ITV is overjoyed as royals turn to them following the BBC’s cancellation of a carol concert show.
ITV executives are said to be overjoyed that the Duchess of Cambridge’s carol concert was canceled by the BBC and instead turned to them.
The decision by Kensington Palace comes amid controversy surrounding a two-part BBC documentary about William and Harry’s relationship with the press.
It has drew ITV back in from the cold two years after the commercial broadcaster aired a documentary in Africa about the Duke and Duchess of Sussex that exposed the couple’s frustrations and Harry’s rift with his brother.
The station is now expected to broadcast Kate’s charity fundraiser at Westminster Abbey on December 23 or 24.
William is expected to attend, as are their three children, Prince George, eight, Princess Charlotte, six, and Prince Louis, three.
The show is set to begin filming early next month.
The Princes And The Press was commissioned by the BBC, and the first part was aired this week, prompting accusations that it was “anti-William and pro-Harry.”
Buckingham Palace, Clarence House, and Kensington Palace issued a rare joint statement condemning the BBC for giving credence to what they called “overblown and unfounded claims.”
“We have tremendous respect for all aspects of the Royal Family,” said BBC chairman Richard Sharp.
“From time to time, this organization produces programs that may or may not be fully approved by various parts of the organization.”
The BBC and Kensington Palace both declined to comment.
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