LAWFUEL – The Legal Newswire – The jury hearing evidence on Princess Diana’s death are to see for themselves in Paris where she died in a high-speed car crash with her lover Dodi al-Fayed.
The jury, which has been meeting in London in an inquest to decide if the Paris crash 10 years ago was an accident, will on Monday and Tuesday retrace the last day of the couple — from the Ritz Hotel where they spent their final evening together to the crash scene in the Alma underpass.
The judge, concerned the court’s Paris visit could provoke the same paparazzi hysteria that greeted the world’s most photographed woman when she was alive, has called on the media to respect the jury’s privacy.
Lord Justice Scott Baker, acknowledging the intense media coverage of the case, said: “I believe this interest will most likely intensify when the court visits Paris.”
He told the London court last week that the six women and five men jurors were performing a public duty “under considerable pressure”. He urged media not to identify any of its members.