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Britney Spears Praises Princess Diana Amid 1995 Martin Bashir Controversy

Olowokandi Fiyin
May 28, 2021
10:15 A.M.
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American singer Britney Spears recently honored the late Princess Diana in a new media post as she remembered the royal's legacy and the life she lived.


Music icon Britney Spears had nothing but praises for the late Princess of Wales, Princess Diana, who passed on over twenty years ago. Britney penned a soulful note in her post.

The award-winning singer shared a timeless photo of Diana during one of her ceremonial moments. The Princess looked as elegant as she did during her lifetime.

Britney Spears at the 2017 RDMA 'Icon' Award on Sunday, April 30, 2017 | Photo: Getty Images


Diana was photographed posing with her signature side smile and intense stare. She styled her hair in the iconic wavy sweep while sporting a studded crown.

Britney called out the New York Times and BBC documentaries and criticized them for focusing on the downtime in her life.

Princess Diana at a welcome ceremony on 31st March 1983 | Photo: Getty Images


The next photo included a sea of people with someone carrying the Union Jack. The gathering looked like it was in honor of Princess Diana. Britney shared her touching words in the caption:

"She never wanted to be the queen… she wanted to be the heart of the people!!!!!! She was more than class; she was sheer genius…"


The "Toxic" star continued her reverence of Diana, stating how she cared for her children. Britney made an honorary mention of Diana's historical wedding and how 750 million people gathered to watch her take her vows.

Britney's praises for the late Princess Diana came amid her own troubles with the media and the ongoing conservatorship battle with her father, Jamie Spears. Britney's media drama brings to mind Diana's struggles with the press.


Earlier this month, the "Gimme More" singer had some words for the media concerning the troubling aspect of her life, which went under public scrutiny. She slammed the documentaries that were circulating.

Britney called out the New York Times and BBC documentaries and criticized them for focusing on the downtime in her life, as opposed to the fact that she did have many amazing moments.


Diana's life was a subject of controversy in her lifetime, especially the sensitive interview she gave in 1995 where she sat with BBC's Martin Bashir. The discussion was followed by her divorce from Prince Charles.

During the interview, Diana stated that there were three of them in her marriage, and it was "a bit crowded." After her official separation from Prince Charles, Diana lost her life in a car crash in 1997.

Princess Diana is wearing the Spencer family tiara and a dress by Bruce Oldfield on 30th March 1983 | Photo: Getty Images


Following a recent investigation, BBC discovered that Bashir conducted the interview via fraudulent means as he was said to have obtained fake bank statements to gain the trust of Diana's brother, Charles Spencer.

Bashir would later own up to his unprofessional methods and apologize for how the aftermath of the interview turned out. He maintained that he had no intentions of harming Princess Diana.

Martin Bashir joined the MSNBC daytime programming line-up with his own show on February 28, 2011 | Photo: Getty Images


Princess Diana's sons, Prince Williams and Prince Harry, also spoke out on the investigation. Prince William criticized BBC for deceiving his mother and substantially influencing the controversial claims she made.

He urged that the should never be aired again. Prince Harry, on the other hand, addressed the exploitation nature and unethical rules of the media while praising Diana's integrity and dedication to service.