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Piers Morgan says that he knows Princess Diana had "no regrets" over her controversial interview with BBC Panorama – because she told him so.
The outspoken Good Morning Britain host has shared his thoughts on the 1995 interview Martin Bashir did with Princess Diana now that it's come under fire.
The journalist is alleged to have told 32 lies to secure his famous interview with Princess Diana back in 1995 following her split from Prince Charles, and retired judge Lord Dyson has been brought in to head up the BBC's probe into it.
The independent investigation has even been hailed as a "step in the right direction" by the late Princess' eldest son Prince William.
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But Piers says that it was something Diana wanted to do.
The journalist confessed that he asked the Princess over lunch at Kensington Palace in May 1996, six month after the interview had aired, is she regretted doing it.
Piers penned for the Daily Mail : "She looked at me intently with her massive blue eyes. 'No,' she replied firmly, 'I have no regrets. I wanted to do it, to put my side over. There has been so much rubbish said and written that it was time people knew the truth. But I won't do it again. Once is enough. I have done what I set out to do'."
He says she said she had no regrets
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Piers said he then turned to a then-13-year-old Prince William and asked if he had thought it was a good idea.
He says that the young prince replied: "I'd rather not say…."
Piers wrote: "If he disapproved of his mother's decision to spill her guts out about her private life on national TV, he certainly wasn't going to tell me, then editor of the tabloid Daily Mirror.
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"But his tense body language told me all I needed to know."
The Duke of Cambridge said this week that he wants to get to "the truth"" behind Bashir's interview with his late mother.
He said: "The independent investigation is a step in the right direction.
"It should help establish the truth behind the actions that led to the Panorama interview and subsequent decisions taken by those in the BBC at the time."