stylecouncilor (I'm a loner Dottie; a rebel.)
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To: beaversmom

“Sounds like something out of a Dicken’s book.”

LOL, indeed


50 posted on 12/20/2007 11:20:14 AM PST by traderrob6
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