During his visit to Scotland this Saturday, Prince William opened up about the importance of family. The Duke of Cambridge joined the emergency service heroes to watch the Scottish Cup Final at The Cold House in Edinburgh, with the royal meeting and chatting with first responders and their families who had faced trauma, thanking them for their sacrifices and hard work.
While speaking to a table of first responders, the royal asked them how they had kept in touch with families during the lockdown. William said: “The funny thing is when I spoke to my family I found it so good to catch up but then you haven’t anything to catch up on because no one had done anything.”
One guest said that they had not seen their in-laws for a year, with the Duke jokingly replying with: “Some people are quite happy they haven’t seen their in-laws for a year.” After some laughter, he added: “I love my in-laws.” Nice save Will.
This engagement comes just days after William criticized the BBC over its Panorama failings and after his brother Prince Harry’s fresh revelations against the royal family and his upbringing.
In the emotional video, Prince William said that the corporation had “failed my mother”.
He said he found it “extremely concerning” that BBC employees had: “lied and used fake documents to obtain the interview with my mother; made lurid and false claims about the Royal Family which played on her fears and fuelled paranoia; displayed woeful incompetence when investigating complaints and concerns about the programme; and were evasive in their reporting to the media and covered up what they knew from their internal investigation.”
The royal then added that the “deceitful way” that the interview had been conducted was a big negative influence on Princess Diana and that ultimately “was a major contribution to making my parents’ relationship worse.”
“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,” he said.