Princess Diana’s 1995 interview can very easily go down as the most controversial interviews in the history of journalism
BBC Journalist Martin Bashir has resigned from the BBC News ahead of Princess Diana’s 1995 interview investigation. It is believed that Martin Bashir tricked Princess Diana into giving the most controversial interview of her life. He allegedly used some deceptive tactics to reach the peak of his career with this scandalous interview.
Twenty Six years later, the BBC News has decided to investigate the interview. The interview was viewed by approximately 23 million people at that time.
The news of his resignation became viral when an email from the BBC’s deputy director got leaked. The mail read, “Mr. Bashir had stepped down from his position as the BBC’s religion editor and was leaving the Corporation.”
It further stated, “He let us know of his decision last month, just before being readmitted to hospital for another surgical procedure on his heart. Although he underwent major surgery toward the end of the last year, he is facing some ongoing issues and has decided to focus on his health. We wish him a complete and speedy recovery.”
The 58 year old journalist is yet to pass an official comment on this statement.
Why is Princess Diana’s interview with Television journalist Martin Bashir considered explosive?
The interview that took place in Kensington Palace shocked the world in general and the British Royal family in particular.
On November 20, 1995, Princess Diana sat down to give the most controversial interviews of her life.
The interview portrayed the helpless life of Princess Diana where “there were three people in her marriage.” Princess Diana opened up about her relationship. She talked about how it was being torn apart by a third person. Diana was referring to Prince Charles’ extra- marital affair with Camilla Parker Bowles(who is currently married to him). She also went on to speak about her own love affair with another man.
Charles Spencer, Princess Diana’s brother, accused Martin Bashir of using fake documents to trick Princess Diana. He released a tweet saying, “As I’ve told the BBC this evening, I’m not at all satisfied with the parameters they’ve set around this enquiry into the @BBCPanorama interview with Diana of 25 years ago tonight.”
He added, “Lord Dyson must be free to examine every aspect of this matter, from 1995 to today, as he sees fit.”