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Murder of Princess Diana
Is Back in the Headlines

May 17, 2011 (EIRNS)—Nearly 14 years after the fact, the murder of Princess Diana and Dodi Fayed is once again grabbing headlines in Britain and around the world. While the ostensible cause of the renewed focus is the release last week at the Cannes Film Festival of "Unlawful Killing," a documentary film presenting a powerful case that Prince Philip and other Royals ordered the couple's murder and staged a sophisticated vehicular homicide to carry out the crime, the real context is the factional war that has erupted within the British Establishment.

As Lyndon LaRouche commented today, the revival of the Princess Diana murder and the devastating exposes by a top British Military Intelligence official of former Prime Minister Tony Blair's campaign of lies to launch the Anglo-American Iraq invasion of March 2003, are part of the same eruption of warfare. The British elites are deeply divided over how to deal with the accelerating disintegration of the entire Inter-Alpha British monetarist system, and a relatively more sane faction is clearly hitting at the most vulnerable flanks of Prince Philip and Tony Blair.

While there is no dramatic new evidence that Prince Philip ordered MI6 to stage the vehicular homicide attack in Paris on Aug. 31, 1997, any competent reprise of the cumulative evidence of the murder and the cover-up creates big troubles for the Royals. The revival of the Diana murder case comes at a particularly bad moment for the Royals, given that the recent marriage of Prince William and Kate Middleton was promoted as a propaganda coup for the Windsors, and an opportunity to revive popular support for the continuation of the Monarchy. According to U.S. intelligence sources, Prince Philip has been pushing the idea of bypassing his son, Prince Charles, to install William as King, whenever Queen Elizabeth II dies.

Just prior to the William-Kate wedding, and the release of "Unlawful Killing," Mohamed al-Fayed resurfaced via a series of high-profile interviews with the British tabloid press, warning Kate Middleton that Prince Philip would lash out at her the way he went after Princess Diana. He reminded people of the old Nazi connections of Philip's family, and restated his belief that Philip was behind the murders of Diana and Dodi. In a second interview, he claimed that Prince William was himself convinced that his mother had been murdered, and had wanted to invite al-Fayed to his wedding, but was blocked by Prince Philip. Whether or not there was any truth to these claims, they send the courtiers around Philip up the wall.

Now, with the release of "Unlawful Killing," the detailed evidence of the murder and cover-up is once again in the spotlight. Efforts by the Windsors to ban the distribution of the film, on the grounds that the release of some of the photographs from the crash scene in the Paris tunnel was in poor taste, is only further fueling the controversy and the interest.