The Duke of Cambridge and the Duke of Sussex have issued scathing statements criticising the BBC for its failings around their mother’s Panorama interview. It comes as an inquiry found the BBC covered up “deceitful behaviour” used by journalist Martin Bashir to secure his world exclusive interview with Diana, and “fell short of high standards of integrity and transparency”.
PRINCE WILLIAM: 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'd been deceived. She was failed not just by a rogue reporter, but by leaders of the BBC who looked the other way rather than asking the tough questions.