LIVE FROM THE ROYAL FAMILY: William and Kate ‘ban’ the BBC after an explosive documentary erupts in outrage.
After a royal documentary sparked outrage, Kate and Prince William are said to have forbidden the BBC from airing their Christmas carol concert.
Instead, ITV will broadcast the charity event at Westminster Abbey, which a TV source described as a “real coup” for the channel.
The carol concert will be hosted by the Duchess of Cambridge, with the Duke of Cambridge in attendance.
“ITV were very surprised but delighted to get the late call offering them this incredible exclusive,” a TV source told The Sun.
It’ll be a spectacular Christmas carol concert that will be television gold for home viewers.
“It was all set to air on BBC One, but due to the terrible row over the documentary, it was switched in the last few days.”
“And, as the second part of the documentary threatens to go further, things between the Royal Family and the BBC are likely to get a lot worse before they get better.”
The alleged snub comes after the royals issued a furious statement to the BBC for giving credibility to “overblown and unfounded claims” in a documentary about William, Prince Harry, and the press that aired on Monday.
Because the second episode of The Princes And The Press, hosted by avowed republican Amol Rajan, has yet to air, tensions are likely to rise even further.
According to royal commentator Jonathan Sacerdoti, Sophie Wessex is comparable to Princess Anne in that the public admires her “solid work ethic.”
“At the end of the day, public relations can only go so far in encouraging us to feel a certain way, and it can go a long way,” he told this website.
“However, over time, people do see what they actually do and how they work.”
“When they see a strong work ethic in people like [Sophie] and other family members, they have a lot of respect for them.”
“I think people have a lot of respect for Princess Anne because she’s a very hardworking royal who gets on with her job and does things in a non-obtrusive manner.”
“She doesn’t seek attention.”
She’s just doing her job.”
The Queen is “unlikely to abdicate,” but she may reduce her workload as a result of her health scare, according to a royal expert.
Dr. McCreery, of Sydney University
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