The relationship between Prince Harry (left) and Prince William (right) has been the subject of media scrutiny.
“A free, responsible and open press is of vital importance to a healthy democracy,” the statement read, as quoted by ITV. “However, too often it is overblown and unfounded claims from unnamed sources that are presented as facts and it is disappointing when anyone, including the BBC, gives them credibility.”
In response, the BBC said the program is “about how royal journalism is done and features a range of journalists from broadcast and the newspaper industry.”
“… The film also showed the extent of the threat to privacy from a press hungry for stories about the younger royals,” they continued. “This included claims by private investigator Gavin Burrows, who said he now regretted his involvement in chasing newspaper stories about Prince Harry and his ex-girlfriend, Chelsy Davy.”
They noted that Burrow’s claims “are yet to be tested in court and are strongly disputed.”
Prince William and Prince Harry reunited in July to unveil a statue dedicated to their late mother, Princess Diana.
Reps for the royal households didn’t immediately respond to Fox News’ request for comment.
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“Those stories were false,” Jenny Afia from the law firm Schillings told presenter Amol Rajan, as quoted by ITV. “This narrative that no one can work for the Duchess of Sussex, she was too difficult and demanding as a boss and everyone had to leave, it’s just not true.”
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Meghan Markle’s team has strongly denied allegations that the Duchess of Sussex bullied palace staff.
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“I know they’re not feuding because I’m in association with people who know them very well,” he said. “It’s a figment that has been created by the British press and they are persistent in using it. These are two extraordinary men whose lives, up to a certain point, have been intertwined. They were united in the grieving of their mother. And they matured. And along the way, they discovered separate paths. They both found two women who fulfill them, but as you can see, they’re different in many ways.”
“My brother and I have disagreements, but I certainly wouldn’t call it a rift,” said Pearce. “That’s part of the human existence. We disagree.”
Back in March, William, 39, became the first British royal to speak out about accusations of bigotry made by his younger brother, 37, and his sister-in-law during their sit-down with Winfrey, 67.
That interview revealed tensions between the brothers, who had long been seen as close and who supported each other after the death of their mother in 1997.
This image provided by Harpo Productions shows Prince Harry, from left, and Meghan, The Duchess of Sussex, in conversation with Oprah Winfrey.
When asked about his relationship with William, Harry said: “Time heals all things, hopefully.”
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex’s departures from royal duties began in 2020 over what they described as the British media’s intrusions and racist attitudes towards the former “Suits” star. The family now resides in the coastal city of Montecito, California with their two children.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.