"He is privately furious that it has taken 27 years. The interview and allegations caused long-term damage to the future king and his household," a source claimed
It took 25 years for BBC to finally apologize to Princess Diana and her family for her 1995 Panorama interview which loved ones claim had led to her becoming paranoid and her eventual death. It has now been reported that Prince Charles was furious that “lurid lies” from the interview took nearly three decades to finally be publicly corrected, reported Mirror.
The BBC had written to Prince of Wales, formally apologizing for Martin Bashir’s “deceitful” tactics in securing the panorama interview, and agreed to never show it again. Lord Dyson in his inquiry report concluded that Bashir had used a series of "underhand tactics" to secure an interview. Bashir on the other hand continues to deny using deception and has apologized to Prince William and Prince Harry, insisting that he "loved" their late mother. A source close to Prince Charles said, “The narrative that came from that interview about Charles needs to be changed. He is privately furious that it has taken 27 years. The interview and allegations caused long-term damage to the future king and his household," reported Mirror.
It was during the interview that Princess Diana had made the statement "there were three of us in the marriage". The former Panorama presenter has now claimed that his bombshell interview with the Princess did not harm her and she was never unhappy about it as her 'loved ones' claim. He hit back at William for claiming that the interview had fuelled his mother's isolation and paranoia. Bashir told the Sunday Times, “I never wanted to harm Diana in any way and I don’t believe we did. Everything we did in terms of the interview was as she wanted, from when she wanted to alert the palace, to when it was broadcast, to its contents ... My family and I loved her," reported Mirror.
Despite this, BBC’s current Director-General Tim Davie proceeded to send a letter to Prince Charles apologizing for Bashir’s “lurid and untrue claims” about the prince, members of his staff, and other members of the Royal Family. The letter went on to state that the BBC accepts that Bashir made claims “intending to play on the princess’s fears, in order to arouse her interest in him, and without concern for the impact on those he maligned”. An Insider claimed that Prince Charles is not going to react publically to the letter. Prince William and Prince Harry on the other hand have already spoken publicly about the inquiry's results, reported Mirror.
Prince William said that he had no doubts that the reporter's web of deceit had "substantially influenced" what his mother said and “was a major contribution to making my parents’ relationship worse”. While Prince Harry released a separate statement saying, “Our mother was an incredible woman who dedicated her life to service. She was resilient, brave, and unquestionably honest. The ripple effect of a culture of exploitation and unethical practices ultimately took her life.” Bashir’s interview with Princess Diana in 1995 came weeks before it was revealed she and Charles were to divorce, reported Mirror.