Prince William has banned aides from giving a briefing against family members after seeing the devastating impact of his parents Charles and Diana’s media attacks – dubbed the Wales War. His stance came to light when a BBC documentary was shown last night that explored William and Harry’s relationship with news outlets.
According to The Sun, the documentary claimed that leaks to the press about Prince Harry’s wife Meghan Markle’s misbehavior towards staff came from other royals shortly after the wedding in 2018.
The author of a book about the couple said: ‘There has been a lot of rumor for some time that many of the most damaging and negative stories about Harry and Meghan, which ended up in the pages of the press, came from aides or royal court. This is true from my own experience.
But Peter Hunt, the BBC’s former royal correspondent, said: “It didn’t happen in a large part of the time I was covering the royal family.”
A royal source told the newspaper The Sun: “William was clear from the start that we were never out and would never say anything about anyone in the other families. He lived that in the ’90s with his parents in the Welsh War and doesn’t want that to happen again.
Queen Elizabeth, Prince Charles and Prince William have threatened to stop cooperating with the BBC unless it removes the allegations, saying chiefs have refused to give them the right to respond or view the footage.
Yesterday, I told The Sun How were they prepared to complain to Ofcom regulator and to have lawyers on standby.
In a joint statement last night, Buckingham Palace, Kensington Palace and Clarence House told the BBC: “A free, responsible and open press is of vital importance to a healthy democracy. facts, and it is disappointing that anyone, including the BBC, would give them credibility.”