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« on: May 13, 2012, 11:36:02 am »

'It feels as if I've been robbed': Diana's 'Mr Wonderful' demands probe after police warn his phone may have been hacked

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« Reply #1 on: May 13, 2012, 11:38:05 am »

Sort of blows what Penny Junor says out of the water.  What a lovely dignified man, such a shame things didn't work out between him and Diana  sob
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« Reply #2 on: May 13, 2012, 06:14:50 pm »

It is sad it never worked out it seems like they suited each other wonderfully.
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« Reply #3 on: May 13, 2012, 09:51:57 pm »

I think his parents were totally against it, they were very apprehensive about Diana. His parents did not like that Diana was married, they also hated the noteriety that came with her and they did not like that she wasn't from his cultural background.
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« Reply #4 on: May 13, 2012, 10:51:19 pm »

I deeply admire how he never talked right after her death until now and still he is reticient.

It is sad it never worked out it seems like they suited each other wonderfully.

The only problem (among others) is that she resented his work at the hospital and she wanted him to come around on humanitarian missions and wanted a ton of attention. She couldn't understand why he wanted ot be around his patients all the time and couldn't grasp his sense of duty.

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« Reply #5 on: May 14, 2012, 12:09:13 am »

Diana's mother sounds like she could be really harsh, IF this statement is true.

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DIANA, Princess of Wales, was planning to marry her lover, Hasnat Khan, but her own mother branded her a “*sleazy*” for dating a Muslim, her former butler Paul Burrell told her inquest.
He said Diana had stopped speaking to her mother two months before she died and told how he had listened in to her conversation with Frances Shand-Kydd when she had made “disgraceful” comments about her daughter.

Mr Burrell, giving evidence at the inquest into the deaths of Diana and Dodi Al Fayed, said: “I sat and listened with the Princess. One on one side and another on the other.

 Shocked  “She called the Princess a *sleazy* and she said that she was messing around with effing Muslim men, and she was disgracefu and said some nasty things.” Mr Burrell also said he approached his local Catholic priest to ask about arranging a “private wedding” between a Christian and a Muslim, the High Court hearing was told.
http://www.thesun.co.uk/sol/homepage/news/royals/683055/Burrell-blabs-at-Diana-inquest-Hasnat-Khan-Paul-Burrell.html


, describing Dr Khan as the love of Diana's life.
'The princess said that this was her soul mate, this was the man she loved more then any other and it was a very deep spiritual relationship,' he said.
'I witnessed it at first hand and they were very much in love.'


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« Reply #6 on: May 14, 2012, 07:49:10 am »

^ Dear Lord  easter-sly...anyway she seemed to be more into him that he was into her if you ask me...
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« Reply #7 on: May 14, 2012, 08:14:27 am »

Thank you for sharing this.  I'd completely forgotten about him.  If I recall correctly, PD was really smitten with this guy but you've all already explained how that all fell apart.  He's quite the gentleman, indeed, keeping his trap shut all these years.
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« Reply #8 on: May 18, 2012, 12:56:57 pm »

Even if Diana had married Hasnat, I don't think it would have worked. There was too much against it. Cultural difference, religion, he smoked and was unfit, it drove her mad, and the list does go on. He is a lovely man but whether it would have worked out is another thing.
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« Reply #9 on: May 18, 2012, 04:40:13 pm »

I'm fascinated with the repeated surnames all the time, is he related to Jemima's exhusband?
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« Reply #10 on: May 19, 2012, 01:34:10 am »

A few thoughts

Diana was not married when she and Hasnet became a couple in every sense of the word. He said at the time of the Inquest they did not become intimate until after she and Charles divorced. The family objected because fo the cultural differences.

Burrell reported that Hasnet and DIana would have their dates mainly at Kensington Palace. Diana was not happy that he did not want to go public and be seen on an actual date with her.

Whether or not they would have reconnected will never be known and is subject to speculation.
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« Reply #11 on: June 11, 2012, 07:56:34 pm »

Only going from what I have read but it was Diana who had the strongest feelings.  He couldn't handle her life and wanted to simply dedicate his life to medicine.  I read he found Diana very needy of his time that he needed to spend with his patients, but he certainly cared about her - but not enough.
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« Reply #12 on: June 11, 2012, 09:14:45 pm »

I think after a time of his not wanting to be seen going out publicly with her, she got fed up and called it quits. Perhaps if they could have had more dating time they could have sorted things out and maybe they would have sorted it all out had she lived.
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« Reply #13 on: June 13, 2012, 08:52:50 pm »

Hi, that's my first post in forum. I'm registered here for some time and have read the forum for some time before register me here and I think everybody here very funny. Partcularly in Kate & Will forum!!  hello 
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I'm surprised seems everybody here isn't very much into what happened between Diana & Hasnat Khan.
She MOVE ON from him according with HIMSELF!! I have many bios about Diana, my conclusion is she was with plans AHEAD. In bios everyone said he broke-up before the holiday of Diana & boys with Al Fayeds. His words are the contrary. And she changed her phone after break-up with him. Who read bios about Diana knows what this meant. Anyway even Richard Kay wrote what it meant in his article about his statement and Annabel Goldsmith responded in same inquest:
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Q. All right. That is what she said. Now, I just want to go to one other thing, and en route you mentioned that she changed her mobile quite frequently. Did she tell you the reason why she changed her mobile number quite frequently?
A. No, she did not. I think maybe it was just because perhaps she didn't -- maybe she changed it because she did not want certain people to ring her. That is what I took it -- that is why I thought she was -- if she was avoiding somebody. That is what I thought. She never told me.

http://webarchive.nationalarchives.gov.uk/20090607230718/http://www.scottbaker-inquests.gov.uk/hearing_transcripts/171207am.htm

The two statements of Hasnat Khan in inquest about the death of Diana:
   
This is the full statement of Diana’s former lover Hasnat Khan to the inquest into her death.

