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  • October 1996.

  • Princess Diana, fondly known as theQueen of hearts,” sits down at her writing table

  • and nervously turns on the lamp.

  • She picks up her ballpoint pen, takes a deep breath, and starts writing.

  • The words she scribbles in the next few minutes will one day shock the world, for she's

  • about to detail her impending death.

  • 10 months later, what she wrote came true.

  • We'll come back to the letter soon, but first, for those of you not familiar with

  • Princess Diana, here's an abridged version of her short life; just enough information

  • to give you an idea of why this woman thought her own family was plotting to kill her and

  • make it look like an accident.

  • She was born on July 1, 1961, Diana Frances Spencer.

  • Her family was no ordinary family.

  • They were part of the rarefied upper echelons of Britain's extremely posh elite.

  • When her pop became an Earl, she became Lady Diana Spencer.

  • She would later be calledThe Princess of HeartsandThe People's Princess

  • by the fawning media and the dwindling number of people left in the UK who were still proud

  • of their royal family.

  • She grew up among British nobility, playing with boys who were princes and hanging out

  • with girls at finishing school who all learned to keep a straight back and speak with Queenly

  • elocution.

  • Silver spoons abound.

  • This was no normal British life.

  • Diana was about as familiar with the lives of the British working class as she was with

  • the microorganisms that lived on her $3,000 pillowcase.

  • Still, even with all the obscene luxury and exclusive formalities she lived with, there

  • was a rebellious streak in her.

  • One day in 1980, she watched a certain young man play polo.

  • This was Prince Charles, not a big fan of the much superior sport of darts.

  • Soon after, they went out on the royal yacht together, and it wasn't long until she met

  • his parents at the royals' home from home, Balmoral Castle.

  • Over a year later, around 750 million people watched on TV what was called a “fairytale

  • wedding”.

  • Hundreds of thousands of clamoring Brits hugged the street as the two rode by in a horse-drawn

  • carriage.

  • It might have looked like a fairytale, but if you've ever read the originals, they're

  • often rather violent and twisted.

  • Notably, during the ceremony, she did not utter the word, “obeyduring the vows.

  • To have and to hold from this day forward, for better for worse, for richer for poorer,

  • in sickness and in health, to love, cherish, till death us do part”, but they'd decided

  • together to omit the obey bit.

  • So, it was a match made in heaven.

  • A pretty princess with an adorable smile had met her prince charming, but in a few years,

  • she will describe this heaven ashell.”

  • We're not going to get into everything.

  • We have no bedroom secrets for you, but after love-making, missionary style no doubt, two

  • children were produced.

  • William, and the novelty prince for Americans, Harry.

  • The thing was, Diana wanted to do things her own way.

  • You see, the Royals have protocols.

  • You don't just bring up your kids the way you want, but she did.

  • They were her kids, after all.

  • Diana couldn't quite grasp that being a royal meant being imprisoned.

  • She became a bit of a thorn in the Royal family's side, but to the public, she was an independent

  • woman sticking it to thetoffs”.

  • Charles then started seeing his ex-lover Camilla Parker Bowles.

  • It seems, like his blue-blooded younger brother, Andrew, Charlie may have had quite a few affairs

  • behind his pretty wife's back.

  • The relationship was falling apart.

  • The media got hold of information that exposed Charles' affair.

  • While Diana was being applauded for bringing awareness to such things as HIV, animal rights,

  • homelessness, and drug addiction, the rest of the family were left looking like ridiculously

  • privileged artifacts from a time in the past.

  • She was showing them up for what they were: outdated snobs.

  • Then Diana admitted she felt depressed.

  • She said she feltunstable”, and she let it be known she was the black sheep of

  • the royal family.

  • What you have to understand is that royals had never talked like this before.

  • What happened in the palace stayed in the palace.

  • Royal propaganda demands that the public see the royals as beacons of infallibility.

  • For millennia, kings and queens around the world have had to look immaculate, almost

  • Godly.

  • They are the embodiment of the divine, so the script goes.

  • They aren't supposed to hit the bottle, talk about futility, fart in front of the

  • royal dog, or argue about pubic hairs on the soap.

  • Diana was keeping things a bit too real.

  • This was really, really problematic for the rest of the unreal family.

  • It's one of the reasons why Harry plays being human these days.

  • Diana's honesty forced an evolution.

  • She went on TV and talked about Charles and his relentless cheating.

