Soldier N claimed Princess Diana was killed after a member of British SAS unit shone a light in her driver’s face causing him to crash.
The SAS soldier is said to have made the astonishing allegations to his wife after taking Prince William on an advanced driving course in 2008.
Scotland Yard reportedly decided to review the historic case 16 years after Princess Diana’s death, after interviewing the woman who insists her former husband was telling the truth last month.
The soldier’s wife, who is now divorced from him, is understood to have told police last month her husband had been teaching Prince William how to drive with SAS colleagues when he made the claims.
“We were talking about it…and I said it was sad that his mum wasn’t there to see it.
“Then he said one of the guys was responsible for the accident, for the death of Diana. I was shocked. I believed what he said,” she told the Sunday Mirror.
When the woman quizzed her husband about his theory he reportedly told her the SAS had been following Princess Diana and Dodi Al Fayed, who also died in the accident, and that a light was shone into the Paris tunnel before their car crashed.
Soldier N told his former wife, who revealed the conversation to her own mother years later, “an order is an order” when asked who would possibly have carried out the murder.
The unidentified woman is said to have told members of Scotland Yard the “hit” had been instructed by individuals within royal circles who did not approve of Princess Diana’s relationship with al Fayed.
She alleged a white car and motorbike were involved in the plot which enlisted the services of one of Soldier N’s former SAS colleagues.
Soldier N claimed Princess Diana was killed after a member of British SAS unit shone a light in her driver’s face causing him to crash
Dodi Al Fayed’s father, Mohammed Al Fayed has always asserted the pair’s deaths were the result of a planned murder at the hands of the British Establishment, and similarly claims a white Fiat was involved in the crash but has never been traced.
The woman and her mother reportedly met with detectives last month including a senior officer who worked on the original Operation Paget investigation into Princess Diana’s death.
The two women offered convincing accounts of what caused the 1997 crash which killed Princess Diana alongside Dodi al Fayed and driver Henri Paul in a Paris underpass.
Soldier N’s former wife insisted he had made the claims two years before the break up of their marriage at a time when he confided in her with full trust.
When asked by officers why she hadn’t reported her husband’s theory earlier the woman said she had been sworn to secrecy.
The woman’s mother first alerted authorities to the claims in September 2011 in a letter to Dyfed Powys Police after her daughter and son-in-law divorced.
She reportedly also wrote to PM David Cameron, Defence Secretary Phillip Hammond and army head General Sir Peter Wall about the Soldier N’s aggressive behavior following the breakdown of his marriage.
It is believed these correspondences contained details of the plot.
Though the woman claims to have received acknowledgements from Downing Street and General Wall, neither made any mention of Princess Diana or any suspicion surrounding her death.
In 2011 Dyfed Powys Polcie seized a gun and ammunition from Soldier N’s marital home after his mother-in-law reported his tendencies for violent behavior.
The man was jailed for two years by a military court last May after admitting illegal possession of a firearm, but was freed in July and later discharged from service.
Later that month Soldier N appeared in the court martial for his former SAS housemate, Danny Nightingale, 38, for illegal possession of a pistol and ammunition.
It was during this time the allegations about Princess Diana’s death were revealed.
An inquest into the accident found Princess Diana and Dodi Al Fayed died unlawfully as the result of their driver, Henri Paul, who was said to have been drinking before the crash.
Naomi Watts’ personal trainer has revealed how the actress undertook on a gruelling workout regime in order to transform herself into Princess Diana for the upcoming movie Diana.
New York-based fitness guru Simone De La Rue toldHealth & Fitnessmagazine how she got Naomi Watts into shape using her tried and tested methods of resistance training combined with danced-based cardio.
Simone De La Rue, who also counts Sandra Bullock, Matt Damon and Anne Hathaway as her clients, is famed for her tough yet effective dance work-outs.
She explained how she works with clients like Naomi Watts for three months to achieve the best results.
Simone De La Rue got Naomi Watts into shape using her tried and tested methods of resistance training combined with danced-based cardio
Simone De La Rue, an ex-professional dancer said: “When working towards a specific goal with a client, I encourage them to train five or more times a week, for one hour a day.”