The surgeon made a statement to police using his full name - Hasnat Ahmad Khan - on September 24 2004.

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The inquest was told that reference to a Dr Jarman in the statement may actually be a codename for the journalist Martin Bashir. In his statement, read out in court , Mr Khan said:

“I have a Bachelor in medicine, a Bachelor in surgery and I am a Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons. I specialise in heart and lung surgery and I am currently based at Harefield Hospital.

“Prior to  this, I worked at the London Chest Hospital and before that, in 2000, I was at St Bart’s. Prior to that I was studying for my PhD at Imperial College. Between 1995 and 1996 I was working at the Royal Brompton Hospital in London.

“It was in August or September of 1995 that I met Diana, Princess of Wales.

“Diana and I met through Oonagh Toffolo, whose husband was recovering from heart surgery at the Royal Brompton. At the time, I was working for Professor Yacoub, the heart surgeon, and Mr Toffolo was one of his patients, so I was involved in his medical treatment and care. I first met Diana when I had occasion to speak to Mrs Toffolo, whose husband was required to stay in hospital for some time.

“Diana would visit him on a regular basis. From what she had seen during her visits, Diana became very interested in the workings of the hospital.

“Out of general interest, she wanted to visit the patients on the ward. As Diana’s interest increased, she decided she wanted to watch a heart operation. In fact, she watched two such operations, although you only ever hear of one in the press.

“I was always extremely busy at work during the week, but at the weekends I had more time to spend doing my rounds on the wards. Diana and her girlfriends would often pop in and, when I had finished my rounds, they would join me for a chat. They were all very friendly people.

“I found Diana very down to earth and she made everyone feel at ease. I did notice that she was also very flirtatious with everyone. Over a period of time, we became good friends.

“We were chatting one day and I mentioned that I needed to go to my uncle’s house in Stratford-upon-Avon to pick up some books. I did not think for one minute that she would say yes, but I asked her if she would like to come with me. I was very surprised when she said she would.

“We drove there together and Diana met my aunt and uncle. We had dinner in a restaurant and then drove back to London.

“I think this took place around mid-September 1995.

“After this, our friendship turned into a relationship.

“Diana and I had a very good relationship with no personal problems. The only problem we did have was with the media and the only place we could have any real privacy was at Kensington Palace as they could not get to us there.

“I was living in Neville Street in Kensington at the time and the media followed me everywhere, even to my place of work at Harefield Hospital.

“Diana was very protective towards me and wanted to shield me from the attention.

“The media found out about us around November 1995, very soon after our relationship started. I think they had already guessed we were seeing each other, but then someone working at the hospital leaked it out. This happened when, as a joke, the Princess arranged for a big pot of flowers to be sent to me at the Royal Brompton.

“There was a card with the flowers, but no name on it, although I knew who had sent them. A lot of people obviously saw me carrying these flowers through the hospital. Someone found out which florist they had been sent from and rang them up to find out who had ordered the flowers.

“Initially the florist would not tell them, however the person ringing told the florist they were inquiring on my behalf, and if I did not find out who had sent them, I would be returning the flowers. Eventually the florist said that they had been ordered from Kensington Palace. After this, the press went everywhere trying to get information on me.

“They visited old girlfriends, my medical school and retired professors who I had known.

“During our relationship, I stayed with Diana many times at Kensington Palace and she also stayed with me at my place. We had a normal sexual relationship and I have no reason to think that Diana was ever unfaithful to me.

“Diana introduced me to Princes William and Harry. Diana just wanted her sons to know what was happening in her life.

“Diana and I were very good friends and we never took what the other said that seriously. Although we did talk about marriage, we did not make a point of sitting down and discussing the specifics. It was something we would chat about generally if it came up in conversation. Neither of us ever proposed.

“My main concern about us getting married was that my life would be hell because of who she was. I knew I would not be able to live a normal life and if we ever had children together, I would not be able to take them anywhere or do normal things with them. Anyone could approach me, in the pub, on the train, anywhere.

“Diana was not in the same position as me. She did not have a job like mine where she had to consider patients and staff.

“The hospital I was working in at the time had started getting a bit upset by the disruption caused by Diana’s visits. It was becoming a security issue.

“Diana was also not used to doing everyday things that the rest of us take for granted. For example, we once went to the pub together and Diana asked if she could order the drinks because she had never done so before. She really enjoyed the experience and chatted away happily to the barman.

“On another occasion we had to queue to get into Ronnie Scott’s jazz club. She later said she loved queuing as you get to meet so many people.

