Ten Strange Facts of Princess Diana’s Death
9. No CCTV Footage Of The ‘Spur Of The Moment’ Route
Instead of taking the quickest route to Dodi’s flat in central Paris, the driver, Henri Paul, instead opted to take a different route that would not only be longer, but would also take them along the River Seine and through the Pont d’Alma tunnel, where the tragic crash occurred.
The reason for this was said to have been to avoid the paparazzi, who had followed the pair all day long. That would seem reasonable, but given that this change of route was said to have been made on the spur of the moment, many people found it suspicious that all 17 CCTV cameras along the route were either turned off or not working at all.
Consequently, no footage was captured of their fateful journey—footage that would have been invaluable in determining what happened that evening.