It was one of the interviews that shook the British royal family the most. In 1995, when her marriage to Prince Charles was on the wane more than ever, Lady Diana granted an exclusive interview to journalist Martin Bashir for Panorama, in which she revealed the infidelities of her husband Prince Charles, in particular her affair of long standing with Camilla Parker Bowles. And nearly 25 years later, this interview remains very controversial, mainly for the methods considered unethical used at the time by Martin Bashir. So much so that Hasnat Khan, the former love of the princess, now steps up to the plate.
Very discreet when he spun the perfect love with Lady Diana, the surgeon of Pakistani origin came out of his silence in the columns of the Daily Mail to denounce the “cunning” and “aggressiveness” that Martin Bashir used to extort from the princess of crisp revelations, such as the evocation of the famous “three-way marriage”. Somewhat controversial methods, spotted by Prince William, and which Hasnat Khan also faced. “He asked me very direct and personal questions about Diana and me. The wedding, the ceremony … Only intimate questions,” he recalls, even saying he was “embarrassed”. “I was angry with the way he was addressing me,” he added.
Princess Diana’s Ex Breaks His Silence to Blast BBC’s Martin Bashir for ‘Exploitive’ Interview pic.twitter.com/iEwzfGsy68
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Martin Bashir “exploited the vulnerability” of Diana
Long before Martin Bashir came to ask him these indiscreet questions, Hasnat Khan had already confided to Lady Diana everything he thought of the journalist, explaining that he did not “like” and that he did not “trust her. “. An opinion he had formed just seeing the 1995 interview. “I felt it was a big mistake and told him it was horrible, but I added: ‘If you was on a mission, you accomplished it ‘”, he recalls. However today, Hasnat Khan is not the only one to denounce this interview and the methods of Martin Bashir, since last November, Count Charles Spencer, Lady Diana’s brother, had also denounced “pure dishonesty” of the journalist, who according to him had “exploited” the “vulnerability” of his sister.
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