“On one occasion Diana wanted to fly to Spain to meet me when I was over there. I told her that she would not be able to just walk into the airport as everybody would be looking at her.

“She said she would wear a wig to disguise herself. I told her that was a ridiculous suggestion as she wouldn’t look anything like her passport photo with a wig on.

“A lot of people have said to me that even a married man would leave his wife if he had the chance of being with Diana, but I did not want that sort of lifestyle.

“I told her that the only way I could see us having a vaguely normal life together would be if we went to Pakistan, as the press don’t bother you there.

“I know Diana considered this an option for a while and she even went to Pakistan to speak to Jemima Khan about life there. However, after a while, she no longer talked about Pakistan, and although she did not actually say so, I got the impression that she no longer considered living there a possibility.

“Diana considered other countries that may have been suitable. She would think of somewhere and just get up and go there without saying anything to me.

“She would return from these trips and say something or other was not right, like security would be a problem. I know she thought about South Africa and Australia. Her brother was living in South Africa at the time. Diana visited, and although she loved Cape Town, she said the fences were going up and security would be a problem.

“I did not want to have to look over my shoulder all the time.

“I had had experiences of working in Australia, but after thinking about it, Diana said it would be too far away from her sons.

“I know that around the end of 1996 or the beginning of 1997, Diana asked Paul Burrell to talk to a priest about the feasibility of us getting married in secret.

“I knew nothing about this until afterwards, when both Paul and Diana told me. I do not know the name of the priest that Paul approached.

“When I found out, I said to Diana, ’Do you honestly think you can just bring a priest here and get married?’
“I thought it was a ridiculous idea.

“I think in her head she wanted to get married, but practically she had not thought about the implications.

“We had an argument about it once and I told her she could not just jump into something like that. She just said that everything would be all right. That was her answer to everything, ’It will turn out all right’.

“If we had married, as far as I am concerned, Diana would not have had to convert to the Muslim faith.

“Being a Muslim, you have to believe in Christ and Moses. As far as her religion was concerned, she could go to a church or a mosque. I would never tell someone what religion they should be.

“My only concern would have been if we then had a child. I could imagine it being very difficult deciding what religion to bring the child up in.

“Diana used to read about Islam and she would tell me what she had learned. However, she never said that she would convert to the Muslim faith and I never asked her to.

“I do not know the Royal Family so I do not know if it would have been a problem for them had Diana remarried.

“We never discussed having children, either married or unmarried, but Diana did mention that she would love to have a girl. During our relationship Diana was taking the contraceptive pill that was prescribed by a male gynaecologist who used to visit her at Kensington Palace. I never met this gynaecologist, but, as far as I am aware, the pill was prescribed to Diana because of our relationship and for no other reason.

“I would describe Diana as an excellent time and appointment keeper, excellent with her boys and a kind person. I know she had personal problems, but I think that is understandable as she had been through so much.

“Emotionally she felt she was still young. She wanted a husband to be there for her, to have a normal relationship with him.

“I would say that Diana was concerned about her safety, but was not paranoid about it.

“One day, in 1995, I had finished work and bumped into Diana outside the hospital. She had been visiting Mr Toffolo and was in her black Audi. She offered me a lift, but I declined because I only lived a stone’s throw away.

“I next saw her in a car just a couple of months later, maybe around December. It was a different one to the Audi. I think it was a BMW. I asked her what had happened to the Audi as it was such a lovely car. She told me that the brakes had been tampered with so she decided to change the car.

“Diana was convinced that Barry Mannakee, who had been one of her protection officers, was murdered in a motorbike accident. She was very upset by the way in which Charles chose to tell her about his death.

“They were on an official visit together and he decided to tell her at a moment when it was impossible for her to show her emotions. I asked her if she had had an affair with Barry Mannakee and she said that he had looked after her very well.

“Diana felt that it was not normal for a motorbike to have a head-on collision with a truck. I told her that these things do happen. She also said that if car brakes failed so often, then no one would buy cars.

“Diana said that following the Panorama interview, she had been told that there was an eavesdropping centre somewhere in the UK. We never discussed this further.

“She never wrote to me about any fears she had.

“I remember, in the winter of 1996, reading that Camilla Parker Bowles had had an accident and I mentioned this to Diana. She said that this was the second accident that Camilla had had, but that the first accident had not been reported in the press.

“She went on to say that, as a result, Charles had arranged security for Camilla. Diana then said that one of them had to go, Camilla or her. This was a one-off conversation we had and never discussed the matter again.

“I would be very naive to think that MI5 or MI6 did not have an interest in me because of my relationship with the Princess of Wales. I really did not think that I was ever under any threat from the authorities, although I am sure that had I stepped over the line, it may well have been a different matter. By this I mean that if I had ever harmed her or the boys, I would have been dealt with through the criminal justice system.

“During my relationship with Diana, I did receive a lot of anonymous threats through the post.

“I have received envelopes containing cut-out pictures of me together with a noose around my neck. This went on and on and it was very stressful.

“I did not tell anyone and I did not do anything about it, although I did mention it once to Diana. I did not want her to worry about it as I knew she tried so hard to protect me. I destroyed all of this mail.

