Princess Diana 1995 Interview: Netflix is reportedly going to dramatise the Panorama interview of Princess Diana by BBC’s Martin Bashir in the upcoming season of The Crown. The recent controversy involving the video had brought about Prince William’s demand that the interview be taken off-air.
The Crown‘s season five will reportedly have an episode in which the focus will be on the Royal controversy of 1995 when Princess Diana revealed the details of her dysfunctional marriage with Prince Charles to Martin Bashir during an interview. Princess Diana had said, “there were three of us in the marriage’ – a reference to Charles and Camilla. As per a report by the Sun, the said episode is going to be a costly affair for the show as it will be pivotal to the new installment.
After Bashir’s tactics to score the interview with Princess Diana were revealed earlier this year, Prince William had asked for the interview to never be aired again. Both Harry and William accused the BBC journalist of ruining their mother’s life with the deceitful interview.
As per reports, Bashir lied to obtain the interview, using ‘deceitful’ methods later covered up by a ‘woefully ineffective’ internal investigation by Tony Hall, who later became BBC director-general. Bashir allegedly tricked Diana’s brother by lying about how her bodyguards were spying against her and among other lies.
Prince William in his statement had said, “It is my view that the deceitful way the interview was obtained substantially influenced what my mother said. The interview was a major contribution to making my parents’ relationship worse and has since hurt countless others.
“It brings indescribable sadness to know that the BBC’s failures contributed significantly to her fear, paranoia and isolation that I remember from those final years with her. But what saddens me most, is that if the BBC had properly investigated the complaints and concerns first raised in 1995, my mother would have known that she had been deceived.”
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