The Queen of England allegedly spoke about ‘greased brakes’ when she was initially told about Princess Diana’s car crash in 1997.
A new book by royal biographer Ingrid Seward, An Intimate Portrait of the Queen in Her Own Words, says that the Queen said out loud ‘Someone must have greased the brakes‘ when she heard the news about the crash.
As we’ve reported previously, Mohamed Al-Fayed believes the Queen was part of a plot to murder the late Princess, as revealed in the brilliant documentary Unlawful Killing, a film still banned in the UK.
Seward wrote in the Daily Mail that “at first it was thought that, though the car crash in the Pont de l’Alma tunnel was serious, Diana had not been killed.”
“According to one witness present when the queen heard the initial news, she mused out loud: ‘Someone must have greased the brakes’.”
Diana’s death sparked national mourning, with the queen facing public criticism for not leaving her holiday retreat at Balmoral and returning to London immediately.
People were also dismayed to find the royal refusal to fly a flag at half mast at Buckingham Palace over the fatal incident.
The latest book claims the British queen was at first ‘very fond’ of Princess Diana, writing to a friend that “she is one of us.”
But Seward said as the princess became nervous and the queen’s concerns about the increased press attention grew, their relationship turned cold.