Transcript: The Palace and the Press - Royals Behaving Badly | Jan 01, 2021

(intense music plays)

A Male Narrator says THE ROYAL FAMILY
AND THE TABLOID PRESS HAVE
HAD A LONG AND COMPLICATED
RELATIONSHIP.
SOMETIMES THEY'RE FRIENDS.
SOMETIMES THEY ARE NOT.

Fast clips of the British Royal family flash by.

Female Reporter 1 says THIS IS HARASSMENT
AND MUST STOP.

The Narrator says THIS IS THE INSIDE STORY
OF THAT FASCINATING
RELATIONSHIP; OF HOW THE
EDITORS AND COPYWRITERS GOT
THEIR BIGGEST ROYAL SCOOPS
AND MOST ICONIC FRONT PAGES,
AND HOW CREATING THEM HAD THE
POWER TO RESHAPE PUBLIC
OPINION.
THIS TIME, WE LOOK AT THE
ROYALS' WORST BEHAVIOUR.

Katie says WHEN IT COMES TO THE ROYALS
BEHAVING BADLY, THE TABLOIDS
JUST CAN'T GET ENOUGH OF IT.

Camilla says YOU COULD HAVE ANY HEADLINE
IN THE LAST 30 OR 40 YEARS, YOU
MIGHT SUSPECT THAT THEY WERE
MADE UP AND, IN FACT, YOU FIND
OUT THEY'RE TRUE.

The Narrator says THERE'S NO DENYING THE
TABLOIDS FEED THE PUBLIC'S
DESIRE, FROM SHOCKING
BEHAVIOUR...

Carole says THIS WAS A BIG STORY BECAUSE
THIS INVOLVED AN ILLEGITIMATE
CHILD.

The Narrator says TO THE FAMILY FEUDS...

A collage of newspaper headlines appears.

In off, Katie says CHARLES WAS FURIOUS.
HE FELT THAT EDWARD MADE A
COMPLETE FOOL OF HIMSELF.

The Narrator says BUT ARE THE PAPERS JUSTIFIED
IN PRINTING WHATEVER THEY WANT?
THIS IS THE STORY OF THE
TABLOIDS VORACIOUS APPETITE FOR
ROYAL COPY AND OUR INSATIABLE
HUNGER FOR REGAL REVELATIONS.

In off, Charles BAD BEHAVIOUR IS BAD
BEHAVIOUR, IT DOESN'T REALLY
MATTER WHETHER IT'S A MEMBER OF
THE ROYAL FAMILY THAT ENDS UP IN
THE PAPER.

The title of the series reads "The Palace and the Press. Royals Behaving Badly."

The Narrator says AT 3 A.M. ON THE 21ST OF
OCTOBER 2004, PRINCE HARRY WAS
LEAVING A WEST END NIGHTCLUB
WHEN BECAME INVOLVED IN A
SCUFFLE WITH A TABLOID
PHOTOGRAPHER.

A caption reads "Charles Rae. Daily Star/The Sun (1979-2007)." Charles is in his early seventies, clean-shaven and bald. He wears a dark gray jacket and a beige shirt.

Charles says HE WASN'T DOING ANYTHING
WRONG.
HE WAS A YOUNG MAN, FREE AND
SINGLE AND HE WAS GOING OUT
ENJOYING HIMSELF.
BUT OF COURSE, MOST PEOPLE, WHEN
YOU COME OUTSIDE, THEY DON'T
HAVE PHOTOGRAPHERS TAKING
PICTURES OF YOU.
AND HE STARTED TO GET REALLY
UPSET WITH THEM AND HE HAD TO BE
PULLED AWAY BY HIS BODYGUARD
AND TAKEN HOME.

The Narrator says ACCORDING TO THE
PHOTOGRAPHER, THE 20 YEAR OLD
PRINCE IN THE MIDST OF THE
SCUFFLE HAD SHOUTED, "WHY ARE
YOU DOING THIS?
WHY DON'T YOU JUST LEAVE ME
ALONE?"
HE HAD DONE NOTHING TO
ENCOURAGE THE INTRUSION, BUT BY
LASHING OUT, HE MADE IT A
STORY.

Charles says THOSE SORT OF THINGS
HAPPENED WITH HARRY.
HARRY WAS THE NAUGHTY SCHOOLBOY.
HARRY WOULD BE GETTING INTO A
FEW SCRAPES, WHICH WOULD BE
GIVING YOU GOOD PICTURES AND
GOOD COPY.

The Narrator says THE PRESS RESTRICTIONS FROM
HIS CHILDHOOD WERE NO LONGER IN
PLACE.
FOLLOWING THE DEATH OF HIS
MOTHER, THE PRESS HAD TAKEN A
STEP BACK.
BUT THINGS HAVE BEGUN TO
ESCALATE ONCE MORE.
AS AN ADULT, THE PRESS SAW
HARRY AS FAIR GAME.
BAD HARRY WAS BECOMING THE
LATEST ROYAL TABLOID TARGET,
SOMETHING HE'D FIND VERY
DIFFICULT TO SHAKE OFF.

