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BBC royals programme is shelved

By Scott D'Arcy

The BBC has postponed a documentary based on the relationship between the royal family and the Press in the aftermath of the death of Diana, Princess of Wales.

Reinventing The Royals was due to be aired on Sunday and is described on the corporation's website as a "two-part series about the 20-year battle between the monarchy and the media over personal privacy and public image".

The Radio Times said the documentary was pulled after lawyers "known to represent senior members of the royal family" made contact.

But the BBC said it was delaying broadcast "until later in the New Year while a number of issues, including the use of archive footage, are resolved".

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