“When I was seeing Diana, I didn’t have a mobile phone, so I would often ring her from a public phone box rather than from my own landline. Then I asked myself what good that was as her lines were probably being bugged anyway.

“I remember one particular day when I rang Diana to arrange to meet up, she told me that ”Dr Jarman“ was coming to see her, but that she would not be long with him.

“She said he was her mole and used the name ’Dr Jarman’ instead of his real name. I never asked too many questions and Diana was careful not to tell me too much as she wanted to protect me.

“On the odd occasion when she did try to tell me things, I used to stop her because it was none of my business, it did not interfere with my life and I did not want to be put in a position where I knew too much.

“In the last year of her life, Diana was just like any other normal person.

“The only worries she had were about her boys, as any mother would.

“I would say that Diana had been emotionally hurt in the past, but I never saw in her anything to suggest that she was mentally unstable. She had been traumatised by her mother leaving and became very close to her father afterwards.

“Diana did not have a good relationship with her mother. She did not approve of her daughter seeing me, a Pakistani and a Muslim. Diana stopped talking to her mother because of this.

“She had originally been good friends with Sarah Ferguson, but they had fallen out by the time she died.

“I think she had got over Charles’ affair with Camilla Parker Bowles and also Tiggy Legge-Bourke’s closeness with Princes William and Harry, which she had initially found difficult to accept.

“Although we never discussed her relationship with Prince Charles, I do believe she had got over their separation.

“As far as other members of the Royal Family are concerned, Diana was always very complimentary about the Queen. Although she did not like the Duke of Edinburgh, she never expressed any fear of him.

“I know that Mohamed Al Fayed had asked Diana many times to go on holiday with him and his family. He used to send her presents.

“On one occasion he sent her two computers for the Princes.

“When Diana went to St Tropez with Mr Al Fayed, everything was fine between us. I said goodbye to her the day she went as I had stayed with her the previous night at Kensington Palace. The boys were going with her too. I left Kensington Palace once she had gone.

“After a few days, I felt something was wrong. Her mobile kept going on to answerphone.

“When I did eventually speak to her, unbeknown to me, she had returned from her holiday with Mohamed Al Fayed, had been at home for either one or two nights and had then gone off to Paris.

“When you know someone very well, you know when something is not right and that is how I felt when I spoke to her.

“I told her I thought something was wrong because of the way she had been acting, but she just said that because of the geography of where she was, she was having problems getting a reception on her phone. I said we would talk when she got home.

“I next spoke to Diana when she had got back from her trip, but she was on her way with her boys to see her sister, Jane. We arranged to meet up in Battersea Park when she got home again.

“When we did meet up in Battersea Park, she was not her normal self and she kept looking at her mobile phone. I told her that I thought she had met somebody else and it must be someone from Mohamed Al Fayed’s contingent. I had no idea who it could be. As far as I knew, it could have been a bodyguard or anyone, but I just knew that she had changed since she had been away with Mr Al Fayed, so I guessed it must have been someone in his party.

“I knew that Mr Al Fayed had children, but at that stage I did not know of his eldest son, Dodi. I was surprised when she denied to me that there was anyone else.

“At the end of our meeting in Battersea Park we arranged to see each other again, the following day, at Kensington Palace. I can’t remember the exact date, but we met in Battersea Park within a couple of days of her returning from Paris. It was at this second meeting that Diana told me that it was all over between us.

“She denied there was anyone else involved. I told her that I strongly suspected there was someone else and I remember saying to her at the time ’You are dead’, meaning her reputation was dead.

“I said this because I was sure that it was someone from Mohamed Al Fayed’s group and that was how I felt about anyone involved with him.

“I did not know him personally, but I had read in the press about his business involvements and Diana had given me a general impression of him in the past.

“It was only when I heard the news on the radio that I learned about Dodi. I think she wanted to be with someone who was happy to be seen with her in public and she could do that with Dodi.

“Diana went away with her friend Rosa after this holiday with Mr Al Fayed and then went away again on Mr Al Fayed’s boat with, as I later found out, Dodi.

“I think that Diana finally realised that Al Fayed could give her all the things I could not. He had money and could provide the necessary security for her. You never see Al Fayed without six or seven bodyguards around him.

“Mohamed Al Fayed can stand up to anything. I cannot talk for his son as I didn’t know anything about him.

“I tried to ring Diana the night she died, but could not get through to her. I later found out that she had changed her number. I think she must have done this while she had been away. I had not rung her for a while because when I saw her with Dodi in the papers, I realised then who it was she had got involved with during her holiday.

“I never wrote Diana’s mobile number down. I just used to remember it. I cannot recall that number now though.

“I genuinely thought it was downhill now for Diana and I thought I would just sit on the sidelines and watch. By this, I mean I felt her relationship would be heading downwards as I had heard so much bad publicity about Dodi.

“I suppose it is possible that Diana was trying to make me jealous, but I do not believe that was the entire reason she was doing it.

“I think that when she had gone away on the boat she had felt protected and thought she would wait and see what happened with Dodi.

“These are just my thoughts. It is impossible to tell whether we would have got together again, but depending on what would have happened between her and Dodi, it could have been a possibility in the long run.

