The Evening Standard’s Royal Editor Robert Jobson tells us about the reaction inside Buckingham Palace following a report that found Princess Diana’s 1995 Panorama interview was obtained through “deceit”.
He explains why it was Prince William who recorded the royal family’s statement on the Dyson inquiry, and not his father Prince Charles.
But Robert also tells us he disagrees with William over the “legitimacy” of the interview, arguing Princess Diana knew what she was saying and banning it from ever being shown again would “silence her”.
The report found Journalist Martin Bashir, who carried out the interview, was in “serious breach” of the BBC’s producer guidelines by obtaining faked bank statements and showing them to Earl Spencer, Diana’s brother, to gain access to the princess.
Mr Bashir has apologised for faking the documents and said it was “an action I deeply regret”, but maintains it had “no bearing whatsoever on the personal choice by Princess Diana to take part in the interview”.
Also, Lizzie Edmonds looks at Prince Harry’s new documentary series with Oprah Winfrey, The Me You Can’t See.
He’s using it to highlight mental health issues, but he’s making more revelations about life as a royal.
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