Diana, Princess of Wales http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/34429/all en Ten 'iconic' Princess Diana dresses up for auction http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130220/ten-iconic-princess-diana-dresses-auction <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Ten dresses belonging to Britain's late Princess Diana, including a gown she famously wore while dancing with actor John Travolta, are to be sold in London next month, an auction house said Wednesday.</p> <p>The collection, due to go under the hammer on March 19, is believed to be worth at least £600,000 ($919,000, 687,000 euros), a spokeswoman for Kerry Taylor Auctions told AFP.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130220/ten-iconic-princess-diana-dresses-auction" target="_blank">read more</a></p> British people Business Diana, Princess of Wales Disaster Entertainment Environment Health House of Windsor Politics AFP Wed, 20 Feb 2013 17:15:46 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5761266 at http://www.globalpost.com Ten 'iconic' Princess Diana dresses up for auction http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130220/ten-iconic-princess-diana-dresses-auction-0 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Ten dresses belonging to Britain's late Princess Diana, including a gown she famously wore while dancing with actor John Travolta, are to be sold in London next month, an auction house said Wednesday.</p> <p>The collection, due to go under the hammer on March 19, is believed to be worth at least £600,000 ($919,000, 687,000 euros), a spokeswoman for Kerry Taylor Auctions told AFP.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130220/ten-iconic-princess-diana-dresses-auction-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> British people Business Diana, Princess of Wales Disaster Entertainment Environment Health House of Windsor Politics AFP Wed, 20 Feb 2013 19:45:55 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5761414 at http://www.globalpost.com Diana dresses raise over £850,000 at London sale http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130319/diana-dresses-raise-over-850000-at-london-sale <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Ten dresses owned by Princess Diana, including the one worn when she danced with actor John Travolta at a White House dinner, sold for £862,800 at a London auction on Tuesday. </p> <p>The most iconic item -- the strapless dark blue velvet gown worn at a 1985 dinner thrown by US president Ronald Reagan in honour of the Prince and Princess of Wales -- raised £240,000 (281,000 euros, $363.000).</p> <p>It was immortalised in the photographs of Diana dancing with Travolta to the song "You Should be Dancing" from his film "Saturday Night Fever".</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130319/diana-dresses-raise-over-850000-at-london-sale" target="_blank">read more</a></p> British people Business Diana, Princess of Wales Disaster Environment Health House of Windsor Politics AFP Tue, 19 Mar 2013 22:47:47 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5788244 at http://www.globalpost.com British PR guru Max Clifford charged with sex assaults http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130426/british-pr-guru-max-clifford-charged-sex-assaults <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Top British publicist Max Clifford was on Friday charged with 11 counts of indecent assault, including four offences relating to girls aged 14 and 15.</p> <p>The alleged offences concern seven different women and girls ranging in age from 14 to 19 years old and are said to have taken place between 1966 and 1985.</p> <p>Clifford, 70, best known for protecting the image of scandal-hit celebrities in Britain's tabloid press, was arrested in December as part of a wider investigation into sex offences sparked by allegations against the late BBC presenter Jimmy Savile.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130426/british-pr-guru-max-clifford-charged-sex-assaults" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Al-Fayed British people Diana, Princess of Wales Human Interest Max Clifford Social Issues AFP Fri, 26 Apr 2013 18:31:49 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5826292 at http://www.globalpost.com British police probe new Diana murder claim http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130817/british-police-probe-new-diana-murder-claim <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>British police said Saturday they were examining new information about the 1997 death of Diana, princess of Wales, reportedly including an allegation that she was murdered by someone in the British military.</p> <p>Scotland Yard police headquarters said it was checking the credibility of recently received information about the deaths of the princess and her boyfriend Dodi Fayed.</p> <p>They were killed by a car crash in a Paris underpass in the early hours of August 31, 1997, along with their driver, Henri Paul.