Prince Charles doesn’t want the BBC to air Diana’s Panorama interview again

Prince William gets furious as he condemns BBC's Princess Diana interview deceit claims! **FILE PHOTOS**

As we discussed last week, the results of the Dyson report were released, and there were no surprises with the findings. Martin Bashir had falsified documents and persuaded Diana to do the Panorama interview using false pretenses. Most people knew that years ago, but whatever. It was interesting to see it underlined and people want to create a narrative that the sole reason Diana wanted to give an interview was because of Bashir’s forged documents. That was never the case – she wanted her side out there and she was reportedly pleased with the interview and her performance in it. She rehearsed what she wanted to say and she got it out there.

Which is why it was strange to hear Prince William make the argument that his mother was afraid, paranoid and isolated because of Bashir’s schemes and that, weirdly, the Panorama interview was a “major contribution to making my parents’ relationship worse.” And that’s why William argued that the interview should “never be aired again” because of the “false narrative.” This entire argument is coming straight from Charles. It was stunning to see Diana’s son dismiss his mother’s as paranoid, pretend that Diana didn’t know what she was saying in the interview and try to silence her voice.

Last year, Robert Lacey claimed that William “screamed” at his mother following the interview, so we do know that William always hated the interview from the word go. Instead of eventually listening to what his mom was trying to say, though, William has just spent the past 25 years engorged with rage about it. And on this, William is his father’s son. Surprise, Charles wants to ensure that the Panorama interview never airs again:

Prince Charles has told friends he wants the BBC to stop showing clips of the Panorama interview. While he has decided not to follow his sons by issuing a public statement, Charles has told aides he is frustrated that – despite the damning report by Lord Dyson – the Corporation persists in airing segments of Martin Bashir’s interview with Princess Diana in news reports.

He believes that in doing so, it is failing to live up to the spirit of its promise not to broadcast the interview again.

A friend said: ‘There is time needed to think about this, but there is a feeling that the BBC shouldn’t be showing any footage at all from the interview.’

The source added that Charles had ‘fully supported’ William’s decision to issue a statement attacking the BBC in the wake of the report. William also informed the Queen before making his bombshell public remarks last week.

[From The Daily Mail]

I’m sure Charles did “fully support” William’s statement. I’m sure Clarence House speechwriters crafted William’s statement completely and William trotted out there to deliver daddy’s message in his own voice. Charles and William understand that they’re just puppets of the far-right-wing at this point, right? The Mudoch-owned press and the Tory Party want to see the BBC kneecapped. The thing is, the Murdoch-owned press also wants to continue exploiting Diana for their own purposes, and one of those purposes is keeping Charles and William on a tight leash.

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  1. heygingersnaps says:

    Of course he doesn’t want it to get aired again, given that he’s tried so hard to keep erasing Diana.

    • Snuffles says:

      It’s funny that he thinks in the age of the Internet and social media that it could be done. The Internet is ETERNAL.

      • Wiglet Watcher says:

        That YouTube link on how Diana felt when she learned the gender of her 2nd child is already removed soo….

    • Cecilia says:

      I wonder what charles thinks of the interview HE did a year prior to diana’s panorama interview.

    • Kalana says:

      Charles lacks grace. How can he not have moved on and gained any kind of perspective in 24 years? He’s a self-absorbed, self-pitying control freak.

      • Elizabeth Regina says:

        And therein lies the problem. All this could have stayed buried if they did not keep repeating the same dastardly acts that led to Harry and Meghan fleeing. He is surrounded by useless advisers and he is incapable of any introspection or self-reflection and therefore stuck with the consequences of his own actions for life.

      • Christina says:

        Control freak or not, the British Press is heavily dependent on any controversy that can be drummed up in the royal family. Charles IS a control freak, but the BP would still focus on the salacious and make stuff up to sell papers if he wasn’t. They are treated like things, not people, which is why Harry left. Charles and the family give them lots to write about.

    • PEARL GREY says:

      Try as he might, Diana’s words can’t be erased, no matter how much the royals deploy her treacherous “son” William to gaslight her on TV. The interview is available online for anyone to watch and read about, so bad luck Chuck. She said what she said, and they continue to prove her right with their deplorable actions towards Harry and his wife and children. No wonder they are mad he escaped and is lifting the lid on them. In 20 years time, will they be saying Oprah conned Harry into giving an interview and fuelled his “fear and paranoia”?

