Britain’s Prince Harry has joined his brother William in welcoming a new investigation into how BBC secured a famous and controversial 1995 interview with their mother Princess Diana.
A former Supreme Court justice is leading a new inquiry into how the broadcaster obtained the interview and whether executives covered up any wrongdoing after accusations that the late princess was tricked into taking part.
Prince William, the second in line to the throne, said earlier this week that the investigation was a step in the right direction and a source close to Harry said that the prince was getting regular updates.
Diana’s Panorama interview with Martin Bashir was watched by more than 20 million viewers in Britain and became one of the defining moments of her failed marriage to Prince Charles.
It included an admission of an affair and the line that there “were three of us in this marriage”, referring to Prince Charles’ relationship with his now second wife, Camilla Parker-Bowles.
Diana’s brother Charles Spencer had said the BBC had failed to apologise for what he said were forged documents and “other deceit” which led him to introduce Diana to Bashir.