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130817/british-police-probe-new-diana-murder-claim" target="_blank">read more</a></p> British people Diana, Princess of Wales Disaster Dodi Fayed Technology AFP Sat, 17 Aug 2013 21:02:05 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5912027 at http://www.globalpost.com British police studying new information on Princess Diana death http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130817/british-police-studying-new-information-princess-diana-death <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>LONDON (Reuters) - British police said on Saturday they were assessing new information about the deaths of Princess Diana and her friend Dodi al Fayed in a Paris road crash in 1997.</p> <p>London's Metropolitan Police did not elaborate on the information, or its source, but Britain's Sky news television station said it had come from the parents-in-law of a former soldier and had been passed on by the Royal Military Police.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2013.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130817/british-police-studying-new-information-princess-diana-death" target="_blank">read more</a></p> British people Diana, Princess of Wales Disaster Mohamed Al-Fayed Thomson Reuters Sat, 17 Aug 2013 22:45:44 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5912114 at http://www.globalpost.com British police probe new Diana murder claim http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130817/british-police-probe-new-diana-murder-claim-0 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>British police said Saturday they were examining new information about the 1997 death of Diana, princess of Wales, reportedly including an allegation that she was murdered by a British military figure.</p> <p>Scotland Yard police headquarters said it was checking the credibility of recently received information about the deaths of the princess and her boyfriend Dodi Fayed.</p> <p>They were killed in a car crash in a Paris underpass in the early hours of August 31, 1997, along with their driver, Henri Paul.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130817/british-police-probe-new-diana-murder-claim-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> British people Diana, Princess of Wales Disaster Mohamed Al-Fayed AFP Sun, 18 Aug 2013 02:02:58 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5912136 at http://www.globalpost.com British police probe new Diana 'murder claim' http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130818/british-police-probe-new-diana-murder-claim <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>British police are examining new information about the death of Diana, princess of Wales, reportedly including an allegation that she was murdered by a member of the British military.</p> <p>Scotland Yard said on Saturday that detectives were checking the "relevance and credibility" of information received recently about the deaths of the princess and her boyfriend Dodi Fayed in Paris on August 31, 1997.</p> <p>They were killed in a car crash in an underpass, along with their driver, Henri Paul, when the Mercedes he was driving crashed as it was being pursued by photographers.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130818/british-police-probe-new-diana-murder-claim" target="_blank">read more</a></p> British people Diana Fayed Diana, Princess of Wales Disaster Law Royalty AFP Sun, 18 Aug 2013 12:21:05 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5912323 at http://www.globalpost.com Diana film gets premiere as star defends role http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130905/diana-film-gets-premiere-star-defends-role <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>"Diana", a biopic of the late princess of Wales who died in a Paris car crash, was set for its world premiere on Thursday with its star Naomi Watts already defending her involvement in the controversial film.</p> <p>The movie follows Diana's romance with London-based Pakistani surgeon Hasnat Khan, whom many friends of the princess say was her real love and the man she allegedly called "Mr Wonderful".</p> <p>Based on Kate Snell's 2001 book "Diana: Her Last Love", the film suggests that Diana started dating Dodi Fayed to make Khan jealous -- a claim challenged by many close to the princess.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130905/diana-film-gets-premiere-star-defends-role" target="_blank">read more</a></p> British people Business Diana, Princess of Wales Disaster Film Human Interest Law AFP Thu, 05 Sep 2013 12:17:30 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5925233 at http://www.globalpost.com Diana film gets premiere as star defends role http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130905/diana-film-gets-premiere-star-defends-role-1 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>"Diana", a biopic of the late princess of Wales who died in a Paris car crash, has its world premiere Thursday with its star Naomi Watts already defending her involvement in the controversial film.</p> <p>The movie follows Diana's romance with London-based Pakistani surgeon Hasnat Khan, whom many friends of the princess say was her real love and the man she allegedly called "Mr Wonderful".</p> <p>Based on Kate Snell's 2001 book "Diana: Her Last Love", the film suggests that Diana started dating Dodi Fayed to make Khan jealous -- a claim challenged by many close to the princess.