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Star World examines the circumstances around Princess Dianas death

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MUMBAI: Millionaire business man Mohammed Al Fayed has accused the British royalty for the tragic deaths of Princess Diana and her then-lover Dodi Al Fayed almost nine years ago. He blames the French and British authorities, including the MI6, of conspiring to cover up the couple's planned assassinations.

As a French report is due to be submitted to the High Court in London on 6 April, Mohammed Al Fayed, father of Dodi Al Fayed, gives a compelling interview offering rare insight into his life, and detailing his views on the couple's deaths and the British royal family. Death Of A Princess: Accident Or Assassination airs on 2 March at 9:30 pm on Star World.

According to Mohammed Al Fayed, Princess Diana was pregnant at the time of her death and the threat of a racially-mixed and religiously-ambiguous 'heir' to the English throne led Prince Philip to plot the assassination of the Princess. In a staged accident, MI6 agent James Andanson, posing as paparazzi at the time, crashed his car into the couple's, thus forcing them to their deaths. Security services and the royal family then swapped chauffeur Henri Paul's blood to show that he was drunk at the time of the accident.

In an intimate one-on-one with international interviewer Daphne Barak, Al Fayed explains why he never accepted the official version of Princess Diana's and Dodi's deaths. He takes viewers on a tour of Harrods - the foundation of his fortunes, and proudly shows off the shrine he has built for the couple right in the heart of the massive department store. Viewers will see why he cuts such an arresting, yet controversial figure, in the heart of British politics and society as he effortlessly greets and charms his staff and regular patrons.

Plausible? Or ridiculous, as many have said? In light of respected former chief of Metropolitan Police, Lord Steven's recent comments that Al Fayed's allegations should be investigated further, and the fact that Al Fayed has dedicated time and resources in independent enquiries all these years, it may seem that his claims could hold some truth.

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