      • Seraphina says:

        Oh so true Pearl Grey.

      • Snuffles says:

        They’re already starting. That Camel Toe rag lady has been saying that the US media is manipulating and taking advantage of him.

        NO, they are giving him a platform to speak his truth FINALLY.

      • Seraphina says:

        Yes, Harry is being brainwashed to speak out yet they could not brainwash him to keep silent and accept the manipulation and toxicity.

      • Jais says:

        @snuffles- there has been talk about how the us media is exploiting Harry by Tominey and others, which makes me feel like they are maybe trying to compare Oprah with Bashir. That really does not sit right for a number of reasons but I think they’re kinda trying it.

    • Tessa says:

      William and Harry and the Spencers (I believe Sarah was an executor of Diana’s will) are the ones who can call the shots. Charles divorced Diana and she was not married to him when she died.

  2. Neners says:

    I can’t imagine why Charles would feel this way. At all. *rolls eyes*

  3. Seraphina says:

    False narrative? No, whatever documents were shown to Diana to persuade her were false, but not her narrative. I guess Wills did buy that education if he can’t differentiate between the two and draw logical conclusions.

  4. Snuffles says:

    Can’t wait for Netflix The Crown to dramatize the interview in GREAT DETAIL next season.

  5. sandy says:

    Now I hope they recreate the full thing for the Crown

  6. Cecilia says:

    The BBC had made a promise to never air the interview again? When did that happen because i missed it. And i remain of the opinion that william had absolutely nothing to do with that statement and it came straight from buckingham palace HQ.

  7. Becks1 says:

    Of course he doesn’t want it aired ever again. He probably wishes everyone would just forget the interview ever happened.

    Sorry Charles. Diana said what she said.

    • BayTampaBay says:

      I do not know why Charles, William and Harry keep saying that this interview killed their mother. This interview did not kill their mother.

      • Cecilia says:

        Harry never said that this interview killed their mother. Neither did william until last week. Both men always blamed the tabloids and their tactics.

      • Seraphina says:

        Do they mean it was the catalyst that may have started the planning of her demise? I recall being on a trip and discussing the late Diana with a British woman. And I said: I really think they may have had her killed and she chimed in enthusiastically and her husband gave her the death glare. She went silent as the grave. I will never forget that conversation.

      • Ainsley7 says:

        Bashir amped up her fears about being spied on. The same fears that led to her dismissing her RPO’s. If she had kept her RPO’s than she’d still be alive. So, in that way, Bashir is somewhat responsible.

      • Brielle says:

        @ Tampabay, Harry never said that the interview killed his mother… where do you heard that? He always said it was the paparazzi

      • Brielle says:

        @Ainsley she was indeed spied on!

      • ABritGuest says:

        It was Earl Spencer who said there was a line between Diana’s interview & her passing. Weren’t the false bank statements shown to him not Diana?

        The Dyson report said she wanted to an interview after Charles’ one the year before & it’s been said that she had told journalist Max Hastings much of the same so not sure the content would have been that different.

        Kind of interesting to think what the firm envisaged for Diana & Charles prior to her interview- would they have just remained legally separated?

        And there were good reasons for Diana to be taken in by certain claims- she was being spied on as her inquest found- US intelligence had bugged her phone & were passing on info to U.K security services. Harry’s hacking case suggests that tabloids like the Mirror were hacking & blagging her so personal info was ending up in the press. Also love letters to Hewitt. And she was in a war of attrition with Charles/ palace with Charles’ circle briefing against her& vice versa. So it was fair why she had trust issues & Bashir’s claims were in the background to this.

        BBC director said they won’t air the interview again although said they will show clips. Seems fair as don’t think you can say the entire interview is a false narrative.

        It’s just ironic that this talk about how RPOs could have saved Diana’s life whilst justifying Charles refusing to pay for Harry’s at least for a transition period when presumably the risk factor for Harry & Diana was similar (related to 2 future kings).

      • Tessa says:

        THe interview did not kill their mother. Several things did, including the medical treatment she got after the accident.

      • BayTampaBay says:

        @Tessa – Not wearing a seatbelt definitely aided in her death.

