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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’. 

It publishes such responses when it has received 100 or more complaints about a show. 

Amol Rajan is the BBC's media editor who presented The Princes And The Press, its recent controversial royal documentary

Amol Rajan is the BBC's media editor who presented The Princes And The Press, its recent controversial royal documentary

Amol Rajan is the BBC’s media editor who presented The Princes And The Press, its recent controversial royal documentary

It is understood the total number of complaints across both episodes was in the region of 150.

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.’

It added that it had included a royal statement in both episodes of the programme.

It is understood the total number of complaints across both episodes was in the region of 150

It is understood the total number of complaints across both episodes was in the region of 150

 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.’

Source: Daily Mail UK

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