Prince Harry fears that people are using the Martin Bashir scandal to try to “drive a wedge” between him and Prince William – by suggesting that Harry leave his brother to see it alone.
This week it was revealed that William has been in contact with the BBC after the British TV station launched an independent probe in Bashir’s famous 1995 interview in which Bashir allegedly tricked the princess into sitting down with him.
Reports have suggested that Harry is taking a back seat – but we are told that while William and Harry are not in constant communication, they remain united about their attempts to get to the truth about the explosive interview.
A source close to Harry ̵
They added that while William has made a public statement about the allegations, “You do not need a public statement [from Harry] to imagine how he feels in private. People know how much his mother means to him. ”
“Unfortunately, some people not only see this as a drive for the truth, but also try to use this as an opportunity to drive a wedge between the brothers,” the source said.
Diana’s furious best friend Rosa Monckton told ITV this week: “For [William] and for Kensington Palace to make a statement, I think shows how deeply involved he has become in this story, and about how his mother was treated … I know people say she would have done an interview anyway, but she did not and she did not … she always said no.
“There is no doubt in my mind at all [that] Mr. Bashir had convinced her that she was doing a good thing, that everyone was conspiring against her … And she took it all in. She was vulnerable. It was a disgusting and shameful thing to do. ”
The BBC has now appointed a former judge, Lord Dyson, to lead an inquiry into how Bashir achieved the “Panorama” chat in 1995, in which she famously said of Prince Charles and Camilla Parker-Bowles: “We were three in this marriage, so it was a bit crowded. ”
Their uncle Charles Spencer, 9th Earl Spencer, has spearheaded the bid to investigate Bashir’s alleged behavior.
He claimed that fake documents, including fake bank records, were used by program producers to trick her sister into conducting the interview, attacking her fear that she was being spied on and unable to trust those around her.
However, Spencer tweeted on Friday: “As I have told the BBC tonight, I am not at all happy with the parameters they have set around their [inquiry] into the ‘Panorama’ interview with Diana 25 years ago. Lord Dyson must be free to examine all aspects of this case, from 1995 to the present, that he deems appropriate. ”
Bashir has not made any public comment.