“I set a programme that constantly challenges my clients and, during the last three weeks, we really increase the intensity.”
Simone De La Rue, 38, added that for her role as Princess Diana, Naomi Watts, 44, carried out a great deal of cardio work but the dance element makes it “a fun way to get your sweat on and burn calories”.
The fitness guru, who is originally from Australia, says her core-strengthening sessions, which incorporate pilates, yoga and dance, have become a favorite with celebrities because they deliver “long and lean” results.
One of her most famous clients is Sandra Bullock, who turned to the Body By Simone (BBS) workouts after she split from husband Jesse James in 2011.
Simone De La Rue revealed: “Sandy wanted to focus on her upper arms so we used wrist weights and slowly moved the arms in a move that mimics the <<Port De Bras>>.”
A personal session at her studio BBS studio in New York would set you back around $175, but group sessions cost a more reasonable $35.
Scotland Yard has contacted Prince Charles and Mohamed Al-Fayed as the police assess claims that the SAS murdered Princess Diana.
Police said they are also getting in touch with Lord Justice Scott Baker, the judge who presided over the inquest into her death.
Princess Diana, 36, Mohamed Al-Fayed’s son Dodi, 42, and driver Henri Paul, 41, all died in a crash in Paris in August 1997.
Police are currently carrying out a “scoping exercise” as they look into claims that the trio were murdered by a member of the British Military.
They have not launched a full investigation.
Royal bodyguards and MPs have brushed off accusations that the Princess of Wales’ death 16 years ago was carried out by British special forces who then “covered it up”.
The sensational allegation surfaced in the second court martial of Sergeant Danny Nightingale, the SAS sniper convicted of illegally stashing a pistol and 338 bullets in his bedroom.
The claim was contained in a letter from the parents-in-law of Soldier N, Sgt Danny Nightingale’s former housemate, which was sent to the SAS’s commanding officer in September 2011.
Scotland Yard confirmed in a brief statement this morning that they will be contacting members of the Royal family to inform them about the new developments.
“We are in the process of notifying Princess Diana’s family, the family of Dodi Al Fayed and Lord Justice Scott Baker,” a spokesman said.
Scotland Yard has contacted Prince Charles and Mohamed Al-Fayed as the police assess claims that the SAS murdered Princess Diana
Scotland Yard routinely contact relevant parties to keep them informed about what is going on when there are new developments in a historic case.
The eight-page correspondence claims Soldier N boasted it was the SAS that had “arranged Princess Diana’s death” and that it had been “covered up”.
Sergeant Danny Nightingale, 38, was found guilty last month of illegally possessing a pistol and ammunition at a Hereford house he shared with Soldier N.
Soldier N, who is serving a custodial sentence for possessing firearms at the same address, was originally reported to the police by his wife, from whom he is now separated.
The letter was sent to Soldier N’s commanding officer in September 2011 and passed to the Service Prosecuting Authority before the start of the Nightingale trial.
All references to the SAS were removed by the SPA.
The paragraph referring to the death of Princess Diana says: “He also told her [his wife] that it was the *** who arranged Princess Diana’s death and that has been covered up.”
The letter says Soldier N told his wife there is a “box which members of his unit use for private jobs”.
“They put in the box the name, address and details of what they want done and then one of them who wants to earn extra money does that job.”
When Soldier N was challenged by his mother-in-law, he is accused of saying: “Let me stop you right there – I kill women and I kill children.”
As well as hiding weapons in his house, in a “reign of terror” on his family Soldier N allegedly attacked his son after mistaking him for the Taliban.
His children were also allegedly driven around in the boot of his Land Rover and he had hung his son 30ft above the ground in a tree.
An inquest in 2008 found that Princess Diana and Dodi Al-Fayed were unlawfully killed due to the ‘gross negligence’ of driver Henri Paul, a security manager at the Paris Ritz Hotel, who had been drinking.
Henri Paul’s mother Gisele said she believed her son was murdered together with Princess Diana and Mohamed Al-Fayed when the Mercedes he was driving crashed in an underpass.
Gisele Paul, 83, said: “We believe there was a plot to kill the Princess that terrible night in August 1997.
