Prince William and Prince Harry are bitter about the situation and have blamed BBC for fuelling his mother's paranoia and worsening his parents' relationship.
Former British Supreme Court Justice Lord John Dyson published his 127-page report on Princess Diana's 1995 Panorama interview on Thursday which confirmed that she had been "conned" into doing it. The inquiry concluded that Mr. Bashir had deceived Diana’s brother, Charles, Earl Spencer, to obtain the interview. It also held BBC's management responsible for covering up his conduct, which included creating fake bank statements. It has now been reported that Prince William and Prince Harry are bitter about the situation and have blamed BBC for fuelling their mother's paranoia and worsening their parents' relationship.
While many had gone after Martin Bashir who had conducted the interview, Prince William said that his mother was failed "not just by a rogue reporter" but by BBC's management. The BBC issued a statement, admitting that “the process for securing the interview fell far short of what audiences have a right to expect.” Tim Davie, the current director-general, said, “The BBC should have made greater effort to get to the bottom of what happened at the time and been more transparent about what it knew. While the BBC cannot turn back the clock after a quarter of a century, we can make a full and unconditional apology," reported NY Times.
Prince William said he was "most saddened" Diana never learned that she had been deceived. During the interview, the beloved princess was made to reveal much about her marriage to Prince Charles. She made the statement "there were three of us in this marriage" during the interview which is said to have worsened the rift between her and her husband. In a separate statement, Prince Harry blamed the toxic media culture for his mother's death. He said that the "ripple effect of a culture of exploitation and unethical practices" ultimately took his mother's life. "Our mother lost her life because of this, and nothing has changed. By protecting her legacy, we protect everyone, and uphold the dignity with which she lived her life," he added, according to NY Times.