The BBC has received more than 100 complaints over The Princes and the Press documentary series, with many saying it was ‘disrespectful’ to the Royal Family and should not have been shown.
In response to the complaints, the corporation issued a statement yesterday saying the programme had ‘sought views from a wide variety of contributors’.
These responses are published when the company receives more than 100 complaints regarding a particular show.
Amol Rajan, the BBC’s media editor, presented The Princes and The Press. This controversial documentary on royals was shown by Amol Rajan.
The total number of complaints in both episodes was around 150, it is believed.
In its statement, the BBC said: ‘The Princes and the Press explored the relationship between the media and the monarchy, focusing on the younger royals.
‘It included interviews with a range of print and broadcast reporters who follow the royals closely.’
They also stated that the episode had featured a royal message.
It is understood the total number of complaints across both episodes was in the region of 150
The statement continued: ‘We conducted more than 80 hours of interviews and sought views from a wide variety of contributors.’
It added: ‘This included approaches to Buckingham Palace, Kensington Palace and Clarence House for comment or for a representative to be interviewed for this series.
‘A joint statement issued by them was included in both programmes.’