The journalist who fronted the BBC's controversial royal documentary once described the public role of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge as a 'total fraud' and called Prince Philip a 'racist buffoon'.
Amol Rajan – the BBC journalist who presented The Princes And The Press – made the incendiary remarks in articles written in 2012 for The Independent, the newspaper which he used to edit.
In one open letter to William and Kate, written after the couple announced they were expecting their first child, the self-declared republican urged them to 'renounce the luxuries of royal patronage and aristocracy', claiming that 'everyone will be a winner' if they do.
Although he congratulated the couple on the news of the pregnancy, he described their public role as a 'total fraud', adding: 'Neither of you have a special claim on the glorious city of Cambridge so quit pretending you do'.
He also suggested that rather than a 'vast palace', the duke and duchess should raise their family in a 'decent suburban townhouse' and should send their child to a 'normal school'.
It has been revealed that presenter Amol Rajan – the BBC journalist who presented The Princes And The Press – made the incendiary remarks about William and Kate (pictured with Harry and Meghan in 2019) in articles written in 2012 for The Independent - the newspaper he edited
Photographs have emerged which show Amol Rajan at a cocktail party with a number of Meghan's associates including one of her closes friends Misha Nonoo (pictured with Rajan)
In other columns written for the newspaper at the time, the 38-year-old journalist said that Prince Philip was a 'racist buffoon' and described Prince Charles as 'scientifically illiterate'.
He also lambasted the Diamond Jubilee as a 'celebration of mediocrity' and said of the royals: 'Aside from the Queen – whose public image is crafted by an ever-expanding team of propagandists – this clan is unusually full of fools.'
The revelations will pile fresh pressure on the BBC over its handling of Rajan's two-part documentary, which drew unprecedented censure from Buckingham Palace, Clarence House and Kensington Palace and accusations of bias.
The royal households believe it contained a slew of unsubstantiated and categorically inaccurate accusations about collusion with the