PRINCE William told Diana Martin Bashir “is not a good person” after her infamous BBC interview, the princess’ ex-boyfriend said.
Hasnat Khan, the surgeon Diana dated two years before her death, has revealed that a teenager William was the one who finally convinced her to cut ties with the BBC reporter.
Mr Khan said that while it was Diana’s “vulnerability” that made her loved by the public, it was this same vulnerability that Bashir “attacked” in order to win his interview with Panorama.
In a rare interview, Mr Khan told the Daily Mail: “ [William] hated Panorama’s interview and told him that she had made a mistake that had upset her. But he was very blunt and said ‘Mum, she’s not a good person.’ ”
The doctor, who now works as a consulting surgeon at Basildon and Thurrock University Hospitals in Essex, also said that one day Diana told him she would have no further contact with the reporter.
He said when he asked why, she revealed it was at WIlliam’s warning.
Mr Khan said: “I could certainly believe it because the boys were at the heart of everything she did. ”
He added: ” [Bashir] filled her head with trash, like that thing about Charles’ baby’s pregnant nanny.
“Of course, I am not naive. I knew there was a part of Diana who wanted to give an interview but my question is if Martin Bashir hadn’t been there to persuade her, would she ever have? ”
He also said he watched the Panorama interview alone on a night shift, and told Diana that it was a “mistake” and that she shouldn’t have made it.
Mr Khan also said he was recently contacted by a friend of Bashir’s as the interview was surrounded by new controversy.
An independent investigation has been launched to find out how he convinced Diana to speak so publicly.
There are allegations that Bashir used false documents and false allegations to gain the trust of Diana’s family.
Bashir reportedly told Diana that she was being followed, that Prince Charles had an affair with Harry and Williams’ nanny and that members of his team were selling stories about her to the press – among others.
Bashir allegedly told Diana’s brother – wrongly – that she was under surveillance and that her relatives were plotting against her, all to make her feel more and more paranoid.
The surgeon said he believed the friend was hoping he would show up to say she wanted to participate – but he said, “I just couldn’t do that. ”
It is also alleged that Martin Bashir ordered a graphic designer to fake two bank statements, which helped Diana give him the Panorama interview.
Yesterday it was revealed that an ex-employee of Princess Diana’s brother complained to police about being named in false documents which were allegedly used to gain access to her.
Alan Waller, who worked for Earl Spencer in the security field, wrote to the Met alleging illegal activity.
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falsely suggested that Mr. Waller obtained money from newspapers and security forces for spying on Diana.
Former paratrooper Mr Waller previously told the Daily Telegraph: “Bashir effectively stole my identity, stole my banking information and used it to pass me off as the fall guy.
“I’m the only person in all of this who can go to the police.”