Monstrous is a word some might apply to the Earl himself, considering the revelations that emerged during his divorce trial: his serial adultery; his bullying of his wife. But Spencer is undaunted, and he's prepared to tackle all Diana conspiracy theories head-on. "I have seen no evidence that it was anything other than a tragic accident," he said. If that wasn't calculated to get up Al-Fayed's nose, Spencer adamantly denied reports that his sister and Dodi planned to wed: "It is completely ridiculous in my view." And as those who witnessed his Westminster Abbey oratory remember, the Earl is not afraid to impose his view on others.
LONDON: Nearly 10 months after her death, and Princess Diana still isn't getting any peace. Now her brother, Earl Spencer, is lashing out at Mohammed Al-Fayed, her lover's father. Al-Fayed claims that Diana asked a witness to her crash to pass along her last words to him. Nonsense, says the Ninth Earl. "There were no last words," Spencer insisted in a BBC interview Wednesday. "Her injuries were such that it was impossible to say anything... It's very upsetting that some people have tried to suggest otherwise. It's monstrous, really, isn't it?"