Prince Harry speaks out over shocking investigation into Princess Diana's BBC Panorama interview

Prince Harry and Prince William have issued emotive statements in response to the explosive findings from an investigation into BBC show Panorama's interview with their mother, Princess Diana. 

An independent inquiry undertaken by Lord Dyson found journalist Martin Bashir made a "serious breach" of BBC guidelines by forging bank statements to help in securing the infamous 1995 interview which sent shockwaves through the monarchy. 

Bashir has apologised after the report found he "deceived and induced" Diana's brother Earl Spencer with fake financial documents relating to her former staff members in order to gain access to Diana. Bashir and the BBC have apologised for the interview. 

Responding to the report, Harry insisted "the ripple effect of a culture of exploitation and unethical practices" ultimately took his mother's life.

"Our mother was an incredible woman who dedicated her life to service. She was resilient, brave and unquestionably honest," the Duke of Sussex said. 

"To those who have taken some form of accountability, thank you for owning it. That is the first step towards justice and truth. 

"Yet what deeply concerns me is that practices like these - and even worse - are still widespread today. Then, and now, it's bigger than one outlet, one network, or one publication.

"Our mother lost her life because of this, and nothing has changed. By protecting her legacy, we protect everyone, and uphold the dignity with which she lived her life. Let's remember who she was and what she stood for."

Meanwhile, William released a video statement in which he also condemned misconduct within the media industry. 

"It is my view that the deceitful way that the interview was obtained substantially influenced what my mother said," the Duke of Cambridge said. 

"The interview was a major contribution to making my parents' relationship worse, and has since hurt countless others. 

"It brings indescribable sadness to know that the BBC's failures contributed significantly to her fear, paranoia and isolation that I remember from those final years with her." 

During her unprecedented sit-down with Bashir, Diana candidly spoke about self-harm, her battle with bulimia, several incidents of infidelity within her marriage - including her own affair with army captain James Hewitt - and the monarchy's attitude towards her as a "non-starter". 

Her revelation that "there were three of us" in her marriage to Prince Charles, referring to Charles' relationship with Camilla Parker-Bowles, was one of many bombshells that saw the interview go down in history. 

Bashir recently quit the BBC, citing ongoing health issues.