The statement was released as new details came to light about how the interview was obtained in the first place—an inquiry found Bashir had gained the Princess' trust in a deceitful way.
"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," William continued in his statement.
"But what saddens me most, is that if the BBC had properly investigated the complaints and concerns first raised in 1995, my mother would have known that she had been deceived. She was failed not just by a rogue reporter, but by leaders at the BBC who looked the other way rather than asking the tough questions."
William's statement was widely reported at the time, with many finally realising the full impacts of both the interview's detriment to the family, and on Diana herself. She tragically died two years later.
With this in mind, it's understandable as to why Prince William is frustrated at the commercialisation of such a moment in the Netflix production, especially when it's clearly still so raw.
The fourth season of The Crown, was released in late 2020 and also delved into Diana's earlier struggles in the royal family. From manoeuvring her relationship with Prince Charles while Camilla was in the picture, to her eating disorder and attempting to raise her sons as normally as possible.
The fifth season is set for release in 2022.