Prince William 'furious' with Netflix for including Princess Diana's infamous BBC interview in The Crown

Prince William is reportedly "furious" at Netflix's "frustrating" decision to dedicate an entire episode of royal drama The Crown to portraying Princess Diana's infamous interview with the BBC. 

According to The Telegraph, William is said to be incredibly upset at the revelation, having previously denounced the infamous Panorama interview conducted by disgraced broadcaster Martin Bashir as "deceitful". 

In response to an independent inquiry which found Bashir and other BBC employees had "seriously breached" the broadcaster's guidelines by forging bank statements  to help secure the interview, William said it should "never be aired again". 

A royal source reportedly told The Telegraph the Duke of Cambridge's words "still stand". 

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 - 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. 

"BBC employees lied and used fake documents to obtain the interview with my mother, made lurid and false claims about the Royal Family which played on her fears and fuelled paranoia, displayed woeful incompetence when investigating complaints and concerns about the programme, and were evasive in their reporting to the media and covered up what they knew from their internal investigation," William said in May. 

"It is my view that the deceitful way the interview was obtained substantially influenced what my mother said," he added. 

William insisted the interview "effectively established a false narrative which, for over a quarter of a century, has been commercialised by the BBC and others".

Meanwhile, Prince Harry, who last year signed a multi-million dollar deal with Netflix along with wife Meghan Markle, responded to the report by saying that "the ripple effect of a culture of exploitation and unethical practices" ultimately took his mother's life.

"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," Harry said at the time. 

"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."