LONDON (AP) _ The father of Princess Diana's boyfriend Dodi Fayed has lost his attempt to block a British newspaper from printing excerpts from a book by the only survivor of the 1997 crash that killed the couple.

Lawyers for Mohammed Al Fayed went to the High Court on Monday to seek an injunction against The Daily Telegraph, which printed an extensive interview with Diana's former bodyguard, Trevor Rees-Jones, on Saturday. The paper began serializing his upcoming book on the crash Monday.

Al Fayed's lawyers claimed Rees-Jones, who worked for the Fayeds, was contractually forbidden from profiting from information obtained during his employment.

Justice Anne Rafferty dismissed the claim, saying Al Fayed's lawyers could have sought the court's intervention earlier.

In ``The Bodyguard's Story,'' Rees-Jones dismisses claims by Al Fayed that his son and the princess were planning to marry. He also takes issue with Al Fayed's accusations of a royal conspiracy.