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So farewell then Princess Diana?

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**Read our special report about the Diana inquest**

Watching the Diana inquest unfold, you sometimes felt that the lunatics had taken over the asylum.

With an extraordinary cast of characters straight out of central casting, it would have been rich fodder for any scriptwriter on a surreal soap opera.

Or maybe it was more of a roustabout pantomine with a cast of starkly drawn goodies and baddies.

John Loughrey, the only member of the public to attend every day of the six-month inquest, got through seven boxes of paint writing the words “Diana” and Dodi” on his face each morning.

Diana verdict – will it put the conspiracy theories to rest?

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**Read our special report about the Diana inquest**

dianarose.jpgUnlawfully killed by the negligent driving of her chauffeur and the paparazzi chasing their limousine into a Paris tunnel – that’s the verdict of the six-month inquest into Princess Diana’s death in 1997. But conspiracy theories have always suggested something far more sinister happened.dianacandles.jpg

Lord Justice Scott Baker, the coroner heading the inquest, was sure about one thing….he ruled there was no evidence that Prince Philip was behind Diana’s death, something Mohamed al-Fayed, the father of her lover Dodi, who also died in the crash, has long maintained.

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