Did Dodi Leave an Heir?
Under a banner headline asking "IS THIS DODI'S SECRET BABY?," London's Evening Standard makes the case that Englishwoman Diane Holliday, 36, gave birth 15 months ago to Dodi Fayed's love child, the result of her five-month affair with the Harrod's heir before he began his romance with Princess Diana. Dodi's father, Mohamed Al Fayed, has "denounced her claims," says the Standard. Holliday's reply: "I have a DNA test to prove it and Mohamed Fayed knows this full well." Scotland Yard is said to be investigating. The baby girl, named Marni, has been adopted by a childless Philadelphia couple. Lawyers, the paper say, "are considering making a claim on Dodi's multimillion-pound estate on behalf of Marni."
In related news, in a new book by TIME magazine staffers Scott MacLeod and Thomas Sancton, "Death of a Princess: The Investigation" claims Dodi and Diana planned to be married.