Prince William will have to ‘seriously consider’ working with the BBC again

Britain's Prince William and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge speak to employers, at the London Bridge Jobcentre, in London

We’re still talking about how the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are very mad that the BBC’s The Princes and the Press documentary is exposing their cozy relationships with the press and their years-long history to smear the Duke and Duchess of Sussex. Prince William is said to be especially engorged with rage, per usual, and he seemingly orchestrated the story about how he and Kate “took” Kate’s Christmas Jazz Hands special away from the BBC and gave it to ITV as punishment. Except the Christmas special will still be produced by BBC Studios and the Keens are still negotiating with ITV. Becky English at the Daily Mail had yet another exclusive about how hard all of this has been on William and how ANGRY he is about all of it. Some highlights:

William thinks he can bully everybody: Prince William has raised the stakes in his row with the BBC, putting future TV projects with the broadcaster at risk. He and his wife Kate have already banned the corporation from showing a charity carol concert to be hosted by her at Westminster Abbey. William, 39, was infuriated by a BBC Two documentary airing ‘unfounded’ claims that he and his staff briefed the media against Harry and Meghan. Now insiders suggest the Christmas concert, which has been offered to ITV instead, could be the tip of the iceberg.

He won’t work with the BBC again!! One source said it was clear that William, who worked with the BBC over his Earthshot Prize but is protective of his staff and their reputations, would have to ‘seriously consider’ any further projects. And that may extend to other senior royals. They have been angered, not just by the claims made in the documentary, called The Princes and the Press, but also by the broadcaster’s approach to the project.

Why they’re mad: The BBC refused to allow William as well as Buckingham Palace and Clarence House – the households of the Queen and the Prince of Wales – to view the two-part programme in advance. The corporation did offer a ‘right of reply’ but it is understood the claims outlined in its memo to them were extremely ‘vague’.

William is driving this: ‘It’s fair to say that while the response to what has happened is being driven by the duke, there is complete unity among all three royal households,’ a source with knowledge of the situation said. ‘You really couldn’t get a cigarette paper between them. There is a serious issue of integrity at stake here.’

Deeply bruised: It is understood that William is still deeply bruised by the Martin Bashir scandal, which has not yet been discussed in the two-part documentary, fronted by BBC journalist Amol Rajan. ‘The whole Bashir scandal is still very raw for him – and now this,’ said a friend.

They’re so scared: Insiders have said, however, that it will further focus on the rift between William and Harry and contain even more explosive revelations. It is understood the royal households will wait until the broadcast on Monday before deciding what further action, if any, they will take. This could include a formal complaint to watchdog Ofcom. BBC chairman Richard Sharp yesterday said he hoped the Royal Family would ‘respect’ the documentary, said he stood by the programme’s producers and ‘hoped’ they got it right.

[From The Daily Mail]

It’s kind of hilarious to me that the royals see the documentary as a pro-Meghan conspiracy when… apparently, they were asked to participate in it. William’s beef with the BBC is that he wasn’t given an advanced look at the documentary and he wasn’t given the opportunity to bully the BBC into making changes. The BBC and Amol Rajan *did* give all of the royal households a chance to make comments or send their representatives to speak on camera though, and clearly the BBC made a good faith effort to ask KP and the other households to tell their side of the story. They just refused to do so and now they’re mad that Meghan was contacted and she authorized her lawyer to speak. That’s all this is – they played themselves and William in particular is mad that the BBC won’t bend to his demands.

As for this idea that the BBC needs the royals more than the royals need the BBC… good luck with that. Seriously, I can’t wait to see how this sh-t plays out.

Duke and Duchess of Cambridge tour of Scotland

The Duke of Cambridge at the Joint Ministerial Council

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  1. HeatherC says:

    “Broadcaster’s approach.” LOL. Meaning no one bowed down and begged for William’s blessing and agreed to let him dictate the content.

    Also, is anyone in doubt that the Christmas message will be broadcast on BBC?

