Prince Philip: Queen will ‘carry on duty’ says Nicholas Witchell
The BBC’s royal correspondent was under pressure after remarks he made in an article for the broadcaster infuriated readers following Prince Philip‘s funeral last month. He was criticised for commenting on the ongoing alleged rift between Prince Harry and his brother Prince William, at a time when the siblings were grieving for their much-loved grandfather. People unleashed their anger on Twitter, and BBC favourite Nick Knowles, who hosts DIY SOS, even waded into the debate, condemning the article.
Across the years, Mr Witchell has appeared to fall-out with members of the Royal Family, most famously Charles.
Charles was particularly upset with Mr Witchell for a report he delivered regarding his late auntie Princess Margaret, whereby the correspondent discussed her drinking habits in her obituary.
The Prince of Wales’ true feelings towards Mr Witchell were also picked up by a boom mic while he holidayed with sons William and Harry in Klosters, Switzerland.
The trio were answering questions from the gathered media, which included Mr Witchell, and Charles was heard muttering in 2005: “Bloody people. I can’t bear that man. I mean, he’s so awful, he really is.”
Nicholas Witchell fury saw Prince Charles ‘exact revenge’ on BBC during row
The BBC’s Nicholas Witchell has been criticised
But in a move to “exact revenge”, Charles reportedly snubbed the BBC by giving access for interviews…