London - (Rioters): It cost Diana and Dodi their lives in that drunken Pont d'Alma tunnel freak show in August 1997.
On Wednesday night an ominous echo of that folie a deux saw Charles and his faghag snapped by the paps not wearing seat belts.
Tucked up in the rear of a maroon 1977 Daimler Sedan, the faux royal pair were sitting ducks.
According to onlookers the vehicle shook 'like a giant plum blancmange' under the rioters' assault that saw the unbelted pair hurled from side to side.
Officially Royal Protection Racket cops were saying nothing.
But the seat belt law has no exemptions - not even for royal benefit scroungers like these two.
"It's not like they hate restraint of any kind," a Palace footman chuckled today.
"Their bedrooms in Highgrove are stuffed with belts and chains, cuffs, padlocks, mini straightjackets and all sorts of tie-downs.
"Polaroids available from fifty quid upwards."