'If Princess Diana didn't want private tapes released, she should've been careful who she spoke to'

'If Princess Diana didn't want private tapes released she should've been careful who she spoke to'

A documentary about Princess Diana was broadcast last night

Monday, August 7, 2017

If Princess Diana didn't want the things she said in private tapes to come out, she should have been more careful who she spoke to.

That's according to royal correspondent Robert Jobson, who was reacting to last night's Channel 4 documentary about Diana which featured privately recorded videos, in which she discusses her marriage and her love affair with a royal protection officer.

Jobson, the royal editor of the Evening Standard, told John Nicolson: "My view is it was packaged very well as a historical documentary. It put the marriage sham into context."

Many were outraged at the idea of the private tapes being broadcast but he believes "tabloid journalists are outraged at the drop of a hat" and "if you don’t like Channel 4 you didn’t like the documentary. We live in a free world, we can turn it over."

Jobson added that Princess Diana "was talking to an actor. If she didn't want those things to come out, she should have been more careful who she spoke to."

But he doesn't believe the British state would be "bumping off ex-policemen" as Diana suggested in the tapes and suggested it was “barmy nonsense.”

He went on to say: "I think that we can’t judge what the Royal Family do now by what was going on then."

Listen to the full interview above