Princess Diana's Brother Charles Spencer, Who Was Once Slandered by Press, Gets Another Apology from Journalist

Princess Diana’s younger brother, Earl Charles Spencer, has endured a series of slander by the press, but recently, he is getting his much-deserved justice.

Like many around the world, Earl Charles Spencer, the younger brother of famous deceased royal Princess Diana, the Princess of Wale,s was crushed by the news of her sad death in a 1997 car crash.

Despite losing his old sister, Spencer became the subject of slander from the press, whose publications accused him of turning his back on his sister when she needed his help.

Earl Charles Spencer attends the ICAP charity day at ICAP on December 9, 2015 in London, England | Photo: Getty Images

Earl Charles Spencer attends the ICAP charity day at ICAP on December 9, 2015 in London, England | Photo: Getty Images

APOLOGY FROM JOURNALIST

One of such allegations suggested that the 57-year-old Earl refused to help Diana, who would have been 60 this month when she needed a place to stay following her split from Prince Charles.

Spencer has spent a bulk of his time in recent years trying to get justice from all the slander that has pitched him against the memories of his lovely sister. Recently, the truth has begun to emerge in favor of the Earl.

Screenshot of Earl Spencer on Lorraine from June 10, 2021. | YouTube/ Lorraine

Screenshot of Earl Spencer on Lorraine from June 10, 2021. | YouTube/ Lorraine

 

Spencer took to his Twitter to share a tweet where he wrote that a paper had been forced by the law to apologize to him about their publication which said he denied Diana a home. He wrote

“ Today, for the third time, a ‘paper has been forced by the Law to apologise for lying about me “depriving Diana of a home.” The guilty journalist this time? Janice Turner - aka ⁦@VictoriaPeckham⁩ of ⁦@thetimes⁩.”

An undated photo of Diana Princess of Wales with her brother Charles Spencer in 1968 | Photo: Getty Images

An undated photo of Diana Princess of Wales with her brother Charles Spencer in 1968 | Photo: Getty Images

In the apology written to Spencer, the 57-year-old was vindicated and was said to have considered Diana’s safety, and in line with police advice, he offered her a number of properties, including their family ancestral home.

Spencer was also cleared from all wrong accusations that he had failed to protect his older sister from disgraced journalist Martin Bashir who infamous Panorama interview with the late Princess, did more harm than good.

 

PANORAMA INTERVIEW

The Panorama interview was the last straw for the royal family, who concluded that Prince Charles and Diana go for a divorce. During the interview, the late Diana opened up on her failed marriage to Prince Charles, with whom she shares two children, William the Duke of Cambridge and Harry, the Duke of Sussex.

Diana bashed the royal family and claimed a third party in her marriage to Prince Charles, a third party whom many believe to be Prince Charles’ current wife, Camilla, the Duchess of Cornwall.

Diana, Princess of Wales (1961 - 1997) at a welcome ceremony in Tauranga, New Zealand, 31st March 1983 | Photo: Getty Images

Diana, Princess of Wales (1961 - 1997) at a welcome ceremony in Tauranga, New Zealand, 31st March 1983 | Photo: Getty Images

BBC APOLOGIZES

In recent years, there have been claims that BBC journalist Martin Bashir, who conducted the interview, used deceptive measures in getting the People’s Princess to sit for the interview. Some of these measures included a forged bank statement which he showed to her brother Earl Charles and a series of lies he made about the royal family.

Following BBC’s announcement of a probe into the claims of deceit and wrongdoing, Diana’s brother, Charles, who had been at the forefront of the battle, demanded that a third party conduct the investigation.

Diana, Princess of Wales, in Lahore, Pakistan, on June 22, 1996 | Photo: Getty Images

Diana, Princess of Wales, in Lahore, Pakistan, on June 22, 1996 | Photo: Getty Images

The results of the investigation showed that Bashir indeed used deceitful behavior and was in breach of the corporation’s guidelines when he secured his Panorama interview with Diana.

To this end, BBC offered an apology to Prince Charles, the dukes of Cambridge and Sussex, William and Harry, and Diana’s brother Earl Spencer. BBC also handed back the Bafta it won for the interview in 1996.

CHARLES HOPES DIANA WILL BE PLEASED

Following his vindication, Earl Spencer is not only relieved to have his name cleared, but he hopes his late sister would be pleased that the truth is out. Spencer believes the interview took Diana to a dark place where her paranoia was fed.

Spencer still keeps his beloved sister in his heart and does his best to keep her memory alive. The 57-year-old reportedly said he visits her gravesite several times a year with his family during occasions like birthdays and Mother’s Day.

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