It was revealed yesterday that Scotland Yard has opened yet another investigation into the death of Princess Diana-this time into the "relevance and credibility" of a new claim that the princess was murdered by the British military. The claim, raised in a new book called The Princess Diana Conspiracy, holds that a special agent from a branch of Britain's Special Air Service called "The Increment" was posing as a paparazzo that tragic night in Paris. This mysterious actor allegedly flashed a strobe light into the eyes of Diana's driver, Henri Paul, causing him to crash the car and kill himself, Diana, and her boyfriend, Dodi Al Fayed. The new claims, relayed via the parents-in-law of a former soldier, have been poo-pooed in the British press for being just another in a long line of conspiracy theories about the death of the People's Princess. But Dodi Al Fayed's father, Mohamed, isn't so quick to dismiss them. "Mohamed has always believed his son and Diana were murdered and he has consistently stuck to that line," a spokesman told the Daily Mail. "He has always believed that something will break and he is watching developments with interest."
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Diana's former bodyguard, on the other hand, thinks the claims are nothing but hot air. "The police have to look at it because of the level of the crime alleged," explained Ken Wharfe, Diana's former Metropolitan Police bodyguard. "I'm mystified . . . how any new information can possibly allege anything other than [that] this was a tragic accident."
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In happier news, the Duchess of Cambridge has announced that we're to start seeing more of her shortly. On September 12, the duke and duchess will together attend the inaugural Tusk Conservation Awards in London. The duke is a patron of the charity, which seeks to recognize top wildlife conservationists. While Kate is thought to be resting at her family home in Berkshire since Prince George's birth, the palace hinted we could catch a glimpse of the royal in the next couple of weeks, revealing that an impromptu appearance was "possible."
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