“I would be very surprised if Diana had made up her mind in two, three or four weeks of seeing Dodi to get married to him.

“Diana was a very good mother and was devoted to her boys. She would not have done anything to jeopardise them, and this would include bringing bad publicity on either herself or them.

“I think she would have thought things through very carefully before deciding to get married to Dodi.

“I would also be extremely surprised if she was pregnant when she died as she had been seeing Dodi for only a short time. We were together for two years and she was always very particular about taking her contraceptive pills.

“Had she been pregnant, she would definitely have told somebody.

“I think she would have kept the baby, had that been the case. I never had the opportunity to discuss Dodi with her.

“After our meeting in Kensington Palace, when she told me our relationship was over, I never had the chance to speak to her again.

“During our relationship, Diana used to talk to my family quite a lot and would visit my aunt and uncle in Stratford-upon-Avon when my grandmother was staying with them. She used to do this even without me.

“To my knowledge, Diana didn’t speak to any of my relatives during her first holiday when she was away with Mohamed Al Fayed and his family, but she may have spoken to them on her return.

“I think that when the news of Diana and Dodi came out in the press, she did ring a few people in my family to explain that she was not doing anything wrong. I think these were just wishy-washy phone calls in an attempt to make my family think she wasn’t a bad person for going away with Dodi.

“My uncle, Jawad Khan, has told me that he received a call from Diana whilst she was away. She told him that she was just friends with Dodi and that they were just enjoying a holiday together. As far as I am aware, she did not ring any of my relatives to ask them to mediate between us in an attempt to patch up our relationship. They would have told me if they had received such a call.

“In any case, I believe that had Diana wanted to patch things up between us, she would have rung me direct.

“Paul Burrell told me that Diana had said to him, during her second trip on the boat, ’I wonder what Hasnat will be thinking’. I think Diana was maybe wondering whether I would be affected emotionally.

“I have no views regarding a conspiracy and I think Diana could have married whomever she wanted.

“Personally, I think it was a tragic accident, but I am very surprised that she was not wearing a seat-belt at the time. She was always very particular about putting her seat-belt on.

“The other thing I find strange is that Paul Burrell said she didn’t have her mobile phone or purse with her at the time of the crash and this is very much out of character.

“I think that if Diana were alive today, we would have remained very good friends, whatever she did and whomever she was with. It is a huge loss when someone very close to you dies.

“I do not know what Diana was like in other relationships but she protected me very well, not just from the media but also from a lot of information. Perhaps she protected me because she thought we had a future together.”

http://www.express.co.uk/posts/view/36856/Hasnat-Khan-The-statement-in-full-Hasnat-Khan-The-statement-in-full-Hasnat-Khan-The-statement-in-full-Hasnat-Khan-The-statement-in-full


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"Dear Mr Smith, please find the reply to all of your questions as under."
Then 1:
 "Fears of the Princess/bugging."
 Here is the question he was asked first:
"At pages 4 to 5 of your statement you mention certain fears expressed by the Princess and your thought that there was a possibility of her telephone line being monitored."
 This the answer: "Yes, she did mention that the phone lines were being monitored, but did not mention by whom."
 
Then (a):
 "Did she ever tell you the source of her fear that her brakes may have been tampered with?"
 Hasnat: "The Princess only told me that the reason she changed her car was that the brakes of the Audi were tampered with. She did not mention the source of this information."

Question: "The inquests have heard evidence that Rita Rogers, the medium, told the Princess that her brakes had been tampered with. Did the Princess ever mention Mrs Rogers or any other specific person as the source of information relating to her concerns?"
 Hasnat: "No, she did not mention any names."

Question: "At page 4 of your statement, you indicate that the Princess told you that she changed her Audi car for a BMW because the brakes on the Audi had been tampered with. Mr Turner, who provided her cars from late 1995, has given evidence that the reason she changed her supplier of cars was because the Audi dealership had released the fact that a previous car had been owned by the Princess. Were you ever told that?"
 Hasnat: "This is the first time I have heard this. She did not mention anything to this effect."

 Question: "Did she ever tell you the source or basis of her belief that Mr Mannakee had been killed?"
 Hasnat: "No, she never told me the source of her belief that Mr Mannakee had been killed."

 Question: "Were you aware of any additional specific security measures she took in relation to her car at any time? If so, please give details."
 Hasnat: "I am not aware of any such measures taken by the Princess relating to her car."

 Question: "Did she ever discuss with you any concern that her telephone lines might be monitored? If so, did she give any source or basis for such concern?"
 Hasnat: "She told me that she had her apartment searched for bugs, but none were found."

Question: "Did you ever have any particular evidence to believe that the authorities were taking an interest in you or that they were monitoring your calls with the
 Princess?"
Hasnat: "I did not have any evidence to believe my calls were being monitored or any evidence that the authorities were taking any interest in me."

Question: "Did the Princess ever tell you that she had received a threatening phone call from a politician? If so, please give details."
Hasnat: "No she did not tell me of any such politician."