    • ElleV says:

      it’s all so utterly embarrassing

    • Chrissy (The Original) says:

      Since ITV is still ‘negotiating’ with releasing this snoozefest, wouldn’t it be wonderful I’d they passed on it so it never see the light of day? Either way, with Cannot ‘hosting’, it will hardly be a ratings bonanza.

    • Merricat says:

      I feel like we should start referring to him as the mffk (m is for maybe). It seems the monarchy clock could be on its last hour.

    • Concern Fae says:

      This is not going to go well. It is amazing that he thinks it will. The UK screwed itself over with Brexit. Perhaps not right away, but people will figure that out. When they do, there will be a reckoning.

      Or maybe Wills realizes that the UK is now a full on kleptocracy and that it’s the Russians who are in charge. They will want a compliant King. He is showing them that he will be.

  2. CROWHOODreturns says:

    Apparently BBC already has a Christmas concert and they don’t want two. And so Kate’s got shelved.

    It feels like these people haven’t quite figured out the internet? You can’t just say “this is how the thing is because we the royals said so” and have that be the message.

    • Ginger says:

      And Kate’s concert seems to be thrown together at the last moment. No one knew about it.

      • Jais says:

        Who pays for this? I assume the production does so it seems like Kate wanted a Christmas special and then either the bbc or ITV has to pay to produce it? Unless Kate and William are using their own money, which I seriously doubt.

      • Lemons says:

        At this point, I feel like the BBC will produce the concert then try to sell it to a streamer like Netflix to recoup the costs. They’re probably still trying to figure out what this concert is supposed to entail.

      • Athena says:

        I wonder if “Kate’s concert” became a thing after Meghan and Harry hosted the Vax Live concert and appeared at the Global Citizen festival in Central Park. TV schedules are not thrown together at the last minute, the BBC would have to drop an existing program to air the concert and the existing program would have pre sold advertisement slots. William doesn’t seem to not understand how the real world operates in a non authoritarian non dictatorial society.

      • BothSidesNow says:

        @ Athena, I mentioned this a few days ago as it was so Clark to the day Harry and Meghan visited that Harlem school, bringing gifts as well as P&G bringing goodies too!!

        But of course it was haphazardly put together! That is what Kween Stalker is made up of, putting things together with nary an effort!

      • anotherlily says:

        No-one knew about ‘Kate’s Carol Concert’ because it was never her project. The annual ‘Passage Candlelit Carol Service’ is organised by The Passage charity which exists to help the homeless. The passage refers to the narrow walkway that separates Westminster Abbey from St Margaret’s Church. St Margaret’s has always been the venue for the carol service, not Westminster Abbey.

        Diana supported this charity and regularly took William and Harry there to show them the reality of homelessness in London. William has been patron of the charity from 2019.

        The annual Passage Candlelit Carol Service is led by a member of the clergy and features ‘celebrities ‘ giving the readings. Over the years these have included actors ,musicians, newsreaders and political figures. The ‘host ‘ for the event is the charity.

        William has abused his position as Patron of the charity. He has hijacked the Carol Service and used it as a vehicle to attack the BBC. He should be removed as Patron.

  3. Lady Digby says:

    William is not good looking, a gifted public speaker or very intelligent and has no gravitas what so ever. He can’t act, sing, dance, play a musical instrument or complete an obstacle course and yet he wants to dictate who he works with in TV? It is a shame that which ever production company that features him can not dub the talent, charisma and empathy with others that is needed to be a good presenter and speaker.

  4. ThatsNotOkay says:

    Oh, my dearly beloved Bullyiam. Please, PLEASE file a complaint with Ofcom or threaten a lawsuit. ANYTHING! Because that means investigations and witnesses and testimonies under oath sometimes. It’ll be like you handing yourself a shovel to bury yourself with.

    PS. That close up of TOBB’s fist balled up like Arthur’s is *chef’s kiss!* And he looks like a fist and/or balls.

    • Mac says:

      I guess W never heard the expression, “don’t dish it out if you can’t take it.”

