UK’s Prince Harry welcomes Princess Diana interview inquiry

Prince William says new investigation into BBC's Diana interview a 'step in the right direction'

The source said in comments to various media outlets: "Harry is getting regular updates and is aware of what's happening".

In it, the princess famously said "there were three of us in this marriage", referring to the Prince of Wales's relationship with Camilla Parker-Bowles.

Despite living on the other side of the Atlantic ocean, Prince Harry is keeping himself up with the investigation into Princess Diana's controversial interview with Martin Bashir.

The investigation will consider if the steps taken by the BBC and Bashir were appropriate and to what extent those actions influenced Diana's decision to give an interview.

Before adding: "Sadly, some people are not just seeing this as a drive for truth, but also trying to use this as an opportunity to try to drive a wedge between the brothers".

Disclosing that he has spoken to a professional about his mental health, he describes how he only began to address his grief when he was 28 after feeling "on the verge of punching someone" and facing anxiety during royal engagements.

The broadcaster said John Dyson, a former UK Supreme Court judge, is "an eminent and highly respected figure who will lead a thorough process".


And just this week Prince William broke his silence on the controversy, saying: "The independent investigation is a step in the right direction".

Prince Harry as a baby with his parents and brother William (Credit: SplashNews) What has Prince Harry said about the Panorama interview?

The investigation was launched after Diana's brother Earl Spencer claimed Martin Bashir used "false bank statements" to gain access to the princess. From 1995 to the present, Lord Dyson has been free to investigate every aspect of the matter.

However Diana's brother said he was "not at all satisfied with the parameters" set around the inquiry into the BBC Panorama interview.

The BBC stressed that there is a fairly wide scope for investigation. Even though this already includes the time his mother, the late Princess Diana, was part of the royal family, it seems that Prince William has no plans of watching.

In a statement they said: "Following the announcement of the independent investigation, the BBC has now recovered the princess's original handwritten note". Diana and her boyfriend Dodi Fayed were killed in a tragic vehicle crash in a Paris underpass on August 31, 1997, along with their French driver Henri Paul as they tried to outrun chasing photographers.

Bashir has made no public comment on the situation and the corporation says the journalist, who gained global renown from the interview, is now on sick leave, recovering from heart surgery and from contracting COVID-19.

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