When she confessed in the Panorama show, Lady Diana was haunted by a fear about Prince Harry and Prince William according to the tabloid The Mirror.
Having been separated from Prince Charles for three years, Lady Diana decided to give herself up without restraint in front of the Panorama cameras in November 1995. A long interview conducted by journalist Martin Bashir at Kensington Palace, and broadcast on the BBC.
But if the Princess of Hearts had agreed to lift the veil on her life within the monarchy, it was not without a thought for her sons, Prince William and Prince Harry. Recently invited to appear on the British television show Good Morning Britain, quoted by the tabloid The Mirror, her former butler Paul Burrell revealed that the late Princess was worried that her sons would be embarrassed by her confessional interview.
“The recording was on her terms, she said what she wanted to say,” Burrell testified, “but, looking back, she told me she was worried about talking about her love life, James Hewitt and what the boys would think.” Indeed, when confronted with Martin Bashir, Lady Diana had not hesitated to reveal her affair with the soldier in broad daylight, but also that of her ex-husband Prince Charles with Camilla Parker Bowles – whom, moreover, he ended up marrying in a second marriage in 2005. “No child wants to hear about their parents’ infidelity, it’s the same all over the world. She was afraid that boys would be embarrassed by it.”
Prince Harry targets rumors
It must be said that Diana Spencer’s confidences shook the monarchy, prompting Her Majesty Elizabeth II to encourage her eldest son to ask her for a divorce. But not only that. Indeed, on his side, Prince Harry was the target of rumors affirming that he would be, in reality, the son of James Hewitt and not of Prince Charles.
But if Lady Diana was worried about embarrassing her sons, she ignored the repercussions that her shocking interview would have on her relations with the Windsor-Mountbatten clan, whom she had copiously insulted in her interview and with whom tensions had reached their peak.