Princess Diana: In 1995 an unusually frank interview with "Lady Di" rocked the English royal family
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In a legendary interview, Princess Diana unpacked the British royal family in 1995 on the BBC.
For the British television company, the historic conversation was a real scoop.
Millions of people worldwide watched the broadcast at that time.
Then, however, allegations were raised about how the interview came about.
An editor is said to have obtained the interview with the princess using false documents.
Now the case is being re-examined and the BBC has presented a relieving handwritten note from the deceased.
The princess stated that forged documents did not play a role in her decision to give the broadcaster an interview, the BBC said on Friday evening.
However, the broadcaster did not publish any photos or copies of the note.
"After the BBC announced an independent investigation, the princess's original handwritten note has now been found," the broadcaster said in a statement.
They were passed on to the responsible investigators.
The results of the investigation should be published promptly.
With the interview, Princess Diana, who died in an accident in 1997, shook the British monarchy 25 years ago.
More than 200 million people worldwide watched on television as she spoke unusually openly about the infidelity of her husband Prince Charles and her own mental and health problems.
The Queen was reportedly outraged that her daughter-in-law questioned Charles' suitability for the throne.
Diana's brother, Charles Spencer, accuses journalist Martin Bashir of having obtained the interview with his sister at the time using unfair methods - such as falsified bank statements.
These should give the impression that people have been paid to divulge information about Diana.
Take the allegations "very seriously," said BBC boss Tim Davie recently.
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