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Harry and Meghan’s press team reportedly warned the BBC before the interview aired. Picture: CBS Source:Supplied

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s press teamed warned the BBC to be impartial in its coverage of the couple before their explosive interview with Oprah Winfrey – reminding the network to not just use “old white men” in the ensuing interviews, according to a report.

A PR person for the Duke and Duchess of Sussex’s company Archwell urged BBC journalists to remind their bosses to use a “broad range of contributors” after the sit-down aired, The Sun reported.

“The BBC by its very nature has to be impartial at all times. So to be told how to conduct their coverage of a major news event by a PR person acting on behalf of Harry and Meghan is a bit strange to say the least,” a source told new news outlet.

“This is the UK, not China. You can’t tell the BBC how to conduct its journalism, which frankly, was more than fair and balanced,” the person added.

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A BBC spokesman told The Sun: “While we are contacted by PRs all the time, we would never confirm whether the representatives of anyone had been in touch.”

The rep added: “You mentioned contributors. We had a broad range of voices on our output and don’t believe there are any issues.”

Harry and Meghan’s press team reportedly warned the BBC before the interview aired. Picture

On Wednesday, it emerged that Meghan Markle formally complained to UK broadcaster ITV after Piers Morgan lashed out at her and accused her of lying about her mental health on Good Morning Britain.

How Meghan’s shocking claims stack up

In the wake of Meghan and Harry’s bombshell TV interview, some details are already being questioned.

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Meghan’s View:

The Palace went against protocol to deny her mixed-race son the title of prince and subsequent security.

What We Know:

Archie wasn’t entitled to become a prince at birth – but can take that title when his grandfather Charles takes the throne.

Long-established Royal rules limit the title of prince and princess to the monarch’s children and grandchildren and those in the direct line of succession.

But even with the title, taxpayer-funded security isn’t guaranteed – as Princesses Beatrice and Eugenie can attest.

Meghan’s View:

There was no support from the “institution” when Meghan struggled with her mental health and, in the end, Megxit was the only way she and Harry could protect themselves.

Harry also struggled. “I had no idea what to do. I wasn’t prepared for that. I went to a very dark place as well,” he said of his wife’s plight.

What We Know:

Meghan’s revelations about feeling suicidal while pregnant were among the most shocking of the interview, especially as she said she was denied help when she explicitly asked for it.

Prince Harry has previously been candid about his own mental health, revealing Prince William convinced him to get counseling after he was “very close to a complete breakdown”.

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Harry, Meghan, William and Kate have all been vocal in campaigning for mental health support and work with charities in the field, so it has surprised some commentators that Harry and Meghan weren’t able to access the help needed directly if others failed to step up.

Meghan’s View:

“Three days before our wedding, we got married … just the two of us in our backyard with the Archbishop of Canterbury.”

What We Know:

There are some pretty strict rules around weddings, such as needing witnesses.

The private ceremony would have been a wonderful way for the couple to celebrate their love and exchange personal vows before the televised extravaganza at Windsor Castle, but, as has since been acknowledged, it wasn’t legally binding.

Meghan’s View

Amid preparations for the real wedding, there was a clash with future sister-in-law Kate, and Meghan was left in tears. Kate apologised, but when a false narrative emerged in the media that it was Meghan who made Kate cry, the Firm failed to protect Meghan and correct it.

What We Know:
There are two very different sides to the story, and no one expects the Duchess of Cambridge to front the media about it any time soon, so it’s hard to know the exact truth.

However, the counterclaims keep coming.

Reports in The Times have since claimed Meghan slammed the door in Kate’s face when she took flowers to the Sussexes’ home in an attempt to mend fences.

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Meghan said “When I joined that family, that was the last time I saw my passport, my driving licence, my keys – all of that gets turned over.”

What We Know:

Much of Meghan’s interview detailed how she felt both trapped and unsupported in her new role, and having official documents taken away would only highlight her loss of agency.

On a practical level, we know many royals happily drive themselves around – Prince Philip only stopped in 2019, aged 97, after a headline-making crash.

The Australian also notes Meghan went overseas regularly “including to her ostentatious baby shower in New York”.

Meghan’s View:

She hadn’t googled Harry or his family before they got together and was totally taken aback by Royal protocol, such as having to curtsy to the Queen even in a family meeting behind closed doors.

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What We Know:

Previous reports from the favourable biography Finding Freedom, would suggest both Harry and Meghan were a bit more clued up about each other before they first met.

Authors Omid Scobie and Carolyn Durand wrote: “Naturally, both participants in this blind date did their homework with a thorough Google search. Harry, who scoped out Meghan on social media, was interested.”

Less convincingly, Meghan’s half-sister Samantha has suggested a famous photo of a teenage Meghan outside Buckingham Palace indicates a stronger interest in the royal family than she cares to admit.

The UK’s Office of Communications had received over 41,000 complaints about Morgan’s behaviour by late Tuesday, according to The Guardian– prompting the regulator to launch a probe into whether Morgan’s remarks violated the broadcasting code on harm and offence.

A formal complaint also was lodged on behalf of Meghan with ITV, the British network that airs the morning talk show, the outlet said.

Source: News.com. au

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Hammed Tajudeen is the editor in-chief of Blaze News, holds Higher National Diploma(HND) in Mass Communication, graduated from Osun State Polytechnic, Iree.

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