BBC sparks UPROAR over ‘REPULSIVE’ new drama questioning Prince Harry’s parentage
The BBC sparked uproar among friends of the Royal Family last night for parroting the unfounded slur that Prince Harry is not Prince Charles’s son.
King Charles III, a controversial new drama to be screened on BBC2 this week, repeats the discredited smear that James Hewitt, Princess Diana’s lover, is the Prince’s father.
The new series comes just a few months before the 20th anniversary of Diana’s death, and those close to the Royal Family have condemned the Corporation for having the gall to include the claims in a BBC programme.
Rosa Monckton, one of Diana’s closest friends, said: “The BBC is deliberately causing pain to a real living person in a salacious fashion.
“Prince Harry was 12 when his mother died and she is no longer around to reassure him. I don’t think this is why millions pay the license fee.”
The programme explores the claim in a scene between the fictional Harry, played by Richard Goulding, and Jess, a potential romantic interest.
Pointing out his ginger hair, she asks him: “Is Charles really your dad? Or was it the other one?”
Penny Junor, who wrote a critically acclaimed biography of Prince Harry, said: “It is irresponsible for the BBC to broadcast this claim.”
Senior Tory MP Nicholas Soames, a friend of Prince Charles, said: “From what I’ve heard, this drama is repulsive rubbish and I do not intend to watch it.”
The revelation adds to a growing controversy regarding the new show, which imagines the reign of Prince Charles as he ascends to the throne.
The hurtful rumour about Prince Harry’s parentage is based solely upon the fact he and James Hewitt have red hair.
But Royal experts have totally dismissed the claim as nonsense, pointing out that the Princess did not meet Hewitt, the former Life Guard’s officer, until two years after Harry was born in 1984.
Source: EXPRESS CO UK
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