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Diana feared Charles was plotting to kill her: Report

December 20, 2007 20:19 IST

Princess Diana in a letter written 10 months after her separation from her husband  expressed the fears that Prince Charles was plotting to kill her and marry Tiggy Legge-Bourke, the nanny of William and Harry.

The handwritten letter from Princess Diana claiming that Prince Charles was plotting to kill her was shown to her inquest. In the note, sent to her butler Paul Burrell, Diana suggested that her husband was "planning an accident in my car".

Diana also made the suggestion that Camilla Parker Bowles was just a "decoy" while Charles's real desire was to marry William and Harry's nanny Tiggy Legge-Bourke, the Daily Mail reported.

A copy of the letter has previously been published, but the references to "my husband" and to Miss Legge-Bourke were blacked out. The uncensored version was revealed to the public after being read to the London hearing into the death of Diana and her lover Dodi Fayed.

It was sent in October 1993, 10 months after Charles and Diana's separation was announced.

Handwritten in black pen, it reads: "I am sitting at my desk today longing for someone to hug me and encourage me to keep strong and hold my head high.

"This particular phase in my life is the most dangerous. My husband is planning an accident in my car, brake failure or some serious head injury in order to make the path clear for him to marry Tiggy. Camilla is nothing more than a decoy so we are being used by the man in every sense of the word," the daily quoted the Princess as saying in the letter that was shown to her inquest.

Tiggy Legge-Bourke is now 42-year-old Alexandra Pettifer and runs a bed-and-breakfast business near Abergavenny, South Wales. The inquest had earlier heard claims that the letter was a fake.

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