She tells the programme that Harry phoned his family to tell them the heartbreaking news.

She said: “The royal family were informed.

“My understanding was of course they were supportive at the time. They would have been devastated for the family’s loss.”

On the programme, the Queen’s former press secretary also criticised Netflix’s The Crown for implying Prince Charles and Princess Diana were never happy.

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