In an attempt to correct the unethical ways in which Martin Bashir interviewed Princess Diana, the BBC has decided to donate all profits from Tell All to a charity chosen by the British royal family.
According to a report in Mail online., The broadcaster will pay about £ 1.5 million in “fines”, which the corporation represented as compensation income in addition to the sale of global rights to explosive panorama interviews. Prince William and Prince Harry, the sons of the late Princess of Wales, will be involved in deciding who will likely benefit from the donation.
Rosa Moncton, a close friend of the late royal, said of the move: “This is a commendable decision. Can. “
The exact terms of payment, including the date of donation, have not yet been finalized. However, it is assumed that the payment will be made through BBC Studios, the corporation’s commercial arm – a commercial operation that is not funded by a license fee.
The donation came months after an independent Lord Dyson investigation found that Bashir had used “fraudulent” methods to secure the interview. It was later concealed by the BBC itself, which “fell short of the high standards of integrity and transparency that characterize it.”
Following the inquiry, the BBC issued a series of apologies to various parties, including Prince William, Prince Harry, Prince Charles and Princess’ brother Earl Spencer, whose complaint sparked an investigation. The network also returned all the awards he or Bashir received for the interview, including the BAFTA (British Academy Film Award).
Prince William and Prince Harry also issued separate statements about the inquiry. The Duke of Cambridge said he welcomed the inquiry, but noted that Bashir had told his mother “false and misleading claims” about the British royal family that “played on his fears and provoked sedition.” The Duke of Sussex, expressing similar sentiments, said the “culture of exploitation and the influence of immoral practices” was what “ultimately killed her (Diana).”