Diana of Wales gave an explosive interview on the BBC’s Panorama program in 1995, which became a great controversy, both because of the statements she made in them, and which did not leave the British Royal Family in a very good place, and because the questionable ways that the journalist Martin Bashir used for the Princess to access it. It took 25 years for an in-depth investigation to be carried out that brought to light all the failures that existed around the controversial BBC space that, years later, is still paying the consequences.
The public channel has communicated this Thursday the agreement that she has reached with Commander Patrick Jephson, 66, former personal secretary of Lady Di, to compensate him with a millionaire compensation for the damage that Bashir caused to her reputation.
The journalist had some bank movements falsified, in which amounts that were deposited in Jephson’s account between 1988 and 1996 were recorded. With them he intended to convince Prince William’s mother that she was being spied on and was the victim of a crime. conspiracy hatched from Buckingham Palace against her.
The BBC has issued its “unreserved” apologies to Patrick Jephson for the damage they have caused him, although they have not wanted to reveal the exact amount of compensation and which, according to The Times newspaper, would be around 120,000 euros , a figure that will go entirely to the Welsh charity designated by Diana’s former secretary. “
After more than 25 years, it is a relief that this unfortunate episode has finally ended. I thank Lord Dyson and the journalists with whose tenacity they have brought the truth to light,” said the former personal secretary of Diana of Wales in a statement.