Grossly negligent driving of vehicles chasing the Mercedes in which Diana was travelling contributed to the ?unlawful killing? of the Princess in Paris on 31 August 1997, according to the inquest jury.

Nine out of 11 of the jury found that the Princess was unlawfully killed due to ?grossly negligent? driving of the Mercedes, by Henri Paul, and of the pursuing vehicles.

Delivering the majority verdict into the deaths of Diana and her boyfriend Dodi the jury foreman said: ?The crash was caused, or contributed to, by the speed and manner of driving of the Mercedes, the speed and manner of driving of the following vehicles [and] the impairment of the judgment of the driver of the Mercedes through alcohol.?

The fact that the couple were not wearing seatbelts also contributed to their deaths, the inquest jury found.

In 2002, formal manslaughter charges against nine photographers were dropped following a French investigation into the cause of the Paris car crash.

A subsequent British inquiry, led by Lord Stevens, concluded that the crash was a ‘tragic accident’.

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