- Title: William and Harry's anger at BBC dominates UK papers
- Date: 21st May 2021
- Summary: LONDON, ENGLAND, UNITED KINGDOM (MAY 21, 2021) (REUTERS) BRITISH NEWSPAPERS ON MAY 21, 2021 FRONT PAGES OF THE GUARDIAN, THE DAILY MIRROR, THE DAILY MAIL AND THE DAILY EXPRESS FRONT PAGE OF THE SUN WITH HEADLINE READING (English): "BBC LET DOWN MY MUM, MY FAMILY... AND BRITAIN" FRONT PAGE OF THE DAILY TELEGRAPH WITH HEADLINE READING (English): "WILLIAM: BBC FUELLED MY MOTHER'S PARANOIA" VARIOUS OF THE FRONT PAGE OF THE TIMES WITH HEADLINE READING (English): "'THE BBC'S LIES FUELLED MY MOTHER'S PARANOIA" FRONT PAGE OF THE DAILY EXPRESS WITH HEADLINE READING (English): "WILLIAM FURY: BBC LIES RUINED MUM'S LIFE" VARIOUS OF FRONT PAGE OF THE DAILY MAIL WITH HEADLINE READING (English): "WILLIAM: BBC LIES RUINED MY MOTHER'S LIFE (AND HARRY SAYS TOXIC CULTURE LED TO HER DEATH)" VARIOUS OF FRONT PAGE OF THE DAILY MIRROR WITH HEADLINE READING (English) "BBC LIES DESTROYED OUR MUM" FRONT PAGE OF THE GUARDIAN WITH HEADLINE READING (English): "DECEITFUL AND DAMAGING: FURIOUS PRINCES ATTACK BBC OVER BASHIR" BRITISH NEWSPAPER FRONT PAGES
- Embargoed: 4th June 2021 09:22
- Keywords: BBC Duke of Cambridge Duke of Sussex Dyson Report Martin Bashir Panorama Prince Harry Prince William Princess Diana Princess of Wales
- Location: LONDON, ENGLAND, UNITED KINGDOM / INTERNET
- City: LONDON, ENGLAND, UNITED KINGDOM / INTERNET
- Country: United Kingdom
- Topics: Arts/Culture/Entertainment,Europe,Royals
- Reuters ID: LVA001EDWNVPJ
- Aspect Ratio: 16:9
- Story Text:Britain's newspaper front pages on Friday (May 21) were dominated with the angry responses of Princes William and Harry to a report accusing the BBC of failing their mother, Princess Diana, and poisoning her relationship with her then-husband, Prince Charles.
An inquiry found a journalist for the broadcaster, Martin Bashir, deceitfully obtained an interview with her in 1995 and then covered up the deception.
During the "Panorama" interview, watched by more than 20 million viewers in Britain, Diana shocked the nation by admitting to an affair and sharing details of her marriage to the heir to the throne and William and Harry's father, Charles.
Diana died in a Paris car crash in 1997 at the age of 36.
In a separate statement issued at the same time, William's brother Harry did not mention the BBC by name, but drew broader aim at the media and the "ripple effect of a culture of exploitation and unethical practices (which) ultimately took her life."
Harry and his wife Meghan quit their duties as members of the royal family and moved to California last year.
Harry, who has sued several British tabloids, has spoken out previously about his worries that his mother's experience of the intense glare of the press would be repeated with his wife.
The BBC set up the investigation, headed by former senior judge John Dyson, in November following allegations from Diana's brother Charles Spencer that he had been tricked into introducing her to Bashir.
Dyson's report found that Bashir, then a little-known reporter, had shown Spencer fake bank statements suggesting that Diana was being bugged by the security services and that two senior aides were being paid to provide information about her.
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