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Princess Diana ‘Panorama’ Interview: BBC Apologizes, Pays Whistleblower Mark Killick ‘Significant Sum’

Naman Ramachandran The BBC and Mark Killick have reached a settlement over the infamous 1995 BBC Princess Diana “Panorama” interview. Princess Diana was interviewed by journalist Martin Bashir on the program. An independent investigation into the program, conducted by Lord Dyson, found that the public broadcaster “fell short of the high standards of integrity and transparency which are its hallmark.” The Dyson report also found that Bashir used deceitful methods to gain access to Princess Diana, including allegedly forging bank statements.Killick, formerly a “Panorama” senior reporter and producer, informed the BBC about the forged bank statements.
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'Holy terror' Prince William has 'Harry Potter scar' - and other little known facts
Prince William mark his 40th.William's most pivotal life moments have been shared with the public, from the break-up of his parents and the tragic death of his mum Princess Diana, to his marriage to Kate Middleton and becoming a dad himself.Arguably the world's favourite royal, the heir to the throne is known for his grace and unfaltering composure, leading many to liken him to the Queen.But did you know she once reportedly thought the young prince was "out of control"? And his own mum even described the toddler as "a holy terror".As Wills reaches his milestone birthday on Tuesday June 21, we take a look at some of the less-known facts and insider info about our charming future king.Prince William was setting trends from the moment he arrived - being the first future heir to the throne to be born in a hospital.It kicked off a new tradition of Prince Harry and all three of William and Kate's children being born in the Lindo wing of St Mary’s Hospital in London's Paddington.The new royal babies were then shown off to the eager crowds by their proud parents on the steps of the hospital.According to Tina Brown in her book about the royal family, the Queen complained to Prince Philip that toddler William was “out of control."And after returning from a tour of Canada in 1983, Princess Diana herself admitted Wills was turning into “a holy terror — dashing about bumping into tables and lamps, breaking everything in sight.In her book, The Palace Papers, Brown wrote: "At the age of four he allegedly had a habit of “yapping” at his nanny, Barbara Barnes, telling her: “No one tells me what to do! When I am king I will have you punished."One day in the 1990s, the Princess of Wales invited Naomi Campbell, Cindy Crawford, and Christy
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Five bombshells from Princess Diana's book - hate mail, running away and 'striptease'
Princess Diana's fractured relationship with the Royal Family sent shockwaves around Britain and beyond in 1992.The late mother of Prince William and Prince Harry, laid bare her unhappiness to author Andrew Morton, who published her secrets in 'Diana, Her True Story'.Three decades on and almost 25 years since Diana's tragic Paris car crash death, we look at five of the most ground-breaking revelations from the book.Diana told Mr Morton of the hate mail she received, how she ran away from the palace, Camilla Parker Bowles' influence on her marriage to Prince Charles, her media hell and a royal 'striptease'.The former Princess of Wales was determined to do good in the world and that included supporting AIDS victims.For years AIDS carried with it stigma and prejudice, which Diana not only looked past but challenged in her actions which were not universally well received.Mr Morton wrote: "While her involvement with Aids counselling initially met with some hostility, which was regularly translated into anonymous hate mail, it was part of her desire to help the forgotten victims in society."It mattered not whether he was dying of Aids, cancer or some other disease; she had given her word to be with him at the end."Diana spoke about the times her husband Charles failed to put her needs first and was once so fed up she made a run for it.The late princess also told Mr Morton that she thought Charles was a "selfish father" to William and Harry. Mr Morton wrote: "When Prince Charles arrived home from a private visit to France she found his presence so oppressive that she literally ran out of Kensington Palace."She thought he was a bad father, a selfish father, the children had to tie in with what he's doing.
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Five things you didn't know about Jeff Goldblum - Princess Diana link to co-star romance
Hollywood icon reprises his role as Dr Malcolm Cox in Jurassic World: Dominion.It only seems like yesterday since Jeff told viewers that "life finds a way" and became an instant sensation with that viral shirtless moment.However, over 27 years since the original stomped onto our screens, the franchise is set to be concluded in the latest blockbuster sequel in the series.During the past two decades, Jeff has delighted fans both on screen and off - performing at Glastonbury, sharing stories of his royal links and being honoured with his own statue.As Jurassic World: Dominion pounces onto our cinema screens, Daily Star shares five facts you may not know about Jeff Goldblum.Jeff Goldblum recently revealed that he sat next to Princess Diana at the premiere of Jurassic Park in 1995 - and even shared popcorn with her.While attending the premiere of the next instalment in the franchise, Jurassic World: Dominion earlier this month, Jeff spoke about Jurassic Park's Royal Premiere at the National History Museum back in the nineties.He told Yahoo News: "We showed it to - speaking of the Jubilee, the Platinum Jubilee - we showed it to Princess Diana and we had a kind of a royal screening."Steven Spielberg was here, Sam Neil was here, Princess Diana was here, you know, and we showed we showed them the movie. Not standing, sitting!"Popcorn, popcorn."Reflecting on the moment he sat next to Princess Diana, he added: "That's all I can say.
