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Complainant Name:
Ms Patricia West

Clauses Noted: 1

Publication: Daily Express


Ms Patricia West complained that the headline of an article reporting on the death of Diana had inaccurately claimed that her body had been illegally embalmed in order to cover up her pregnancy. In fact, the article later made clear that it had not yet been ascertained whether Diana had been pregnant at the time of her death.


The complaint was resolved when the newspaper published the following clarification: Our May 8 2006 report, headlined Diana Death: Truth At Last was meant to pose the question about whether the Princesss body had been embalmed in order to cover up a pregnancy. The Princesss body was indeed illegally embalmed in France after the crash but it has yet to be established whether there was any cover up. We apologise for any misunderstanding that may have occurred. This was not intended.

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