Two years after the death of Diana, Princess of Wales, controversy still surrounds how she died and how the British people will choose to remember her. Even though a report into the fatal car accident early on the morning of August 31, 1997, is due to be published this week, legal rows over how she died are likely to drag on into the next millennium. French Judge Herve Stephan's exhaustive inquiry into the accident has been leaked to the press and is understood to recommend no one should face charges. But, far from ending the controversy, the report is expected to trigger a series of civil court battles by lawyers representing driver Henri Paul, bodyguard Trevor Rees-Jones and Mohamed Al Fayed, father of Diana's lover, Dodi Fayed. Mr Rees-Jones has already accused his former employer, the owner of Harrods department store, Mr Al Fayed, of refusing to compensate him for his injuries after the crash in the Tunnel de l'Alma in Paris. In England the royal coroner, John Burton, has said the official inquest into the princess's death will not begin until the results of the inquiry in France have been made public. But, even before the inquest gets under way, Mr Al Fayed is fighting the coroner's decision that he should not be represented and he has applied for a judicial review. Aside from the legal arguments a separate dispute over her role in the British monarchy has meant a public memorial to the princess has still not been erected in Britain despite a concerted campaign by press and public. A plan to construct a memorial garden near her official residence, Kensington Palace, was scrapped after those living nearby complained. Residents opposed the proposal because they were concerned about the negative impact millions of extra visitors would have on the area. But the alternative by the official Diana Memorial Committee for a children's playground and a memorial walk through London's parks has met with a cool response from those who believe an impressive statue, or other structure, is the correct way for the people's princess to be remembered. A memorial erected by her brother, Earl Spencer, at the family's home continues to draw visitors prepared to pay GBP9.50 (HK$117) to view her resting place. But the row between the Spencers and the royal family has meant Diana's former husband, Prince Charles, has never visited her grave at the Althorp private estate in the British midlands. The feud between the heir to the throne and Earl Spencer was made public in the eulogy the Earl delivered at Diana's funeral, in which he made thinly-veiled attacks on the royal family. The Earl deepened the divide between the two families when he hit out at the queen for failing to publicly mark the first anniversary of Diana's death. The spat has been anything but dignified and many believe it shows a lack of understanding by members of the royal establishment of the huge public support the princess attracted. A measure of her popularity is reflected in the donations which continue to flood in to the Princess of Wales Memorial Fund, set up to help charitable projects which she supported. But even this fund has not been free from controversy, drawing criticism earlier this year when it emerged it was spending as much on legal battles against companies making unlicensed Diana merchandise as it was in receiving donations. The fund's chief executive, Dr Andrew Purkis, insisted the cost was justified, saying it was important to assert the fund's rights to the princess's name. Out of its income of GBP94 million, GBP71 million has so far been raised by donations or from royalties linked to the sale of officially endorsed products. As well as providing funds for refugees and Aids patients, much of the money has been spent on projects connected to children's charities linked to the princess's name. But the organisation has attracted most publicity for the disputes between the carefully selected group appointed to manage the fund. Paul Burrell, the princess's former private butler who was the fund managing body's best-known member, was apparently sacked late last year following a clash of personalities. Shortly after his departure, Jackie Allen, the princess's former secretary, described the organisation as a 'nightmare' before clearing her own desk and leaving. But, despite all these controversies, few can forget the huge outpouring of grief shown in Britain and around the world when news first broke of Diana's death. Even if members of the establishment continue to disagree on how she should be commemorated, her memory is likely to continue to live on.