Prince Williamhas issued a statement following a report’s findings into Martin Bashir’s explosive 1995 Panorama interview with his mother, Princess Diana.
After an inquiry found the BBC had fallen short of the “high standards of integrity and transparency which are its hallmark,” Prince William said he was “most saddened” his mother never learned she had been deceived. The prince said his mother was failed “not just by a rogue reporter” but also by bosses at the BBC.
William’s rebuke of the broadcaster comes after a report published on Thursday said the inquiry found BBC journalist Martin Bashir used deceit to gain a sensational 1995 interview with Diana, and that the broadcaster covered up the deception.
During the Panorama interview, watched by more than 20 million viewers, Diana shocked the nation by admitting to an affair and sharing details of her marriage to Prince Charles.