BBC responds to complaints their report on Meghan and Prince Harry was ‘biased’

BBC bosses have released their latest complaints report which states that the corporation received more than 100 complaints filed by viewers following the recent news surrounding Prince Harry and Meghan Markle.

The corporation – which is funded by the taxpayer – came under fire after viewers believed coverage on February 19 by the Beebs royal correspondent, Nicholas Witchell, was biased.

On the day in question, it was announced by Buckingham Palace that Harry, 36, and his wife, Meghan, 39, would not be returning as senior working members of The Royal Family.

In a statement released to their complaints website, the BBC said that the report by Nicholas "reflected the conflicting viewpoints" of the Palace and a statement which was later released by Meghan and Harry's spokesperson.

The BBC said: "In his role as our Royal Correspondent, Nicholas Witchell reported in detail on the announcement that the Duke and Duchess of Sussex won't be returning as working members of The Royal Family.

"He made clear the positions of those involved and the circumstances which had led to this."

It went on to say: "He also examined the implications of this in both a practical and personal sense for Harry and Meghan and what this meant for their relationship with the rest of The Royal Family."

"The statement issued by Buckingham Palace and the response from the Sussexes demonstrated the differing perspectives of the two parties.

"In his scrutiny of these statements, Nicholas fairly reflected the conflicting viewpoints which the statements seemed to expose.

"As our audience would expect, Nicholas offered an analysis of what this story meant for The Royal Family; he did not express a viewpoint on the stance taken by Harry and Meghan, and reflected that there would be many people who supported their decision and wished them well," it continued.

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As the story broke and caused headlines across the globe, many viewers instantly flocked to social media, claiming that the broadcaster should have been paying attention to Matt Hancock's "unlawful" PPE contracts.

"Complete repeat of the Harry & Meghan story from yesterday. Hancock breaking the law over PPE Contracts? Not a mention. Even on the BBC News website!" fumed one viewer.

While a second added: "Great the #bbcnews lead with the amazing story of Harry & Meghan and not a Secretary of State acting illegally."

"Reporters like Nicholas Witchell make me absolutely sure that Harry and Meghan have made the right decision. Nasty little man. #BBCNews" penned a third.

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