A three-judge British Court of Appeals panel rules that Mohamed Al Fayed made up a story about paying for an engagement ring for his son and Diana.
In his first full interview since the accident, sole survivor Trevor Rees-Jones, Dodi Al Fayed's former bodyguard, says he wishes he had died instead of Diana, Dodi and Paul. Rees-Jones was hospitalized for over a month following the accident, when his face was crushed beyond recognition. With the help of family, friends and a ghost writer, Rees-Jones publishes The Bodyguard's Story his take on the fatal night. Unfortunately, Rees-Jones still suffers from partial amnesia and cannot remember much of the incident.
On the third anniversary of the crash that killed his son, Mohamed Al Fayed files a lawsuit against the U.S. government. Al Fayed wants any documents, including telephone records, the CIA and other agencies might have about the deaths.
An Oxford University professor says Diana's death had a direct impact on the increased suicide rate in Britain in the aftermath of the crash. In the month following Diana's funeral, the suicide rate in England and Wales rose from 90 to 107 per week.