    • BothSidesNow says:

      Yes!!! Bully-I-Am file a complaint but he won’t. He will just wake around in his usual rage monster performance as usual. Complain to everyone and not do a thing. Baldingham would be lucky if ANYONE would want to air my of his lame programs!!

  5. Layla says:

    Oh boo hoo! W is incandescent with rage and water is wet. What else is new?

    The only reason anyone is shaking in their boots right now is because it’s freezing outside. W needs to sit the f down

    That first picture, all I can think about is how those are probably the exact reaction these two bullies had towards Meghan. The former is super happy his smear campaign was working, the latter, smirking with that smug face whilst watching her SIL be dragged for something SHE DID!

  6. CQ says:

    As the queen once said (wink,wink) you get what you get! That’s Willy in a nut job shell.

  7. Talie says:

    The news side of the BBC doesn’t have to show the royal households anything in advance – I don’t believe they showed them the Prince Andrew interview either.

    I think there probably is regret that they didn’t send a representative to speak – I mean, what good are their press secretaries if they can’t speak on camera?

    Also, Earthshot didn’t set the world on fire, so I’m not sure how many other networks will want to be bothered with these vanity projects the royals put out.

    • RoyalBlue says:

      Networks have zero interest in those dullards, and only pay them any attention when they are forced. Like why aren’t they clamoring to do a series on Kate’s broken Britain project. That is supposed to be her legacy program, so why no interest in it?

      I think their biggest regret is not seeing it in advance to allow them to follow it up with a threatening lawsuit to shut it down.

      • lanne says:

        There’s no interest in Kate’s project because it doesn’t exist. One pie chart probably made by George as a school assignment does not an initiative make.

      • RoyalBlue says:

        lanne, I love you!

      • Lorelei says:

        @Lanne, don’t be ridiculous. We all know that Kate wouldn’t even understand any sort of chart George might bring home from school

      • BothSidesNow says:

        @ lanne, I love you too! You are always an absolute delight and shinning star of putting things into the right perspective!!

    • Demi says:

      The palace never sends a representative to answer questions directly because they are afraid that if things go south they won’t be able to take back what has been said that’s why they demanded to see the whole documentary in advance and were outraged when the BBC refused. I think the documentary did a pretty good job showing how the palace only operates through leaks& unnamed sources.

    • Jay says:

      @Talie, exactly! William probably thinks he’s intimidating by threatening to take his viewer- losing green carpet gala elsewhere, but the BBC’s probably like “Don’t threaten me with a good time!”

    • equality says:

      What’s sad is that Earthshot has other celebs and credible organizations behind it. If they had let one of them or several of them take the lead instead of making it all about William, it would have most likely been more successful.

  8. Scorpion says:

    So far, He has run to Richard Kay and now Becky English. He is ensuring that we all tune in for Part 2.

    Funny how Robert Jobson openly stated on Aussie TV that KP was leaking like a sieve to everyone. Is he going to sue Jobson too???

  9. Harper says:

    Rajan went there by including the Dad Dancing clip in part one. That must have made the Burger King even more incandescent as I suspect he would demand that the BBC remove that out of respect for his privacy or some other such nonsense. There were also some unflattering pics of Kate with a headline that she was “looking wan” flashed in the background, and you know Kate would have wanted those removed as well.

    Add to that the unsightly pap pics that the Fail posted yesterday of Burger King leaving a party–something that the Fail doesn’t usually do–and I think a decision is being made to take the kid gloves off of the Cambridges. Either that or the Fail knows they’ve lost the appeal and are turning up the heat. The Cambridges only have their perfect marriage and perfect family mirage and if the Fail and the BBC start to pick at it then it will be very easy for others to join in.

    • Jan90067 says:

      I made a comment on The Fail, about how it seemed EVERYONE else mentioned in that story was there with their wives/husbands/partners, (except David Furnish, who was with a friend as far as I could tell)…. everyone BUT Bitter Brother. He was single, w/out KKKhate. I said it gives more credence to the rumors about the Cams’ marriage being in trouble, and them living in separate households.

