Skip to main contentSkip to footer

Charles Spencer recalls emotional meeting with Princess Diana after he introduced her to Martin Bashir

The Earl wrote candidly

charles spencer emotional meeting late sister princess diana
Isabelle Casey
Isabelle CaseyContent Writer
Share this:

Charles Spencer has recalled an emotional meeting with his late sister Princess Diana in a telling article he penned for the Mail on Sunday  this week.

MORE: Charles Spencer reveals new conservation efforts at Princess Diana's former home - and fans approve

The Earl explained how he introduced his sister to former BBC reporter Martin Bashir, before he realised he was "deceived" by him after being shown forged bank statements which suggested Diana was being betrayed by her staff.

WATCH:Charles Spencer says Princess Diana's grave is 'an oasis of calm'

Recalling his heartfelt apology, he wrote: "After Mr Bashir left, I said, 'I'm sorry, Duch – I've wasted your time. What that man has just said doesn't add up', and highlighted some of the discrepancies with what he'd told me before.

READ:  Earl Charles Spencer shares chilling photo of Princess Diana's former home

SEE:  Princess Diana's brother Charles Spencer shares rare photo of his sibling's gravestone

"She said, 'Don't worry, Carlos [her name for me], it doesn't matter – it was lovely to see you anyway.' "

charles spencer althorp house© Photo: Rex

Diana was raised at Althorp House

Charles also revealed he felt he was "groomed" by Mr. Bashir in order to get close to Diana in the weeks leading up to her first meeting with the reporter.

In the telling account, Charles claimed the "lies [Diana was exposed to] ensured that she came into that Panorama interview with a very skewed and false view of the situation she was in, having been lied to repeatedly.

"This led to her speaking in a way that set her on a course where she was without due protection when she needed it most."

princess dianas burial site althorp house© Photo: Rex

The site of her grave was described as "an oasis of calm"

Diana sadly passed away two years after Charles first met with Mr. Bashir.

The Earl currently resides at Althorp house with his wife Karen. Diana's body is thought to be buried within the grounds.  The special place where she was laid to rest  was once described by her brother as "an oasis of calm."

Charles enjoys sharing candid updates with his fans from the beautiful Northamptonshire Estate where the late Princess grew up.

Charles is a doting father to two five lovely daughters Lady Kitty Spencer, Lady Amelia Spencer, Lady Charlotte Diana Spencer, Lady Eliza Spencer and Lady Lara Spencer.

Make sure you never miss a ROYAL story! Sign up to our newsletter to get all of our celebrity and royal news delivered directly to your inbox.

More Royalty

See more