‘WE KNOW WHO KILLED OUR MUM’
DIANA DEATH BREAKTHROUGH AFTER 21 YEARS
into me’,” Mclaren revealed.
“It was a cover-up for the protection of a French national,” added Mclaren.
“The police had worked it out but just didn’t want to give this information to the public.
“They didn’t want it to be seen or known forever that one of their own, a French person, had caused the death of [Princess] Diana.”
“They kept it off their official report so it never existed in the public record.”
However, despite the fact Van Thanh has denied being the driver of the car that fled the scene numerous times via his lawyers, Mclaren claims Van Thanh – who lived in hiding for years after the horrific accident – is terrified to reveal much more about the event.
“He told me, ‘I don’t want to say exactly what happened’,” said Mclaren, adding: “It would cause too many complications. The police have been involved and so have many other powerful people.”
The new details surrounding 36-year-old Diana’s death will no doubt leave the royal family in shock.
However, palace insiders have revealed exclusively to New Idea that Mclaren’s account of events has come as something of a relief to Princes William and Harry, who have been haunted for years by the mysterious circumstances surrounding the death of their mother.
“For more than 20 years, William and Harry have had so many questions about their mum’s death – so it’s an enormous relief for them to finally find out what happened,” says a palace source.
“They feel like they finally have closure over how she died and what really happened, and can lay all the nagging doubts and conspiracy theories to rest.”
In a further twist, Mclaren claims Trevor Rees-jones – the bodyguard of Diana’s lover, Dodi Fayed, and the only person to survive the crash – was the one who helped him track down the taxi driver.
At the time of the investigation into the crash, police concluded that there was no other vehicle involved, despite the fact that forensic experts found evidence of paint samples from a Fiat linked to the horror.
Instead, investigators concluded that Diana’s “intoxicated” driver, Henri Paul – who also died at the scene – was to blame.
But now, with the new findings, which if correct only prove that Van Thanh was behind the wheel of the car that clipped Diana’s, there’s hope William and Harry can finally put the horror of their mother’s death behind them.
“They’ve both taken a very hands-on role in recent years to find out what happened and why,” says the source.
“Now they have all their answers and can finally move on.”
William and Harry finally have answers to the questions that have haunted them for years surrounding their mother’s death.
In 1999, detectives discovered that Van Thanh (right) had had his white Fiat resprayed red just hours after the crash (above).