The controversial Andrew Morton biography of Princess Diana was withdrawn from sale at Harrods department store on orders from its owner, Mohamed Al Fayed, whose son died with the princess.
The book, in which Morton says Diana was the main source for the painful details of her early life and marriage to Prince Charles, was due for widespread publication today.
A few London stores put several hundred copies of "Diana, Her True Story -- In Her Own Words" on sale Saturday. Waterstone's bookstores, which has a branch at Harrods, was one of the chains that started selling the book, a revised edition of Morton's 1992 best seller, "Diana: Her True Story."
"It was withdrawn on Saturday," Michael Cole, Al Fayed's spokesman, said Sunday. "Mr. Al Fayed gave the order as soon as he found out the book was on sale, and I believe they were removed yesterday afternoon."
The princess and Dodi Fayed died Aug. 31 in a car crash in a Paris tunnel that also killed the driver, Henri Paul, who was legally drunk.