April 9, Reuters

LONDON - The father of Dodi al-Fayed, killed in a Paris car crash with Princess Diana in 1997, said on Tuesday he accepted the verdict of an inquest jury and was giving up his legal attempts to show the couple were murdered.

"Enough is enough," a teary-eyed Harrods store owner Mohamed al-Fayed said in an interview with ITV's "News at Ten", saying he was abandoning his legal battle for the sake of Diana's sons, Princes William and Harry.

"I'm leaving the rest for God to get my revenge, but I'm not doing anything any more," he said.

An inquest ruled on Monday that Diana and her lover, Dodi al-Fayed, were unlawfully killed by the grossly negligent driving of their chauffeur and paparazzi photographers pursuing them in a Paris road tunnel.

Mohamed al-Fayed had accused Queen Elizabeth's husband Prince Philip, Diana's former father-in-law, of ordering British security services to kill her and stop her marrying a Muslim and having his baby.

He said he had met his lawyers on Tuesday and there were still legal options open, but added: "I'm tired, you know."

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photo: Harrods' owner Mohamed al-Fayed gestures as he arrives at the inquest into the death of Princess Diana and al-Fayed's son Dodi, at the High Court in London April 2, 2008 (REUTERS/Stephen Hird)