MEGHAN Markle complained to the BBC about their star journalist’s coverage following her legal victory over a national newspaper.
The Duchess of Sussex makes her debut at Amol Rajan, host of the documentary The Princes and the Press, after he said she was sorry for “misleading” the court.
It follows her long battle with the Mail on Sunday after the newspaper published excerpts of a private letter Meg had sent to her estranged father.
In case, it emerged that She emailed her former communications secretary Jason Knauf, in which they discussed the authors of the sympathetic Sussex biography In Search of Freedom.
The Duchess apologizes for not telling the court about the messages – and said that she simply forgot the discussions that took place.
But after Rajan said she was sorry for “misleading” the court, the Sussexes’ legal representatives contacted the BBC.
The broadcaster has now issued a fix.
It came just six weeks later Rajan himself made a cryptic apology for “rude” and “immature” comments about Prince Philip, Kate Middleton and Prince William.
Controversy over BBC documents:
- The royal households issued a joint statement in November saying they had not had a chance to react to the ‘hyped’ show The Princes and the Press
- Alleged document William and his staff briefed the media against Meghan and Harry
- Omid Scobie said the royal wanted to ‘put the Duchess in her place’
- Meg was represented on the show by a lawyer – the only one of the royals to have someone speak for them
- After it aired, presenter Amol Rajan apologized for remarks made about the Cambridges and Prince Philip in 2012.
- Now, the BBC has apologized after Meghan complained about wording used by Rajan in a podcast linked to the show.
Writing in The Independent in 2012, the self-proclaimed republican allegedly used one of his columns to describe the Duke of Edinburgh as a “racist”.
In another letter, he described Wills and Kate’s public role as “a total fraud” in an open letter to the pair.
In a podcast link to controversial material, Rajan said: “At first, Meghan Markle said she didn’t help Scobie with the book.
“She apologizes for misleading the court about this.”
A clarification released by the BBC today says: “The Duchess of Sussex has asked us to clarify that she has apologized to the court for not remembering email exchanges with her former communications secretary. , Jason Knauf, in her testimony, and said that she did not intend to mislead the court”.
Last month, the Court of Appeal upheld a Supreme Court judge’s decision that Meghan “had a reasonable expectation of privacy” when she wrote her father Thomas the letter.
The decision comes in spite of Five alleged contradictions in her statements.
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The correspondence has since admitted defeat and will not seek an appeal.
Meanwhile, back in November, the royal household released a joint statement criticizing The Princes and the Press for “exaggerated and baseless claims”.
The royals say they were not allowed to preview a screening of the two-part show and were given no chance to properly resolve the complaints.
Allegations were broadcast that William and his staff gave a brief introduction to the media against Meghan and Harry.
Finding Freedom author Omid Scobie claims “negative stories” have been leaked about the duchess to “put her in her place”.
No evidence was provided and he was not challenged by Rajan on the charges.
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Meghan is the only royal represented on the show.
She arranged for her attorney to answer questions on her behalf.
It increases the likelihood that she knows in advance what the doctor will say.
Jenny Afia, of Schillings, denied the duchess was bullying royal staff and said there was “major inaccuracy” in the story.
The Duke of Cambridge is said to be deeply upset by the suggestion he briefly made against his brother and sister-in-law.
He is said to have banned his aides from talking to family members after witnessing firsthand the devastating effects of his parents’ media war.
Harry brought up this topic for the first time his mental health In a 2019 TV interview, he said he was having issues that needed “ongoing management”.
At the time, it was only known that his brother was “worried” for his life.
Sources say any claim of a planted story is “completely untrue”.
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