“Sy wou nooit die koningin word nie,” the pop star captioned a photo of the late British royal.
“Sy wou die hart van die mense wees! She was more than class… she was sheer genius down to the way she spoke to the way she mothered her children,” Spears continued.
“The essence of being completely oblivious to her own power !!!! 750 MILLION people watched her get married on TV!!!! She will always be remembered as one of the most remarkable women to date,” die “Giftig” singer concluded.
“Ek wou Diana nooit skade berokken nie en ek glo nie dat ons dit gedoen het nie,” Bashir told the Sunday Times. “Alles wat ons in terme van die onderhoud gedoen het, was soos sy wou, van toe sy die paleis wou waarsku, to when it was broadcast, to its contents … My family and I loved her.”
A report from The Telegraph concluded that Bashir “commissioned fake bank statements” that allowed him to get access to Diana by deceiving her brother, Earl Charles Spencer, to arrange a meeting in which Diana was later persuaded to take part in the interview.
Bashir has admitted to showing Spencer the forged documents, for which he says he is “deeply sorry,” but claims had “no bearing” on Diana or the interview.
Diana famously said during the interview that there were “three of us in this marriage, so it was a bit crowded.” Following the revelations, Koningin Elizabeth II issued a statement recommending Diana and Prince Charles seek a divorce.
On Aug. 31, 1997, Diana died in a car accident in Paris while being chased by the paparazzi. Sy was 36.
Diana’s sons, William and Harry, have both suggested Bashir’s interview directly contributed to the Princess of Wales’ untimely death.
William, 38, said in a video statement that Bashir made “lurid and false claims about the Royal Family which played on [Diana’s] fears and fueled paranoia.”
Harry, 36, echoed his brother’s comments in a separate statement, noting that the “ripple effect of a culture of exploitation and unethical practices ultimately took her life.”
“Our mother lost her life because of this, and nothing has changed,” Harry added. “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.”