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Runs to Andrew
Australia Woman's Day
November 10, 1997
by John Cooke
She believes Diana was murdered - and
she's next on the list.
Terrified Fergie is living in fear, convinced princess
Diana was murdered, and she's next in line. Since Diana's death,
the internet has been running hot with conspiracy theories about her fatal
Now as newspapers around the world also report suspicions
among senior officials that it was not an accident, Fergie, who has had
death threats, has become certain she too is in danger.
Reports claim those who might be
responsible for Diana's death include:
- Arms traders, upset by her campaign against
- Members of the British Establishment who feared
the mother of a future king would marry Dodi al-Fayed, a Muslim.
- The spy agency MI6, because of her links with
the Egyptians and Saudis.
- Unknown assassins, who attached a "blockbuster",
a tiny remote-controlled bomb to the engine of the crash car.
To Fergie, these theories confirm her own worst fears
and with her personal astrologer predicting her life could be in danger,
she is now terrified.
"Astrology rules Fergie's life," says a close
friend. "She's running scared because her stars predict
her life will be in great danger in the next six months."
According to a Palace insider,
"Fergie is in earnest - she's in genuine fear. That's why she
secretly asked for extra security on her recent US visit."
She's just one of many who fear that Diana's death was not an accident.
They suspect that forces inside the security services have acted out of
misguided loyalty to the monarchy. "Fergie knows she's
not popular with powerful people. She and Diana faced hostility
from their enemies. Now she fears it has gone much further."
In fact, Fergie has confided, "Diana always believed
they'd get her in the end. Now I'm next on the list."
According to the insider, fear is behind Fergie's recent
emotional letter to Prince Charles, trying to make peace after Diana's
death, and her desperation for reconciliation with Prince Andrew. LINK
"Fergie is very nervous now
about going out alone. She even asked Andrew to drive her home after
her 38th birthday party. She feels nothing will happen to her as
long as she's with him."
Fergie knows returning to the Royal Family will mean
she can come under royal protection once again.
"But the last thing the royals want is her back,"
the insider says. "That's why courtiers leaked the letter,
dismissing it as just the emotional ramblings of a distraught and unstable
After Diana and Dodi died, Arab newspapers claimed that
the pair had been assassinated when powerful forces in Britain found out
that Diana planned to become a Muslim, marry Dodi and give royal heirs
William and Harry half-Arab Muslim brothers or sisters.
While UK officials dismiss such theories, Dodi's father,
Mohamed al-Fayed, believes his own investigations have raised many questions,
especially over the mystery car which collided with Dodi's Mercedes and
then vanished. LINK
Some senior figures in Britain also believe Fergie is
right to be fearful.
"They say accidents like Diana's don't just happen",
says Fergie's friend. "Drunk or not, Henri Paul had driven
Dodi and other VIPs hundreds of times without incident. Why
should he crash just because Diana was in the car?"
Even respected royal writer and commentator Anthony
Holden has added fuel to the conspiracy flames.
"Some senior figures - I've heard it in government
circles - believe the crash was no accident." He reveals. "No
senior royal has ever died overseas, let alone in a bizarre, unexplained
"If the Queen or her children had died in such
circumstances, I suspect an official British inquiry would have been inevitable.
So why not for Diana?"
The royal protocol which once stifled Fergie now seems
like a protective blanket she wants to share again.
"Her daughters Beatrice and Eugenie warrant royal
bodyguards, but Sarah doesn't," says a friend. "Like
many, she believes Diana could still be alive if she had a highly trained
British police driver and bodyguard.
"She's taking extra protection but she can't afford
full-time bodyguards, and she knows that if she remarries Andrew, she'll
get permanent police protection. She says she won't be able to sleep