Di knew of major security concerns over the visit, but wanted to visit the African nation to endorse a Red Cross campaign for a worldwide ban on landmines
Alan McGregor said: “We feared she could be killed or kidnapped for ransom. Diana knew this but it didn’t stop her coming.
A security expert paid Angolan guerrillas £100million so they wouldn’t attack Princess Diana
“The Saudis didn’t want a national scandal as they had so much investment in the country and they were backed by the Angolan and UK government.
“I had to find where the guerrillas were hiding in the jungle and build up a relationship with them.
“Time was of an essence, as the Diana media circus was due in. After countless visits, they agreed to a truce and promised they wouldn’t harm her.”
Diana was in the African country to endorse a Red Cross campaign for a worldwide ban on landmines.
The Angolan countyside was littered with explosives after 30 years of civil war and Diana was famously shown walking through what was claimed to be an active minefield.
But Alan says he headed a team of specialists who spent three weeks clearing the area before she arrived — and says there was “zero risk” she’d be blown up.
The royal visited the country in 1997, to support a campaign for a worldwide ban on landmines
Security chiefs feared the Princess could be killed or kidnapped for ransom during her four-day visit
The Angolan countyside was littered with explosives after 30 years of civil war
After Diana returned to the UK, Alan believes he was poisoned by guerrillas.
He’d been offered monkey fat mixed with blood as a sign of friendship.
But within days he had to be rushed back home where doctors believed he’d ingested toxins.
Experts have claimed Princess Diana was at ‘zero risk’ of being blown up
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