Question: "At page 5 of your statement, you refer to a mole of the Princess with the pseudonym 'Dr Jarman'. Did the Princess ever tell you anything about this person's connections?"
Hasnat: "The person, Dr Jarman, she told me was Martin Bashir and that he had told her that there was a centre in the south of London which eavesdropped on calls from whomever they wished and that he had contacts in this centre to find out information relevant to the Princess."

Question: "You may recall that the Princess had a friendcalled Simone Simmons, but that their friendship broke off some time in 1997. Can you remember when that friendship broke off, eg how long before the death of the Princess that occurred?"
Hasnat: "I do not know when the Princess's friendship with Simone Simmons came to an end."
 
The next section, "Your relationship with the Princess".
Question: "Friends of the Princess who have given evidence have said that there were tensions in the relationship between you and the Princess because you were committed to your surgical duties and you could not give her as much time as she wished and because you were determined to remain a private person. Is that an accurate comment?"
Hasnat: "The tensions developed towards the end of our relationship. She was very considerate towards my work, even though at the time I was working very long hours. She was very supportive of my work and coped well with the long hours. The main reason for the tension was my determination to remain a private person."
 
Question: "After your relationship with the Princess had broken down following the two meetings in Battersea Park, did you believe that the relationship might have been rekindled?"
Hasnat: "As the Princess sadly died within a very short time of our break-up, it is impossible for me to answer this question. I cannot speculate on how she would have reacted if I were to agree on an open public relationship."

The last section is headed "The Royal Family".
Question: "At page 8 of your statement, you express the view that the Princess could have married whomever she chose. Were you ever made aware of any opposition from the Royal Family or the authorities to your relationship with the Princess?"
Hasnat: "Towards our relationship, the Princess only mentioned opposition from her mother, Frances Shand Kydd."
 
Then the last question: "At page 5 of your statement you say that the Princess never expressed any fear of the Duke of Edinburgh. Did the Princess ever show you correspondence from the Duke of Edinburgh? If so, what was the nature of that correspondence and when approximately was it sent?"
 Hasnat: "The Princess never showed me any letters from the Duke of Edinburgh."
http://webarchive.nationalarchives.gov.uk/20090607230718/http://www.scottbaker-inquests.gov.uk/hearing_transcripts/030308am.htm
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« Reply #15 on: June 13, 2012, 10:27:36 pm »

 thankyou for that info dianab, it was a very interesting read.  Has anyone got a vid clip or has ever seen Hasnat talking?  I love to get a more rounded view of him.
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« Reply #16 on: June 15, 2012, 12:01:08 pm »

I find his statement a bit odd. A bit too slick and smooth, perhaps. But not knowing the man, or having witnessed his testimony, it's hard to judge. dontknow

It's like he's offered explanations for everything, yet provided answers to nothing.

Other than that, I don't have an opinion either way. Diana died, and no one knows what she may or may not have done. She seemed to be at a turning point in her life, getting over Charles, moving on. But IMO, she was still finding her grounding, her path for this next chapter in her life. She might have ended up with Dodi, but it seems she was cautious.
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« Reply #17 on: June 15, 2012, 04:46:42 pm »

I think there are some things he will always keep quiet about re: his relationship with Diana. I don't think he told all. The impression I have is that he was happy with her for a time and will alway cherish memories of her.
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« Reply #18 on: June 15, 2012, 05:18:35 pm »

 thankyou Grace  hug

Hi Mooster,

In time of inquest, before his statements be revealed, he give a little interview in TV, for what I remember was only a little clip, maybe still is in youtube. He dont revealed no details about their romantic relationship.

If I remember right, he give the interview because there were rumours he wanted attented to inquest and he denied it and talked he find Diana a normal person with great qualities and he dont talked about her not particularly because she was famous but because he dont talked about none of friends, he's loyal to his friends and if Diana was alive she at least would have chance of counter anything that he said but as she's dead he thinks unfair talk about her. I also remember he talk that he find not tasteful that fountain and one right tribute to Diana will be a statue.

For what I remember to see of him, strikes me as nice person.

I think for his statements & this last article. He seems me be self-absorbed and a bit creepy. And totally full of himself. For what seem after 18 months the women want get rid of him. His 1rst marriage ended after 18 months, Diana ended all before they be 2 years together. Then some time after the inquest ended he married (2009/2010) again with a woman very much younger than him and now is divorced again.

I think bit stranger/really weird a man in his 50s never have stayed with someone else for (next to) 10 years. Who read bios on Diana know he was always described as a well of maturity and peace. I think he, yes, have issues with relationships. With exception of Dodi, her relationship with Hasnat Khan was what less lasted, after all, Diana was for 3 years (1986-1989) with James Hewitt & for 4 years (1991-1995) with Oliver Hoare.

For what I read he likes too much of ocidental lifestyle (please I dont meant none offense to his culture) - what I think understandable - for example:he likes eats meat, attend pubs, he smokes, he could be intimate with his girlfriends without any need in feel obliged/indebted to marry them or share their lives, or have some commitment more serious, in long-term. All things are known dont be allowed in his culture.