      I got about SIX notifications from The Fail saying there were “complaints” about my comment and it was being removed. 😂😂😂😂

      • 809Matriarch says:

        Really? They removed that? The Fail must be a pro Cambridge mouthpiece then.

      • Jan90067 says:

        Yup, I tried putting it in a couple of places after that and it was always taken down, even though it said comments were NOT moderated! 😄

      • Lady Digby says:

        Jan if you’d have been an anonymous royal source then they should have quoted you in full, after all you could have been Jason Knauf telling tales about his own boss for a change!

      • Harper says:

        @Jan90067 … Maybe it was Jason Knauf who submitted the six complaints to the Fail. I mean, what else can he be doing with his days at the Royal Foundation?

      • Rapunzel says:

        Jan- I wonder if he wasn’t by himself? What if he was with his lawyer sidepiece?

        It appears that his cheating is well known, so I wonder if he takes her out in public? The press simply doesn’t report on it, but this was a warning shot?

      • BothSidesNow says:

        @ Jan90067, I am not surprised. I posted a very pro-Sussex response to an article many moons ago and my comment was awarded the “too many compliments lodged against my opinion” to their response in removing my comment as well!!

        Imagine an opinion column that removes your opinion based on complaints!

    • Lorelei says:

      @Harper, even though he’s almost 40 years old, Bill doesn’t seem to have learned that if he does not want his poor behavior reported on, he should not be behaving that way in the first place! This is not hard. There wouldn’t have been a “dad dancing” video for them to show if he hadn’t left his wife and children at home to take off with his buddies, then proceed to drunkenly flirt and dance on camera at some random club. Absolute imbecile.

      He’s so used to all of his misdeeds being covered up and kept out of the public eye, so it seems like he still thinks he can do whateverTF he wants with zero consequences.

      @LadyDigby, you’re so right! It would actually be funny if it wasn’t actually true and so very damaging.

    • BothSidesNow says:

      @ Harper, I looked at the pictures posted of Bulliam and yes, they are extremely unflattering!! He looks like a deer in the the headlights!!

      I do find it rather interesting that he attended alone as well. Does he just pop out for a bit without Kween Stalker and not tell her where he is going? Do they ever attend non royal outings separately? I would have been pissed had my husband attended a fabulous party without including an invite as well and I decided not to go. How single is he? As he acts like a single man.

      Also, I can’t find access to watch the BBC documentary in the US. Is there a way to access it outside of Britain?

      • VIV says:

        The YouTube videos get pulled pretty quickly (the one I watched is gone). It might only be available using a VPN and the BBC site now.

  10. Em says:

    The press dumping on Meghan and Harry these past few years have really made the royals grow some balls and I think these stations are reminding them who is actually holding the leash. Who do they think they are actually? They’re so unimportant that they turned up to COP24 just to shake hands and go home, diamond encrusted maitre d’s.

  11. SUNNYVILE says:

    Yikes🙈🤭only a fool like willy would think BRIEFING his tabloids friends about him “not briefing” is a good idea. What an idiot. I love how these people are too stupid to learn from how they reacted to omids book(by inadvertently leaking stuff not even covered by the book like willy’s “warnings” to Harry about marrying meghan)

    • Lorelei says:

      It reminds me of the stories about Donald Trump, calling reporters himself but pretending to be “Donald Stump” or some sh!t. It’s the exact same brand of arrogant stupidity.

  12. TabithaD says:

    It’s not that long ago that the Cambridges were supposedly threatening never to work with ITV again, because they aired the Oprah interview. And now they’re supposed to be offering this dreary Xmas thing to ITV?

  13. EllenOlenska says:

    He protects his staff….like Jason Knauf?

    • Charm says:

      Isnt it interesting how we’ve heard several times now how BullyBoyBilly is “protective of his staff” and never hv we heard that he’s protective of his brother….nevermind his brother’s young family. In fact we’ve heard that he said he “cant put his arms around his brother anymore.”

    • BothSidesNow says:

      @ EllenOlenska, only due to JK is putting his bidding in for him. Plus he wants to protect his skeletons in the closets, as JK knows where those bodies are buried.

