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Earlier this week, Prince William spoke publicly about the new investigation into Princess Diana’s BBC Panorama interview, describing the query as “a step in the right direction.” And today, Prince Harry has let it be known that he is getting “regular updates”, but that there is no need for a statement “to imagine how he feels in private.”
A source close to the Duke of Sussex said today: “Harry gets regular updates and is aware of everything that is happening. You do not need a public statement to imagine how he feels in private, people know how much his mother means to him. He has previously spoken valiantly about loss and grief and the enormous impact it has had on him. ”
It is not known if William contacted his brother or contacted him before sharing his comments on the investigation, which was released Wednesday night. Both Kensington Palace and a spokesman for the Sussexes declined to comment when asked if Harry had been informed in advance of Williams’ decision to speak out.
However, a source close to the Duke of Sussex made it clear that Harry was not happy with stories that have surfaced today, accusing him of not standing by his brother.
“Unfortunately, some people not only see this as a drive for the truth, but also try to use this as an opportunity to try to drive a wedge between the brothers,” the source said. Despite living very separate lives, one had previously had the impression that the princes would be publicly united in everything they had to do with their mother.
The independent investigation into how Martin Bashir got his milestone interview with the late princess is led by Lord Dyson and begins immediately. Diana’s brother Earl Spencer has said Bashir used “pure dishonesty” to secure their trust and has accused the BBC of “whitewashing” the incident in a letter seen by the Daily Mail.
Prince Williams’ statement on Wednesday 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 made by them in the BBC at the time. ”
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