Solv­ing the Mys­tery Diana’s of Death


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SHE was a stun­ning but shy teen bride of the heir to the Bri­tish throne. She was un­hap­pily mar­ried, strug­gling with de­pres­sion, bu­limia and in­fi­delity. She was a global hu­man­i­tar­ian. She was beloved as “the Peo­ple's Princess.” And she died in 1997 at age 36, in a mys­te­ri­ous car ac­ci­dent in Paris. But was it re­ally an ac­ci­dent? Diana: Case Solved, an ex­plo­sive 12-part au­dio se­ries from the cre­ators of Fa­tal Voy­age: The Mys­te­ri­ous Death of Natalie Wood, revisits the fiery car crash that killed the Princess of Wales and her lover, Dodi Fayed, which many be­lieve was any­thing but an ac­ci­dent. Led by vet­eran po­lice de­tec­tive Colin McLaren, the au­dio se­ries is a real-time in­ves­ti­ga­tion on the streets of Paris, where Diana was killed, which in­tro­duces new ev­i­dence used to un­earth the truth. Diana’s out­sider sta­tus in the royal fam­ily could have made her a target. Af­ter her lav­ish wedding to Prince Charles, Diana du­ti­fully pro­duced the req­ui­site “heir and spare,” sons Wil­liam and Harry, but never fully set­tled

into hap­pi­ness. She be­came in­creas­ingly iso­lated, seek­ing com­fort in love af­fairs as Charles con­tin­ued his il­licit re­la­tion­ship with Camilla Parker Bowles. Diana blew the lid off her mar­riage in a tell-all BBC in­ter­view and di­vorced soon af­ter, mak­ing her per­sona non grata to the royal fam­ily. A font of monar­chi­cal se­crets, Diana was re­port­edly un­der sur­veil­lance by the MI6 and the CIA — but the rogue princess couldn’t be stopped. She con­tin­ued her AIDS ac­tivism and her pub­lic cru­sade against land mines, which threat­ened the multi­bil­lion­dol­lar in­ter­na­tional arms busi­ness. Diana tried to be­gin a new life af­ter divorce with wealthy suitor Dodi Fayed, which led to the cou­ple’s ren­dezvous in Paris that fate­ful Au­gust night. Diana: Case Solved re­traces the pain­ful de­tails around the crash, the sub­se­quent in­ves­ti­ga­tion botched by the French po­lice and the re­fusal of the Bri­tish gov­ern­ment to for­mally look into the ac­ci­dent un­til 2004, sig­nal­ing a pow­er­ful cover-up.

The linch­pin of the case, the pod­cast sug­gests, may be the white Fiat Uno said to have been in­volved in the crash with the black Mercedes that drove Diana to her death. New in­ter­views for the se­ries may help solve one of the world’s most cap­ti­vat­ing un­re­solved tragedies.

The Princess of Wales and her lover, Dodi Fayed, were killed in what may have been a cover-up. The Mercedes S280 trans­port­ing the cou­ple sped through the Pont de l’Alma tun­nel in Paris be­fore slam­ming into a pil­lar. Pod­cast avail­able Sept. 3 on iTunes!

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