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Diana coroner to accept majority

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The coroner at the inquest into Princess Diana's death has authorised the jury to return a majority verdict.

Coroner Lord Justice Scott Baker told the 11 jurors that he would accept a verdict upon which nine of them agreed.

The inquest into the 1997 crash in Paris that killed Diana, Dodi Al Fayed and driver Henri Paul began in October.

The jury will decide if the deaths were the result of an accident, unlawful killing by negligence, or unexplained, but they cannot say they were murder.

The coroner has already told the jurors they could not find the crash was an "unlawful killing by the Duke of Edinburgh or anyone else in a staged accident".

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