Side note: We're laughing out loud now.
Though no details - such as when the confession was made or how the actual assassination of the royal took place - and no credible news source confirmed the story, it quickly spread like wildfire.
However, the story has now been officially confirmed as fake news.
Want to know how to avoid falling for these made up articles in the future? Firstly, always ensure the website is credible and that other credible news outlets are reporting on it. Something as big as someone admitting to killing Princess Diana would have beeneverywhere, if true.
Secondly, make sure the details are clear: there's a quoted source, dates and times.
And thirdly, if it sounds absolutely CRAZY, spoiler alert: It probably is.
This article originally appeared on Marie Clare.