Police ready to question Charles over Diana death
LONDON: Britain’s most senior police officer, probing the death of Princess Diana more than six years ago in Paris, has said he is prepared to question members of the British royal family including Prince Charles, Diana’s former husband, about her death.
Asked on BBC News 24’s Hard Talk programme whether his inquiries would involve questioning the royal family, Sir John Stevens, the Commissioner of the Metropolitan police said: “If that’s necessary, we’ll do that.”
Then, asked in the interview, which was picked up on Friday by Britain’s Daily Telegraph and Daily Mail newspapers, if he would quiz Mr Charles, Mr Stevens replied, “Absolutely”.
Police in Britain were called in on January 6 to look into the fatal car crash of Princess Diana, as it emerged that she had feared Prince Charles was out to harm her.
Opening the first British probe into the death of “the people’s princess”, coroner Michael Burgess said he had asked Mr Stevens to delve into unrelenting speculation that the deaths of Diana and her boyfriend Dodi Fayed were more than just an accident. —AFP