      The only people Bully-I-Am places his arms around are those who have greater control over his purse strings but even Chuck isn’t met with protection or any form of love.

  14. Gk says:

    This is not a good look, my advice and I’d be interested to hear what others who have actually worked with public relations think, is let it pass and distract with your children, more visits with new outfits, leaks of Christmas decorations.

    • Commonwealthy seemed witty at first says:

      We only heard about the docu cos of their freakout (which is why a part of me believes it’s a trap and episode 2 will dump on Meghan, and KP has plausible deniability – “what, us? We hated the idea of this! Didn’t you see the news last week? We worked so hard to brief about it!”)

      • SnoodleDumpling says:

        Nooo, that would be a smart approach. KP in particular almost always takes the stupidest and most short-sighted approach.

      • RoyalBlue says:

        Commonwealthy, yep that’s me, but I am waiting for ALL the episodes to air before I determine the scale of bias.

  15. Amy Bee says:

    What I don’t get is how Becky English can write that claims that William and KP briefed the press against Harry and Meghan were “unfounded” when she was one of the journalists who was briefed regularly. She was the journalist who KP told that Harry and Meghan were in Canada.

    • ABritGuest says:

      Also Rebecca English claimed in March that one of the KP staffers had phoned HER crying about Meghan’ demands like organising a safe house for Meghan’s sperm donor away from paps pre wedding! Emily Andrews said that KP had told her details of Meghan’s baby shower. Valentine Low said that KP aides had approached him about Meghan’s bullying pre Oprah. Are these reporters now claiming that most of their reporting about Meghan & Harry over the last few years are lies then?

      Also it’s interesting how supportive Rebecca English & co are about William’s apparent beef with the BBC (also interesting that we aren’t hearing much about Charles& Elizabeth etc being equally upset about it). So royals being upset with the media is ok now? It’s not just ‘scrutiny’ they have to just suck up & accept as publicly funded individuals? William isn’t being accused of trying to censor the media?

      • Amy Bee says:

        @ABritGuest: Becky English knows that the Palace is not being truthful and is playing a game but as a professional I would have issues with the Palace now stating that all the leaks I received were lies.

    • Lorelei says:

      What I also don’t get is how and why ANY of the royal “experts” who got caught negatively reviewing the Oprah interview before it aired are still working at all. They’re nothing but a punchline! I saw some article recently where that Fitzsimmons guy was opining and it’s just like…he proved to the entire world that he’s a liar— why are they still giving him a platform??

      Then again, these are the same people who continue to give Thomas Markle a platform, so.

      • BothSidesNow says:

        @ Lorelei, excellent question! How are they not looking for other jobs? They would have been crucified here in the states.

      • windyriver says:

        @Lorelei – He was quoted in the article about the BBC program as “pro-Meghan propaganda”. I had the same response – how is he still being used as an expert? To Jenny Afia’s statement that Meghan was absolutely not guilty of bullying, he wrote, “Some recollections may vary”. You know what recollection doesn’t vary Richard? That you and your colleagues were such money grubbers you didn’t bother to check the validity of the organization you contracted with, and were willing to engage in a sham (pre-recorded piece pretending to be post interview) with a completely unknown entity. Total self own. Didn’t the donkey sanctuary question make any of you stop and thinK?

        My favorite line from the article up top has to be from the “source with knowledge of the situation” who said “There is a serious issue of integrity at stake here.” Please. The whole RF is so far past any semblance of integrity it can’t even be quantified.

  16. Izzy says:

    I mean, OK, but I guess the BBC will no longer be beholden to that invisible contract that keeps their secrets hidden. So…

  17. Mich says:

    I wonder how much of this is performative. There is a right wing push in the UK to get rid of the BBC and it is also something Rupert Murdoch wants. William is 100% a right winger – is this his little contribution to the cause?

  18. Angel says:

    WTF is wrong with him ?

  19. aquarius64 says:

    Dollar bet it comes it in Part 2 that William briefed the BM to weaponize Bad Dad. Toxic Tom is a loose cannon; he let it slip he colluded to stop the wedding.

