The last photo taken of Diana, the “People’s Princess,” showing her slumped in the back seat of the death car with a medical technician attending to an errant oxygen mask on her face, has just been published in the Italian magazine Chi (and shortly in mags in France and Spain). The black-and-white photo accompanies an article about the publication of a new book, Lady Diana: The Criminal Investigation. There’s been a bit of outrage over the photo. Apart from a public outcry (1000 copies of Chi arrive in the UK today), Dodi’s father, Mohamed Al-Fayed, is said to be fuming, and reports are that the princes William and Harry are “sickened and appalled.” There’s been no official word from Buckingham Palace. Umberto Brindani, Chi‘s editor (above), defends his decision to run the picture. “I published the picture for a very simple reason,” he said. “It has never been seen before. In my opinion it is not a picture which is very offensive to the memory of Princess Diana. I found it very tender and touching.” We understand he also weeps when served a plate of freshly slaughtered wild boar.
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