Harry goes against William’s orders to air ‘forbidden’ Diana clip in Netflix doc

A clip used in Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's Netflix documentary broke orders from Prince William, a royal expert said.

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex's six-part series features excerpts from Princess Diana's infamous Panorama interview, which William said should never be aired again following a damning report into the show in 2021.

Royal author and journalist Robert Jobson tweeted: "Interesting that Harry has used footage from #Diana #Panorama interview in @netflix documentary. William said after Dyson report it should not aired again. Harry said, 'The ripple effect of a culture of exploitation & unethical practices ultimately took her life.'"

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Similarly, royal commentator Dickie Arbiter questioned why Netflix was allowed to use the heavily criticised clips.

"How come @netflix were allowed to use footage from #Diana #Panorama interview in documentary?" Arbiter tweeted.

The expert also picked up on comparisons Harry made in the documentary between his former actress wife and his late mother.

In episode one, Harry is heard saying: "So much of what Meghan is and how she is, is so similar to my mum.

"She has the same compassion, she has the same empathy, she has the same confidence. She has this warmth about her."

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"[Twenty] minutes into the first episode #Harry talks about mother and compares #Meghan to his mum saying she has the same confidence, passion and warmth," Arbiter added.

Royal fans were similarly riled by the inclusion of the Panorama interview and many slammed the comparisons drawn between Meghan and the People's Princess.

One wrote: "The man who condemned the media for monetising his mothers death is now doing exactly that," while another chimed in: "Would be interesting to hear what Diana's family think of these comparisons [between her and Meghan]!"

A third simply wrote: "There is no way back for Harry after this."

The damning Dyson report into Diana's 1995 Panorama interview with Martin Bashir saw the BBC apologise for "falling far short of what audiences have a right to expect.

The 2021 report read: "Although the report states that Diana, Princess of Wales, was keen on the idea of an interview with the BBC, it is clear that the process for securing the interview fell far short of what audiences have a right to expect.

"We are very sorry for this. Lord Dyson has identified clear failings.

"While today's BBC has significantly better processes and procedures, those that existed at the time should have prevented the interview being secured in this way. The BBC should have made greater effort to get to the bottom of what happened at the time and been more transparent about what it knew.

"While the BBC cannot turn back the clock after a quarter of a century, we can make a full and unconditional apology. The BBC offers that today."

In a statement following the report, Prince William said: "I would like to thank Lord Dyson and his team for the report.

"It is my view that the deceitful way the interview was obtained substantially influenced what my mother said. The interview was a major contribution to making my parentsâ relationship worse and has since hurt countless others.

"It brings indescribable sadness to know that the BBC's failures contributed significantly to her fear, paranoia and isolation that I remember from those final years with her.

"But what saddens me most, is that if the BBC had properly investigated the complaints and concerns first raised in 1995, my mother would have known that she had been deceived.

"She was failed not just by a rogue reporter, but by leaders at the BBC who looked the other way rather than asking the tough questions.

"It is my firm view that this Panorama programme holds no legitimacy and should never be aired again. It effectively established a false narrative which, for over a quarter of a century, has been commercialised by the BBC and others."

The Daily Star has approached Buckingham Palace and Harry and Meghan's representatives for comment.

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