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Late Princess Diana's Car Crash Witness Says Judge Refused to Put Her on the Stand

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Ten years after Princess Diana was involved in a ghastly car accident, one of the eyewitnesses revealed that she was not allowed to share her side of the story on the stand. According to her, the judge had a very strong reason why he prevented her from taking the stand, but she had no idea what it was. Princess Diana of Wales, the mother of Prince William and Prince Harry, was born on July 1, 1961, in Park House, Sandringham, Norfolk, England.

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She got married to Prince Charles of Wales in 1981 and got divorced in 1996, exactly one year before her death. On August 31, 1997, Princess Diana and her lover, Dodi Fayed and driver, Henri Paul died in a car crash. However, the princesses' bodyguard, Trevor Rees-Jones was the only survivor of the crash. When the case was tried in court, it was concluded that late Henri Paul was driving recklessly because he was intoxicated with prescription drugs. However, in February 1998, Al-Fayed, Henri Paul's boss insisted that the crash was orchestrated.


There were several eyewitnesses to the crash, but one of them, Robin Firestone talked about her ordeal with the Judge citing over the case. In an episode of "Fatal Voyage: Diana Case Solved," she mentioned that the Judge was not forthcoming when she asked to be on the stand. However, her husband, Jack Firestone was allowed to state his case in front of a jury. After addressing the jury for over 45 minutes, the court ordered for a recess, and when they returned, Robin Firestone's testimony was waived.

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The show titled "Fatal Voyage: Diana Case Solved," is a 12-season docuseries that shows exclusive interviews with government officials. This includes forensic pathologists who scrutinize what could have caused the late Princess' death. In, a jury ruled that the car crash happened because Henri Paul was trying to chase a paparazzi and sped into the tunnel. Also, Al-Fayed decided to drop his investigations into the crash, for the sake of Princess Diana's children. There have been series of opinions on this matter, and till date, many people believe that the accident was planned.

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Following her death, Princess Diana's children became the sole heirs of her properties including majority of her £21 million estate. Her son, Prince Harry who recently got married to the love of his life, Meghan Markle recreates the memories of his late mother the best way he can. It has been twenty-two years since the death of Princess Diana of Wales, but she is still remembered as one of the prominent members of the royal family. Till date, the royal house holds anniversaries, commemorations and auctions in respect of the Princess.

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