A former spy has claimed security at the Ritz Hotel in Paris on the day Princess Diana died was ‘shambolic’.
Alan McGregor, 68, who retired from the Saudi secret service five years ago, claims the princess may have been deliberately killed having left the £4,000-a-night hotel on August 31, 1997.
The princess, who was aged 36, died alongside her lover Dodi Fayed and their driver Heni Paul, after the car they were travelling in crashed in a Parisian tunnel.
A former secret service agent has claimed security in the Paris hotel were Princess Diana was staying alongside her lover Dodi Fayed, pictured, on the night of their death was ‘a shambles’
The couple died alongside their driver Henri Paul, pictured minutes before their death in 1997
Former spy Alan McGregor criticised security on the night of Diana’s death in Paris
Mr McGregor told The Sun: ‘The night she died my wife woke me up to tell me the news. My first response was “I’m not surprised”.
‘I’d seen so many breaches in her security at that hotel and strange goings-on it was bound to happen sooner or later. The security that night was ludicrous.’
Mr McGregor, claims the car, which was a Mercedes S280, was delivered to the hotel’s front door by a bellboy rather than a member of the security services, which was a major breach of good practice.
The former Army officer said the car had been collected from a public car park, which Mr McGregor believes was another major lapse in security.
He added: ‘Diana herself used to always say she feared for her life and nobody really asked why. The question is whether it was planned.’
MailOnline has contacted the Ritz hotel in Paris for a comment.
Only Diana’s bodyguard Trevor Rees-Jones, pictured, survived the crash on August 31, 1997