Princess Diana had a secret connection to missing Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi.

Nicholas Frakes, a journalist for Express, revealed that Khashoggi is the first cousin of Princess Diana’s late lover Dodi Al Fayed. The latter was born in Alexandria, Egypt and his mom is Samira Khashoggi, the sister of Saudi billionaire Adnan Khashoggi. The latter is the father of the missing journalist.

Princess Diana first met Al Fayed in 1986 during a polo match at Windsor and while she was still married to Prince Charles. They were photographed kissing each other 11 years later. The pair died together following a fatal car crash in Paris in 1997. Diana was 36 years old and Al Fayed was 42 years old.

Prior to the couple’s death, they went on a relaxing vacation to St. Tropez where they have also photographed cuddling, kissing, and riding a yacht.

Earlier this month, it was reported that Khashoggi disappeared after entering the Saudi consulate in Istanbul to get a document that will prove that he was divorced. The journalist was planning on marrying his Turkish fiancé Hatice Cengiz.

Turkish authorities claimed that they have an audio recording that will prove Khashoggi was tortured and killed by a group that consists of approximately 15 men. International pressure has been placed on Saudi Arabia following Khashoggi's disappearance with allies around the world demanding for answers.

Saudi Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman has denied any involvement or knowledge regarding Khashoggi’s killing. His fiancé has also penned an article for the New York Times regarding the incident.

“I saw reports about President Trump wanting to invite me to the White House. If he makes a genuine contribution to the efforts to reveal what happened inside the Saudi consulate in Istanbul today, I will consider accepting his invitation,” he said.

Khashoggi’s dad also shares a connection with the president of the United States because, in 1987, the latter purchased his yacht for over $29.8 million.

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Princess Diana has secret link to Jamal Khashoggi, a journalist from Saudi that was recently killed. Pictured: Princess Diana wearing a Jasper Conran suit during a visit to a community centre in Brixton, October 1983. Getty Images/Princess Diana Archive