"My husband is planning 'an accident' in my car, brake failure and serious head injury," the note read
According to a new report, Prince Charles was apparently questioned by the U.K. police in 2005 about the death of his ex-wife, Princess Diana. The probe was part of Operation Paget, an investigation into the various conspiracy theories surrounding the beloved princess's death launched by the British Metropolitan Police in 2004, reported PEOPLE.
In an interview with the Daily Mail, John Stevens, former head of Scotland Yard, said that he spoke to Prince Charles about a note that Princess Diana wrote in 1995 which read, "My husband is planning 'an accident' in my car, brake failure and serious head injury," so that he could marry Tiggy Legge-Bourke, Prince William and Prince Harry's nanny. The prince of Wales was interviewed at St. James's Palace as a witness two years into the investigation after the note became public in 2003.
Stevens told the outlet, "Yes, allegations had been made about the Prince of Wales and other royals but we had to find or examine the [existing] evidence before we approached him with formal questions. We found no other evidence to support the scenario suggested in Diana's note. We were left with the note, which in itself was not enough to make Charles a formal suspect. If he chose to assist [Operation] Paget, he would be doing so voluntarily as a potential witness. We would not be interviewing him under caution," reported PEOPLE.
Stevens apparently read the note to Prince Charles then asked him, "Why do you think the princess wrote this note, sir?" to which he replied, "I did not know anything about [the note] until it was published in the media." Stevens then asked, "You didn't discuss this note with her, sir?" to which Charles said, "No, I did not know it existed." When asked, "Do you know why the princess had these feelings, sir?" Charles replied, "No, I don't."
"At the end of the day he was incredibly cooperative because he had nothing to hide," Stevens told the Daily Mail. The outlet further reported that Prince Philip declined to assist in the investigation. He returned a request to comment on the allegations with three words, "No, thank you." Princess Diana's note was apparently written around the time she did her famous BBC Panorama interview with Martin Bashir.
During the interview, Stevens expressed his regret for not talking to Bashir. "If there'd been an allegation then that Bashir had produced allegedly fake documents to Princess Diana, which is a criminal offense, we'd have investigated it. My goodness me, we would have done. But this has only come out recently, which is unfortunate," he told the Daily Mail, according to PEOPLE.