DIANA, PRINCESS OF WALES' brother CHARLES SPENCER was "shocked and
sickened" by an American TV show screening pictures of his dying sister.
CBS show 48 HOURS INVESTIGATES this week (21APR04) dedicated a whole hour
to the conspiracy surrounding the 1997 Paris car crash that claimed the lives
of Diana, her lover Dodi Fayed and their chauffeur HENRI PAUL - including black
photographs from the crash site, obtained from the official French
investigation into the accident.
The show, which LORD SPENCER refused to be a part of, has sparked an
international uproar over the images, which clearly show Diana lying among the
A statement from the Spencer family reads, "Lord Spencer and his family
are shocked and sickened by CBS's actions."
British Prime Minister Tony Blair also condemned the programme, saying,
"Everyone finds it distasteful that there are pictures that can cause distress
to the family."
And Dodi's father Mohamed Al Fayed accused CBS of "cashing in" to boost
ratings, adding, "It is devastating for me and for Prince William and Prince
A spokesman for CBS insists the pictures were shown in a "journalistic
context - an examination of the medical treatment given to Princess Diana just
after the crash."