  20. J ferber says:

    Let me fix the headline: William Has to Seriously Consider Working.

  21. Lorelei says:

    The BBC should call his bluff. As should the RF. He’s CONSTANTLY threatening someone over something and at some point the response needs to be, “okay, fun, bye” or else this ridiculous cycle will continue for the rest of his life.

  22. ML says:

    A few thoughts:
    1. I had low expectations as to Amol Rajan’s interview and was pleasantly surprised. Now that the palaces are screaming bloody blue murder, I’m eagerly awaiting episode 2 on Monday. Long live the Streisand effect!
    2. William is part of Heads Together, which is dedicated to mental health. I do not doubt that he feels bruised by the Martin Bashir interview, however, as a public figure he has no control over how others talk about it. He needs to do more work on how it affects him, at the very least: he’s overreacted.
    3. I almost hesitate to say this, but in the other article about William on CB, people were dragging this “very much not a racist family” man for his racist remarks about African overpopulation during the Tusk awards. Amol Rajan and Martin Bashir are 2 completely different interviewers who both happen to have South Asian features who work/ed for the BBC. After the RF’s reaction to Meghan, I can’t help but wonder if this plays a role in the RF’s extreme reaction to this BBC interview. In November 2020, when episode 1 was filmed, the RF had no issue with letting the RR speak: and yes, I think the RF allowed many RR to speak on their behalf. They and William did not foresee Sussexit at that point. I therefore suspect that part of what galls William et al is Amol Rajan himself.

    • Jais says:

      @ML- that’s an interesting angle that I hadn’t even considered. William would expect Rajan, as the interviewer, to be able to question the media about race in a way that would be different than if it had been a white interviewer. Rajan may not be Oprah but if William is truly racist and wary of all POC then yes the fact that Rajan was the interviewer probably did freak him out. Which makes it all the better that Rajan and the BBC refused to let the palace see it beforehand. Imagine if they had dictated and had parts removed like they did with ITV? That could have actually created even more backlash, another example of William telling POC what to do, whether it be in their own interviews or their own countries’ populations.

      • Cws says:

        @jais i can’t imagine William being self-aware enough to realize he is a racist. I imagine he believed they “are very much not a racist family”; he probably thinks anyone who’d consider the color of the child’s skin is a realist, not a racist.

    • Agreatreckoning says:

      @ML, we only know for certain Omid was interviewed In November 2020. We don’t know when the others were. Apparently it’s over 80 hours of interviews that were done over several months (that doesn’t necessarily mean consecutive months either).

      Sussexit had already happened by November 2020. January 2020 is when they stepped down and were living in Canada (after having been there since the latter part of Nov. 2019). July 2020 they bought their Montecito home (I believe the rotten rats/BM didn’t find out until mid August). Early September 2020 the Netflix deal was announced.

      I believe the Duchess of Sussex’s lawyer was interviewed after the Oprah interview(March 7, 2021). The “bullying” email that Knauf supposedly sent in October 2018, didn’t show up in the tabloids until a few days before the Oprah interview.

      I’m remaining a skeptic until after ep 2 airs. Episode 1 has been pulled from three different links I tried this am.

      • ML says:

        @Agreatreckoning, Thanks for correcting my Sussexit mistake and for the link with the info on the program! And unfortunately you’re correct about The Princes and the Press episode 1 disappearing for non-British viewers: I understand your concerns about episode 2. (I cannot find the program anywhere anymore either and now I find myself desperately wanting to see it again.)
        I’m still cautiously optimistic about the second half thoough. I found episode 1 to be quite fair, and I don’t think the RF would have brought this much attention to it in the way that they did if they thought episode 2 would vindicate them. If the RF can get away with it, I think they’d much prefer to remove or censor the 2nd episode, but I would hope that that would be too obvious for them to get away with that.
        @Jais, I simply do not believe that William is not racist. He continually shows everyone what a racist, classist, xenophobe he is all by himself. Like here:

      • Agreatreckoning says:

        It would be great if the suspicions some of us have about part 2 are proven wrong. Having Meghan’s lawyer at the end talking about the “bullying” does seem to be a prelude to what is coming next. The supposed investigation was announced completed back in June and the decision to wait a year to release the findings is cagey. I did see some of part one. Primarily the beginning, middle and end. Enough to see that the interviews were done at different times/places. Noticed at least 3 shirt changes by Rajan and the sit down with Jenny Afia is different than the others table talk.

