03/28/2008 02:44 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Princess Diana's Butler Reveals "Final Secret" In New Book...

As Britain's most senior woman judge was yesterday named as the person to preside over the inquest into the Princess of Wales's death, Diana's former butler has divulged the "final" secret with which he has been tantalising royal-watchers for years.

Paul Burrell, her loyal aide, claims that at the time of her death in August 1997 the Princess was wearing a £3,000 ring which she had been given by her lover Dodi Al Fayed. But, contrary to the theories of conspiracists, the Bulgari gold band studded with diamonds was not intended as an engagement ring and was worn on her right hand merely as a friendship ring.

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