What Michael Burgess Is Looking For

TOBY MELVILLE/REUTERS

CENTER OF ATTENTION: The coroner gets a taste of the media frenzy

Why did Britain take more than six years to start the inquests into the deaths of Princess Diana and Dodi Fayed? The inquests had to wait until the completion of lengthy French police investigations and judicial proceedings, which were delayed, among other things, by the many appeals filed by Dodi's father, Mohammed al Fayed.

Why are there separate inquests for Diana and Dodi? Under English law, inquests into unexpected deaths are conducted by a coroner appointed by the...

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