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Diana photographer 'not guilty'

One of Britains best known tabloid photographers has been cleared of invading the privacy of Princess Diana – seven years after her death reports The Guardian.

A Paris court threw out charges against Jason Bell who had been accused of taking and publishing intimate photos of Princess Diana and her boyfriend, Dodi Fayed, shortly before they were killed in the infamous 1997 car crash.

Mohammed Al Fayed, father of Dodi, brought the case against the photographer who snapped the couple on a yacht in Portofino, Italy.

The photos made headlines across Britain in the last few days of August 1997 establishing the notion that the two were more than friends.

Bell, who boasts over 1500 showbix scoops denied culpability.

Diana, Fayed and their driver Henri Paul all died when their car crashed in the Pont d’Alma tunnel in the Paris on August 31, 1997.

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