Former Saudi Secret Service worker and head bodyguard of Princess Diana, Alan McGregor (no, he’s not part of that family), believes that the Princess was murdered after a, in his own words, “ludicrous security breach”.
The 68-year-old claims that a bellboy was allowed to drive the princess’ car before the crash and the vehicle was left unattended at the back entrance of the Ritz hotel, which was unsecured.
Alan, who was tasked with helping protect the royals in the months before Princess Diana’s death on August 31, 1997 in Paris, said he was unsurprised when he heard the princess had died.
“The night she died my wife woke up to tell me the news. My first response was ‘I’m not surprised’. I’d seen so many breaches in her security at that hotel and strange goings-on it was bound to happen sooner or later. The security that night was ludicrous.” he told The Sun.
He also added that a plan to kill the highly influential royal could have been ‘six months in the making’, adding that security staff were worried about a car crash.
He also stated there is ‘no way’ that Henri Paul should have been allowed to drive Diana that night, as he was an unqualified driver and under the influence of alcohol.
The initial investigation into the accident found it was caused when Mr. Paul drunkenly lost of control of the car.