        @Brielle – Reading from many different places, I keep getting the message that both William and Harry feel that if the interview had not had happened, Diana would still be alive today. My interpretation of the message of the articles I have read may be wrong.

      • Tessa says:

        For one thing, I think the divorce would have happened…eventually. They were separated for three years and it looked hopeless. Charles naming Camilla the year before made it a new ball game. She was “free” and theoretically Charles could eventually divorce and then marry Camilla. He probably would have gotten Bolland working with Camilla and go to his attorneys to try to work out a divorce with Diana. Diana wanted out of the marriage but would hardly have told Bashir she wanted a divorce, not without a lawyer’s approval, it would have been foolhardy for her to commit to a divorce in front of an international audience.. The details of that night will never be known, the sole survivor has amnesia. I think there was something wrong with the seatbelts. And there are so many missing pieces in the scenario since the sole survivor can’t remember it all. I think so many other accident victims got better treatment than Diana. So much precious time was wasted with the first responders getting their pictures taken. Had someone in her family to represent her been there, she may well have been taken to the nearest hospital to try to save her. She was helpless and at the whims of the health care system. and bleeding to death.

      • Brielle says:

        @ BayTampaBay Harry even said on his documentary that it was the paparazzi chasing his mum to death

  8. Christine says:

    Of course he doesn’t want to hear from his dead wife. He’s been trying to silence her since he met her. Now he has William trying to silence her too. When will people see through his rewriting of history?

  9. Kalana says:

    These short-sighted, thin-skinned idiots would rather take down the BBC than deal with the tabloids. Why? Because Charles wants Camilla to have the title of Queen? Because William cheats on his wife? These are reasons for Murdoch and Rothmere to take over?

  10. Serena says:

    So shameful and pathetic, the whole world knows what Charles did and it’s not gonna disappear or make people forget if BBC doesn’t air it.

  11. Woke says:

    William was clearly embarrassed by the interview his mother did, he probably was teased about it at school about it and he resent her for that. My question is why now that he’s an adult and know the facts he won’t let go of it ? Why the interview his father did or the tampon gate didn’t have the same effect on him.
    The relationship between the government, Murdoch and the British royal family is so intertwined you don’t even know who has the upper hand.

    • Robyn says:

      They don’t want Kate to give a similar one some day when they eventually throw her under the bus, so this reaction from The Firm reads like a warning and some preemptive gaslighting to me.

      • swirlmamad says:

        The thing is I don’t think Kate has the guts and/or wherewithal to give such an interview if it came down to it. She doesn’t have the public love or backing like Diana did either. And even if she tried, they’d shut her and her family down with a quickness. But, you also could be right that even if she would never, this serves to reinforce to her that she’d better not even think twice.

    • JT says:

      How is what Diana said more embarrassing than Charles wanting to be Camilla’s tampon? Or admitting to his affair one whole year before the panorama interview? Or Charles’ “whatever love means” comment in his engagement interview no less. Or Charles saying he “needed two wives” in a speech at an important dinner? Diana counters all of her husbands bullsh*t and William blows a gasket. What about your daddy?

      • Ainsley7 says:

        I’ll bet that William was just as mad about all that. Diana’s interview is still a much bigger story. Diana didn’t just tell her side. She flat out stated that Charles would make a terrible king and they should just skip to William. It’s still having repercussion today. A lot of people still want to skip Charles in favor a William. Most people have forgotten a lot of what Charles did. No one has forgotten Diana’s interview.

      • Brielle says:

        @what prove do you have that she dismissed the RPO? You keep saying like it’s a fact..in another post’ you said that Harry was confused about the Church of Scotland and that they don’t say prayers for dead ppl and it was false,a poster posted a link with the Scotland church praying for Philip

      • Tessa says:

        Diana cringed when Charles said he needed two wives. He was out to hurt her passing it off as “joking.” This was as early as 1983. Some sources say he resumed his affair with Camilla as early as 1983.

      • ABritGuest says:

        Diana didn’t say throne should skip Charles- from the interview:

        BASHIR: But you would know him better than most people. Do you think he would wish to be King?

        DIANA: There was always conflict on that subject with him when we discussed it, and I understood that conflict, because it’s a very demanding role, being Prince of Wales, but it’s an equally more demanding role being King.

