Nicholas Witchell made 'upset' Charles 'shout and complain' after Queen watched ...

Prince Philip: Queen will ‘carry on duty’ says Nicholas Witchell

The BBC was recently under pressure to back its royal correspondent Mr Witchell, after the broadcaster received complaints for his coverage of Prince Philip's funeral. The journalist, who has worked at the BBC since 1976, was heavily criticised for drawing focus on the reported rift between the Duke of Edinburgh's grandsons Prince William and Prince Harry. His article for the BBC claimed William "seemed a little reluctant to engage" with Harry, who was visiting the UK for the first time since he and his wife Meghan Markle had chosen to stand down from their senior roles in the Royal Family.

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The remarks made by Mr Witchell were picked up by Twitter users, who accused the correspondent of not being "impartial", and questioned why he felt it appropriate to "gossip" on a day of reflection at the funeral.

DIY SOS host Nick Knowles also waded into the dispute, describing Mr Witchell's analysis as "complete drivel".

While some viewers have claimed Mr Witchell has appeared to side with the Royal Family during the ongoing Megxit dispute, it would appear he has won few fans inside Buckingham Palace.

These most prominently include the two heirs to the throne, Charles and William.

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The dispute with Charles reportedly stems from Mr Witchell likening a holiday the Prince of Wales took with his then-partner Camilla Parker Bowles to Greece, with that of one taken by Edward VIII and his mistress Wallis Simpson.

A senior aide described Charles as "shouting and complaining" over his comments during a BBC News item, and that he was left "particularly upset that the Queen had seen Witchell's broadcast too".

Charles, the insider added, was "absolutely furious for the BBC to make such a comparison".

The incident happened in 2000, and throughout the remainder of the decade, tensions between Charles and Mr Witchell continued to evaporate.

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Two years later, in what was a devastating year for the Queen, and other members of the Firm, Mr Witchell appeared to risk Charles' ire twice, including when he wrote an "unflattering" obituary for Princess Margaret.

When Mr Witchell detailed the "copious consumption of whisky" Margaret enjoyed in her life before she died in 2002, Charles demanded the BBC axe the journalist.

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Once again, the broadcaster would stand by their man.

Mr Witchell also commentated on the Queen Mother's funeral the same

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