Shock claims made by witnesses of Princess Diana's car crash

Kristine Tarbert
Senior Lifestyle & Entertainment Producer
Princess Diana tragically died in a car accident in 1997. Photo: Getty

A couple, who claim to have been witnesses to the car crash that tragically killed Princess Diana, say they don’t think it was an accident.

Her death in 1997 shocked the nation and sent ripples across the world.

Two decades on, Diana’s passing remains the subject of an array of conspiracy theories, with many believing there is still more to the story.

Now American couple Robin and Jack Firestone, are the latest to come forward, revealing they still live in fear for their lives, after they tried to report seeing two dark cars at the crash scene.

“I think the crash was a royal thing and other forces were involved,” Jack told The Express.

Robin said she saw the two dark cars stopped in front of the Diana’s Mercedes.

An American couple claim to have seen two dark cars at the crash scene. Photo: Getty

“I could not understand why they were there. They looked at odds with what had happened. I saw those darks cars, and they must have entered ahead of Diana’s,” she added.

The pair say they were actually stopped from giving evidence by both French and British authorities because their testimony was so controversial.

Not the first shock claim

Darryn Lyons, a photographer who was previously head of Big Pictures paparazzi agency, told The Daily Telegraph late last year he had “huge questions” about the Princess of Wales‘ death.

Everyone says it was a tragic accident… some very strange things happened that night and I was a part of many of the strange things that happened that night,” he admitted.

However, the 53-year-old admitted he has “no proof that the Princess of Wales was murdered”.

There have been many conspiracy theories about Princess Diana's death. Photo: Getty

Why are there still so many theories

According to a previous UK YouGov poll, nearly one in five (17 per cent) Brits think the death of the ‘People’s Princess’ in Paris was the result of a conspiracy.

The poll found that 66 per cent of people think her death was an accident while 13 per cent said they weren’t sure.

Nick Ede, PR expert and Royal commentator, said it was unsurprising that people wanted to subscribe to a conspiracy theory.

“What’s interesting is that it’s a bit similar to 9/11,” he told Yahoo UK’s podcast Britain is a Nation of….

“These are huge things that have massive impact.

“[People] are like investigative journalists themselves and they want to think there are alternatives to the facts that happened.”

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