How Queen Elizabeth, Prince William and Other Royal Family Members Reacted to Princess Diana’s Famous Tell-All Interview?

by Jeremy Spirogis
Princess Diana

Prince Charles and Princess Diana tied the knot in 1981 throughout a lavish ceremony that appeared like one thing out of a storybook, however their marriage was no fairy story. It was an sad union for the Princess of Wales that was riddled with affairs and lies.

Following the pair’s separation, Diana determined to inform her story to the world in a single bombshell interview that despatched shockwaves by the monarchy and nearly introduced down Britain’s royal household. Here’s how Queen Elizabeth II, Princess Margaret, and even Prince William reacted to Princess Diana’s BBC1 Panorama interview.

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Princess Diana’s Panorama interview © Pool Photograph/Corbis/Corbis by way of Getty Images

Princess Margaret was livid and banned all photographs of Diana in her residence

The queen’s sister, Princess Margaret, had a superb relationship with Diana at one time. But that modified with the Panorama interview as Margaret deemed it a “betrayal” and referred to as it “unforgivable.”

The two girls had been neighbors at Kensington Palace and Margaret took Diana beneath her wing when she first joined the royal household. The countess guided her nephew’s spouse throughout royal engagements and let her know who to talk to and who to shake arms with. But when Diana determined to do the interview wherein she spoke about her marital issues and Prince Charles’ infidelity, the Countess of Snowdon was furious.

“Her next-door neighbor, Princess Margaret, who had been pretty supportive during the separation, she banned any pictures of Diana on magazines, she wouldn’t have anything to do with her,” Diana’s biographer Andrew Morton revealed.

Craig Brown, who wrote the guide Ma’am Darling Ninety-Nine Glimpses of Princess Margaret, agreed that after the interview aired the countess didn’t need any photographs of the People’s Princess anyplace close to her.

“She wouldn’t even have magazines with Diana’s face on the cover nearby. She would turn them over,” he mentioned.

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Princess Margaret and Princess Diana | Archive/Getty Images

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Prince William was additionally indignant together with his mom for doing the interview

But it wasn’t simply Princess Margaret who was angered by that interview. Princess Diana’s personal son Prince William had seen it as nicely and was not pleased in any respect together with his mom for going public like that.

In the Amazon Prime documentary William and Harry: Brothers in Arms,
royal correspondent Katie Nicholl claimed that William was very indignant together with his mother after the interview aired. “William was exposed to everything from the interview and called his mother in a fury and a rage,” Nicholl claimed.

Nicholl revealed that William had watched the interview in a trainer’s research at Eton the place he was boarding and was in disbelief of what he was listening to his mother say.

“He simply could not believe that his mother had invited the television cameras into the home he had grown up in and loved, to betray his father and their family in such a public way,” Nicholl wrote.

On the 20th anniversary of Princess Diana’s dying, William mentioned he lastly understood why his mom selected to do the interview.

“I can understand — having sometimes been in those situations, you feel incredibly desperate and it is very unfair that things are being said that are untrue,” the longer term king defined (per Express). “The easiest thing to do is just to say or go to the media yourself. Open that door. [But] once you’ve opened it you can never close it again.”

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Princess Diana and Prince William | Rota/Pool/Getty Images

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Queen Elizabeth was furious and ordered Charles and Diana to break up

The public mud-slinging and damaging headlines from Diana’s interview was the final straw for Queen Elizabeth. She was extraordinarily upset not solely that the Princess of Wales aired out Prince Charles’ soiled laundry, however lowered all the royal household to a cleaning soap opera. So she determined that sufficient was sufficient.

Less than a month after that interview aired, the monarch despatched a letter to each Charles and Diana ordering them to break up. That did and it was finalized in August 1996, one yr earlier than the princess’ premature dying.

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