Over a documentary row, William and Kate have ‘banned the BBC from screening a Christmas concert.’
Following a squabble over The Princes and the Press, which aired on Monday, Prince William and Kate Middleton are apparently allowing ITV to broadcast their Christmas carol concert instead of the BBC.
According to insiders, after a royal documentary squabble, Prince William and Kate Middleton have reportedly stopped the BBC from airing their Christmas carol concert.
Instead, ITV will broadcast the charity event, which will be hosted by the Duchess of Cambridge herself.
According to The Sun, William will be joyfully watching from the crowd, and their children Prince George, Princess Charlotte, and Prince Louis may also be present.
The move comes after the first of two episodes of The Princes and the Press broadcast on the BBC on Monday.
The royals are reportedly furious after the Amol Rajan documentary claimed that William briefed against Prince Harry and Meghan Markle.
William was unable to attend the first portion since he was delivering the environmental Tusk Awards on Monday evening at London’s South Bank.
A TV insider told The Sun that it was a “huge triumph for ITV,” as the royals had never before performed a televised performance.
The late change was claimed to have astonished but delighted the broadcaster.
“It was all planned to air on BBC1, but it was shifted in the final few days due to the terrible dispute over the documentary,” the person claimed.
“And, as the second half of the program threatens to go even farther, things between the Royal Family and the BBC are likely to get a lot worse before they get better.”
Before Monday’s show aired, the Royal Family had threatened BBC with an Ofcom complaint.
Following the incident, the Queen, Prince Charles and Camilla, and William and Kate issued an united statement denouncing “overblown and baseless assertions” made by media contributors or sources.
“A free, accountable, and open press is critical to a healthy democracy,” it stated.
“However, inflated and baseless assertions from unknown sources are sometimes presented as facts, and it is disappointing when anyone, including the BBC, lends credence to them.”
Buckingham Palace and the BBC have been asked for comment by the Brinkwire.
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