Royal embarrassment: How Diana posed significant ‘threat’ to future of monarchy

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THE Royal Family was left embarrassed following a threatening interview by Princess Diana, according to a royal commentator.

Princess Diana’s Panorama interview showed the royal frankly explaining her thoughts and feelings towards the monarchy. BBC executive and commentator Richard Ayre argued this was a threat to the future of the monarchy. During Channel 5’s documentary Diana: The Interview that shocked the world, Mr Ayre highlighted the significance of the interview.

During the Panorama interview, Princess Diana was asked if she believed Prince Charles would ever become king.

She replied: “I don’t think any of us know the answer to that.

“Obviously it is a question that is in everybody’s head but who knows.

“Who knows what fate will produce and what circumstances will provoke.”

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Royal embarrassment: How Diana posed significant ‘threat’ to future of monarchy (Image: Ch5)

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Royal Family: The Royal Family was left embarrassed following a threatening interview by Princess Diana, according to a royal commentator. (Image: CH5)

The narrator added that the idea that the line of succession could skip Charles entirely meant that Princess Diana’s interview could shake the monarchy to its core.

Former BBC broadcaster Richard Ayre added: “The interview was clearly going to be extremely embarrassing for the Royal Family.

“It was also going to be extremely embarrassing to the heir to the throne, the future king.

“Of course that was a threat to the whole monarchy, of course, it was.”

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Royal Family: The narrator added that the idea that the line of succession could skip Charles entirely meant that Princess Diana’s interview could shake the monarchy to its core. (Image: PA)

The editor of the Panorama interview, Ian Corcoran reiterated the magnitude of the interview and what it could mean for the Royal Family. 

He said: “There was no way I could have possibly imagined that Princess Diana would say those things.

“No way I could know she would be so honest in a way about Prince Charles and the marriage.

“It was just a catalogue of things she felt that had been bottled up inside her for so long.

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Royal Family: The editor of the Panorama interview, Ian Corcoran reiterated the magnitude of the interview and what it could mean for the Royal Family. (Image: CH5)

“She just wanted to share it with us all.

“Or perhaps, Princess Diana wanted to dig the knife in, depending on how you look at it.”

“I did have an emotional reaction, it was sad because I didn’t think it would help her ultimately and I didn’t think she would feel any better at the end of the day.

“But we knew it was going to be dynamite.” 

Source: EXPRESS CO UK