Episode 1: The New Generation
In what seems like one of the most controversial Royal Documentaries in recent years, in ‘The Princes and the Press’, Amol Rajan explores the years following the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee and the positive media reaction to the emergence of a new generation of royals. The first episode charts the years leading up to and including the engagement and marriage of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, providing context for the princes’ relationship with the media, the film examines some of the illegal activities engaged in by some newspapers in the late 1990s and early 2000s, including hacking and ‘blagging’, and how these techniques were used to target members of the royal family and their associates. Episode 2 will be broadcast next week.
Having been denied a preview and an opportunity to prepare statements, all three Royal Households have threatened to boycott the BBC as they are sure that the documentary ‘will give credibility to unsubstantiated rumours about Royal Family’. The Telegraph.
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