“We know in our hearts that our son was murdered and we still live with the hope that one day the truth will be known.”
The new information was also welcomed by Mohamed Al-Fayed, who also insists the couple were murdered. He said he trusted the Metropolitan Police would investigate the new claims “with vigor”.
A Royal spokesman said there would be no comment from Prince William, Prince Harry or Clarence House.
Naomi Watts says she really believes Princess Diana gave her “permission” from beyond the grave to play her in a new film about her love life.
Naomi Watts, 44, admits the claim will sound unusual, but says the experience left her feeling more comfortable in the title role of the movie Diana.
Playing the Princess was, says he British-Australian actress, her hardest ever role.
“I kept wondering to myself <<Would she like it?>>,” Naomi Watts reveals.
“So I found myself constantly asking for her permission to carry on. I had saturated myself with Diana and her life and I felt this enormous responsibility of playing this iconic woman.
“It felt like I was spending a lot of time with her. There was one particular moment when I felt her permission was granted. That won’t sound right in print, I know.”
Naomi Watts, whose previous film roles have included The Impossible and Mulholland Drive, feared that she was not physically similar enough to Princess Diana, who died in 1997.
The biopic, which opens next month, focuses on the final two years of Princess Diana’s life and includes details of her relationships following her divorce from Prince Charles – notably with Dodi Fayed and with heart surgeon Dr. Hasnat Khan.
Naomi Watts says she really believes Princess Diana gave her “permission” from beyond the grave to play her in a new film about her love life
Dr. Hasnat Khan, played by Lost actor Naveen Andrews, met Princess Diana in 1995 and their relationship is understood to have grown very intense – even talking of marriage together and starting a new life in Australia.
Producer Robert Bernstein has explained how the film-makers approached the relationship sensitively after discussions with Dr. Hasnat Khan and his family.
He said: “The way we are treating the relationship is one of a romantic and tender nature, in keeping with how we feel about Diana and her life.
“It’s a very aspirational, sympathetic portrait and not voyeuristic. Our sense of their relationship was that it was very spiritual and sensitive, as well as difficult, obviously. We are handling it very sensitively.”
Princess Diana’s secret affair with heart surgeon Hasnat Khan ended when they both realized that they couldn’t live a “normal” life, says the film’s screenwriter, Stephen Jeffreys.
“I think Diana was very attracted to Hasnat because of what he did. He had wonderful surgeon’s hands and eyes and she was tremendously excited to be near someone who was doing good work.
“However, in order to do that good work he couldn’t possibly be in the eye of a media storm.
“When you are doing 12-hour-long heart operations you can’t come out of that and then have a her towards him meant they couldn’t stay together.
“I think that it was a relationship, which I’m sure we’ve all experienced, where you go on longer with it than rationally you should.
“You kind of know it’s not going to work and there are clear reasons why, but the heart overrules the head.”
Stephen Jeffreys, who based his script on journalist Kate Snell’s book, Diana: Her Last Love, and his own extensive research, believes there was a chance that, had she lived, Diana and Khan would have got back together.
“There was an escape plan that they would go to South Africa or Australia when the boys were older. But in the end I think it was a love affair that was defeated by practicalities.”
Stephen Jeffreys’ screenplay centres on the relationship between Khan and Diana. Her more publicized romance with Dodi Fayed, who died in the same Paris car crash that killed her on August 31, 1997, only features briefly at the end of the film.
“Our view is, that relationship is less important – it was a summer romance; having looked at what she said, you feel that it was a bit of fun for her.”
According to the latest reports, Kate Middleton’s supposed hospital menu is kind of extravagant.
E! News has obtained a list of food items that Kate Middleton may choose from during her stay the posh Lindo Wing of St. Mary’s Hospital in London.
Meals are three courses each and include options like “cream of tomato soup before moving on to an entrée of lamb chops or Mediterranean grilled chicken with a choice side dishes.” Desserts include cakes, fruit and cheeses.
Kate Middleton and her visitors can toast the royal baby’s arrival in high style: The menu also includes a list of wines and champagnes.