        And being Prince of Wales produces more freedom now, and being King would be a little bit more suffocating. And because I know the character I would think that the top job, as I call it, would bring enormous limitations to him, and I don’t know whether he could adapt to that.

        BASHIR: Do you think it would make more sense in the light of the marital difficulties that you and the Prince of Wales have had if the position of monarch passed directly to your son Prince William?

        DIANA: Well, then you have to see that William’s very young at the moment, so do you want a burden like that to be put on his shoulders at such an age? So I can’t answer that question.

        BASHIR: Would it be your wish that when Prince William comes of age that he were to succeed the Queen rather than the current Prince of Wales?

        DIANA: My wish is that my husband finds peace of mind, and from that follows others things, yes.

        She said that he had more freedom as POW and might find king role more restrictive. Charles own profile with Time a few years ago had his staff saying the same & him hurrying to establish the things he wants to do before the top job which they described as kind of prison like. Funnily enough he was said to have described himself as trapped by Selena Scott then. Charles history of political interfering and lobbying also comes into this which is why Charles had to say a few years ago he would keep zipped once king.

      • Demi says:

        People remember the relationship with them was sour way way before the interview She even started embarrassing him on official engagements hello the kiss that missed? and the final Korea appearance.

      • Tessa says:

        Charles also started putting Diana down in front of other people. Jephson recalls a time that Diana was asked about her plans for a tour, before she could answer Charles said Shopping isn’t it Darling. And he was also heard talking about Fergie and Diana’s “little minds.” He was nasty to her, no wonder she pulled away when he tried to kiss her. And on another occasion at a dinner party he talked of the “benefits” of mistresses.

  12. Sofia says:

    Of course he does. Once again, Bashir was a slimeball for forging documents, deception is deception and he should be called out for that.

    But Diana was going to speak to someone. May not have been Bashir if he didn’t forge documents but it was going to be someone. And she was going to say what she said to him to anyone else.

    • BritDebbie says:

      I could be completely wrong, but I thought although Martin Bashir created the forged documents he never actually showed her them? I’ve not read the most recent report so maybe he did. Putting on the tin foil hat, I think Diana might have chosen to do the interview with him rather than any other reporter because he was the complete opposite of all the grey men that had made her life hell. He wasn’t born to money, he worked his way up and all his success was from the work that he put it. He is definitely not perfect but I wonder who the other alternatives were.

      I really hate that they are trying to silence her. Yet again “powerful ” old men are trying to silence a women who saw things differently them.

  13. Amy Bee says:

    Kaiser, you describe the situation perfectly.

  14. SusanRagain says:

    I just don’t see the point of rehashing all this again.
    I’m starting to think that we should all ignore all of them. The British tabs are making a fortune and will continue to stir it up, and I swear things will get worse for H&M after the new baby comes.

    In our daily lives, the BRF does not matter at all.
    It’s all smoke and mirrors anyway.

    Should have been shut down 100+ years ago.

    Andrew will never see jail time. The system is rigged always has been.

    • Tessa says:

      and the worst part is those who think the royals can do no wrong, the young woman involved in the Andrew (the one pictured with him with his arm around her)- Epstein scandal gets trashed, not Andrew.

  15. Ainsley7 says:

    Diana was paranoid though. She got rid of her RPOs because she thought they were spying on her among other things. There are many people who still believe that the BRF had her killed because she is known to have believed they were planning for her to die in a car accident. She’d still be alive today if she hadn’t gotten rid of her RPO’s. Bashir played into all her fears to get that interview and it did a lot of harm to her mental health.

    • BayTampaBay says:

      You are so correct. Diana would still be alive today if she had not dismissed her RPO.

      • Cecilia says:

        Do you even still get royal protection if you’re not a royal anymore?

      • BayTampaBay says:

        Yes for Diana. Diana was giving royal protection but she dismissed it as she thought the RPOs were spying on her and reporting back to Charles & QEII.

    • Merricat says:

      It’s not paranoia when people are actually out to get you.

      • Becks1 says:

        Yeah weren’t some of her RPOs actually spying on her? Weren’t there some things that Charles knew that he would have only known if the RPOs were reporting to him?

      • C-Shell says:

        *emphatically extends hands* THANK YOU!

