BBC ‘delay Harry and Meghan podcast release’ as documentary receives over 900 complaints

The BBC reportedly delayed the release of a planned podcast about Prince Harry and Meghan Markle after the accompanying TV documentary received over 900 complaints.

The controversial program, titled The Princes and the Press, debuted with a huge amount of criticism.

Documentary maker Amol Rajan interviewed a number of famous and respected journalists and personalities about the couple’s ongoing relationship with the media and their subsequent feuds over the two-part series.

Subsequently, the broadcaster was supposed to launch a new podcast called Harry, Meghan and the Media, but the complaints resulting from the first document are said to have led to a change of plans.

It comes as The Princes and the press saw Meghan’s 40-year-old lawyer deny all claims of “bullying”.



The BBC delayed the new Royal podcast after 900 complaints from Ofcom

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Instead, the podcast was “quietly shelved” after viewers claimed the documentary was “biased” and “disrespectful of the royal family.”

Additionally, Prince William, the Duke of Cambridge, publicly condemned The Princes and the Press and claimed the BBC did not give him or his family a chance to have a spokesperson on the program.

OK! reached out to a BBC representative for comment.

The documentary was criticized for “exaggerated and unfounded claims” by all royal families.



The documentary was criticized for "exaggerated and unfounded claims"
The documentary was criticized for “exaggerated and unfounded claims”

According to The Sun, the podcast, also recorded by Amol, should have included even more controversial content.

The BBC’s delay means there is no confirmed release date, but at the time the channel insisted the podcast was “still in production”.

They also said it would be released as a box set “when it’s ready”.

It was supposed to air two weeks ago, the same day as the second installment of The Princes and the Press.



The Princes and the Press was a highly controversial royal documentary released by the BBC
The Princes and the Press was a highly controversial royal documentary released by the BBC

On 29 November, the BBC announced that the Harry, Meghan and media audio series would be delayed.

It came amid concerns about how the Studio would react to the content of the new series.

During a teaser for the podcast, documentary maker Amol promised viewers that they could expect exams on “allegations of sexism, racism and strategic leaks.”

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