Kate Middleton’s supposed hospital menu is kind of extravagant
If she’s got a hankering for something quick nibbles, the Lindo Wing has what it calls a Light Bite Menu, which is available daily and includes options like soups, salads, omelettes and potatoes, as well as sandwiches and baguettes.
Breakfast, meanwhile, offers up a bevy of selections of juice, fruit, yogurt, cereal, bread and hot beverages.
The hospital’s menu also takes into account a variety of special dietary needs and cultural or religious requirements, and patients can opt for vegetarian, kosher and halal meals, which are prepared on-site at the Lindo Wing’s kitchens.
Kate Middleton is ready to give birth any day now as her due date is reported to be either July 13 or 14.
The hospital holds special significance for the royal family as Princess Diana gave birth to Prince William at the very same wing 31 years ago.
Following tradition, a proclamation announcing the royal baby’s birth and gender will be delivered from the hospital to Buckingham Palace, where the notice will be placed on an easel that was used to herald Prince William’s own arrival.
Naomi Watts is looking the spitting image of Princess Diana on the new poster of the highly anticipated biopic Diana.
Naomi Watts, 44, shows off her blonde blow dried crop hair do on the promotional image, looking just like the late Princess Diana used to style hers.
The actress also wears regal blue in a glamorous dress and her ears and neck dripping with jewels.
Naomi Watts even wears a ring in the poster, which seems to mimic the ring Prince William gave to Kate Middleton when he proposed to her in memory of his late mother.
The font on the poster gives the tagline: “The legend is never the whole story: Diana.”
The movie still comes just a couple of weeks after a trailer for the film was released.
Naomi Watts is looking the spitting image of Princess Diana on the new poster of the highly anticipated biopic Diana
Diana Spencer died in 1997, but this year the People’s Princess has been brought back to life in a film biopic of her life.
In the film stills from the movie, Naomi Watts brings the beloved royal back to life, recreating famous images of the former Princess of Wales.
The film directed by Olivier Hirschbiegel, follows the final years of the British icon’s life before her tragic death in Paris, that forced the world into mourning.
But while the movie trailer shows Naomi on the red carpets, touring an Angolan minefield and fending off paparazzi on the street, the real story centres on her relationship with a British-Pakistani heart and lung surgeon.
Dr. Hasnat Khan had been described by some as “the love of [Diana’s] life” and the pair reportedly ended their romance just weeks before her death.
The BBC, reported that Hasnat Khan “believed the press intrusion would make his life hell” and their hidden 18-month relationship will certainly feature throughout the new biopic with Lost‘s Naveen Andrews taking on the role of the surgeon.
In preparation for the film, Naomi Watts spent six weeks with a dialogue coach and got access to Princess Diana’s actual wardrobe, and Vanity Fair report that she had “visits from the late People’s Princess during [her] dreams” and made use of a prosthetic nose.
Diana is due in U.K. theatres in September – it does not yet have a U.S. release date.
The Beatles, Mick Jagger and Robbie Williams are among the names being considered to appear on the new £10 banknote.
According to The Mirror, the Bank Of England has released a list of 150 great Britons who have been suggested by members of the public to be the face on one side of the new notes when they are printed.
They join a list that includes football star David Beckham, Princess Diana, literacy great William Shakespeare and wartime Prime Minister Sir Winston Churchill, who could feature on the new series F notes.
The Beatles, Mick Jagger and Robbie Williams are among the names being considered to appear on the new £10 banknote
Other suggestions include suffragette Emmeline Pankhurst, TV stars John Cleese, Michael Parkinson and Terry Wogan; scientists Stephen Hawking, Sir Alexander Fleming and current favorite WW2 codebreaker Alan Turing, who died aged 41 in 1954 after being prosecuted for being gay.
Last month, Robbie Williams scored a chart double as his ninth album Take The Crown and single Candy occupied both Number One spots. The last time he had similar success was back in December 2001 when he had a Number One single with Something Stupid, his cover of Carson and Gaile’s 1967 track featuring Nicole Kidman, and a Number One album with Swing When You’re Winning.
Last week, The Rolling Stones played the final show of their 50 And Counting run of gigs at the Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey, where they were joined onstage by Lady Gaga for a rendition of Gimme Shelter.
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