In the newly released documentary, Prince Harry uses excerpts from the scandalous interview of his biological mother, Princess Diana, in 1995. Notably, Prince William has condemned the broadcast of this interview.
In the first episode of Harry & Meghan, which aired on October 8, Prince Harry addressed the media intrusion into the British Royal family.
To illustrate that point, the documentary replays excerpts from a Panorama interview between Princess Diana and BBC journalist Martin Bashir in November 1995. In the excerpt, Princess Diana condemns the press for being overly concerned with the life of her and her family, causing obsession for her. The film also features video footage of Diana asking a photographer to stop recording her and her sons while they were on vacation in Switzerland.
“I think she has lived experience of how she struggled to live that life. She feels obligated to talk about it. Especially in the Panorama interview. I think by now we all know she was scammed when she gave the interview, but at the same time she spoke the truth about her experience,” Prince Harry said.
It is worth mentioning here that in July, BBC director general Tim Davie pledged to stop broadcasting Princess Diana’s interview on websites, and urged the media to do the same. .
The reason is due to the BBC’s official investigation in 2021 showing that journalist Bashir deceived and forged documents to get Diana to receive an exclusive interview. In 1995, Bashir tried to approach Count Charles Spencer, Princess Diana’s younger brother, misleading him by lying that members of the royal family had intentions against Princess Diana.
This helped Mr. Bashir get an interview with Diana, thereby exploiting information that shocked the world at that time, including King Charles (also Crown Prince) having an affair with Camilla Parker-Bowles or Camilla Parker-Bowles. The former Princess of Wales has a crush on someone else.
Princess Diana was tricked into giving an interview to the BBC in 1995. Photo: Netflix
In 2021, Prince William announced his mother’s interview should not continue to air.
“In my opinion, the fraudulent way of obtaining the interview significantly influenced what my mother said. The interview greatly contributed to the worsening of my parents’ relationship and has since hurt countless others. It is sad to know that this BBC failure contributed significantly to the fear, paranoia and isolation of her later years. In my opinion, Panorama has no legitimacy and should never be broadcast again. It creates a false narrative, which has been commercialized by the BBC and others for more than a quarter of a century,” said the 1982-born heir to the throne.
Page Six previously revealed William and Harry had different views on how to use the Panorama interview. According to the source, the Duke of Sussex felt the interview could be shown publicly because it included his mother’s thoughts and feelings.
Prince Harry has no objection to Panorama as it includes his mother’s thoughts and feelings. Photo: Netflix
This isn’t the first time Netflix has gone against Prince William’s wishes for an interview with Panama. Before that, part 5 of The Crown (Hoang Quyen) also included this episode in the movie.
According to Page Six