The Royals Could Sue BBC Over Latest Documentary Featuring a Lot of “Overblown” Claims
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have chosen ITV over BBC for their rare Christmas carol special headed by Kate Middleton.
The corporation was dropped thanks to its controversial interview featuring Omid Scobie, who alleged that most of the news regarding Meghan Markle’s “bad behavior” was leaked by the other royal houses.
Meghan Markle’s lawyer also appeared in the documentary with the Duchess’ permission, signifying that she knew about the documentary while the rest of the Royal Family was kept in the dark.
BBC Gets Royally Snubbed by the Cambridges
The Sun reported that the Westminster Abbey event was due to be hosted by the BBC, but plans changed over the “row” the royals had with the network. A source revealed that the royals were going with ITV instead.
The special choir is being hosted by Kate, and it is possible that the couple’s three children, Prince George, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis, could feature in the show.
A TV source said of the royal snub to the Beeb: “This is a real coup for ITV. It is a brand new format — the royals have never hosted a televised TV concert before. And to have the Duchess leading on it is a big deal.
“Naturally most royal programming goes automatically to the BBC as the national broadcaster. Now it looks like they will work more with ITV in the future.”
The source continued: “ITV were very surprised but delighted to get the late call offering them this incredible exclusive. It will be a fantastic Christmas carol concert that will be TV gold for viewers at home.
“It was all arranged to be on BBC1 but it was switched in the last few days because of the terrible row over the documentary.
“And things are likely to get a lot worse between the Royal Family and the BBC before they get better as the second part of the documentary threatens to go further.”
Senior Royal Family Members Could Launch a Joint Complaint about the BBC for Their “The Princes and The Press” Documentary
It has been reported that senior members of the royal family, headed by the Queen, has joined forces to warn the Beeb that they would not only end their relationship with the cooperation but could possibly launch a complaint against them.
The royals are set to collectively complain to U.K. regulator Ofcom — for what is said to be a first time.
The BBC2 program was headed by anti-monarchist Amol Rajan, 38. The second part of the program will be released this coming Monday. If reports are anything to go by, it will sting deeper than the first one.
Per a report by the Sun, the royals have kept their lawyers on high alert since the program aired. A senior royal source confirmed that “nothing is ruled out.”
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