For what he said in his statements & in this last article seems he was only more one compartiment in her life and haven't very much clue about Diana. Is known in her bios & for all of her friends, what MEANT when Diana changed her phone, she wanted the person out of her life

Here's what Richard Kay wrote about it:
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The significance of this is huge. Diana always changed her number when she was changing her friends. So it is highly likely that she had, indeed, moved on from the surgeon to the rich man's son.
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He consoles himself still by pondering whether Diana was merely trying to make him jealous in order to provoke him into marrying her.
And yet, his statement makes it clear he doesn't really believe that. He knew it was over the moment she changed her number.

He says in statements and in article that he believes Diana & he would continue be friends after the break-up and Diana, if alive, will be involved in Hospital independent of them be a couple or not. He really seem havent a clue. Dont to want understand what meant she have changed her phone. And probably he have issues that Diana left him for Dodi, likes all this spin she wasnt in love with Dodi and would back to him. For this last article with him, seems me obvious he only is talking for have publicity for his hospital, look at all publicity in article and I dont doubt he was paid for talk with reporter and is obvious he required the publicity of hospital in article. In article he seems be milking his relationship with Diana for have the publicity for the hospital.

Here's info as were made his statements:
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MR HILLIARD: Sir, we have managed to bring forward Detective Inspector Scotchbrook, who is going to be called, and then, after that, so that we know where we are going, there is a statement that you have given notice about. It is a statement from Thomas Foley producing some answers to specific questions from Mr Hasnat Khan. I will deal with that after we have called Inspector Scotchbrook.
 
LORD JUSTICE SCOTT BAKER: This is, I think, a slightly new situation, isn't it, in that this is the evidence of a witness that is not undisputed evidence. It is
 the evidence of Mr Hasnat Khan, who we have endeavoured to get to come to give evidence, but who has declined to do so and has declined to give evidence via videolink from where he is, abroad; regrettably, because he appears to have been prepared to give interviews to the media. So the best we can do, having ascertained that there is no realistic prospect of getting him to give evidence either in person or by videolink, is to read the statements that he has made, which includes -- which will be produced separately -- the answers to certain further questions that were put to him by email ashaving arisen during the course of the inquests that we would like to know the answers to. So, members of the jury, bear in mind, when this evidence is being read to you, that it does not have the same weight as it would have if it was given on oath in the witness box or under affirmation as to its truth in the witness box, when it would be subject to the possibility of it being cross-examined by any party who disagreed with anything that was in it. So you are getting the best we can get you, but it is not as good as if the witness had come in person.

MR HILLIARD: Inspector, please.

DETECTIVE CHIEF INSPECTOR JANE SCOTCHBROOK (recalled)
 
LORD JUSTICE SCOTT BAKER: You are still on oath, Inspector. You gave evidence earlier in the inquest and I would imagine that you treat yourself as still being bound by the oath that you took earlier.

A. Yes, sir.
Questions from MR HILLIARD
 
MR HILLIARD: Inspector Scotchbrook, as you know and as the jury have just had explained, you are here to prove a statement that was taken -- and I am using the full name that appears at the top of the statement -- from Hasnat Ahmad Khan. The statement taken on 24th September 2004. Was it taken by you?

A. Yes, sir.

Q. Can you just help us, please, with how the statement was taken? Had you given him some idea in advance of matters that you wanted to deal with? Was it dealt with by question and answer? How did it come about?

A. First of all, once we tracked him down, we arranged an appointment to see Mr Khan and then we met him at the territorial headquarters on the Embankment, at an interview room there, where we then asked him a list of questions, giving him the opportunity obviously to answer or elaborate on them. My colleague, Detective Constable Clare Southcott, then took them down in shorthand form. We went away, prepared a draft statement and then arranged another appointment to see Mr Khan, when he had the opportunity to look at the statement, change what he wanted to and sign it as correct.

Q. So we understand, what you are going to help us with, dated 24th September 2004 -- that is after the meeting, after the draft statement has been produced and after he has had a chance to amend or alter anything, we then have the version that you are going to tell us about.

A. Yes, this is the date that he agreed it and signed it.

Q. Does the statement have this declaration? Does it say, "This statement is true to the best of my knowledge and belief, and I make it knowing that if it is tendered in evidence, I shall be liable to prosecution if I have wilfully stated anything in it which I know to be false or do not believe to be true"?

A. That is correct, yes.

Q. All right. Inspector, I am just going to read a part of it and then I am going to ask you to take over, so that it is not just one voice the whole time.

http://webarchive.nationalarchives.gov.uk/20090607230718/http://www.scottbaker-inquests.gov.uk/hearing_transcripts/030308am.htm

PS.One thing is answer questions for a inquest and other - well different - a exposé about life of a woman that died. In inquest he signed his statement and may be believed he was being truthful.

What I like in his statements is he straight the record (from all of that rubbish by -particularlly - Simone Simmons and Paul Burrell), indeed, he denied all was considered true about their relationship, since her death:

-He ended the relationship, that was advised for a friend and she give an ultimatum to him, or marry me or I left you:

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“When you know someone very well, you know when something is not right and that is how I felt when I spoke to her.

“I told her I thought something was wrong because of the way she had been acting, but she just said that because of the geography of where she was, she was having problems getting a reception on her phone. I said we would talk when she got home.

“I next spoke to Diana when she had got back from her trip, but she was on her way with her boys to see her sister, Jane. We arranged to meet up in Battersea Park when she got home again.

