Is this why Prince Harry’s decided not to address Princess Diana Panorama probe?

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Prince Harry is being regularly updated on the BBC investigation
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Prince Harry is keeping up to date privately with the ongoing investigation into his mother, Princess Diana’s controversial Panorama interview with Martin Bashir. 

  • A source close to the Duke has said he is getting “regular updates” about the BBC's probe into the Panorama interview, but decided against giving a public statement
  • It comes after his brother, Prince William, called the probe a “step in the right direction”
  • It follows royal news that Princess Eugenie has moved into this royal's home 

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle during one of their final engagements

Prince Harry is currently living in America with Meghan Markle 

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The Duke of Sussex has reportedly confided in close friends that he is getting “regular updates” about the ongoing investigation into his mother’s Panorama interview with Martin Bashir, despite opting not to make a public statement on the matter.

Harry, 36, came under fire after Prince William decided to comment on the BBC probe - saying it was a “step in the right direction” in protecting his mother’s legacy.

But, despite the Duke’s silence, an insider close to him has said there’s no doubt about how Harry is feeling privately about the matter.

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Prince William said the probe was a 'step in the right direction' 

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The source told Sky News, "Harry is getting regular updates and is aware of everything that is happening."

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

It comes after the BBC appointed an ex-judge to lead an investigation into how Martin Bashir got Princess Diana to agree to the interview that saw her open up about Prince Charles and Duchess Camilla’s relationship. 

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Princess Diana spoke candidly in the Panorama interview

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The interview sent shockwaves through the royal family back in 1995 as Princess Diana spoke candidly about the breakdown of her marriage, amid reports Princess Diana and Prince Charles' divorce was influenced by this key fact.

On Diana’s expectations of marriage, she said, “I think like any marriage, especially when you've had divorced parents like myself, you'd want to try even harder to make it work and you don't want to fall back into a pattern that you've seen happen in your own family.

“I desperately wanted it to work, I desperately loved my husband and I wanted to share everything together, and I thought that we were a very good team.”

Martin Bashir interviewed Princess Diana on Panorama in 1995

Martin Bashir undertook the interview with Princess Diana

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Sadly, there were complications that included The Prince of Wales’ close relationship with Camilla Parker Bowles.

When Martin asked Diana, “Do you think Mrs Parker-Bowles was a factor in the breakdown of your marriage?”

She replied, “Well, there was three of us in this marriage, so it was a bit crowded.”

Georgia Farquharson

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