'My husband is planning an accident': Princess Diana predicted her fatal car crash in infamous Mishcon Note

During a rendezvous, Diana told her legal advisor Victor Mishcon that 'reliable sources,' whom she would not disclose, had informed her that by April 1996, efforts would be made to 'get rid of her'

'My husband is planning an accident': Princess Diana predicted her fatal car crash in infamous Mishcon Note
In the wake of Diana's fatal crash, Victor Mishcon handed the said note over to Sir Paul Condon, the Metropolitan Police commissioner after which it was put away in a safe at the New Scotland Yard (Hulton Archive/Getty Images)
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'The Diana Investigations,' a recent docuseries of Discovery+, revealed that Princess Diana's had a premonition about her death. The Daily Beast reported on Wednesday that, in the latest findings, Princess Diana told her personal legal advisor, Victor Mishcon that people would try to kill her after a year, mentioning a car accident as a likely method.
 
In October 1995, Diana requested a private meeting with her personal legal advisor, Victor Mishcon, allegedly to “tell him about something that was on her mind.” Diana professed that she received some intel from trusted informants, but would stay hushed about their real identities. The chilling message now called the 'Mishcon Note' shed light on what might have happened on the unfortunate evening of August 31, 1997, when Diana's driver, Henri Paul, smashed the car into Paris' Pont de l'Alma tunnel, killing the 36-year-old princess.

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Paul was trying to avoid photographers riding on motorcycles while driving at 65 mph. He was under the influence of pharmaceutical medicines and drinks. Consequently, he crashed the Mercedes killing Princess Diana and her companion Dodi Al-Fayed.

Iconic photos, flowers and messages dedicated to pay homage to Lady Diana to the 20th anniversary of her death adorn the plinth of the Flame of Liberty statue on August 31, 2017 in Paris, France. Princess Diana died in a car crash on August 31, 1997 near the Pont de l'Alma tunnel. The Flame of Liberty statue became the unofficial memorial to Diana, Princess of Wales.
Princess Diana died in a car crash on August 31, 1997, near the Pont de l'Alma tunnel. The Flame of Liberty statue became the unofficial memorial to Diana, Princess of Wales (Thierry Chesnot/Getty Images)

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Sir Paul Condon, the Metropolitan Police commissioner at the time, received the letter from Mishcon after the incident, but an official investigation into the princess's death wasn't opened until January 6, 2004. The inquiry, Operation Paget, was started by the then-Metropolitan Police Commissioner John Stevens, who also found the shocking note in Condon's safe. Shortly before the lawyer's demise in 2005, Stevens spoke with Mishcon, who confirmed that he had not given any weight to the princess' worries. He actually believed that she was "paranoid."
 
The conclusions of Operation Paget were made public in December 2006, according to the documentary's investigators. Michael Mansfield, a lawyer who represented Al Fayed's father said that the note was the most crucial point of that document.
 
Another note from 2003 that was purportedly written by Princess Diana and made public by her butler, Paul Burrell, emphasized her worries in a similar way. Her situation was described as hazardous in a piece allegedly written in 1996 by her, shortly after she had split from Prince Charles. "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," the princess allegedly wrote. The claim about Tiggy, Charles' assistant, was later disproved. According to reports, BBC journalist Martin Bashir used forged paperwork to secure an intimate meeting with the princess while also providing her with misinformation about Charles' affair.
 
Despite Stevens' efforts in the inquiry into her death, he claimed with confidence that nobody was plotting to kill the princess, classifying the incident as a horrible tragedy. On August 18, which is just weeks before the 25th death anniversary of Diana, the Discovery+ docuseries will start airing. HBO Max also released 'The Princess,' a documentary on Diana's early years, earlier this month.

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