  • She talked about how low she felt, admitting that on occasions she purposefully hurt herself.

  • Enough was enough.

  • The Queen then told the pair they had to divorce.

  • This loose-lipped woman had to go before the house of cards came tumbling down.

  • Diana, now dropping more bombshells than the American military in Laos, said Charles had

  • impregnated his personal assistant, Tiggy Legge-Bourke, and she had aborted the baby.

  • Suffice to say; it wasn't anything close to an amicable breakup.

  • Diana's head would have been on the chopping block and her children imprisoned in a dungeon

  • a few centuries earlier.

  • The concern for the family now was, once she's single, what else is she going to say to the

  • press.

  • Let's remind ourselves that the royal family very likely harbors many dark secrets.

  • Prince Andrew, or Lord Mountbatten, are outstanding examples, but we won't get into that today.

  • That's why when Diana died, many people thought the Queen of hearts had beentake

  • care of”... in the mafia sense of the expression.

  • August 31, 1997.

  • The British look at the TV and see the headline, “Paris Car Accident.

  • Princess Diana Seriously Hurt.”

  • No one knows exactly how it happened because her car crashed inside the Pont de l'Alma

  • tunnel in Paris.

  • Her partner, Dodi Fayed, also died.

  • He was the scion to a family fortune, made by his billionaire father, Mohamed Al-Fayed.

  • The driver of the car also died.

  • Mohamed Al-Fayed has always said he thinks his son and Diana were murdered in a conspiracy

  • cooked up by MI-6 and the royal family.

  • If you don't know what MI-6 is, think James Bond.

  • It's part of the British Secret Intelligence Service.

  • So, how did the crash happen?

  • This part is very important, especially when you hear what she wrote in that letter.

  • At 4.30 pm that day, Diana and Dodi entered a hotel owned by Dodi's father, the Ritz

  • Paris.

  • Sometime later, Dodi bought a couple of expensive rings from a jewel store.

  • About 10 pm, the two headed off to a swanky restaurant.

  • You should also know that they were hounded all the time by those cockroaches, also known

  • as the paparazzi.

  • Diana ordered the Dover sole, some vegetable tempura, and a mushroom and asparagus omelet.

  • She could have had no idea that this was to be her last meal.

  • The two started eating, but then after thinking some of the other diners were looking at them

  • too much and were actually paparazzi, they took the food to their hotel room.

  • Just before 12.30 am, they decided to head off to Dodi's apartment.

  • They got their driver, Henri Paul, and took off in the Mercedes.

  • He'd had a couple of hits of booze himself and was on Prozac, although Prozac isn't

  • really known for making a person high.

  • Still, he was driving a bit recklessly because he was trying to lose the paparazzi.

  • He lost control of the car in the tunnel, hit a pillar, and the two men died instantly.

  • The Queen of hearts spilled a lot of blood, and while she was cut out of the wreckage,

  • she died soon after in hospital.

  • The medical report would say, “Diana's body arrived in a condition of serious hemorrhage

  • and shock.

  • An urgent surgery showed a severe wound to the left pulmonary vein.

  • Despite the closure of this wound and the two-hour external and internal cardiac massage,

  • no official respiratory circulation could be established.”

  • There was another guy in the car, though.

  • His name was Trevor Rees-Jones, and he was the couple's bodyguard.

  • His face was pretty much flattened in the accident, and many of his bones broke.

  • Like Humpty-Dumpty, he was put back together again, but it took many surgeries.

  • He later said he didn't believe there was any conspiracy to kill Diana, although Dodi's

  • father didn't believe him.

  • After all, the bodyguard has served in the British military before.

  • The father believed this guy was in the employ of the secret service.

  • It was a dark day in Britain, even for a country that suffers interminably horrible weather.

  • The country mourned.

  • The paparazzi was despised.

  • And then things began to calm down, and the British again got used to being just mildly

  • depressed all year round.

  • But then the media started bringing the tragic event up again.

  • It turned out that some news media was originally told that Diana had just been a bit bashed

  • up after the crash but was in no way in mortal danger.

  • In fact, a Sky News anchor later said, “I got a call saying Dodi was dead, Diana was

  • fine, but they thought she'd probably broken her leg.”

  • The cops had to investigate this.

  • Remember, what happened in that tunnel stayed in that tunnel.

  • No one has ever seen how Diana died.

  • Even the bodyguard doesn't really know what happened since after the accident he looked

  • like he'd been sucker-punched by a Transformer.

