On Saturday, August 17, Scotland Yard confirmed that British Police are looking into new evidence found in the death of Princess Diana. Over the years conspiracy theories have dominated the public dialog in the case that killed the popular Princess, her boyfriend Dodi al Fayed, and the limo driver. Scotland Yard’s statement offered insight into the latest development: "The Metropolitan Police Service is scoping information that has recently been received in relation to the deaths and assessing its relevance and credibility. The assessment will be carried out by officers from the specialist crime and operations command.” The statement went on to say that the current investigation is not an extension of Operation Paget, which was launched to specifically investigate conspiracies around the death. British newspapers are speculating that the British military is somehow involved in the new evidence, even so far as to say that the source is a court martial of Sgt. Danny Nightingale. In that trial there was possible evidence introduced that implicated the Special Air Service in the death. Scotland Yard did not confirm the source of the new evidence and Buckingham Palace has not offered any comment on the investigation.
Princess Diana was killed on August 31, 1997 in a car traveling over 85mph after it hit a concrete pillar in Paris. The car was being driven recklessly to escape from paparazzi and unfortunately had a driver under the influence of alcohol at the helm. In 2008 a verdict was issued in the case citing “unlawful killing” and “grossly negligent driving” as the causes of death. The death of Princess Diana has forever changed the relationship between paparazzi and celebrities, especially in Europe. Her death is often cited in privacy cases launched by public figures. TRH Prince William and Prince Harry have repeatedly stated over the years that they hold the paparazzi responsible for the untimely death of their mother.