        Camilla T. must have received a call from KP since she wrote something for the Sydney Morning Herald (her and Jobson? going to Australian outlets is curious). I have to laught at her calling Omid a cheerleader for H & M when it’s quite obvious she’s quite a sycophant for Kate & Carole. CB will probably cover Tominey’s piece in which she manages to lie again. Backtracking on sources. After the Oprah interview she was on This Morning and mentioned ‘well placed sources’ re: the crying story. When she was on This Morning after Harry did the Dax podcast she said ‘ getting inside the palace briefings’. It starts around the 7 min mark.

        The comment by GuestWho on the CB link you shared is awesome.

  23. Rapunzel says:

    Didn’t the BBC go as far as to cut out Harry and Meghan from their airing of the VaxLive concert? Or was that another chanel?

    If I was the BBC, I’d be reluctant to do anymore favors.

    • Lorelei says:

      @Rapunzel SERIOUSLY? I hadn’t heard that. My god that is so beyond petty

    • RoyalBlue says:

      It was the BBC and it was the Global Citizens Live concert in September. Yes, they cut to the studio just before they went on stage and went back to the program afterwards.

  24. Eurydice says:

    It’s so interesting to note the difference in approach between Harry and William. H&M took the opportunity the BBC gave them and chose to make their response specifically about Meghan in the documentary – just that, for the record – and no more talk either before or after. William could have taken the BBC’s offer, he could have stood by the statements released by the households, but he just can’t stop – he has to be incandescent all over the place, bully everyone and generally make an undignified spectacle of himself. And I get the feeling that everyone else is sitting back to watch him twist and squirm.

    I’m fascinated to see if/how Harry and Meghan add to Part 2

  25. rawiya says:

    What a loser. The DM is already posting pics of him out and about town with a mystery blonde in his car. BBC lost viewers millions of viewers by airing his Earthshot prize. It’s becoming clearer that the the British media are either getting tired of him or are going where their bread will be buttered soon (i.e. Charles).

    • Lady Digby says:

      Is his lawyer gf taking down his briefs in a nightclub?! Surely he should be at Pizza express with the wife and kids?!

      • Lady Digby says:

        Will feels he’s entitled to let his hair down at a nightclub without the ball and chain after the week he’s had. Shouting, sulking, corgi hurling, racism denying, lying, crying, leaking, sneaking tabloid briefing, plotting, planning, brother baiting,balding, lawyer mating but most of all, keeping it regal!

  26. SenseOfTheAbsurd says:

    Oh, whatever, Dumbnuts the Fourth. I can just as easily not watch it on ITV as not watch it on BBC.

  27. Lady Digby says:

    Repeat comment deleted

  28. L4frimaire says:

    All I have to say is that this has nothing to do with the Sussexes and can’t blame them, since they’ve been so trashed in the press over there, including by the BBC. William just does not know how to move on and let certain things go. He hangs on to grudges and resentments, and those around him enable it. It is what it is.

    • Margaret says:

      Nothing like a person who criticizes others, like piers and willie, but can take any criticism about themselves. That’s right silly willy and old waity, not leaving out Charlie and cammie.
      I wonder if willy co-opted the other royals to cover himself. Charles is too oily to be openly in the fight between the brothers. Willy has a habit of hiding behind the queen when exposed, something like andrew.

  29. Jay says:

    I’m trying to play this out – is William seriously thinking he can get all three palaces to freeze out the BBC? Cuz as we all pointed out, the Queen’s still doing her Christmas message, and Charles isn’t likely to send away reporters from his engagements.

