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Of Princess Diana, Royals and The Law: Who’s Getting Away With Murder?

Peter SterryPeter Sterry
21st Century Wire

Sixteen years after she died in Paris, the United Kingdom Metropolitan police have apparently reopened the investigation into the death of Diana, Princess of Wales.

The exact circumstances of the crash remain a subject of much debate, but we have learned in recent weeks after the publication of Alan Power’s The Princess Diana Conspiracy, of the existence of an SAS assassination unit known as ‘The Increment’ which worked – or works,  under the orders of MI6 and that the head of the this unit was in Paris the night Diana died. 


(INFOGRAPHIC: Daily Mail)

Although one might feel squeamish doing so, one could also speculate about what other operations ‘The Increment’ has been up to in recent years, but we do know that there were plans to assassinate former Serbian President Slobodan Milosevic in a car, in a tunnel, using a ‘lamping unit’ to dazzle the driver and cause a crash. And now in the last few days, an SAS soldier has gone on record to say Diana was killed in this way – in a crash, but not an accident.

The revelation was reported today in the Daily Mail, where the man speaking, ‘Soldier N’, made the astonishing allegations to his wife after taking Prince William on his advanced driving course in 2008.

 metropolitan_crest_badge-1Now the problem for the Metropolitan Police, as their insignia (left) so aptly demonstrates is that like all public servants in Britain they are literally ‘under’ the crown, so if their investigation is to be as impartial, thorough and comprehensive as the public would expect, then it will raise very grave questions about the unwritten British constitution as well as certain individuals near the top of the Order of Precedence. 

The Order of Precedence is the hierarchy of the British establishment writ large. It pertains to seating arrangements at state banquets, but more than that it illustrates how closely interwoven the royal Family are into the fabric of the British state. The Mail explains:

“The wife reportedly claimed her husband had told her the ‘hit’ had been instructed by individuals in the royal inner circle because they disapproved of Diana’s relationship with Fayed.

The forthcoming investigation will probe claims today from a key source in the UK security industry that GCHQ was remotely taping Diana and Dodi up until the moment of the crash.

The source told the Sunday Express the controversial couple had their phones tapped.”

Mohammed Al Fayed has long insisted that the Paris car crash which killed Diana, Dodi and their driver, Henri Paul, was the work of MI6 at the request of the Duke of Edinburgh, number two in the order of precedence after The Queen.

While Al Fayed was dismissed as a conspiracy theorist, now the wife of a former SAS soldier has come forward to back up his claims. The woman told detectives that her husband had claimed that ‘the “hit” had been carried out on the orders of individuals ‘within the Royal inner circle’ as they did not approve of Diana’s relationship with Dodi Al-Fayed.’  

 
IMAGE: Mohammed Al Fayed has been relentless in his pursuit of the facts surrounding his son and Diana’s death.

According to the Daily Express ‘Normally, the licence to kill has to be authorised by the Foreign Secretary, under a Class Seven Authorization, but fresh military sources say in this case it came from deeper within the intelligence establishment.’ Al Fayed has always maintained that the recently elected Prime Minister of the time Tony Blair was involved, which would indicate that order came from the Palace and went via the Prime Minister to MI6 and then to the hit squad.  
Were this to be the case, this presents the British people with quite a difficult problem, for as the official website of the British Monarchy states:

“In the earliest times the Sovereign was a key figure in the enforcement of law and the establishment of legal systems in different areas of the UK. As such the Sovereign became known as the ‘Fount of Justice’.

While no longer administering justice in a practical way, the Sovereign today still retains an important symbolic role as the figure in whose name justice is carried out, and law and order is maintained.”

Although civil and criminal proceedings cannot be taken against the Sovereign as a person under UK law, The Queen is careful to ensure that all her activities in her personal capacity are carried out in strict accordance with the law.”

So there you have it. In their own words, The Sovereign appears to be ‘above the law’ and civil and criminal proceedings cannot be taken against her, but what of her husband, or son and heir, who Diana herself said in her hand written note, was planning an accident in her car. This raises some very interesting lines of inquiry, and issues regarding constitutional law in Britain.

These individuals are the numbers two and three in the order of precedence, so are they in fact “above” any law enforcement officer or elected official ?

Perhaps they too consider themselves to be above the law. Perhaps they are.

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