Princess Diana reportedly realized her infamous Panorama interview for BBC was a mistake. According to a royal expert, she felt remorse for what she did.
Princess Diana Remorseful For Infamous Panorama Interview, Royal Expert Claims
Princess Diana's Panorama interview was among the storylines featured on Netflix's The Crown Season 5. In the infamous interview, Prince Harry and Prince William blamed her failed marriage to Prince Charles' affair with Queen Consort Camilla Parker-Bowles.
"There were three of us in this marriage, so it was a bit crowded," Princess Diana said.
Royal expert Nick Bullen, the True Royal TV editor, shared more details about the much-talked interview. According to him, the late Princess of Wales was much more remorseful than she appeared on camera.
"I think in the initial days after [the interview] she really felt she'd got her voice out there," he told Us Weekly. "She also believed what Bashir had told her about the security services listening to her and what was going on. I think as more clarity set in, it became more and more apparent, it was a huge mistake."
The royal aficionado claimed that Princess Diana ultimately "realized she shouldn't do it." She was reportedly "absolutely" remorseful of her decision.
BBC Apologized To Royal Family Over Princess Diana's Panorama Interview
Former BBC journalist Martin Bashir reportedly deceived Princess Diana into giving in to his interview. Even her brother, Charles Spencer, felt he was "groomed" for Bashir to access his sister.
"I feel that I was groomed... shown forged bank statements; I was told of underhand payments, of spying, and of appalling deception. But, all along I was the one being deceived in order for Mr. Bashir to get to my late sister," the 9th Earl Spencer wrote in an op-ed for The Mail on Sunday.
In July, BBC director general Tim Davie released a statement via the network's website to formally apologized to King Charles, Prince William and Prince Harry.
"It is a matter of great regret that the BBC did not get to the facts in the immediate aftermath of the program when there were warning signs that the interview might have been obtained improperly. Instead, as The Duke of Cambridge himself put it, the BBC failed to ask the tough questions. Had we done our job properly Princess Diana would have known the truth during her lifetime. We let her, The Royal Family and our audiences down," read the statement from Davie.
"Now we know about the shocking way that the interview was obtained I have decided that the BBC will never show the program again; nor will we license it in whole or part to other broadcasters."
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