Diana and Charles split in 1992. Her interview, which was viewed by more than 20 million individuals, marked the very first time a royal has actually spoken so openly to journalism. During the sit-down, the princess broke her silence about her separation from Charles and reports of extramarital relations, stating, “There were three of us in this marriage, so it was a bit crowded,” describing his relationship with Camilla Parker Bowles. Diana and the Prince of Wales separated in 1996, a year prior to she passed away at age 36 in an auto accident, and he went on to wed Camilla, now the Duchess of Cornwall, in 2005.
In his declaration, William stated, “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.”