Prince William was ‘bullied at school’ after Diana’s infamous Panorama interview

Prince William was "bullied" at school after Princess Diana's explosive BBC Panorama interview, says a family friend.

The Duke of Cambridge was reportedly "absolutely livid" following the infamous interview with journalist Martin Bashir.

Simone Simmons revealed Diana's decision to speak about her failing marriage to Prince Charle s took a toll on the 13-year-old prince.

Diana's friend, Simone, said: "People at [his] school were calling her all sorts of names."

She added: "Of course it was in all the papers and William told me he was teased at school because of it."

Simone claims Prince William and his mum had their first big argument at the time, reports Mail Online.

This comes amid claims accusing journalist Martin Bashir of "exploiting her (Diana's) vulnerability."

Shocking detail ­surrounding Princess Diana’s Panorama ­interview has been revealed by the man who says he forged ­documents that reeled her in.

Graphic designer Matt Wiessler says he was paid £250 to draft bogus bank statements for Bashir, who allegedly used them to gain access to Di.

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The printouts detailed transactions purportedly from an employee of Di’s brother Earl ­Spencer.

They ­suggested payments received for stories. But the statements were false, reports Daily Record.

Wiessler, who blew the ­whistle, said: “I haven’t made a statement to the BBC. I’m really glad you guys are looking into the story.”

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In a ­statement written in 1996, Wiessler said: “At no time did Mr Bashir explain to me what the ­documents were for.”

Diana's friend, Rosa Monckton, says the reporter acted in a "heartless and dishonest way" and hopes a BBC probe ordered this week will restore trust in the corporation, writes the Mirror Online.

Rosa claims Diana, godmother to her daughter Domenica, was lured into believing an "appalling tissue of lies that would undermine her confidence in friends, family and courtiers".

She said: “I am convinced all these heightened ­anxieties and ludicrous allegations came as a direct result of the conspiratorial fantasies Bashir used to lure her."

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