Diana jury shown footage of Dodi buying engagement ring for her

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London, Oct 19 (UNI) The jury probing the death of Princess Diana was shown '' conclusive evidence'' that her boyfriend Dodi al-Fayed was going to propose to her the night their accident took place.

The jury was shown a CCTV footage of Dodi al-fayed buying an engagement ring for her.

The footage was shown, following the statement given earlier by the proprieter of the Repossi jewellery shop Alberto Repossi that the son of Harrod's owner Mohammad Al-fayed had bought an engagement ring for Princess Diana.

The diamond-encrusted ring, from a range called ''dis-moi oui'', or ''tell me yes'', was found in Mr Fayed's flat together with a receipt for a ''bague fiancaille'', meaning engagement ring, as per mentioned in the reciept, Telegraph reported.

CCTV footage played to the inquest jury showed Mr Fayed inspecting rings at the exclusive Repossi jewellery shop in Paris after it had closed to the public on the evening of August 30, 1997.

Six hours later the Mercedes in which he and Princess Diana were being driven crashed in an underpass as the couple were being driven from the Ritz Hotel to Mr Fayed's flat near the Arc de Triomphe.

The hearing at the Royal Courts of Justice in London saw grainy CCTV footage of Mr Fayed being taken to a cabinet by Alberto Repossi before a selection of pieces were laid out in front of him.

He left the shop carrying a brochure, but minutes later Claude Roulet, assistant to the President of the Ritz, returned to pick up two rings, which he took to Mr Fayed at the couple's room in the Imperial Suite.

The jury has already been told that Mohamed Fayed believes Dodi was going to present Diana with the ring later that night, and Detective Chief Inspector Paul Carpenter of the Metropolitan Police confirmed that a ''dis-moi oui'' ring had been recovered from the flat.

A receipt showed Mr Fayed had paid the equivalent of 11,600 pounds for the ring.

The inquest continues on Monday.


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