      • February-Pisces says:

        Exactly it’s not paranoia when it’s actually happening. She used to get her apartment swept for bugs. He phone was tapped and her private phone conversations leaked to the press. Somethings she guessed correctly and others maybe not, but her paranoia was justified.

    • Amy Bee says:

      Did Diana publicly state that she no longer wanted royal protection? Based on the experiences of Harry and Meghan, I’m now of the view that the Royal Family took away her security rather than her giving it up.

      • BayTampaBay says:

        Diana dismissed the royal protection.

      • JT says:

        @amybee This is where I’m at. Knowing what we now in how the family is dealing with Harry, a blood royal, I would not be surprised if they pulled her security and then lied and said she asked for them to be dismissed. It’s just like every interaction the firm had with H&M. They tell the Sussexes not to do a photo call for Archie and then tell the press it was their decision. They tell Harry Archie won’t be a prince, and then say that’s what he wanted. I would not be surprised if they took her security, last minute just like Harry, and then told the press she wanted that too. Nothing the royal family does should be taken at face value, especially when it comes to Diana and the Sussexes. People know the firm lies, why do they get the benefit of the doubt?

      • Ainsley7 says:

        @Jt- The Sussexes never said that they were asked not to do a photocall with Archie. They said no one asked them to do one. Which makes sense since no one asked the Cambridges, Wessexes, Yorks, Walses, or Princess Anne. The press knew where they were giving birth and just showed up. It’s a tradition that the Sussexes didn’t want to take part in for the presses benefit because they had been so awful. What they meant was, they would have done it if the family had asked. The Queen didn’t ask and took photos with them on their terms.

      • Brielle says:

        @JT I completely agree with you … how do we know that Diana dismissed the RPO?with everything happened with Harry when they took his protection without any warning and when he was receiving death threats…and I don’t believe Diana was paranoid:ppl were spying on her,there were even cameras in her gym!!that’s just crazy, not one space where she wasn’t photographed or tracked…and I am sure at Kensington ppl were also spying on her…why do you think Harry moved his family to Windsor? Meghan,Harry,Diana and Fergie all said the same thing so who do I believe? Them or that big propaganda machine with the firm?

      • Brielle says:

        @Ainsley so if the Cambridge’s don’t do a photocall,why do they stand on the stairs like that? It’s clearly a photocall and Diana and them all did it…if it isn’t a photocall,they can’t just take their car and go and I’m sure incognito…and this is all prepared with the firm and the press to take photos..you make it seem like it just happen that their photos are taken on front of the hospital

      • swirlmamad says:

        I really am of the mind that they took away Diana’s security as opposed to her willingly giving it up as well, especially in light of Harry’s revelations.

      • Shoshone says:

        Yes! This! How do we know that Diana gave up her Royal Protection? Did anyone independent other than BP confirm this or was it a story concocted after the fact in order to smear the victim(s)?

      • February-Pisces says:

        Do we actually know for sure or is that the story we have been told? I don’t remember what was said at the time as I was too young. Maybe the royals just spun that story because they didn’t want further blame for her death, so they just said it was ‘her choice’.

        Didn’t Charles leak that he was still paying for harry when he wasn’t? Also didn’t they leak that harry and Meghan were the ones who turned down archies title when in fact they were the ones who refused to give it to him?

      • Tessa says:

        Diana only got security when she was with her sons.

      • Feeshalori says:

        Having lived during the Diana years, I remember it was always said that Diana gave up her protection. But I wouldn’t be surprised if it were, as other commenters have theorized here, actually pulled from her. If they did this to Harry, they most likely could’ve done it to his mother.

    • Tessa says:

      Diana was cast aside by Charles early on. She was more or less ousted from the family.

    • Tessa says:

      Diana was spied on. Those gym photos were taken “secretly.” Her phone was tapped (the one where she talked with Gilbey was aired0. Nicholas Soames went to the media and called Diana paranoid He is friend of Charles.

      • Demi says:

        Exactly the firm lies even the people who said they were closed to her at that time there’s no way to know they were telling the truth.. just like they invent false friends accounts about H&M.. Anything coming from RR should be taken with a grain of salt unless it was coming directly from the person.. Also, she went to Angola a few months before her death if she was that paranoid& isolated would she travel??

