The panoramic interview of Princess Diana on Panorama should appear in a new documentary from Channel 4 which will be “uncomfortable for the royal family”, according to a television insider.
In the explosive interview, which was watched by 21 million people when it was broadcast in 1995, the late princess spoke frankly about her and her husband’s extramarital affairs, and questioned the ability of Prince Charles to be king.
Now the interview will be re-broadcast this fall, with a television insider saying in the sun, “The show will make viewing particularly uncomfortable for members of the royal family and could not have come at a more difficult time for them. . “
The royal family has survived several controversies over the past year, with Prince Andrew facing scrutiny from him in the Epstein scandal, and Prince Harry, 35, and Meghan Markle, 38, retiring from royal duty and moving to Los Angeles.
New Channel 4 documentary to air panoramic interview with Princess Diana, with TV insiders saying it will be “an uncomfortable vision” for the royal family
The four-part program will be screened this fall and is expected to deepen several issues that have affected the family.
The impact of the infamous interview will be explored in detail, with the insider adding that he would examine the “years before the interview” as well as “the consequences”.
The broadcast of the documentary will be scheduled to coincide with the 15th anniversary of the broadcast of the Panorama program, which continues to be one of the most watched programs in the history of the BBC.
Charles and Diana separated in 1992 after an 11-year marriage, and the Welsh at war established separate households, which often informed journalists of each other.
In the 1995 interview, Princess Diana spoke frankly about her marriage to Prince Charles and her ability to be king
In the interview, aired on November 20, 1995, Diana spoke to journalist Martin Bashir about her husband’s relationship with Camilla Parker Bowles – now the Duchess of Cornwall – and her own love for cavalry officer James Hewitt.
Asked about Charles’ relationship with Camilla, she replied, “There were three of us in this marriage. So it was a bit crowded.
Diana then questioned the suitability of her husband for what she called “first job.”
The interview was watched by 21 million people and infuriated Buckingham Palace, which could not control the fallout because it had no idea what the princess was going to say.
Although the interview gained a lot of sympathy for Diana, she also removed her from the personalities of the Royal House and played in the hands of her detractors who thought she was “disarticulated”.
A television insider said the new documentary could be “uncomfortable to watch” for the royal family (photo, queen, Prince Charles, Camilla, Prince William and Kate Middleton at the Commonwealth Service)
The interview was said to have caused untold damage to the monarchy and prompted the Queen to seek a divorce from the couple.
The royal couple began divorce proceedings a few weeks after the interview and their secretary Patrick Jephson, who did not like to be kept informed of the program, quit their job.
Diana’s sister, Lady Sarah McCorquodale, said the princess did not consult her family about her decision to go ahead with the bomb interview, in which she also admitted to her own affair. with James Hewitt.
Lady Sarah said, “She had no options. She didn’t know what else to do.
The broadcast comes after 12 difficult months for the queen and the royal family.
During the interview, Princess Diana told Martin Bashir that there were “three people” in her marriage
Some royal commentators have suggested that 2019 has been the hardest year for the Queen since 1992, when Charles and Diana announced their separation and Princess Anne announced that she was divorcing her husband Mark Philips.
The royal dubbed the year “annus horribilis” and “not a year in which I will look back with undiluted pleasure”.
In November, the Duke of York was forced to step down from public office following a disastrous television interview about his friendship with Epstein.
It comes after 12 difficult months for the royal family, during which the Duke of York retired from his royal duties after participating in a disastrous interview on his friendship with Jeffrey Epstein
The scandal forced the prince to resign from office and from royal office, with reports suggesting that he had retired from his royal office.
In his disastrous interview with Emily Maitlis on Newsnight, the Duke denied having discussed the Epstein scandal or Miss Roberts’ claims that she had been forced to have sex with Andrew.
Virginia Roberts, now married and mother of three, gave an extraordinary interview to the BBC Panorama in which she said that she had been “mistreated” by Andrew and that she had felt “ashamed and dirty ”.
It was also a difficult time for the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, who confessed to having struggled with the media in an ITV documentary in October.
Meanwhile, it was also a difficult time for Prince Harry and Meghan, who stepped down in March after rumors of a conflict between the couple and the rest of the family.
In October, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex talked about the fight against royal life and the public review in the explosive ITV program Meghan and Harry: An African Journey, in which Meghan revealed that few people had asked if she was fine.
Harry, meanwhile, refused to deny a breakup between him and Prince William, acknowledging, “We are on different paths right now. “
In the 2019 interview, Meghan told ITV’s Tom Bradby that few people asked if she was okay.