BBC’s Martin Bashir apologises to Harry and Wills for lying to Diana
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Former BBC interviewer Martin Bashir has issued a public apology to princes William and Harry over his interview with their mum Princess Diana.
The news comes after the controversial journalist had faced a probe into his interview with the former Princess of Wales.
It found that Bashir had showed Diana forged bank statements, before her tell-all interview.
But Bashir still insists that his infamous Panorama interview with Diana did not harm her.
Speaking in an interview with the Sunday Times, Bashir said: “I never wanted to harm Diana in any way and I don’t believe we did.
“Everything we did in terms of the interview was as she wanted, from when she wanted to alert the palace, to when it was broadcast, to its contents … My family and I loved her.”
Despite the controversy surrounding the interview, Bashir still claims that Diana's sons are in his thoughts.
“I can’t imagine what their family must feel each day, although I know a little of that myself having lost a brother and father prematurely."
He also rejected accusations that he had conned Diana into the interview by misrepresenting the truth to her, saying: “I don’t feel I can be held responsible for many of the other things that were going on in her life, and the complex issues surrounding those decisions,” said Bashir.
He added: "The suggestion I am singularly responsible I think is unreasonable and unfair.”
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