Originally Posted by Skydragon
I wonder if he is now saying she broke it off with him, because he feels guilt that if he hadn't dropped her, she would not have been in Paris with Dodi. A touch of chivalry perhaps?
Hm... OTOH the way he described that she dropped him appears to be typical for Diana - he says that he had tried for a longer time to get her on her mobile but did only get her answering machine:
"After a few days, I felt something was wrong. Her
14 mobile kept going on to answerphone. When I did
15 eventually speak to her, unbeknown to me, she had
16 returned from her holiday with Mohamed Al Fayed, had
17 been at home for either one or two nights and had then
18 gone off to Paris. When you know someone very well, you
19 know when something is not right and that is how I felt
20 when I spoke to her. "
After they've broken up she changed her phone number and did not inform him about her new one:
"I tried to ring Diana the night she died, but could
19 not get through to her. I later found out that she had
20 changed her number. I think she must have done this
21 while she had been away. "
Then he tells that she called his relatives to say that:
I think that when the news of
16 Diana and Dodi came out in the press, she did ring a few
17 people in my family to explain that she was not doing
18 anything wrong. I think these were just wishy-washy
19 phone calls in an attempt to make my family think she
20 wasn't a bad person for going away with Dodi.
21 "My uncle, Jawad Khan, has told me that he received
22 a call from Diana whilst she was away. She told him
23 that she was just friends with Dodi and that they were
24 just enjoying a holiday together.
Dr. Khan doesn't date the meeting where Diana finished her relationship with him exactly. But I guess she did it before she went with Rosa Monckton. If Diana broke up with Hasnat Khan at all. Rosa is known as a friend who spoke her mind about things, so I believe Diana made it appear to her that Dr. Khan has ended the relationship. She could be pretty sure that due to her compartimentalising people Rosa would not meet Dr. Khan and talk to him about her. But did Diana tell Dr. Khan herself? Somehow his account does not really ring true.
Some points: he said he used to call her from phoneboxes. So how is it that quite some people actually reached Diana during her holidays while he only got her answering machine? If he didn't use his own phone, her phone could not tell when it was him, so chances are that he reached her.
I guess it's true that Diana dumped him. And he obviously is not willing to talk about it now, he left Britain right before the inquest. The only talking he did was decent and nice. But isn't there a possibility that he invented this story in order to save his face?
How, for example did he "later find out that she had changed her number"? "Later" - that's after he death. So who told him? Burrell? And why?
I think we heard enough of the many "truths" Diana possessed. Why should she have reacted differently this time? A truth for Rosa Monckton, one for Burrell, another for Hasnat Khan and others probably for William and Harry and Dodi.
And he obviously thought that it would have been possible for her to come back to him when her affair with Dodi was over:
I genuinely thought it was downhill
2 now for Diana and I thought I would just sit on the
3 sidelines and watch. By this, I mean I felt her
4 relationship would be heading downwards as I had heard
5 so much bad publicity about Dodi. I suppose it is
6 possible that Diana was trying to make me jealous, but
7 I do not believe that was the entire reason she was
8 doing it. I think that when she had gone away on the
9 boat she had felt protected and thought she would wait
10 and see what happened with Dodi. These are just my
11 thoughts. It is impossible to tell whether we would
12 have got together again, but depending on what would
13 have happened between her and Dodi, it could have been
14 a possibility in the long run.
Plus: why did the police ask Hasnat Khan if Diana had been faithful to him? What a question concerning the circumstances. And what should he say if he didn't want to endanger Diana's reputation?
I got the impression that Hasnat Khan is a good friend and a decent person. But these characteristices often make you having no problem with lying in order to protect these friends.