Ken Wharfe, the former bodyguard of the Princess Diana, has called claims that she was murdered by a British soldier a "publicity stunt". The police have said they are assessing new information on the deaths Princess Diana and Dodi Fayed in 1997.
The former bodyguard of the Princess of Wales has called the new claims that Diana was murdered by a member of the British military a "publicity stunt".
Ken Wharfe, the Princess's former Metropolitan Police bodyguard, told The Daily Telegraph: "If these parents were so concerned that this information was relevant or had some general import, then they should have delivered it to the inquest.
"Why has it taken so long to air this new information? It seems so shallow to me. I just think it's a bit of a publicity stunt.
"For what reason I'm not certain, but in the absence of any real evidence, I'm sure this will go away."
New information which has been passed to the police relating to the deaths of Princess Diana and Dodi Fayed is thought to include an allegation that they were murdered by a member of the British military, according to the PA news agency.
It is understood the allegation was made by the former parents-in-law of a former soldier based on information that the ex-soldier talked about in the past, according to a military source.
The hearing into the deaths of Diana and Mr Fayed lasted more than 90 days with evidence from around 250 witnesses.
The inquests concluded on April 7 2008, with a jury returning a verdict that the "People's Princess" and her boyfriend were unlawfully killed.
After the hearing, the Metropolitan Police said they had spent £8m on services arising from the inquest and the Operation Paget investigation from 2004 to 2006.
That money includes the cost of the legal team which represented the force's commissioner at the inquest, police protection for the inquest jury and paying for the Paget inquiry, reported to have cost £3.6m.