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130905/diana-film-gets-premiere-star-defends-role-1" target="_blank">read more</a></p> British people Business Diana, Princess of Wales Disaster Human Interest Law Royalty AFP Thu, 05 Sep 2013 21:01:10 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5925774 at http://www.globalpost.com Critics savage Diana film after premiere http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130905/critics-savage-diana-film-after-premiere <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Critics have savaged "Diana", a biopic of the late princess of Wales who died in a Paris car crash 16 years ago, just hours after its world premiere on Thursday.</p> <p>Lead actress Naomi Watts has already defended her involvement in the controversial film, which follows Diana's romance with London-based Pakistani surgeon Hasnat Khan. </p> <p>But within hours of the premiere, a string of merciless reviews in the British press shattered the party spirit.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130905/critics-savage-diana-film-after-premiere" target="_blank">read more</a></p> British people Business Diana, Princess of Wales Disaster House of Windsor AFP Fri, 06 Sep 2013 01:33:33 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5925883 at http://www.globalpost.com Princess Diana film opens after critical mauling http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130918/princess-diana-film-opens-after-critical-mauling <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>The film "Diana" starring Naomi Watts, which received a critical drubbing after its premiere in London earlier this month, gets its first European general release in Hungary from Thursday.</p> <p>Purporting to tell the story of the late Princess Diana's romance with UK-based Pakistani heart surgeon Hasnat Khan, the movie has been dismissed by Khan as "based on hypotheses and gossip".</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130918/princess-diana-film-opens-after-critical-mauling" target="_blank">read more</a></p> British people Business Diana Spencer Diana, Princess of Wales Disaster Human Interest Royalty AFP Wed, 18 Sep 2013 06:09:40 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5937209 at http://www.globalpost.com 'No credible evidence' Diana murdered http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/131216/no-credible-evidence-diana-murdered <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>British police on Monday said they had finished examining new information about the 1997 death of Diana, princess of Wales, but had found "no credible evidence" she was murdered.</p> <p>Scotland Yard police headquarters announced in August it was checking the credibility of recently received information about the deaths of the princess and her boyfriend Dodi Fayed, including an allegation that she was murdered by a British military figure.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/131216/no-credible-evidence-diana-murdered" target="_blank">read more</a></p> British people Diana, Princess of Wales Disaster Mohamed Al-Fayed AFP Tue, 17 Dec 2013 02:21:51 +0000 Agence France-Presse 6022085 at http://www.globalpost.com British police rule out military involvement in Princess Diana death http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/131217/british-police-rule-out-military-involvement-princess-diana-dea <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>LONDON (Reuters) - British police on Tuesday ruled out reopening an investigation into the death of Princess Diana in a Paris car crash in 1997 after examining an accusation the elite SAS commando regiment was involved in her death.</p> <p>London's Metropolitan Police said in August they were assessing new information about the deaths of Diana, Dodi al Fayed and their driver after a high speed car chase with paparazzi photographers through the streets of Paris.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2013.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/131217/british-police-rule-out-military-involvement-princess-diana-dea" target="_blank">read more</a></p> British people Diana, Princess of Wales Disaster Mohamed Al-Fayed Thomson Reuters Tue, 17 Dec 2013 09:36:48 +0000 Thomson Reuters 6022263 at http://www.globalpost.com 'No credible evidence' Diana murdered by elite troops: UK police http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/131217/no-credible-evidence-diana-murdered-elite-troops-uk-police <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>British police said Tuesday they found "no credible evidence" that Diana, princess of Wales was murdered by special forces, following a probe into the new claims over her death in 1997.</p> <p>Scotland Yard announced in August it was checking recently received information about the deaths of the princess and her boyfriend Dodi Fayed, including an allegation that she was killed by Britain's elite Special Air Service (SAS).</p> <p>Diana and Fayed were killed in a car crash in a Paris underpass in the early hours of August 31, 1997, along with their French driver Henri Paul.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/131217/no-credible-evidence-diana-murdered-elite-troops-uk-police" target="_blank">read more</a></p> British people Diana, Princess of Wales Disaster Mohamed Al-Fayed AFP Tue, 17 Dec 2013 16:50:26 +0000 Agence France-Presse 6022563 at http://www.globalpost.com