BBC has ordered a new documentary that is set to explore the relationship Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have with the media, following the couple’s explosive tell-all interview with Oprah Winfrey.
The new docu-series will focus on both Harry and Meghan and Prince William and Kate Middleton as it delves into how the relationships both Royal couples have with the media have taken different courses over the years.
A BBC spokesperson told Metro.co.uk the series will be made up of two one-hour long episodes that will air on BBC Two and will be accompanied by a Radio 4 podcast for BBC Sounds.
Little is known about the doc, that is yet to be given a title, but it will be fronted by BBC’s Media Editor and broadcaster Amol Rajan.
Speaking about the series, Rajan has said: ‘Our deep, extensive reporting on the Royals has uncovered some remarkable stories on a subject of global – and growing – fascination.’
It will see him explore the interactions between Harry and Meghan and William and Kate with the media over the years and he will meet with the journalists behind the stories – with the series recording 50-hours worth of interviews over several months during filming.
It comes as the Royal family is hot topic of conversation, after Harry and Meghan shared their experiences of the Palace and the reasons behind their decision to move to the US in a two-hour long chat with Oprah.
The no-holds-barred interview first aired on CBS over in the US, before landing on ITV for British viewers to tune in.
During the emotional episode, viewers watched on as the Duke and Duchess of Sussex discussed the pressures they faced as working members of the Royal family and Harry touched on the breakdown of his relationship with his father Prince Charles.
Meghan addressed feeling ‘betrayed’ by her father Thomas Markle, after he spoke about her to the media, and heartbreakingly revealed that she had considered taking her own life following abuse she received after joining the Royal family.
Meghan also claimed that she had experienced racism within the Palace.
The revelations left viewers divided and BBC Breakfast star Naga Munchetty was seen throwing her support behind Harry and Meghan for speaking out and refusing to stay silent.
Piers Morgan, who has been a staunch critic of the couple, however, came under fire for stating that he ‘didn’t believe’ Meghan’s claims and declaring on Good Morning Britain that he was ‘sickened’ by what he had watched.
It led to an on-air clash with his GMB co-star Alex Beresford and after storming off set, Piers later announced his shock decision to quit Good Morning Britain.
It was later claimed that Meghan had lodged a formal complaint with ITV as she was concerned how Piers’ comments – which generated over 41,000 complaints with Ofcom – would affect the general issue of mental health and those who are struggling.
Harry and Meghan’s interview with Oprah is available to watch via catchup on the ITV Hub.
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Harry and Meghan’s Oprah interview: Key moments
Meghan Markle and Prince Harry have spoken to Oprah Winfrey in a bombshell interview about their decision to step back as senior working members of the Royal Family.
Here are the key points from the interview, which UK viewers can watch at 9pm on ITV on Monday, March 8.
- Meghan says it was Kate who made her cry over flower girls, not other way round
- Meghan says Harry was told there were ‘concerns how dark’ Archie would be
- Harry and Meghan reveal the gender of their baby due in summer
- Meghan sobs as she says pressures of royal life drove her to the verge of suicide
- Prince Charles stopped taking Harry’s calls after he quit Royal Family
- Harry says Meghan saved him from being ‘trapped’ like Prince Charles and Prince William are
- Princess Diana would be ‘sad and angry about how this has panned out’
- Meghan and Harry share adorable new video of son Archie at the beach
- Harry confirms terrible rift with William and says their relationship is now just ‘space’
- Queen ‘ghosted Harry during Megxit talks and got aide to say she was too busy’