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Why the BBC Pulled the Plug on Its Project on the Royal Family

Dec 30, 2014  •  Post A Comment

The BBC has pulled a controversial documentary that looked at the royal family after the death of Princess Diana, after “an intervention” from attorneys representing Prince Charles and other members of the royal family, reports Radio Times.

The project claimed that “spin” was used by the royal family to sway the public following Diana’s death. Called “Reinventing the Royals,” the BBC2 documentary was made without the close cooperation of Buckingham Palace or Clarence House, the story noted.

“The Corporation’s relations with the royals have been fragile since ‘Queen-gate’ in 2007 when the controller of BBC1 resigned over a misleading trailer for a fly-on-the-wall film about the monarch,” Radio Times adds.

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