Doctors who examined DIANA, PRINCESS OF WALES after her fatal 1997 Paris car crash have denied rumours she was pregnant. The inquest into the British Royal's death at London's High Court heard testimony from anaesthetist Bruno Riou and surgeon Alain Pavie who were on duty at the Pitie-Salpetriere hospital in Paris on the night of 31 August 1997. They told jurors rumours the princess was pregnant was instigated by the press and slammed the suggestion medical staff had noticed evidence of pregnancy after an ultrasound. Professor Riou told the hearing that he did not "believe such scans had even taken place" because of Diana's extreme injuries, and added that taking time to check if she were expecting would have been "potentially dangerous." The inquest aims to establish whether the princess and friend Dodi Al Fayed were simply the victims of a tragic accident, or if they were the targets of an assassination plot headed by the British royal family - as claimed by Fayed's father, Mohamed Al Fayed.