This Is The Documentary The Queen Reportedly Isn’t Happy About

The Princes and The Press - thought to cover Harry and William's strained relationship - is scheduled to air tonight.

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by Bonnie McLaren |
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Tensions are apparently rising at the palace over a new documentary set to air tonight - on the BBC. The Princes and The Press is scheduled to be shown on BBC2 tonight - but, in an unusual move from the BBC, it's believed nobody from the palace has been allowed to see the show before it airs. Which is believed to have left the Queen feeling 'upset'.

But why is it going to be so controversial? Well, that's probably because the film - presented by the BBC's Media Editor Amol Rajan - will focus on how the princes interact with the media industry. As a BBC spokesperson said: 'The programme is about how royal journalism is done and features a range of journalists from broadcast and the newspaper industry.'

However, sources the Mail on Sunday believe the show is going to focus on the rift between Prince William and Prince Harry, and will include the highly-controversial claim that both brothers 'briefed against each other’ to the media. Claims that the brothers have used the media against each other have always been denied. And it's believe Harry and William would like a right of reply to the documentary, says palace insiders, according to the paper.

‘There is upset about it,' a source told the Mail on Sunday{ =nofollow}. 'The households are all united in thinking this is not fair. No one at the Palace has seen it.’

It's not the first time the princes have denied the allegations, as, according to the paper, they managed to get a similar claim taken out of ITV documentary Harry And William: What Went Wrong? hours before it was out on screens.

It's supposedly causing so much uproar because the BBC usually let the palace see royal projects they're working on, but there's suggestions that if they're not allowed to watch this before it's airs, that the royals relationship with the BBC might be left in tatters. And the BBC's relationship with the royals is a big one... There was wall-to-wall coverage after Prince Philip died, and the corporation recently airedEarthshot{ =nofollow}, a five-part series about climate change which was presented by William.

The first part of The Princes and The Press will air tonight on BBC2 at 9pm.'

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