PRINCE William is said to be “infuriated” with Prince Harry for disobeying his request in his bombshell Netflix documentary.
In the first episode of Harry and Meghan Markle‘s £88million doc, Martin Bashir‘s “deceitful” Panorama interview with Princess Diana was played.
Prince William is said to be ‘infuriated’ with his brother for disobeying his orders
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle played the Panorama interview in the first episode of their documentary
But, William had pleaded the 1995 interview “never be shown again” after he last year slammed BBC for letting his mum, family and Britain down.
He had also begged with Netflix that The Crown not to show the interview, which Diana famously told Bashir “there were three of us in this marriage, so it was a bit crowded”.
But, the prince’s heartfelt pleas were ignored.
Now, Wills’ own brother has defied him and sources say he’s “disappointed”.
The MailOnline reported a palace source said the Prince and Princess of Wales had not yet watched the documentary but had been told what it included.
Sources close to Wills said he was “infuriated” that his brother had included part of the interview, during which their mother described the press’ interest in her as “daunting and phenomenal”.
Just before a segment is shown in the documentary, Harry tells interviewers: “I think we all now know that she was deceived into giving the interview but at the same time she spoke the truth of her experience.”
Last year an investigation later found Bashir used forgery and deception to gain access to the Princess.
Following the bombshell, BBC director-general Tim Davie said the interview would never be shown again because of the “shocking” way it was obtained.
He also pledged that the corporation would not license its footage “in whole or part to other broadcasters”.
However, the MailOnline reported Netflix did not need the BBC’s permission to use the clips and instead used an exception within copyright law called “fair dealing”.
Under this arrangement, a broadcaster can legitimately use short clips of another organisation’s work to report on “current events”.
Experts say they simply have to ensure the footage has been previously broadcast to the public, that not too much footage is used and that they acknowledge who the owner is.
The “BBC Motion Gallery” is listed as the source of archival material in the closing credits of the first episode of the Netflix documentary.
Sarah Mountain, an intellectual property lawyer and partner at a legal firm, told the MailOnline: “Whilst the BBC can say ‘we won’t license it to anyone’, that isn’t what’s happened here.
“The BBC don’t have the right to prevent people from fair dealing with the work, provided the applicable copyright law principles have been complied with.
“So in a fair-dealing, reporting of current events context, we could see further use of the footage.”
It comes after one of Wills’ pals said it was unlikely he would ever repair his relationship with Harry.
The Prince of Wales is said to still be angry about the dishonor his brother showed towards their late grandmother during Megxit.
And it has now been claimed the bombshell £88million documentary will merely fuel the fire.
And, in the days since the documentary hit screens, it has already caused a stir.
The Royal Family were said to be in a state of sadness after Harry and Meghan launched a wave of astonishing attacks in the series.
In a terrible slight on his father, Harry claimed he was “literally brought up by a group of friends in Africa”.
And, in one mocking scene, Meghan exaggerates a curtsy to poke fun at the royals — and compares their traditions to a tacky US medieval restaurant chain.