Princess Diana's death is in the news yet again today, as authorities announce new information has come their way. Diana has been dead for nearly 16 years and the conspiracy theories have run rampant since the day she died. New information has been presented to Scotland Yard that the British military was involved in Diana's death, according to “Fox and Friends Weekend,” on Sunday morning, Aug 18.
It was a car accident that took the lives of Diana, her boyfriend Dodi Al Fayed, and the driver of the car on a Paris highway in August of 1997, so how was the military involved?
According to CNN on Saturday, this new information was first sent to the military and then the London police by the parents-in-law of a British special forces sniper after his marriage had fallen apart. The new information came in a form of a seven-page letter, which was handwritten. The letter alleges that this soldier had bragged to his wife that the British Special Air Service commando unit was behind the death of Diana.
The soldier, who did this boasting about how the British military being involved in Diana's death, was not named, but the information is now being assessed. Scotland Yard released a statement that includes “Not prepared to discuss further” when conveying that they are looking into this new information.
CNN spoke with the U.K.'s Ministry of Defense who claims that “this is for Metropolitan Police to investigate.”
The unnamed soldier mentioned in the letter was supposedly a witness to this, but the police have stopped short of saying just how the elite Special Forces were involved or what actions they allegedly took that resulted in the death of Diana.
This claim first came into focus at this unnamed soldier's roommate's court-martial in 2011. His court martial had to do with weapons charges. The unnamed soldier that is mentioned in the letter was a witness in that case.
According to both CNN and “Fox and Friends Weekend” the authorities are not putting too much stock in this new information, but because the late Princess Diana is such a high-profile figure, they are looking into the new information handed to them. They do stress that they are not re-opening the investigation, they are basically just assessing the new information.