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'Remembering Diana' Royal fans compare Elton John Jubilee performance to Diana
Elton John, 75, is known for his legendary performances and his pre-recorded appearance at the Platinum Jubilee concert did not disappoint.The singer performed Your Song with fans comparing the performance to what he did at Princess Diana's funeral in 1997.Elton performed at the Platinum Jubilee Party at the Palace in a pre-recorded performance.Prior to his performance, he paid tribute to the Queen, as he said: "Your majesty, congratulations on 70 amazing years as our ruling monarch."It's been an amazing journey for you and you've been such a big part of my life ever since I was a child up until the present day."I wanted to record something for you in a place that you would love."So, here we are in the red drawing room at Windsor Castle."I thought it would be the ideal place to pay tribute to your amazing reign and long may you reign, thank you."He then performed Your Song, with Twitter users rushing to the microblogging site to share comparisons to Elton's performance at Diana's funeral in 1997.Maxine_Musgrove said: "Anyone else got wet eyes right now, with Elton John singing My song and remembering Princess Diana??? #PlatinumPartyatthePalace."Priz_pri added: "Elton John....Prince William must be remembering his mother, Diana #PlatinumJubilee #PlatinumPartyatthePalace."Nurse_palmer commented: "Elton John oh goodness this concert. My soul needed this.Thinking of Diana too.So sad she couldn’t be here #PlatinumJubilee."FizzyEvans said: "Elton John playing Diana's favourite song, this is really her day." (ic)MELANIE81227659 commented: "I don't know why but I keep thinking of Princess Diana.]"She would have enjoyed this concert.
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Who is James Hewitt? Feeling 'suicidal' after Diana breakup and Prince Harry dad claims
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EastEnders fans spot Diana portrait vanish from set ahead of Charles and Camilla cameo
EastEnders fans spotted the disappearance of a key prop ahead of Prince Charles and Camilla visiting for their Jubilee cameo.The Queen Vic in Walford is known for its iconic portrait of Princess Diana, set against a white backdrop and with the princess looking regal as ever in a high-collared white gown.This week, however, the portrait disappeared - just ahead of Charles and Camilla dropping in for the upcoming Jubilee party.But in episodes transmitting this week, Vic owner Mick Carter - played by Danny Dyer - is busy dressing the pub for the Platinum Jubilee street party.Fans were quick to point out that the portrait of Diana shad vanished, despite being seen in the background as Mick discussed the party with Kathy Beale and Sonia Fowler, intending to ask the council if he can close the Square off.In the next shot, Mick could be seen holding a portrait of the Queen and informing Kathy that he wants to put it up ‘there’ - where the Diana portrait had been just moments before.Baffled fans took to social media to share their thoughts, with one writing: “I’ve just seen the pic of Diana in the Vic. Has it really been removed?”“Since the Carters moved inside the Vic there was a picture of Princess Diana on the wall.
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Charles Spencer wows with rare family photo - and the resemblance is uncanny
Charles Spencer will no doubt have delighted royal fans on Sunday as he took to Instagram to share an incredible unearthed family photo.The Earl posted a black-and-white shot of three young people posing on the driveway of a grand stately home, which he captioned: "My father (center) visiting Scotland in the late '30s."SEE: Charles Spencer shares rare family photo with the Queen - fans have same reactionHis dad John was smartly dressed in a suit over a shirt and tie and he wore a bemused expression.What's more, the resemblance to his son was evident, as Charles clearly takes after his father's side of the family!WATCH: Princess Diana's Childhood Home Could Be A Farm In New VideoThe dad-of-seven shared another lovely family picture to social media earlier in the week, too.SEE: Charles Spencer leaves fans divided with unexpected photoMORE: Charles Spencer makes candid confession about life with new family additionOn Thursday, Charles posted a photo that illustrated his close relationship with his late sister, Diana, Princess of Wales.In the snap, a young Diana, who was then aged five, could be seen playing in her toy car while her brother, who was aged two at the time, cheekily poured sand over it! Charles posted the sweet family throwback to InstagramThe scene was observed by their parents, Lord Althorp and Viscountess Althorp, as well as the couple's two elder daughters, Sarah, 11, and Jane, nine."A snapshot of family life in 1966," Charles captioned the post, before adding a variety of hashtags, including one that perfectly summed up the photo: "#terribletwos."His followers were clearly touched by the photo, with many excited to see the picture of a young Princess Diana.
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