The world almost always has a thing about mystery. Who did what to whom and why did they do it, what motive was actually achieved of it have been questions that have always dominated discussions, caught people’s imaginations and decided the fate of events and the way they have been portrayed in popular culture. And where it comes to mystery, then there are myriad events that have always caught people’s fancy, such as-
Did man actually land on the moon?
What happens at the Area 51?
Can the Bermuda Triangle Mystery never actually be solved?
Did Hitler really die that day in Berlin or did he escape to Latin America?
But add to the above list of veiled occurrences an event that took place precisely 24 years back in the day, in Paris and brought immediately in its aftermath- an almost unending sense of discomfort to the entire world: the demise of Princess Diana, the princess of Wales.
An enigmatic woman, a charming lady, at her time the world’s most photographed woman, mother to two adorable kids, wife – god knows why- to a prince who perhaps didn’t love her and loved the woman he’d marry eventually after Diana’s death, and above anything else- a true enigma of the 20th century.
For someone who bid adieu to the world at the young age of 36, to say that we got to see so little of Princess Diana would be an understatement.
Make no mistake. She was no saint. But then she was no sinner either- was she? If you call it a sin whilst your’e romancing other men despite being the princess of wales and in a marriage then what do you have to say about Prince Charles and his relationship at that point in time with Camilla Parker Bowles, now his legally-wedded wife?
So does it mean that men can engage in philandering but women cannot because they are the ones who are supposed to be worried about the image and integrity of a country and the throne and the menfolk and go on about hiding in the bush!
Yet, to this day, and 31 August 2021, marks nearly two and a half decades since the sad passing of Princess Diana emerged as the world’s most befuddling question and one that hasn’t as yet been solved.
Who really killed Princess Diana. This, however, isn’t the only possible question, there are many others, none of which, it appears, will be allowed to have any exact answers in any scneario.
For instance, consider the following:
- Did the Royal Kingdom kill Princess Diana because it was known to them that she wa carrying Dodi’s child?
- Did the image of Princess Diana being a flirt do enough damage to Britain’s Royal family, that couldn’t have continued to be seen by its public as being a house entertaining someone described as a hedonist?
- Were the MI 6 tipped to track Diana’s every possible move whilst she stayed at the Ritz and moved about in the romantic city of Paris
- Were the Mossad too in the know of things regarding Diana’s death, as alleged by late author Gordon Thomas in his incredible tell-all tale of the spy agency, Gideon’s Spies
- Was Diana’s bodyguard actually lured into spilling the beans about when she would arrive in the city and when might she move about, as suggested in the best-selling book Gideon’s Spies?
- And finally, where did the Fiat car that flashed the bright lights at the Pont de l’ Alma tunnel? What became of the car in the end and who was it taken from to cause that accident
Truth be told, what’s sad is that there’s a veil of secrecy being maintained on a serious matter, concerning a life dearly loved and respected the world over. But what’s saddest is the fact that the Royal family itself has not made enough efforts to get to the bottom of the tragedy.
Diana lived and died a sad woman. She was, at the same time, a giving person and more than some party-hopping socialite; a spirit dedicated to the welfare of the oppressed and the marginalised who used her popularity for the right causes.
Alas, we are in a world that doesn’t want to solve mysteries that if the powers that be are willing, will be solved within hours. Forget not, it’s the same world that waxes lyrical all day about goodness and being self righteous.