The former top British police official investigating Princess Diana's death is looking into some of the wilder claims that have surfaced, a report contends.

These include a story that a Royal Air Force plane was readied to bring Prime Minister Tony Blair, who was in northeast England with his familiy, to London to meet the princess's body while she was still alive, the Daily Mail said.

Another claim is that Sir Robert Fellowes, private secretary to Queen Elizabeth, was seen at the British Embassy in Paris shortly before Diana and her companion, Dodi Fayed, were killed in a car crash.

From the moment that Diana's death was announced in August 1997, there have been rumors that the crash was not an accident. Dodi Fayed's father, Mohammed al-Fayed, has maintained that the couple were victims of a conspiracy involving British intelligence and members of the royal family.

Lord John Stevens, former head of the Metropolitan Police, has been heading a special inquiry in an effort to put the rumors to rest.