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Last Updated: Thursday, 14 December 2006, 17:52 GMT
At-a-glance: Diana death inquiry
BBC News outlines the key findings of the Lord Stevens inquiry into the deaths of Diana, Princess of Wales and Dodi Al Fayed, published on 14 December:

  • There was no conspiracy to murder Princess Diana and Dodi Al Fayed.

  • The car crash was a tragic accident.

  • The Mercedes was travelling at an excessive speed.

  • Any theories concerning flashing lights can be discounted as a cause of the crash.

  • There was contact between the Mercedes carrying the princess and a white Fiat Uno shortly before the crash.

  • It is unlikely the Fiat will ever be traced.

  • None of the occupants of the Mercedes was wearing seatbelts at the time of the crash.

  • Princess Diana, Dodi Al Fayed and Henri Paul might have survived had they been wearing seatbelts.

  • The investigation was the largest and most comprehensive survey of the crash scene.

  • Two new eyewitnesses were uncovered by the inquiry.
  • Princess Diana was not pregnant.

  • Princess Diana was not engaged and did not plan to get engaged.

  • A ring had been bought by Dodi Al Fayed.
  • Henri Paul, the driver of the Mercedes, had alcohol levels twice the British drink-drive limit at the time of the crash.

  • Police are satisfied by DNA analysis that the blood samples tested belonged to Henri Paul.

  • All the evidence showed that Henri Paul was not an informant for MI6.
  • Further inquiry with members of the Royal Family would be unjustified.

  • The Duke of Edinburgh was spoken to as part of the inquiries.

  • There was no evidence of any link between the Duke of Edinburgh and the Secret Intelligence Service (MI6).
  • There was no evidence to support claims the security services were involved in any way in Princess Diana's death.

  • Several serving officers from MI5 and MI6 were interviewed and written records examined.

  • The American Central Intelligence Agency told the Stevens inquiry it had no information relevant to the investigation.

  • MI6 officers in Paris on the night of the crash were not aware of Diana's presence in the city.

  • A claim by former MI6 agent Richard Tomlinson that a flash was used to blind Henri Paul was wrong and influenced by anger towards the Secret Intelligence Service, from which he had been dismissed.
  • The princess told her legal representative Lord Mishcon in a 1995 meeting her fears that she and Camilla Parker Bowles were to be "put aside".

  • A note apparently written by the princess outlines fears the Prince of Wales wanted to clear the way to marry a woman not named in the report. The woman was not Camilla, the report said.

  • Prince Charles told the inquiry he did not know why his ex-wife wrote the letter and never discussed it with her.

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