BBC Slammed Over What They Aired After Prince Philip’s Death


The BBC’s coverage of Prince Philip’s death has been slammed.

BBC Prince Philip blanket coverage replaced original schedules on BBC One, BBC Two, and across their radio stations when the news broke and replaced them with tributes to the Duke of Edinburgh.

However, not everybody was happy about it and some took to Twitter to vent about the change.

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A black and white image of Prince Philip in his military uniform
Prince Phillip died on Friday, April 9. However, the BBC coverage has not gone down well with viewers. Credit: Instagram/@RoyalFamily

“With the pandemic, the violence in NI & the other serious national & international issues currently going on, I’m not sure how the BBC justifies the continued sole coverage of the death of Prince Philip across its TV, radio & online platforms,” wrote one person.

Another added: “Fed up of all the #PrincePhilip malarkey now. Yes, it’s sad he’s passed. He’s human and has a family. But I don’t need 24-hour coverage and Nicolas Witchell looking like he’s gonna cry on the BBC six times a day. Leave it till the funeral, then let the poor bloke rest!”

“Following the saturation coverage of the death of Prince Philip and the denial of the choice of viewing to the British public, I am going to cancel my license for a month. I have registered a complaint and offered to provide my address,” added another.

However, others argued that the coverage was ‘fitting’ and ‘the right thing to do’.

One person wrote: “Prince Philip lived 99 long years in which he did amazing work, retired at 97 after such loyal service, you cannot just do a wee few hrs of tribute to justify his life. I personally didn’t mind the coverage as I was fascinated with his life dedicated to our Queen and country.”

When did the Prince die?

The Royal Family confirmed The Duke of Edinburgh had passed away with a statement.

It read: “It is with deep sorrow that Her Majesty The Queen announces the death of her beloved husband, His Royal Highness Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh.”

What time did Prince Philip die?

All we know is that he passed away in the ‘morning’ at Windsor Castle.

How did Prince Philip die?

Prince Philip’s cause of death has not been revealed. However, the Duke’s health has been deteriorating for many years.

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