BBC pulls Princess Diana documentary after intervention from royal family

BBC pulls Princess Diana documentary after intervention from royal family
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Just days before it was set to air the controversial documentary Reinventing the Royals, BBC2 has pulled the program from its schedule — and the Radio Times reports that lawyers representing the royal family are responsible.

The premiere of Reinventing the Royals, which follows the spin doctor hired to mend Prince Charles' relationship with the media following the 1997 death of Princess Diana, has been indefinitely postponed over the objections of "lawyers known to represent senior members of the royal family, including the Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall." Unlike most of the BBC's documentaries about the royal family, Reinventing the Royals was made without the direct cooperation of the royals.

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