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The BBC is again under attack, Bartlett paints the royals in an unflatteringly disputatious light – and even has Princess Diana’s ghost make an appearance

The BBC is again under attack, Bartlett paints the royals in an unflatteringly disputatious light – and even has Princess Diana’s ghost make an appearance

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The BBC is again under attack, this time for having the temerity to broadcast Mike Bartlett’s 2014 play, King Charles III. Bartlett imagined what might happen if Prince Charles ever succeeds his mother, depicting a conflict between a stubborn monarch and a government wanting to regulate the press. When Charles makes his opposition public he discovers that the people back the prime minister and is forced to abdicate. Along the way, Bartlett paints the royals in an unflatteringly disputatious light – and even has Princess Diana’s ghost make an appearance. Given revelations about Charles’ secret attempts to meddle in government business, the play only exaggerates for dramatic effect what we know about him and the political influence the British constitution still grants leading royals. Des
BBC drama that depicts Princess Diana’s ghost will be ‘agonising’ for Prince William and Harry

BBC drama that depicts Princess Diana’s ghost will be ‘agonising’ for Prince William and Harry

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A new BBC drama that features the death of the Queen and a ghostly apparition of Princess Diana will be ‘agonising’ for Prince William and Harry to watch, one of the show’s stars has claimed. Speaking shortly before his death last month, Tim Pigott-Smith claimed that King Charles III would prove to be a difficult watch for the royal siblings – and singled out a scene in which their dead mother Diana, Princess of Wales appears. The celebrated actor, who died at the age of 70, plays Princes Charles in the 90-minute adaptation of Mike Bartlett’s 2014 play that imagines the first days of his ascension to the throne after the death of the Queen. The plot follows a constitutional crisis that arises after the king refuses to sign a controversial press freedom bill – putting him at odds w
A furious Camilla slaps her stepson Prince William’s face as tensions over the future of the Monarchy reach boiling point

A furious Camilla slaps her stepson Prince William’s face as tensions over the future of the Monarchy reach boiling point

Queen Elizabeth II, Royality
A furious Camilla slaps her stepson Prince William’s face as tensions over the future of the Monarchy reach boiling point. This is one of the shocking scenes from a controversial new BBC drama which portrays a Royal Family riven by ambition and bitter personal rivalry. Tory MP Andrew Bridgen last night condemned the BBC2 film, which is due to be screened on May 10. ‘It is unfortunate that the BBC would seek to promote this flight of fantasy, which many licence-fee payers will find distasteful and which I believe denigrates and undermines our Royal Family,’ he said. ‘I hope that the BBC will make clear that the production is pure fiction.’ King Charles III is based on a West End play of the same name and imagines Prince Charles’s accession to the throne. It charts the progre
Who Is Rumored To Be Playing The Princess Of Wales?

Who Is Rumored To Be Playing The Princess Of Wales?

Catherine Duchess of Cambridge
RUMOURS circulated last month that Sarah Paulson was the frontrunner to play Diana, Princess of Wales in the forthcoming second season of Feud, which will focus on her relationship with Prince Charles around the time of their divorce. However, the show's producer Ryan Murphy has now suggested that casting for the role has not yet been decided as he discussed the complexity of finding somebody suitable to take on the part. “Diana is obviously a powerful, sympathetic person and we have to handle her in a really cool way,” he said at a screening of Feud: Bette and Joan in New York, reports WWD. “She stood for a lot and I like how she was so outspoken and that’s what her story is going to be.” Who Is Rumoured To Be Playing The Princess Of Wales?Murphy, who is behind hit series such a
Harry and Meghan are madly in love and he no longer wants to hide that from the world

Harry and Meghan are madly in love and he no longer wants to hide that from the world

Prince Harry, Royality
Prince Harry is reportedly "adamant" on bringing Meghan Markle to Pippa Middleton and James Matthews' wedding. The 32-year-old royal has been in a relationship with the American actress for almost eight months, and reportedly wants to bring her as his "plus one" to the wedding of Pippa - whose sister Catherine is married to Harry's brother Prince William - and her racing driver fiancé James Matthews. A source told the Daily Star newspaper: "Harry and Meghan are madly in love and he no longer wants to hide that from the world. "He is close to Pippa and has been invited to her wedding and has obviously been given a plus one. "Harry is adamant that he wants to take Meghan with him." Meanwhile, it was recently reported that the royal is "truly in love" with the 35-year-old b
A trailer for season six, shouts at the viewer, “They’re almost ROYALTY”, the final word spelled out in bold red lettering

A trailer for season six, shouts at the viewer, “They’re almost ROYALTY”, the final word spelled out in bold red lettering

Prince Harry, Royality
Know something we don't? Meghan Markle in WEDDING DRESS as 'almost royal' in Suits trailer FEATURING Meghan Markle in a wedding dress and boasting of characters who are “almost royalty”, the latest series of Suits is cashing in on its most famous cast member. Prince Harry’s girlfriend plays lead Rachel Zane in the hit TV show, which will return to our screens next Sunday, just four days after it is broadcast in America. A trailer for season six, shouts at the viewer, “They’re almost ROYALTY”, the final word spelled out in bold red lettering. The promo then cuts to Markle, 35, wearing a wedding dress in the season five finale. The US actress chose the £5,000 Anne Barge gown, but her character was jilted at the altar. But it could be all change for her character in the