    I guess they could limit themselves to the tabloids, but then they’re going to need to produce more photos to keep them happy and they run the risk of inviting more, shall we say, critical coverage or investigations by not working with traditional outlets.

    Can’t they just rely on social media? Well, no. KP simply doesn’t have the discipline to produce their own content, and in addition they are not personable or engaging enough to get people to watch. We saw that with the recent awards show that landed with a clunk and reportedly lost viewers in primetime.

    If Wills really wants to punish the BBC, he should force them to buy the rights to his next two years of performative environmental galas. That’ll actually hurt.

  30. Christina says:

    Entitlement is a hella of a drug. Harder to give up than heroin, it seems. Poor Wills.

    The world has changed. Things can no longer be hidden the way that they were. The market, the wild ride that is the Twitterverse, online news media, etc., are going to be what humble his dumb ass. I don’t entirely blame him. He was raised to think he’d be so important that he’d be able to control it. But he is too dumb to learn. Harry is clearly much smarter. Harry knows that all you can do is be you and surf the wave.

    • Margaret says:

      Yes agree with you. Prince harry grew up, silly willy won’t. Almost like a bad, sad Peter pan.

  31. Margaret says:

    Do you all recall on the unveiling of dianas statue, willie wanted to see Harry’s speech before he gave it?. When harry refused the separate speeches were canceled.

    Note meghan reading her book to kids, and on utube, now wailty is going to schools to help students with their assignment. Sorry she is the last person I would take lessons from, or allow my great grands to.

  32. Alexandria says:

    Working eh? What work?

  33. Over it says:

    Poor Willy wanka should just go Have an additional wank to chill himself out. This idiot has issues

  34. Lee says:

    For years Prince Harry was portrayed as Princess Margaret, Prince Andrew part 2. A sort of irresponsible, frivilous, unstable person who needed the guidance of their wise elder sibling to anchor them to give them a sense of direction. I think they got it backward. Harry post military- seems to be the one who kept his brother William grounded. William ‘s anger about his brother leaving England is all out of proportion for what any healthy adult should feel. He does not seem to be close to his cousins. He seems out there all alone, enraged all the time. The rota’s favorite description of him is incandescent. The heir and spare system of The English monarchy seems very unhealthy. No matter what you say about Prince Albert and his wife, he and his siblings and their kids appear very tight.

  35. jferber says:

    Let’s face it: without British broadcast systems, NO ONE ELSE IN THE WORLD gives a fuck enough about him to print shit about him. He is stuck with his home-grown news/entertainment machines and its incestuous relationship with his whole family. Suck it, Will.

  36. Rea says:

    W your pushing away your strongest Ally and making them into an enemy. The BBC is not an opponent you can afford to have.

  37. Agreatreckoning says:

    If part 2 includes any of Knauf’s March 2021 supposed email to Simon Case and CT comments about that, then she lied about only being interviewed in Nov.2020. If she(or others) appears in part 2 and only comments on the dumb@ss headlines prior to 2021 and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex “bullying” stories, then it might be a moment of some of them, okay, scratch that, they’ve all been involved in perpetuating lies. They’ve been lying forever. Lots of ifs. If the BBC2 interview only includes the sensationalized version of the texts/emails and doesn’t share the complete story……they are complicit with the lies. This documentary might be similar to the original idea of Scobie/Durand’s book. We know that in December 2018, Scobie & Durand’s book was not Finding Freedom, it was supposed to be something else. The book, at that time, was supposed to come out Spring 2019 with corrections to tabloid stories. That didn’t happen. Thanks miscommunicated well for KP.

    It would be awesome if Rajan was all Tyrion Lannister on finding out the truth and clandestinely calling out the members of the Liar’s Club. Like Ronan Farrow and the Weinstein story (along with Jodi Kantor and Megan Twohey-they did a sh*t load of the work)

    Rajan would be recognized as someone other than a RF/RR/BM lackey, if he goes in the direction of the truth and the obvious”invisible contract” he could almost write his own ticket outside of Plague Island. Unless, the palaces pay better.