Prince Harry has broken his silence about the probe into Princess Diana'sBBC inquiry after being slammed for staying quiet.

The Duke of Sussex has backed the "drive for truth" amid accusations the interview with Martin Bashir was obtained unfairly.

It come just days after Prince William issued a statement and said the independent probe into Martin Bashir's controversial television interview with Diana was a step in the "right direction".

Despite observers accusing the Duke of Sussex of failing to support his brother, the Duke has reportedly been following the recent developments surrounding the investigation.

“Harry is getting regular updates and is aware of everything that is happening," a source close to Prince Harry said, reports The Telegraph.

Prince Harry is staying in the loop about the BBC inquiry

The source added: “You do not need a public statement to imagine how he is feeling privately, people know how much his mother means to him.

"He has bravely spoken out in the past about loss and grief, and the immense impact it has had on him.

Prince William issued a statement supporting the investigation last week

“Sadly, some people are not just seeing this as a drive for truth, but also trying to use this as an opportunity to try to drive a wedge between the brothers.”

Lord Dyson, former Master of the Rolls, will lead the investigation, and seek to discover what steps Bashir took to get the interview.

Martin Bashir has been accused of using false means to secure the interview

Diana's brother, Earl Spencer, said that he was shown "false bank statements" by Bashir and that these statements were used to help the reporter gain access to the princess.

Prince William, second in line to the throne, said: "The independent investigation is a step in the right direction.

"It should help establish the truth behind the actions that led to the Panorama interview and subsequent decisions taken by those in the BBC at the time."