Martin Bashir interview: William says BBC failures ‘significant’ to Diana’s ‘paranoia’ | Royal | News
The Duke of Cambridge lashed out at the broadcaster after an inquiry found the BBC had used “deceitful behaviour” to obtain the interview. In a highly personal statement, Prince William said the findings of Lord Dyson’s investigation brought “indescribable sadness”.
He said: “It brings indescribable sadness to know that the BBC’s failures contributed significantly to her fear, paranoia and isolation that I remember from those final years with her.”
The interview was found to be in “serious breach” of the BBC’s producer guidelines when he produced fake documents to gain access to Princess Diana.
Prince William received a letter of apology from the corporation and Mr Bashir but has insisted the programme “should never be aired again”.
Following the report, Prince Harry also issued a statement of condemnation.
Prince William believes his mother’s appearance on the programme was to blame for damaging her relationship with Prince Charles.
He said: “It is my view that the deceitful way the interview was obtained substantially influenced what my mother said.
“The interview was a major contribution to making my parent’s relationship worse and has since hurt countless others.”
The Duke of Cambridge also said the Panorama programme holds “no legitimacy”.
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Mr Hunt added that it was a “bold move” by the Duke of Cambridge to “recast his mother’s 1995 Panorama interview as a ‘false narrative’.”