In 2003, a top French policeman claimed to the UK media that Diana was, in fact, pregnant, and the information has been kept concealed to avoid the embarrassment of her family. Documents confirming this were kept hidden, The Independent reported.
The conspiracy theory goes that the very notion the future King of England might have a Muslim half-sibling was deeply unsettling for the Royal Family at the time. It’s a theory that Dodi’s Dad, billionaire and former Harrods owner Mohamed Al-Fayed, has long propagated.
A new book as revealed details about that night. Professor Angela Gallop is one of the UK’s leading forensic scientists and has reviewed evidence samples taken at the crash site. She was asked to be a part of 2004’s Operation Paget which was set up after the Queen’s coroner asked UK police to look into a number of questions around the crash, including whether the Princess was expecting.
An extract published by The Times has Gallop explain that: “the blood transfusions the princess had received after the accident might have complicated the pregnancy test. So the best sample for testing was some blood that had been recovered from the carpet in the footwell of her seat in the Mercedes.”
Gallop’s team confirmed that Diana was not pregnant when died that night in 1997. Their work on blood samples taken from the Princess showed no trace of the pregnancy hormone human chorionic gonadotropin (hCG).
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