It was a foul rumor that had tarnished his reputation. In 1993, while he was in the midst of a divorce from Lady Diana, Prince Charles hired Tiggy Legge-Bourke as a nanny, a teacher responsible for looking after Princes William and Harry when they were at their father’s house. A loving woman, very present, who was however the victim, probably collateral, of the many rumors that the royal couple was the subject of at the time of their separation, before she too was attributed lies that tarnished her reputation . Like the rumor according to which, infatuated with Prince Charles with whom she was having an affair, she would have fallen pregnant, before being forced to have an abortion.
It was in 1995, during the interview with Lady Diana that Martin Bashir had made the Princess of Wales believe this foul rumor, even showing her false medical documents to “prove” his claims. A lie, for which she has just obtained, 26 years later, redress. As reported by The Telegraph, Tiggy Legge-Bourke has indeed received from the BBC, the channel which broadcast the show at the time, a check for 117,000 euros as compensation for this rumor that has soiled it. , while Martin Bashir’s methods were deemed “dubious” by an internal investigation. “Tiggy Legge-Bourke was at the center of the trap set by Bashir and it is right that the BBC compensates her,” a source told the newspaper.
What happened to Tiggy Legge-Bourke after this rumor?
A decision that follows, several months ago, a letter of apology from the BBC which apologized to the British royal family for this interview conducted by Martin Bashir which greatly shook the crown, but also, precipitated the end of the marriage of Lady Diana and Prince Charles. However, if the channel admitted the wrongs of its journalist, who resigned last spring for health reasons, it clarified that the Princess of Wales, despite these false documents used to make her speak, had made “a personal choice “to give this interview. And unfortunately, using Tiggy Legge-Bourke, whose presence with Princes William and Harry already fueled their mother’s jealousy, only fueled her mother’s paranoia. In 1999, the nanny of the princes finally resigned after her marriage to Charles Pettifer, but remained close to them, and also proved to be of great support at the time of Lady Diana’s death.
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