The Duke of Cambridge says that a new investigation into the 1995 BBC interview with his mother Diana, Princess of Wales, is “a step in the right direction”.
Diana’s brother, Earl Spencer, believes that the BBC’s Martin Bashir used forged bank statements to convince the late royal to do the Panorama interview, reports the BBC.
Prince William "tentatively welcomed the investigation," according to Kensington Palace.
“The independent investigation is a step in the right direction,” says William, whose mother died in 1997.
“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.”
The interview was arguably the most well-known that Diana ever gave, in which she famously said that there were "three people" in her marriage to Prince Charles.
Lord Dyson, one of the UK’s most senior retired judges and a former Supreme Court judge, has been appointed to lead the inquiry.
Tim Davie, the BBC's director general, said: "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."
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