It has been alleged that Bashir created fake bank account documents to try and convince the Princess’ brother to give him an interview with her. The fake bank account documents allegedly suggested that Princess Diana‘s closest confidantes were being paid off to release information about her to the press. An investigation is now taking place to discover if this is true.
Prince William released the following statement to People, saying, “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.”
The Princess was famously very candid in that 1995 interview where she discussed her bulimia, her failed marriage to Prince Charles, raising her two sons in the spotlight, marrying into the royal family, and more. The Princess died less than two years later.