A British official conducting a coroner's inquiry into Princess Diana's death reportedly thinks American and French intelligence agencies may be able to shed new light on what happened that night in August 1997 as Diana and her boyfriend, Dodi Fayed, fled paparazzi.
The allegations read like something out of a James Bond novel -- that U.S. secret agents had bugged Diana's cellular phone and that her driver that night in Paris was a French spy.
Lord Stevens, the British official investigating Diana's death, has reportedly subpoenaed more than 1,000 pages of transcripts from U.S. authorities, who were monitoring Diana's calls at the request of their British counterparts.
British detectives have already confirmed the princess was using her cell phone moments before the crash and have raised the possibility that her last conversation was included in the top secret file.
French authorities also may not be cooperating fully with the inquiry. Diana's driver, Henri Paul, was reportedly a freelance agent for French intelligence. But anonymous sources quoted in the British press say French officials are refusing to hand over their files.
"Neither the CIA nor French intelligence seems to be cooperating," said Ingrid Seward, the editor of Majesty Magazine.
Stevens said he still assumed that Diana's death was an accident. She was killed in a car crash in a Paris tunnel in 1997. But in a rare television interview with Britain's GMTV, he recently hinted there might be more to it than that.
"The investigation was far more complex than we previously thought," Stevens said.