Notes Lady Di wrote to her boyfriend Dodi Al Fayed and to Prince Phillip have been made public

By People Staff
Updated December 14, 2007 05:00 PM
TIM GRAHAM/GETTY IMAGES reports that love letters Princess Diana wrote to her boyfriend Dodi Al Fayed came to light on Friday, providing new information about their relationship. Notes she wrote to Prince Phillip were also made public, revealing that she had a closer relationship with her former father-in-law than many people believed.

The letters were made public amidst the ongoing investigation of the fatal car crash that took the princess's life on Aug. 31, 1997 in Paris.

“Darling Dodi, these cufflinks were the very last gift that I received from the man I loved most in the world, my father,” Diana wrote to Fayed in a message that joined a gift of jewelry. “They are given to you as I know how much joy it would give him to know they were in such safe and special hands. Fondest love, from Diana.”

Diana ended a different note with the words: “This comes with all the love in the world and as always a million heartfelt thanks for bringing such joy into this chick's life.”

In her letters to Prince Phillip, now 86, Diana compliments her former father-in-law, whom she calls “Dearest Pa.” In response to a message in which he downplays his ability to give marital advice, she wrote, “You are very modest about your marriage guidance skills and I disagree with you. This latest letter of yours shows great understanding and tact.”