Prince William was 'livid' with Princess Diana over decision that got him mocked at school

Princess Diana interview Prince William
(Image credit: Getty Images)

Prince William is said to have been left 'livid' when his mum, Princess Diana, gave her most famous interview to Martin Bashir back in 1995.

  • It's been claimed that teenage Prince William (opens in new tab) was left furious with his mother Princess Diana following her decision to give her bombshell BBC Panorama interview.
  • One of Diana's friends has claimed that the young prince was teased and called names at school after the release of the famous conversation with journalist Martin Bashir.
  • In other royal news (opens in new tab), the selfless way the Queen acted after Prince Philip's funeral (opens in new tab) has been revealed by Mike Tindall.

The Duke of Cambridge, who was 13-years-old when the BBC Panorama interview first aired, was reportedly furious with the late Princess of Wales following the tell-all chat.

Princess Diana's interview with journalist Martin Bashir is said to have left teenage Prince William being mocked by his school peers.

Princess Diana interview

Credit: Getty

Diana's friend Simone Simmons told Vanity Fair that her decision to speak out about her marriage to Prince Charles and her experience within the royal family left Prince William angered because "people at [his] school were calling her all sorts of names".

"Of course it was in all the papers and William told me he was teased at school because of it," she added.

It's also been claimed in the ITV documentary, The Diana Interview: Revenge Of A Princess, that Princess Diana requested for the bombshell interview to be released on Prince Charles' birthday.

Princess Diana and Prince Charles married (opens in new tab) in 1981 after meeting in 1977 (opens in new tab) when Diana was just 16-years-old.

Charles and Diana divorced in 1996, a year before Diana died in a tragic car accident in France.

On the programme, Editor Ian Corcoran said, "Martin suggested that we asked Princess Diana.

Princess Diana Prince William and Prince Harry at Thorpe Park

"He slipped out of the room to phone her and a while later he came back in, he said she had suggested a date which just happened to be Prince Charles' birthday."

However, Richard Kay, a friend of Princess Diana's, added, "It may be that Bashir and co said, 'Well, we want to announce it on the 14th November and she would have said, 'Oh, that's my husband's birthday, why not?'

"Well, I would have thought that was typically mischievous Diana," Kay added.

Royal experts have also claimed that Prince William was left red-faced by Princess Diana during their iconic trips to Thorpe Park in the 90s.

Royal biographer, Howard Hodgson, claimed that William was embarrassed to be "put on show by the Princess in theme parks," and disliked her "one-sided and unfair attitude to his father".

"It wasn’t that he didn’t love her — he did, very much — but he wished she could behave differently," Howard reports.