Prince Harry is fully aware of everything that happens amid the BBC investigation into a 1990s interview with his late mother, Princess Diana.
Amid reports that Harry has not endorsed Prince William after he issued a public statement regarding the investigation into his late mother’s controversial 1995. Panorama In interview, a source close to the Duke of Sussex tells ET, “Harry receives regular updates and is up to date on everything that is happening.”
“You don’t need a public statement to imagine how he feels in private, people know how much his mother means to him,” says the source. “He has spoken boldly in the past about loss and pain, and the immense impact it has had on him.”
The source adds: “Sadly, some people not only see this as a push for the truth, but they also try to use this as an opportunity to try to drive a wedge between siblings.”
Earlier this week, William released an official statement regarding the independent investigation into Diana’s controversial interview. The Duke of Cambridge welcomed the investigation, which looks at allegations of unethical practices directed against the BBC’s Martin Bashir, who conducted the interview.
The BBC recently announced they had hired former British Supreme Court Justice John Dyson to lead the investigation into allegations that Bashir and the network tricked the late princess into agreeing to sit down for the interview.
“The independent investigation is a step in the right direction,” William said, according to the Palace statement. “It should help establish the truth behind the actions that led to the Panorama interview and the subsequent decisions made by the BBC at the time.”
During the controversial interview, which took place when Diana and Prince Charles were still married, the Princess of Wales was surprisingly candid about her and her husband’s crumbling marriage, their infidelities, their eating disorders and their instances of self-harm, among many. other controversial issues.
The report claims that Bashir created false bank documents to convince Diana’s brother, Charles Spencer, that someone on his staff was leaking information about the royal family and subsequently to force him to convince his sister to agree to speak.
Spencer criticized the BBC after the Times‘ report, condemning the alleged behavior. The BBC refuted the report, claiming that internal documents and memos from the time indicate that Diana confirmed in writing that the alleged bank statements did not influence her decision to participate in the interview.
However, the BBC claims that they have now issued a formal apology to Spencer and have started this investigation to examine what unethical practices, if any, were employed behind the scenes at the time.
According to an October report in The Sunday Times, Bashir allegedly used several ethically questionable tactics to secure the interview.