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BBC to pay 'significant' damages to nanny over false Charles pregnancy claims to secure interview

2021-09-20 05:02:00 PM

BBC to pay 'significant' damages to nanny over false Charles pregnancy claims to secure interview

The BBC will reportedly pay Tiggy Legge-Bourke damages totalling over R2 million over Martin Bashir's false claims.

Photo: Pool Photograph/Corbis/Corbis via Getty ImaThe BBC will reportedly pay Tiggy Legge-Bourke damages totalling over R2 million.Journalist Martin Bashir allegedly convinced Princess Diana that Tiggy had become pregnant by Prince Charles to secure his explosive interview with the royal.

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In the 90s, Tiggy Legge-Bourke was the royal nanny to Princes William and Harry and personal assistant to Prince Charles.Earlier this year an investigation into Princess Diana's explosive interview with the BBC confirmed journalist Martin Bashir had indeed

trickedthe royal, thereby securing the tell-all.Judge John Dyson said Bashir commissioned faked bank statements then showed them to the princess' brother to persuade her to appear.Prince Williamsaidat the time, the interview"contributed significantly to [Diana's] fear, paranoia and isolation" in her final years, while Harry added:"The ripple effect of a culture of exploitation and unethical practices ultimately took her life." headtopics.com

Now, Tiggy Legge-Bourke, royal nanny to the princes and believed by Diana to have had an affair with Charles, will get payed over Martin Bashir's false claims implicating her.Hoping to get the interview, Bashir allegedly convinced Diana that Tiggy had become pregnant by Prince Charles and produced a faked abortion"receipt" as proof.

"Tiggy Legge-Bourke was right at the centre of Bashir's manipulation and it is right that the damage caused to her is recognised by the BBC," a source tellswho reports the former nanny was offered"significant" damages by the BBC, to be"in excess of £100,000" - over R2 million.

Thereports, however, though Martin Bashir had tricked Diana, the Metropolitan Police said they had"not identified evidence of activity that constituted a criminal offence".He has since left his post at the BBC andhe is"deeply sorry" for the pain he has caused. 

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