The Metropolitan Police of London has knocked down the conspiracy theory that Princess Diana was plotted to be killed by British special forces and said that there is no "sufficient evidence" that such a theory could hold any truth.
Detectives had launched an inquiry after allegations first surfaced in August, roughly 16 years after the royal member died in a Paris car crash. Officers were asked to look into whether there was any truth on the claims of a Special Air Service soldier, who said that his old regiment was ordered to kill the princess in Paris in 1997.
Diana's boyfriend Dodi Fayed's father had claimed that members of the regiment "arranged" the deaths of Diana and her boyfriend, who died along with driver Henri Paul in the fateful accident on 31 August, 1997. He claimed that the murder plot was directed by Prince Philip and carried out by British secret agents. He had further told his wife that a hit squad flashed a bright, blinding light at Diana's driver which led to the accident. It is a technique used to assassinate the state's enemies.
"Every reasonable line of enquiry was objectively pursued in order to fully evaluate any potential evidence," police said in a statement released Monday night.
"The final conclusion is that whilst there is a possibility the alleged comments in relation to the SAS's involvement in the deaths may have been made, there is no credible evidence to support a theory that such claims had any basis in fact."
In 2008, a British jury had ruled that the fatal car accident was caused by the driver's reckless driving and the reckless pursuit of paparazzi who were chasing them.
The untimely death of Diana who had divorced heir-to-the-throne Prince Charles in 1996 plunged the public into grief, who lined up in huge crowds in London for her funeral.