Ex-Bodyguard says Diana's Butler Took Engagement Ring from Her Body

The wreckage of the car crash that killed Princess Diana, Dodi al Fayed and their chauffeur Sunday, Aug. 31, 1997 in Paris. (AP)
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London (AP) Princess Diana's butler Paul Burrell is denying a claim by his bodyguard that Burrell told of taking a bloodstained ring from Diana's body after the 1997 car crash that killed her.

The bodyguard told an inquest investigating the death that Burrell told him the story of what Burrell called the “engagement ring” after having him sign a confidentiality agreement.

Burrell gave three days of often contradictory testimony before the court in January. He's refused to return after The Sun newspaper said he had been taped by a hidden video camera boasting about withholding information from the inquest.

He denies having such a ring and says he would never have referred to it as an engagement ring.

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