Was Princess Diana pregnant when she died? Doctor lifts lid 21 years after performing second autopsy

It’s been over 20 years since Diana, Princess of Wales died in the infamous car crash in Paris.

In the years following, an storm of speculation has raged surrounding the circumstances of her demise. The people who believe she was murdered have never stayed quiet for long, and there are those who continue to believe that she may have been with child at the time of her death.

Whilst the first question is likely to remain a mystery never to be answered, the second is one that – with a large degree of certainty – can be.

As per British newspaper the Daily Mail, Dr Richard Shepherd – who re-examined Diana’s body for the official inquiry into her death two decades ago – has tried to put the speculation to bed, by speaking openly on the findings presented at the autopsy …

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23 June 1983: Princess Diana at an open air event in St.John's, during the first royal tour of Canada ■ 23 يونيو 1983: اﻷميرة ديانا تحضر فعالية خارجية أثناء زيارتها إلى مقاطعة القديس جونز، وذلك ضمن جولتها الرسمية اﻷولى إلى كندا ■ #princessdianaforever #humanitarian #princessofwales #princessdiana #gb #hertruestory #kensingtonpalace #uk #thebritishroyalfamily #theroyalfamily #thebritishmonarchy #queenofhearts #instagood #instaroyal #instalike #di #fashionicon #peoplesprincess #style #glamorous #icon #foreveryoung #uk #الأميرة_ديانا #أميرة_ويلز #أميرة_القلوب #الأميرة_ديانا_لﻷبد #بريطانيا #لندن #قصتها_الحقيقية #أميرة_الشعب

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The theory that Princess Diana may have been pregnant at the time of her death has been backed by the father of her lover Dodi Fayed. As per the Daily Mirror, she told Mohamed Al Fayed that she was pregnant in a phone call shortly before the car crash that claimed her life in August 1997.

Then, in 2007, a French investigative journalist claimed that Diana was “almost certainly” nine to 10 weeks pregnant when the Mercedes carrying her and Dodi crashed in a Paris tunnel.

Dr Shepherd, however, who has worked on more than 23,000 dead bodies, has now refuted the claim publicly – at least from a biological standpoint.

“Pathologically there was no evidence that Princess Diana was pregnant,” he told the Daily Mail.

“But some women say they know they’re pregnant from the moment of conception. Was she one of those?”

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14 August 1986: Princess Diana with little Prince Harry, during a press photo call at the Spanish royal family residence; the Marivent Palace, in Palma de Majorque, Spain ■ 14 أغسطس 1986: اﻷميرة ديانا مع طفلها الصغير اﻷمير هاري داخل قصر ماريفنت الملكي، مقر اﻷسرة المالكة اﻹسبانية في مدينة مايوركا الساحلية بإسبانيا، وذلك خلال جلسة تصوير مع الصحافة ووسائل اﻹعلام [ينظمه القصر سنويا كوسيلة للتعاون مع ممثلي وسائل اﻹعلام] ■ #princessdianaforever #humanitarian #princessofwales #princessdiana #gb #hertruestory #kensingtonpalace #uk #thebritishroyalfamily #theroyalfamily #thebritishmonarchy #queenofhearts #instagood #instaroyal #instalike #di #fashionicon #peoplesprincess #style #glamorous #icon #foreveryoung #uk #الأميرة_ديانا #أميرة_ويلز #أميرة_القلوب #الأميرة_ديانا_لﻷبد #بريطانيا #لندن #قصتها_الحقيقية #أميرة_الشعب

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Furthermore, he added that Diana would have survived the crash had she been wearing her seat-belt at the time of the accident.

“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.”

He said: “She would have walked away with a black eye or maybe a broken arm, but nothing more. 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.”

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23 July 1992: Princess Diana visits Winchester Cathedral after attending the Farewell Salute of the Royal Hampshire Regiment before it merges with the Queens Regiment, during a trip to Hampshire ■ 23 يوليو 1992: اﻷميرة ديانا تزور كاتدرائية ونشيستر بعد مشاركتها في عرض عسكري ختامي لكتيبة هامبشاير الملكية قبل انضمامها إلى كتيبة الملكة إليزابيث الثانية في الجيش، وذلك ضمن جولتها إلى مقاطعة هامبشاير ■ #princessdianaforever #humanitarian #princessofwales #princessdiana #gb #hertruestory #kensingtonpalace #uk #thebritishroyalfamily #theroyalfamily #thebritishmonarchy #queenofhearts #instagood #instaroyal #instalike #di #fashionicon #peoplesprincess #style #glamorous #icon #foreveryoung #uk #الأميرة_ديانا #أميرة_ويلز #أميرة_القلوب #الأميرة_ديانا_لﻷبد #بريطانيا #لندن #قصتها_الحقيقية #أميرة_الشعب

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It may have been over two decades, but public adoration still remains strong for Diana, rightfully considered an especially kind and compassionate soul. No matter the cause of her death, she will continue to be greatly missed.

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