Letter by Princess Diana said

Princess Diana and Prince Charles on their wedding day. Image via Instagram @princessdianaa

Letter by Princess Diana said Charles would ‘plan an accident in my car’

Former police chief John Stevens says Prince Charles was questioned about a ‘plot to kill Diana’ following a letter she wrote.

Letter by Princess Diana said

Princess Diana and Prince Charles on their wedding day. Image via Instagram @princessdianaa

Former metropolitan police chief John Stevens disclosed that he questioned Prince Charles over allegations that he plotted to kill Princess Diana following a letter she wrote in 1995 predicting an accident, The Guardian reported on 20 June. 

The mysterious death of the Princess of Wales has stirred a controversy since the investigation ended in 1999. Princess Diana lost her life alongside her partner Dodi Fayed in a car crash that took place in Paris on 31 August 1997.

According to The Express, the vehicle’s brake fluid was found to contain a level of water in it which could have interfered with braking efficiently. However it was brushed off as post-crash contamination in the end.


Stevens revealed that Prince Charles was investigated as a witness in 2005 and questioned about the letter that his former wife had written two years before her death.

Her letter predicted that she would die through “brake failure and serious head injury” so that the Prince of Wales could marry his sons’ former nanny, Tiggy Legge-Bourke, whom Charles was rumoured to have had an affair with at the time. 

“I am sitting here at my desk today in October, longing for someone to hug me and encourage me to keep strong and hold my head high,” read the letter according to The Guardian.

“This particular phase in my life is the most dangerous. My husband is planning an accident in my car. Brake failure and serious head injury in order to make the path clear for him to marry Tiggy. 

“Camilla is nothing but a decoy so we are being used by the man in every sense of the word,” the letter added. 

The letter was handed to Diana’s butler, Paul Burrel, who was also the person who was found to be responsible for her death in the investigation. 


The Daily Mail reported that Stevens read the letter to Charles at a meeting at St James’s Palace in London and asked him why he thought the princess wrote that letter.

“I did not know anything about [the letter] until it was published in the media,” replied Charles according to The Guardian. 

Charles was referring to The Mirror publishing a part of the letter following a deal with Burrel in 2003.

“You didn’t discuss this note with her, sir?” asked Stevens to which Charles responded: “No, I did not know it existed.”

 “Do you know why the princess had these feelings, sir?” asked Stevens and Charles replied: “No, I don’t.”

No evidence to back up Diana’s letter

Prince Charles was not interviewed as a suspect and Stevens said that he and his team had found no other evidence during their investigation that supported the scenario suggested in Diana’s note. 

The note was written around the time that the Princess had an interview with Martin Bashir who was recently found to have engaged in “deceitful behaviour” by commissioning fake bank statements to secure her interview with the former BBC journalist. Stevens admitted that he “regrets” that he and his team did not interview Bashir at the time.