‘British royals threaten to boycott the BBC’ | royals
The reason is the documentary The Princess and the Press that the channel wants to broadcast on Sunday evening, reports Daily Mail. The two-part broadcast would expose the troubled bond between Prince William and his brother Prince Harry. According to insiders, it would become clear how the two – or their employees – tried to blacken each other in the press. A sensitive subject for the princes, who were able to stop a similar story before.
So sensitive, it turns out, that the palace is threatening a boycott against the BBC. Apparently, negotiations have already taken place behind the scenes, but the BBC continues to refuse to show the documentary to the palace before broadcasting. “There is a lot of concern about it,” said a source. “The Queen and the Princes don’t think this is fair. No one has been able to see the documentary in advance.”
It is not the first time that the BBC and the British royal family have been at odds with each other. Earlier this year, an independent investigation concealed by the broadcaster revealed that the interview with Princess Diana in 1995 had been arranged by providing false information. The BBC is said to have shown Diana’s brother Charles Spencer forged documents at the time, which had to prove that members of her staff were paid to spy on her.