  • Dodi's father said Diana was pregnant with his son's baby.

  • He also said the British royalscould not accept that an Egyptian Muslim could eventually

  • be the stepfather of the future King of England.”

  • Was she pregnant?

  • Medical tests didn't point to that, but if she was that badly bashed up, word on the

  • street is tests wouldn't have been able to detect latent pregnancy.

  • Her body was also embalmed very quickly, which was kind of strange.

  • The hospital said it was hot, and that's why they did it.

  • Did Diana even think that the royals were so demented in their ways that they'd be

  • capable of taking out their perceived enemies Game of Throne's style?

  • The answer is yes, she did.

  • After one of her former bodyguards died in a motorcycle accident, she admitted to having

  • loved the man.

  • She also said, “It was all found out and he was chucked out of royal protection.

  • Then he was killed.

  • I think he was bumped off.”

  • British Intelligence, like the CIA, can bump people off, start wars, do all kinds of dark

  • things at their secret black sites.

  • A murder meant to look like an accident could well be in the learning purview of MI-6.

  • After all, its members have a license to kill.

  • Nonetheless, MI-6 has said in the past that it isn't involved in assassinations, although

  • according to an article in the BBC, operatives have been trained to kill people from time

  • to time.

  • This is from a memo relating to something called Operation Anthropoid: “The two agents

  • concerned have been trained in all methods of assassination known to us.

  • They intend to carry out this operation whether or not there is any opportunity of subsequent

  • escape.”

  • If the enemy is great enough, there's no doubt secret service guys might consider making

  • use of the license to kill.

  • But taking out the Queen of hearts, that seems outrageous.

  • MI-6 shapes the minds of the public.

  • It goes after dictators and terrorists.

  • It even gets down with a bit of torture.

  • But killing a princess?

  • This sounds like something cooked up on Reddit by a poster whoseEducationpart of

  • his resume consists of the words, “Reddit, 4Chan.”

  • Still, this theory doesn't seem so outlandish when you hear that former MI-6 officer Richard

  • Tomlinson believes Diana was taken out by the guys he used to work for.

  • He said that British Intelligence was planning to use strobe lights to blind the driver and

  • cause the crash.

  • He said this kind of thing had been taught in training.

  • He became part of an investigation, and that investigation said it could find no evidence

  • that what Tomlinson said was true.

  • But then there was the former butler of Diana, Paul Burrell.

  • It's this guy that she wrote to about her impending death at the hands of the family

  • that had more or less disowned her.

  • The letter starts: “I am sitting here at my desk today in October,

  • longing for someone to hug me and encourage me to keep strong and hold my head high.”

  • It also said this, the bit that has caused somewhat of a hurricane.

  • 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.

  • Camilla is nothing more than a decoy, so we are being used by the man in every sense of

  • the word.”

  • Remember, Tiggy was the assistant to Charles, whom Diana believed had aborted a child.

  • Often you have to take what you read in the British tabloid media with a pinch of salt,

  • but from what we can see, that letter was genuine.

  • More serious journalists have said as much.

  • However, Burrell held it back for years and didn't produce it during the inquiry to

  • Diana's death.

  • Here's how she finished the letter: “I have been battered, bruised, and abused

  • mentally by a system for 15 years now, but I feel no resentment ... I am strong inside

  • and maybe that is a problem for my enemies.

  • Thank you Charles for putting me through such hell and for giving me the opportunity to

  • learn from the cruel things you have done to me.”

  • It didn't come as a shock that Dodi's father was somewhat upset that this letter

  • had been hidden for so many years.

  • Diana wrote exactly what he said had happened.

  • Remember this man was a billionaire, too.

  • He likely had some clout himself when it came to investigating the matter.

  • He wrote his own statement soon after he saw the letter.

  • It went: “I am disappointed that it has taken Burrell

  • six years to reveal this extraordinary correspondence and it raises questions as to what other secrets

  • he may be harboring.

  • In what must now be seen as a cynical attempt to silence him, Paul Burrell was prosecuted

  • in the criminal courts but this bungled move has simply served to highlight the involvement

  • of the royal household in the strange circumstances surrounding Diana's death.”

  • He believed that the investigation itself was a sham.

  • That someone high up had laid a heavy hand on the British police.

  • He was quite aware that the heaviest hands in the entire country were the British royal

  • family and the intelligence services.

  • In a book he wrote, Burrell said Diana talked to him about how she felt hounded by the family