Prince William has a grudge against the BBC and he doesn’t take a bite out of it. There are even currently rumors that the Duke of Cambridge is considering canceling his next plans with the channel. The conflict between the BBC and Prince William is caused by the latest two-part documentary The Princes and The Press. The first episode addresses the media coverage of young princes from 2012 to 2018. It also details how Princes William and Harry were affected by the fate of their late mother.
What William does not support the most in this episode is that he accuses him of having fomented against his brother. According to the Daily Mail, the documentary “suggested that there was” competitiveness “between the various royal households”. “Negative stories have been deliberately leaked against Meghan to ‘put her in her place,’ says Omid Scobie, the co-author of Finding Freedom. Finding Freedom is simply the flattering biography of the Sussexes. The Daily Mail reports that the BBC had refused to show the content of the documentary in advance.
The BBC have no plans to let Prince William, Duke of Cambridge, watch episode 2
The second part of the documentary would be even more explosive because it is even more centered on the cold between William and Harry. None of the royals had access to a preview of this episode. Richard Sharp, the chairman of the BBC made a statement on November 23. “The BBC is a national institution and we approach our relations with other national institutions with great care and thought,” he said. This is not the first time that a conflict has subsisted between royalty and the press. According to an insider statement to the Daily Mail, “William is still deeply hurt by the Martin Bashir scandal.”
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