Royal commentator claims Prince William and Prince Harry will speak out on Princess Diana inquiry when more questions are answered

The royal brothers may be waiting to hear new information

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Prince William has recently welcomed the launch of the new inquiry into his late mother Princess Diana’s shock BBC Panorama interview. 

The interview, which amassed almost 23 million viewers back in 1995 is still one of the most famous interviews ever broadcast. 

But after claims were made that journalist Martin Bashir secured the interview with Princess Diana with falsified information, an inquiry was launched. 

Now a royal commentator has said that both of Princess Diana’s sons may speak out when “more information comes to light.”

Princess Diana with sons Princes William and Harry

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What has Prince William said about the Princess Diana inquiry?

In a statement released by Kensington Palace, Prince William revealed he “tentatively welcomed the investigation” into how his mother’s interview was secured. He added that it was “a step in the right direction”.  

Lord Dyson, one of the country's most senior retired judges and a former Supreme Court judge, has been appointed to lead the inquiry. 

This news follows claims made by Princess Diana’s brother (opens in new tab) Earl Spencer that interviewer Martin Bashir allegedly used false bank statements to convince her to take part.

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What have royal commentators said?

On the HeirPod podcast, Omid Scobie and Maggie Rulli spoke in greater detail about this investigation. Scobie has speculated that the Duke of Cambridge’s initial statement could be the first of several comments made. 

"There are a lot of unanswered questions,” he acknowledged. He added: “I am sure this will probably not be the last we hear from William or Harry on the matter.

Whilst Prince William’s statement came swiftly after the inquiry was announced, Prince Harry has yet to speak out about the investigation. 

However, Scobie believes: “as more information comes to light we may end up hearing from the Duke of Sussex." 

Why didn’t Prince William and Prince Harry make a joint statement?

During the podcast, Rulli asked Scobie whether “under other circumstances”, the brothers “would have made a joint statement.”

In response, Scobie replied that he had been “trying to figure out whether there are politics behind this decision” of Prince William’s to release a statement so early. The royal commentator revealed he was “surprised” by this.

He added: “I could definitely imagine them both wanting to say something when the investigation has concluded."

According to the Express, a source close to the Duke of Sussex has rejected claims that his silence is anything to do with the supposed rift between the brothers.

They reportedly declared that unfortunately some people are “trying to use this as an opportunity to drive a wedge between the brothers”.

The source added: "You do not need a public statement to imagine how he is feeling privately. People know how much his mother means to him.”

As the investigation into the BBC’s Princess Diana interview continues, we will have to wait and see if the two Dukes speak out when further information comes to light.

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Emma Shacklock

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