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BBC Decides to No Longer Write About Royal Family

By: Jerry Wang

On the 21st of July, BBC declared that they will no longer publish or report new information on Britain's royal family. This is a result of BBC's illusory behavior when attempting to secure an interview with Prince George's late grandmother, Princess Diana.

Traditionally, younger royals are not put in the spotlight. However, with Queen Elizabeth's Platinum Jubilee, which celebrates her 70th year ruling, coming up, this

has changed.

As a result, the royal family has been dominating headlines with both positive and negative responses.

Among these was a response from BBC that accused Tiggy Legge-Bourke, once a nanny for the royal family, of many “false and malicious” acts such as an affair with Prince Charles and an abortion.

With the help of the previous article, fake documents, and "deceitful behavior," the responsible journalist, Martin Bashir, had obtained an interview with Princess Diana. This exposed many revolutionary and depressing facts on Diana's marriage.

Following these events, Diana's brother, Charles Spencer, ironically said, "[w]hile I’m delighted to see that another innocent victim of this appalling scandal is being vindicated, it’s amazing to me that no criminal charges have been leveled against those responsible, yet."

As backlash began, BBC's General Director stated, “I would like to take this opportunity to apologize publicly to her [Pettifer], to The Prince of Wales, and to the Dukes of Cambridge and Sussex, for the way in which Princess Diana was deceived and the subsequent impact on all their lives." Additionally, they also promised reparations for the "substantial damages" to Tiggy Legge-Bourke.

In the end, they have stated they will never cover the royal family again or even sell the stories to other reels. This show of regret only begs the question more: was it just a mistake.


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