“When we did meet up in Battersea Park, she was not her normal self and she kept looking at her mobile phone. I told her that I thought she had met somebody else and it must be someone from Mohamed Al Fayed’s contingent. I had no idea who it could be. As far as I knew, it could have been a bodyguard or anyone, but I just knew that she had changed since she had been away with Mr Al Fayed, so I guessed it must have been someone in his party.

“I knew that Mr Al Fayed had children, but at that stage I did not know of his eldest son, Dodi. I was surprised when she denied to me that there was anyone else.

“At the end of our meeting in Battersea Park we arranged to see each other again, the following day, at Kensington Palace. I can’t remember the exact date, but we met in Battersea Park within a couple of days of her returning from Paris. It was at this second meeting that Diana told me that it was all over between us.

“She denied there was anyone else involved. I told her that I strongly suspected there was someone else and I remember saying to her at the time ’You are dead’, meaning her reputation was dead.

“I said this because I was sure that it was someone from Mohamed Al Fayed’s group and that was how I felt about anyone involved with him

-She begged him marry her:

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Diana and I were very good friends and we never took what the other said that seriously. Although we did talk about marriage, we did not make a point of sitting down and discussing the specifics. It was something we would chat about generally if it came up in conversation. Neither of us ever proposed

-She dont liked his work in hospital and made zillions of calls to him in always inappropriate time:

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"Friends of the Princess who have given evidence have said that there were tensions in the relationship between you and the Princess because you were committed to your surgical duties and you could not give her as much time as she wished and because you were determined to remain a private person. Is that an accurate comment?"
Hasnat: "The tensions developed towards the end of our relationship. She was very considerate towards my work, even though at the time I was working very long hours. She was very supportive of my work and coped well with the long hours. The main reason for the tension was my determination to remain a private person."

-Their relationship was tumultous because he thinks she leaked stuff for press:

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I did not want her to worry about it as I knew she tried so hard to protect me

-She tried get pregnant for be commited to her

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We were together for two years and she was always very particular about taking her contraceptive pills

I think in this part of article he wants sent a indirect to Simone Simmons, Paul Burrell & all of this books that he denied in his statements:
I read a few things initially. Some were completely untrue. Some were a third person speculating
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2143555/Phone-hacking-Princess-Dianas-lover-Hasnat-Khan-victim.html#ixzz1xsXRw7x2
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« Reply #19 on: September 06, 2012, 11:47:53 am »

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I think Diana was still in love with Hasnat, it seems to me he really was a good man. I also find weird he didn’t commit to other woman, but she will never find another Diana and his career remains as his main priority, who knows if that would have changed if Diana was still alive. I also believe Dodi was just a summer fling, some of her friends said Diana was using the opportunity to irritate the royal family, which can be truth, and probably she was also sending signals to Hasnat. Obviously she was tired and very upset about the situation the relationship was in. Hasnat was scared of publicity and he didn't want to jeopardize his career (I don't blame him), it was a very difficult position but that doesn't make him a bad person.  About the culture, he is just a worldly man.
I don't believe him when he said Diana didn't say a lot about her private life, I think he just said that to protect her because for what I've read about Diana she talked a lot about her personal issues with many people, and they were a couple! It’s almost impossible easter-lol!  It seems to me he just didn’t want to be asked more things, he didn’t want to reveal more things.   
I also don’t think he gave the last interview for publicity, he still remembers Diana and somehow he wants to continue her work, a work they both planned in the past, other Diana’s friends had made some tributes in her name, why not him. He’s not a rich man, if he had money, I’m sure he would have done many things in her memory.  The approach was because of the hacking scandal, the new movie, and the publication of Penny Junor’s book in which she says Diana was mentally ill, and I’m very glad he did the interview because at least someone is defending her. 
About the phone changing, probably she did it because she needed a break, or because she was constantly surrounded by the Al Fayeds, and according to her friends she thought the phones were being monitored by Mohamed Al Fayed, he was aware of everything Dodi and Diana were doing, but she kept in touch with Hasnat’s family, his uncle said Diana called him to tell him not to pay attention to the press (Dodi ‘s pictures), and she also told him she would explain him everything on her return. Hasnat’s best friends (the Australians) also said they were to meet on her return (Diana and Hasnat), and a nephew said the same story.  I know Hasnat said the last time he spoke with her was in July but there are some people saying it was not the truth, which confirms what I was saying he just didn’t want to be asked more questions. I thing if Diana was still alive they would be very good friends (probably something else). She wouldn’t have erased him from her life, he helped her through a very difficult period in her life and he was a good person. As she did it many times, she may be angry with some people but she will later reconsider things and reincorporated them in her life.  I’m just guessing, I also have read A LOT about this chapter in her life and this is some of my thoughts but I respect  other opinions, at the and we will never know the complete truth, and I’m happy Hasnat  still protects those memories and don’t want to share it with anyone. Some friends have shared their memories and the press has turned them to negative things against her, they have taken them out of context and it must be very difficult for her children. In their position they can’t speak about her. I know she was not a saint, and she didn’t pretend to be one, she had flaws because she was a only human And it makes me to admire her even more. She was just in an extraordinary position. 
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