  16. Merricat says:

    I am constantly amused by the royal family’s inability to comprehend how they are perceived by the rest of the world. Hint: the opposite of grand.
    The digital world is no place for a monarchy. Lol.

    • Lady D says:

      I sometimes think about how they can be so blind to how they’re perceived by the rest of the world. Do they have no friends among the EU royals that could take Chuck or Cain aside and say look mate you’re acting a bloody fool here? Their isolation will be their undoing. George might find himself a king without a country if they don’t wake up.

      • Liz version 700 says:

        I think George would be lucky if he never sits in the thrown. His father and grandfather do not seem happy with that role in life. They are miserable people.

  17. Robyn says:

    Lmao it’s on YouTube, Chucky. It’s only a matter of time before The Youths make the best soundbites trend on Tik Tok because none of you will shut up about it.

  18. swaz says:

    The Royal Family is the the new Mafia. They knew about this 26 years ago, but they investigated it now after Netflix refuse to budge, to have the interview cancelled completely. That was a narrow escape for Meghan and Harry

  19. Lauren says:

    Charles can what whatever he wants. We are in the digital age, and until there is that internet that interview is going to be out there more or less available to whoever seeks it. Good luck trying to erase Diana’s voice. You can silence the BBC, discredit Diana and Bashir, but the truth is always out there.

  20. Alicia says:

    Perhaps they WERE spying on her tho?

    • Brielle says:

      Totally,they were spying on her: she wasn’t crazy like some want us to believe

  21. Harper says:

    William informed the Queen before making his statement. Big deal. This is supposed to show how TOB is the respectful one and follows the royal rules, unlike Harry who spouts off without permission.

  22. MellyMel says:

    Can’t wait till the next season of the Crown, when we get the scene of this interview. Charles will never be able to escape this.

    • Liz version 700 says:

      And his temper fits make it even worse. Now even I want to watch this and I don’t even watch the Crown

  23. Lizzie says:

    Diana believed those false bank statements because she was betrayed constantly by those around her. Security probably was keeping Chuck updated. Love that they want to portray her as gullible and paranoid all because of this. Nope, she grew up real quick after marrying into that family. These are the same people trying to remake Meghan into a bully.

  24. Plums says:

    I mean, the timing of this attempt at revisionist history is so badly thought through. I feel like no one at the palace is taking into account that The Crown is almost definitely going to be dramatizing the panorama interview in the next season. Them making such a big deal about how the BBC should never air it ever again on top of the public interest in it set to increase dramatically with the new season is just gonna compound and Streisand effect interest in watching the interview rather than make it go away.

  25. TheOriginalMia says:

    Are the PR gurus still employed? This seems incredibly stupid. Why comment? It’s not as if the Internet won’t remember & there won’t be bits and pieces, if not the whole interview, saved somewhere. All the gaslighting and kevetching over this interview isn’t going to rewrite history in Charles’ favor. He did Diana dirty. Instead of issuing a mea culpa and a plea to allow him & his sons the opportunity for healing and reconciliation, we get demands for the interview never to be aired again. Diana said what she said. She was angry & hurt & she wanted the world to know the truth behind the velvet curtains.

  26. Noor says:

    Prince William, the future future king of England and some commonwealth countries stood before his subjects and delivered a a carefully prepared and rehearsed speech in front of ITV camera blaming Martin Bashir for everything that happened to his mother.

    Is he rewriting history?

    The Bishop of Leeds has already pointed out that this speech will not stand the test of time. Need we say more.

  27. lanne says:

    This just shows how stupid and out of touch both Charles and William are. They really think they can control Diana’s narrative, and they still think, in contrast to all evidence to the contrary, that they can control Harry. Every strong arm tactic they try has backfired terribly. Do they really think that banning the BBC from airing the interview makes it disappear? Do they really think that the only place to see the interview is on TV? They will make that interview trend on social media around the world rather than suppressing it.

    Haven’t those crisis helpers started yet? The crisis isn’t Harry. The crisis is the future of the royal family and what it looks like. The only justification either one seems to have for the continuation of the royal family is “it’s my turn damnit!”

    Is that enough to sustain the monarchy? A post Queen and post Harry monarchy?

    I believe that they canceled Diana’s security as a strong arm tactic. I think that’s where they got the brilliant idea to do it again with Harry. Apparently these folks are capable of only one idea every three decades.

