“The BBC’s lies fueled my mother’s paranoia.” This statement by Prince William made the front page of the British daily The Times, this Friday, May 21. The Duke of Cambridge is responding to the findings of an investigation into the BBC’s 1995 interview with his mother, Princess Diana.
Investigations launched in November 2020 by former British Supreme Court Justice John Dyson reveal that interviewing journalist Martin Bashir acted “deceptively” and falsified documents to push Lady Di into making accusations. shocking confidences. From a living room in Kensington Palace, the Princess of Wales had given herself open heartedly, throwing this now famous pic against her husband Prince Charles and Camilla Parker-Bowles: “There were three of us in this marriage”. Diana Spencer had also discussed her problems with bulimia and depression.
“An indescribable sadness”
When the findings of the investigation were announced, her son Prince William said he felt “indescribable sadness”. The BBC’s failures to interview his mother on Panorama “contributed significantly to his mother’s fear, paranoia and isolation” which he “remembers in his last years with her” . Then the future king added: “The interview has contributed greatly to souring my parents’ relationship and has since hurt countless people.”
Kate Middleton’s husband, visibly furious with the BBC, persists and signs. “She was deceived not only by a crooked journalist, but also by the leaders of the BBC who looked away instead of asking the angry questions”, he said about his mother, who died in an accident car on August 31, 1997, in Paris, at the age of 36.
His brother Prince Harry also spoke by targeting not the BBC but the entire media. “What deeply worries me is that practices like these – and even worse – are still prevalent today. Back then, and today, it’s bigger than a single medium. , a single network or a single publication, “dropped the husband of Meghan Markle with whom he is expecting a second child this summer. The prince deserting the royal family believes that “these unethical practices” took the life of his mother.
While Prince William has requested that this interview never be broadcast again, the BBC has reportedly apologized to Princes William and Harry, as well as Prince of Wales and Diana’s brother Earl Spencer, reports the BBC … .
Prince William and Prince Harry © Agence