Prince Harry Hits Back At 'Offensive' Claims About Princess Diana Interview Investigation, Report Says

Prince Harry Hits Back At 'Offensive' Claims About Princess Diana Interview Investigation, Report Says

KEY POINTS

  • Prince Harry is "getting regular updates" about the investigation into Diana's "Panorama" interview, a report says
  • The duke was criticized by tabloids for not joining Prince William in publicly commenting on the probe
  • A source close to Harry says the press is trying to "drive a wedge" between the brothers

The claims that Prince Harry doesn't support his older brother Prince William and the probe into Princess Diana's explosive 1995 interview with journalist Martin Bashir are "offensive," a source close to the Duke of Sussex told Sky News.

The Duke of Cambridge released a statement earlier this week saying that he is backing the BBC's investigation into the circumstances that led to Princess Diana's controversial "Panorama" interview. However, Prince Harry was criticized by tabloids for not joining Prince William in publicly commenting on the matter and was accused of failing to protect his late mother's legacy.

A source "close to" Prince Harry, however, said that these claims were "utterly horrid and offensive." The insider added that just because the Duke of Sussex hasn't released a statement doesn't mean he is not supportive of the inquiry.

"You do not need a public statement to imagine how he is feeling privately, people know how much his mother means to him," the source told Sky News. "He has spoken out bravely in the past about loss and grief, and the immense impact it has had on him."


The insider added that the press appears to be trying to create a rift between Prince Harry and Prince William over this matter.

"Sadly, some people are not just seeing this as a drive for truth, but also trying to use this as an opportunity to try to drive a wedge between the brothers," the source said.

"Harry is getting regular updates and is aware of everything that is happening," the insider added.