Princess Diana’s former chauffeur Steve Davies has successfully settled his slander claim against the BBC.

Mr Davies was previously the chauffeur to the late Diana, HRH the Princess of Wales. The claim related to serious and unfounded allegations made by journalist Martin Bashir to the Princess and Earl Spencer during a meeting in September 1995, to procure an interview with the Princess for BBC Panorama. The Princess and Earl Spencer were told that Mr Davies “feeds Today newspaper…change your chauffeur”. These allegations have been most recently repeated in, and brought to Mr Davies’ attention following, the Netflix series, The Crown (Season 5).

Mr Davies was represented by Persephone Bridgman Baker and Caitlin Harris of Carter-Ruck.


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