Prince Harry requested BBC documentary remove this 'misogynistic' phrase about Meghan from final edit

The BBC approved Harry's request to have the offensive term removed from their latest royal documentary, The Princes and the Press

Why The Princes and the Press documentary removed this word about Meghan from final edit
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Prince Harry reportedly asked the BBC to remove a certain phrase from the second installment of its bombshell documentary series, The Princes and the Press. 

It's no secret that the BBC's latest royal documentary, The Princes and the Press, has rattled the Royal Family, and with its second installment (29 November) expected to spill even more details, we don't think the national broadcaster will be rebuilding its relationship with the British monarchy any time soon. 

It was reported that the Queen, Prince Charles, and Prince William were to file a complaint about the two-part series last week, after the BBC denied their request to view the program ahead of its airing. 

The documentary, which premiered its first episode last Monday (22 November), explores the British media coverage of Prince Harry’s ‘conflict’ with his older brother William, as well as his high-profile withdrawal from the Royal Family with the Duchess of Sussex. The hour-long show featured contributions from a range of journalists, royal correspondents, and investigators, as well as a fascinating interview with Meghan Markle's 'reputation' lawyer, Jenny Afia. 

Prince William and Prince Harry's reconciliation

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Fury over The Princes and the Press has reportedly prompted Prince William and Duchess Kate to ban BBC from their Christmas concert broadcast, with the musical special now expected to join ITV's festive December lineup. 

With last week's focusing on the differences between the Dukes and Duchesses of Cambridge and Sussex when it comes to fame, Part Two digs deep into Harry and Meghan's tumultuous journey from senior working royals to stateside celebrities over the past three years. It also promises to examine the couple's numerous legal cases against the British tabloids, as well as how Princess Diana's relationship with the media could have influenced her sons. 

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle attend a Creative Industries and Business Reception on October 02, 2019 in Johannesburg

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The controversial second part of The Princes and the Press is unlikely to be received well by Meghan and Harry, who were also denied permission to watch the episode beforehand. 

However, there is one editorial freedom the couple was granted in advance - the right to veto a problematic phrase from making the final cut. 

According to Express UK, the BBC has removed the term 'Megxit' from tonight's episode at the request of Prince Harry. The Duke of Sussex has previously condemned the word, which was widely circulated by the British press to describe his withdrawal from the Royal Family with Meghan Markle, as 'misogynistic' and 'created by a troll.' In its place, the term 'Sussexit' will be used when referring to the couple's high-profile emigration to the US in early 2020. 

The second episode of The Princes And The Press airs on BBC Two tonight at 9 pm.

Emma Dooney
Lifestyle News Writer

Hailing from the lovely city of Dublin, Emma mainly covers the Royal Family and the entertainment world, as well as the occasional health and wellness feature. Always up for a good conversation, she has a passion for interviewing everyone from A-list celebrities to the local GP - or just about anyone who will chat to her, really.

Emma holds an MA in International Journalism from City, University of London, and a BA in English Literature from Trinity College Dublin.