There are many theories surrounding the death of Princess Diana. No one will ever know whether any of them are true. Shortly before the 25th anniversary of her death on August 31st, a documentary fuels the rumours. The so-called 'Mishcon Note' plays a role in it, which raises questions.
Around the day of her death, the death of the princess is discussed in numerous programs. The magazine 'The Daily Beast' received insight before the publication of the four-part documentary series 'The Diana Investigations' and has now published a video about it. The so-called 'Mishcon Notes' are discussed therein.Princess Diana and Prince Charles divorced in 1996. Image: dpa / Wolfgang Eilmes
Background: Two years before Lady Di's death, she met her legal counsel, Victor Mishcon, along with her private secretary, Patrick Jephson. It was October 30, 1995. Apparently Diana was afraid of imminent death and is said to have told Mishcon of her fears. Accordingly, 'reliable sources' had told her that they wanted to 'get rid of' her before April 1996. One detail is particularly interesting: According to her source, she was supposed to die in a car accident.
Two years later, her fears were tragically confirmed. She died in a car accident in Paris' Pont de l'Alma tunnel. Also present: her partner at the time, Dido Al-Fayed.
However, there was only an official investigation into the circumstances of his death in 2004. The then President of the Metropolitan Police, John Stevens, led the investigation.
That note also appears there. 'The most important thing about this report, and the moment that suddenly shed light on the darkness, was the 'Mishcon note' , says Dodi Al-Fayed's father Mohamed's lawyer, Michael Mansfield, in 'The Diana Investigations'. The note was deposited in a safe at New Scotland Yard.Her sons Harry and William mourn the loss of their mother to this day. Credit: IMAGO / ZUMA Press
Shortly after learning of the princess's death, Mishcon is supposed to go to the police gone and handed over the protocol. 'I was only made aware of this when I was appointed commissioner myself,' says the chief of police in the documentary. Mishcon didn't actually attach much importance to the letter, says Stevens.
He nonetheless forwarded it to the royal coroner, Michael Burgess.
Stevens then spoke to Mishcon himself several times, most recently before his death. 'He stuck to the fact that he thought she was paranoid and he hadn't given her much credit,' he says of the conversations with the attorney. Stevens also came to the conclusion that Diana's death must have been an accident. He doesn't see a bigger conspiracy behind it.Lady Diana in 1996. Credit: IMAGO/ZUMA WireSource: watson.de