    • Brielle says:

      Exactly Ianne…like always I agree with you,they canceled Diana’s RPO like they did Harry and now some ppl want us to believe that she was crazy and dismissed the RPO..I just don’t buy it

      • Lila says:

        I don’t know if Diana decided not to have her RPOs or if it they were taken from her. I do know that the BRF lies and briefs their preferred journalists to get a narrative out there. Before the Oprah interview, we all thought H and M did not want Archie to be a prince and that Charles was still helping them out financially because that’s what the tabloids told us.

  28. Tessa says:

    He divorced her, She was not his wife anymore when she died. He has no say in this.

  29. Islandgirl says:

    Maybe I am missing something but I watched Diana in her own words. These were tapes from sessions with her voice coach? They were done years before that interview and she said the same damning things.

    They never learn. The more they refer to something the more people who might not even be interested go looking just to see what was said.

    On another note…while the actions of Martin Bashir might have made Diana more paranoid…her experiences with the family through the years made what he said more plausible to her. Do we discount those experiences?

    • Brielle says:

      She said those things in the interview and on the tapes and now ppl want us to believe that she was paranoid and what she said was not true! So was she also paranoid on the tapes? What Bashir did was unethical but Diana was consistent in what she said

    • Tessa says:

      The family did its own gaslighting. Even early on Diana’s morning sickness was looked down upon. The Windsor women “never” got morning sickness and did not sympathize it was as if morning sickness did not even exist.

  30. Julia K says:

    Prince Harry: “if you knew what I know”.

  31. aquarius64 says:

    So the US media is manipulating Harry? No the US media is respectful to Harry and Meghan. The Yanks use you can get more flies with honey approach. The BM are not hard hitting journalists; they are PR flacks for the crown and two bit blackmailers. They make the US tabloid press look like Pulitzer Prize winners.

  32. Amelie says:

    I can’t really fault William for hating that interview and for it never to be aired again (Charles I don’t care). He got no warning it was happening, was teased by his classmates for it, and yeah he yelled at his mother about it. I probably would too as a teen were my mother to go on national TV and reveal the things Diana did. I doubt Harry and William can watch that interview, it’s probably so painful to see their mother scared and desperate to get her message out, whether they believe what she says in it or not.

    I didn’t think William’s statement was all that horrible and I’m no fan of his. Yes, he does put way too much stock on a few falsified checks claiming that’s what fueled her fear and paranoia and led her to make lurid claims about the royal family. Diana was already afraid and paranoid, that much we know, and she had every right to be. William is wrong thinking those falsified documents made her paranoid because she was already (they definitely made her more paranoid and Bashir was 100% deceitful using them). But he isn’t wrong to say she was paranoid and fearful because she was. William may never understand why his mother felt the way she did but I can’t really criticize the way he feels about that interview. It might seem wrong to me but that’s not for me to judge as Diana is not my mother.

    I really don’t care what Charles wants or thinks about that interview though. He did his own tell-all a year earlier, not sure why he thought it would be fair to only get his side out. He’s mad all these years later that Diana managed to pull this off without him knowing about it beforehand because he thought she would never tell her side. In fact, Charles has no one to blame but himself. If he had never done a tell-all, Diana most likely would never have done one herself.

    • Lyds says:

      Perhaps you’re right. Perhaps William is right.

      Maybe this interview WAS the last straw that convinced the Mafiosos, ahem, the Monarchy that Diana had to go. If only Martin Bashir hadn’t tricked Diana into the “actions” that precipitated her death…

      Give me one sane person who wouldn’t become paranoid after spending one hour with the RF. The same people who pull dumb Balmoral tests on strangers will be testing family members their entire lives until they inevitably fail. And they work IN CONCERT with the press. And the press won’t stop until the person they’re hounding is dead. They better bring back some glove-wearing protocol because these people’s hands are bloodier than Lady MacBeth’s.

    • Merricat says:

      The problem is that William supports the “false narrative “ propaganda, which aims to diminish Diana’s claims. Nope.

