Diana and Dodi inquest starts
PRINCESS Diana’s inquest opened today — a moment her sons William and Harry have dreaded for years.
Mohamed Al Fayed said today that he was “hoping for justice” claiming that his son and Diana had been "murdered".
Speaking as he arrived at the High Court in London ready for the long-awaited case, the Harrods owner described himself as a “father who lost his son”.
Mr al Fayed is among friends and family of the couple attending the inquest, which they hope will finally explain how the couple died, more than 10 years on.
Coroner Lord Justice Scott Baker is set to start the proceedings in front a mass of legal teams and media by selecting 11 jurors by ballot from a shortlist of 25 members of the public chosen last week.
All have already been probed on their connections to the Royal Family, Mohamed Al Fayed and the Secret Service.
Mr al Fayed said: “I’m hoping for justice, I’m a father who lost his son.
“I have been fighting for 10 years, at last I want to have justice.”
The tycoon, who is being represented by barrister Michael Mansfield QC at the inquest, claims the Princess was pregnant with Dodi’s child and that the couple were murdered in a plot by MI6 and the Duke of Edinburgh.
He said: “I’m certain of what happened, I know they have been murdered.”
The hearing into Di and lover Dodi Fayed’s deaths in a Paris car crash will last at least SIX MONTHS at London’s High Court and cost around £10MILLION.
The two Princes know that this is set to be the most sensational inquest in history.
Every tiny detail of their mother’s final moments ten years ago, including the wild conspiracy theories, will be put before 11 jury members.