Was Princess Diana pregnant? Royal’s pathologist answers question people ask him most
PRINCESS Diana’s pathologist has questioned whether the Princess of Wales was pregnant when she died in a Paris car crash in 1997.
Dr Richard Shepherd said royal fans always ask him “was she pregnant?” after he examined Princess Diana’s body for an official inquiry into her tragic death.
The pathologist, who has suffered PTSD in the past due to the nature of his job, has long remained tight-lipped about the details of the autopsy after the people’s princess died in a tragic crash in Paris in 1997.
But he left the question of whether the mother of Prince Harry, 33, and Prince William, 36, was pregnant at the time of the crash hanging in the air.
Since Princess Diana’s death, reports have suggested Prince Charles’ ex-wife was pregnant when she and her lover, Dodi Fayed died.
He said: “People asked: ‘Was she beautiful?’ ‘Was she peaceful?’ ‘Was she pregnant?.’
“I always made sure I never said anything – in all the cases of public interest I was involved with – that hadn’t already appeared in the press.
“Pathologically there was no evidence that Princess Diana was pregnant, but some women say they know they’re pregnant from the moment of conception. Was she one of those?”
Mr Fayed’s father, Mohamed Al Fayed, claimed the princess had told him she was expecting a child in a phone call shortly before the horror crash.
People asked: ‘Was she beautiful?’ ‘Was she peaceful?’ ‘Was she pregnant?’
Dr Shepherd also insisted Diana would have been present at Prince Harry’s Royal Wedding to Meghan Markle if she had worn a seatbelt on the night she died.
He believes that had the 36-year-old been strapped into the car she shared with driver Henri Paul and Mr Fayed, 42, “she would have walked away with a black eye or maybe a broken arm, but nothing more”.
The accident in a tunnel in the French capital killed the three of them, but Diana’s bodyguard, Trevor Rees-Jones, survived.
Dr Shepherd, 65, told the Daily Mail: “Instead, she was hurtling forward with the weight of one and a half elephants, and the human body is not designed to suffer those forces.
“I wish I could say she would have died whatever happened, but the fact is, if she had worn her seatbelt she would have been here for Prince William and Harry’s weddings.”
Dr Shepherd has performed more than 23,000 post-mortem operations in the most high-profile cases.
As well as Princess Diana, he also performed procedures on the bodies of victims of the 9/11 terror attacks on the World Trade Centre and the Pentagon, the Hungerford Massacre and those killed by the 7/7 bombings.
Source: EXPRESS CO UK