A retired 80-year-old MI5 agent, after being released from the hospital started making a series of confessions. He says that he has just a few weeks to live. In his series of confessions, he also confessed to the assassination of Lady Diana.
His name is John Hopkins, he worked for the MI5 for 38 years. He said that he was often used as a hit man by the agency. John claims that he was involved in over 23 assassinations between 1973 and 1999. His work was to discreetly assassinate individuals who were considered as a threat to the United Kingdom.
John was trained as a mechanical engineer and a munitions expert. Hopkins claims to have a large experience with poisons and chemicals.
He said, “the MI5 operated with less external oversight.” Hopkins said that he was a part of a seven-man cell who had the security clearance and were trusted by the agency to carry out assassinations. The targets were mostly politicians, journalists, activist etc.
John said that Princess Diana was the only female victim that he assassinated and the only one to have a royal status. Furthermore, she was the only victim that the royal family asked to be assassinated.
He said that he had mixed feeling about this assignment. On one hand, Diana was a kind hearted young beautiful women and on the other, she knew too many royal secrets and was a threat to the crown.
He quoted “She knew too many Royal secrets. She had a huge grudge and she was going to go public with all sorts of wild claims. My boss told me she had to die – he’d received orders directly from Prince Philip – and we had to make it look like an accident. I’d never killed a woman before, much less a princess, but I obeyed orders. I did it for Queen and country.”
Then came the phase 2 of this high-level conspiracy, involving the media under tight palace control. Everyone talked to each other to be on the same page. “square their stories, make sure everybody was on the same page. It was a well-run operation.”
“British journalists all answer to editors who answer to oligarchs who all want knighthoods from the crime family at Buckingham Palace. There is no free press in Britain,” said Mr. Hopkins.
“We got away with murder.”
Hopkins claims that he knows that he will be taken into custody but he knows that the investigations would take forever as there were just a few written records and most of his partners were dead.
The most crucial witness to the case died in the 2000s from a heart attack and the ring leader Prince Philip was never charged.
Hopkin said, “If Prince Philip ever lets himself be analyzed by a psychiatrist I’m sure he’d be diagnosed a psychopath. He has all the dark triad traits.”
When Hopkin was asked why he didn’t expose the plot or refused to do the job, he said, the MI5 swear allegiance to the crown and they have to carry out orders when it came to the royal family. He said “even if he refused to do the job, Philip would have had a bad fate for me”.