Why Prince William was ‘livid’ with Princess Diana after her famous Martin Bashir interview

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  • Prince William is said to have been left 'livid' when his mum, Princess Diana, gave her most famous interview to Martin Bashir back in 1995.


    The Duke of Cambridge, who was 13-years-old when the BBC Panorama interview first aired, was reportedly furious with the late Princess of Wales following the tell-all chat.

    Princess Diana’s interview with journalist Martin Bashir is said to have left teenage Prince William being teased by his school peers.

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    Diana’s friend Simone Simmons told Vanity Fair that her decision to speak out about her marriage to Prince Charles and her experience within the royal family left Prince William angered because “people at [his] school were calling her all sorts of names”.

    “Of course it was in all the papers and William told me he was teased at school because of it,” she added.

    It’s also been claimed in the ITV documentary, The Diana Interview: Revenge Of A Princess, that Princess Diana requested for the bombshell interview to be released on Prince Charles’ birthday.

    On the programme, Editor Ian Corcoran said, “Martin suggested that we asked Princess Diana.

    “He slipped out of the room to phone her and a while later he came back in, he said she had suggested a date which just happened to be Prince Charles’ birthday.”

    However, Richard Kay, a friend of Princess Diana’s, added, “It may be that Bashir and co said, ‘Well, we want to announce it on the 14th November and she would have said, ‘Oh, that’s my husband’s birthday, why not?’

    “Well, I would have thought that was typically mischievous Diana,” Kay added.