Prince William speaks out about the investigation into Princess Diana's famous interview

Emily Gulla
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Photo credit: WPA Pool - Getty Images

From Cosmopolitan

Prince William has spoken out in response to an independent investigation being carried out into his mother Princess Diana's famous BBC Panorama interview.

The independent investigation is looking into the Princess' 1995 Panorama interview with journalist Martin Bashir, aiming to discover how the interview came about and whether the steps taken to secure the interview were appropriate.

In a statement released via Kensington Palace, Prince William said: "The independent investigation is a step in the right direction. It should help establish the truth behind the actions that led to the Panorama interview and subsequent decisions taken by those in the BBC at the time."

It was during the 1995 Panorama interview that Diana famously said, "There were three of us in this marriage so it was a bit crowded," among other explosive revelations, and it was reportedly watched by 23 million people at the time.

Princess Diana's brother Earl Spencer called for an independent inquiry into the interview earlier this month. The investigation will be led by Lord Dyson, the former President of the Court of Appeal of England and Wales and former Head of Civil Justice.

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Photo credit: Tim Graham - Getty Images

The BBC's Director-General, Tim Davie, has said of the investigation: "The BBC is determined to get to the truth about these events and that is why we have commissioned an independent investigation. Lord Dyson is an eminent and highly respected figure who will lead a thorough process."

Meanwhile, journalist Martin Bashir has been unable to comment on the investigation as he's recovering from heart surgery and complications following having coronavirus.

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