    • Saucy&Sassy says:

      amelie, I wonder why we never hear about W’s thoughts and feelings about PC’s interview. From my perspective, it seems that W believes that PC’s interview was acceptable. Isn’t that interesting? I hope the Crown makes sure that lots of quotes by PC of his interview are included in the new season. Do I think Diana was paranoid? Perhaps if we look at it in a different way we would have a different answer to that question. We know that phones were hacked, RPOs reported to who knows how many people about what and with whom she was meeting. So, is it paranoia to believe all of that is happening? No, I don’t think so. She believed Bashir because of her lived experience, which told her that if two things are true then the third one is too. Is that paranoid?

  33. Coco says:

    One of their new PR experts should explain the Streisand Effect to these royal dunderheads.
    I’ve never seen this interview in full, but telling me not to watch it makes me want to. I’m sure there are tech-savvy Diana fans / Windsor haters who become more determined to post clips from the interview every time Charles’ mouthpieces deride Diana.

  34. lee says:

    Here is the problem, the man has two sons who both spoke against the BBC. The planted leak only mentions one. When you look at those pictures the affection and love and support Charles has for William is so obvious. Where are the similar pictures of Charles and Harry? All of Charles love and attention is tied up with the heir. The spare is simply insurance. Every child knows when they are treated differently than their sibling. No wonder Harry rebelled and is so resentful.

    • Brielle says:

      Charles and William have a difficult relationship- they were never close : Jobson,one of Charles biographer said William can have big Tran Trump and scared his father,even Camilla said it about William…William said on Charles at 70, a documentary made for Charles’s birthday that he wishes his father made more time for his kids..and it is a known fact that William’s kids are more with Kate’s family than the Windsors so I don’t know where you get that narrative that Charles is closer to William: Charles is not a warm dad,even when Diana died,he didn’t parent them( William and Harry had a bar at Charles house and they were binge drinking very young)…And Harry doesn’t seem resentful now,he just states the fact

  35. MerlinsMom1018 says:

    Years ago when Charles was young and single, he came to my hometown to see (at his request) a historical building that he had an interest in. Naturally said building was closed.to the public that day, but the volunteers were there (again at his request) and I was one of them. We got to meet him and he was very nice, had a quirky sense of humor but was really REALLY well informed about the building and asked serious questions. He seemed very relaxed and enjoyed his time there.
    Bit of useless trivia for y’all.
    And no. I wasn’t all that taken with him ( I was 19 and smitten with bad boys) but judging by the swooning going on, several of the ladies (and a couple of the guys to be honest) were.

    • Lizzie Bathory says:

      Thanks for sharing, MerlinsMom! It seems like Charles to have been well informed about the subject of his engagements. And he does seem to be able to interact with people in a fairly pleasant, engaged way (for a future king), which is of course a big part of the job. I don’t think he was a good father to his kids or a good husband to Diana but at least he seems capable of doing what the monarch should.

  36. SenseOfTheAbsurd says:

    I think all of this is about the anti-BBC anti-public media agenda which the Conservative Party have been pushing for years. They’ve teamed up with the tabloids and the royal family to eliminate the supposedly unbiased public media and turn public opinion further against it with a propaganda campaign. I assume royal family involvement has been forced through blackmail, I mean pressure, from the tabloids. They’ve been hacking their phones for years, who knows what dirt they’re sitting on.

  37. JRenee says:

    I wish they would air it in full, no commercials. I bet we’d still find some fresh tidbit that aligns with information that came after the original viewing.

  38. Shannon says:

    Is anybody talking about Charles’ increasingly red cheeks and nose? I know heavy alcohol consumption is normal in England but Chaz is REALLY showing it in his face. Vanity Fair has a puff piece on him today about his organic gardening projects–which honestly, good for him, he has been very consistent about supporting sustainable agriculture and I’m happy to give him props for that–but the pic with the article shows just absolutely crimson patches on his cheeks and nose along with bloodshot eyes. The man does not look well at all.

    • Demi says:

      I think it’s rosacea he always was red or pink .. I’m no dermatologist but I read it gets worse with age if left untreated..

  39. Mia says:

    *sigh* she was so beautiful. Every time I think of Diana, I get the impression everyone in her life was a gross old man who wanted to gaslight and control her. A patriarchal institution used her, then left her unprotected.

    All this fuss over the interview I think is to make her and Harry seem dissimilar before the unveiling. It’s super gross to have all this squabbling over her memory, instead of recognizing how impressive she is/was and just listening to her actual words.