Ten Strange Facts of Princess Diana’s Death

6. The Letters That Predicted Her Own Death

In the months leading up to her death, Diana sent out letters to two close friends, her butler Paul Burrell and her solicitor Lord Mitchum. In them, she stated quite clearly that the royal family and her husband were “planning her death” and that it would be “a car accident.”

While Burrell went public with his letter and paraded it in the press for all to see, Lord Mitchum passed his letter over to the serving police chief at the time, Lord Condon. Condon withheld the letter from public knowledge, as did his successor, Lord Stevens, for several years—even though it is illegal to withhold evidence in investigations.

Despite this, no action was taken against either former police chief, which served to raise an eyebrow or two.