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PRINCESS DIANA, 1961-1997: DODI AL FAYED: DIANA'S UNLIKELY SUITOR

DODI AL FAYED, SCION TO AN EGYPTIAN FORTUNE, WAS A MAN WITH A PAST

Dodi al Fayed, the rakish Egyptian-born heir to the billion-dollar Harrods fortune, seemed an unlikely consort for Britain's fairy princess. An unreconstructed playboy, his taste in books seemed to run mainly to a little black one that once contained names such as Brooke Shields and Tawny Kitaen. His past was littered with women he had romanced and rejected, as well as with creditors still hoping to be paid for meals consumed and lodging used long ago. And then there was that vexing question of his family's nationality. Romance novelist Dame Barbara Cartland, Diana's stepgrandmother, spoke for xenophobic Britons everywhere when she...

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