Diana, the Princess of Wales, her boyfriend Dodi Al Fayed and their driver Henri Paul were killed in a high-speed crash when their car struck a pillar in the underpass at the Pont de l'Alma in Paris. The couple's bodyguard was seriously injured in the crash but survived. Mohammed Al Fayed, father of Dodi Al Fayed and part-owner of Harrods department store in Knightsbridge, London, was reported in The Independent newspaper of Tuesday 23 November 1999 as saying that Prince Philip had masterminded the deaths because he had German blood and Nazi views. He challenged Prince Philip to sue him over his allegations. There are rumours that Prince Philip was looking in London for a hired killer to murder Princess Diana for 'winding up' Elizabeth and Philip by associating with Dodi Al Fayed. At the time of her funeral streets all over London were deserted for hours.