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Mohamed Al-Fayed Says Princess Diana Feared for Her Life

British businessman Mohamed al-Fayed has told a London inquest into the deaths of his son and Britain's Princess Diana he is convinced the couple's death in a car crash was murder.

The owner of London's Harrods department store testified at the coroner's inquest Monday that Diana had told him her ex-husband, Prince Charles, and former father-in-law, Prince Philip, were trying to get rid of her.

The businessman said a 1995 note recording Diana's fears was delivered to the police after her death, but was not disclosed for six years. He said this suggested a cover-up by security and intelligence services.

Princess Diana, her companion, Dodi al-Fayed, and their driver, Henri Paul, died in a car crash in Paris in 1997 after being pursued by photographers on motorcycles. British and French investigators say the crash was an accident and that the driver was drunk and speeding.

Mohamed Al Fayed has long alleged that Princess Diana and Dodi were murdered in an elaborate plan by the British Royal family to prevent her from marrying a Muslim.

He accused Prince Philip of being a racist and a Nazi.

He told the inquest Monday that Diana was pregnant at the time of her death, and had planned to get engaged to his son.

The inquest into Princess Diana and Dodi al-Fayed's death opened last October and was expected to last six months. Numerous witnesses and royal aides have testified in the hearing.

Some information for this report was provided by AFP, AP and Reuters.