(classical music plays)
The caption changes to "Chapter 01: The first tabloid target."

The Narrator says DECADES BEFORE HARRY, PRINCESS
MARGARET-- THE YOUNGER SIBLING
OF QUEEN ELIZABETH-- WAS THE
FIRST MEMBER OF THE FAMILY TO
COMMAND SUCH PRESS ATTENTION.
SENT ABROAD ON OFFICIAL DUTIES,
SHE GAINED A VERY DIFFERENT
REPUTATION TO THAT OF HER
SISTER.

A caption reads "Carole Malone. Daily Express (2019-present). The Mirror Group/News of the World (1997-2016)." Carole is in her early fifties, with shoulder-length blond hair and bangs. She wears a bright pink blouse and black trousers.

Carole says PRINCESS MARGARET DIDN'T
BEHAVE LIKE THE SISTER OF THE
QUEEN.
THE PAIR OF THEM WERE CHALK AND
CHEESE.
AND THE QUEEN SPENT MANY YEARS
DURING MARGARET'S LIFE CLEARING
UP AFTER HER.

The Narrator says IN THE EARLY YEARS OF THE
QUEEN'S REIGN, MARGARET AND HER
MANY ROMANTIC ENTANGLEMENTS
ATTRACTED HEADLINE AFTER
HEADLINE.
FOR THE FIRST TIME, THE LIVES
OF THE WINDSORS WERE BECOMING A
SOAP OPERA.

Old footage shows Princess Margaret going to events and having fun.

The caption changes to "Katie Nicholl. The Mail on Sunday (2001-12)." Katie is in his early forties, with long brown hair. She wears a bright pink dress.

Katie says THE IDEA OF SEEING
INSIDE PALACE LIFE, LIFTING THE
LID ON THAT MYSTIQUE, WAS
SOMETHING THAT WOULD NEVER HAVE
HAPPENED IN THE GENERATION
BEFORE ELIZABETH AND MARGARET.
BUT FOR ELIZABETH, WHO DID ALLOW
THE CAMERAS INTO HER HOME,
FAMOUSLY, THIS WAS AN ERA WHERE
THE ROYAL FAMILY BECAME FAR MORE
INTERESTING TO THE TABLOID PRESS
AND THEY BEGAN TO FEEL MORE LIKE
CELEBRITIES, PERHAPS, THAN
ROYALS.

The Narrator says BETWEEN 1950 AND 1999, UK
TABLOIDS PUBLISHED 25,000
ARTICLES MENTIONING MARGARET.
MANY STORIES INTRUDED INTO HER
PERSONAL LIFE - HER LOVERS,
HER LAVISH LIFESTYLE, AND
OF COURSE, HER BEHAVIOUR.

Carole says BACK IN THOSE EARLY DAYS, YOU
KNOW, WE COVERED CORONATIONS, WE
COVERED CHRISTENINGS.
WE COVERED WE COVERED FORMAL
EVENTS IN A VERY FORMAL WAY.
HERE WAS THIS KIND OF WILD,
BEAUTIFUL WOMAN PROVIDING
STORIES THAT WERE JUST REALLY A
LOT MORE INTERESTING, AND
SOMETIMES SHE MADE US LAUGH,
SOMETIMES SHE MADE US ANGRY, BUT
SHE WAS NEVER DULL.

The Narrator says IN 1965, MARGARET, WITH HER
HUSBAND LORD SNOWDON, EMBARKED
ON A TOUR OF OFFICIAL ROYAL
DUTIES IN THE UNITED STATES.
SHE MET WITH PRESIDENT JOHNSON
AND NUMEROUS FILM STARS.
BUT HER UNREGAL BEHAVIOUR DID
NOT GO UNNOTICED.

Charles says THE SWINGING 60S, IT WAS ALL
THE RAGE, IT WAS FLOWER POWER,
THERE WERE, YOU KNOW, VARIOUS
PARTIES, AND SHE WAS PART OF A
LONDON SET THAT WERE ENJOYING
THEMSELVES TO THE FULLNESS.

The Narrator says MARGARET'S EXTRAVAGANT PARTY
LIFESTYLE WAS AVIDLY FOLLOWED
BY PHOTOGRAPHER RAY BELLISARIO.
IN 1964, THE PRESS COUNCIL HAD
BANNED THE BRITISH TABLOIDS
FROM PUBLISHING HIS PHOTOGRAPHS
FOLLOWING AN OFFICIAL ROYAL
COMPLAINT.
BUT A FEW YEARS LATER, HE WAS
BACK WITH THESE SWIMSUIT PHOTOS
OF THE PRINCESS FOR THE
SUNDAY
EXPRESS.
TAME BY TODAY'S STANDARDS, THEY
CAUSED A STIR AT THE TIME.
THERE WAS NO JUSTIFICATION FOR
PUBLISHING THE PICTURES, OTHER
THAN SENSATIONALISM, BUT BY
NOW, FLEET STREET WAS CHANGING.

Katie says IN 1969, RUPERT MURDOCH
BOUGHT THE
NEWS OF THE WORLD
AND
THAT REALLY SAW THE LANDSCAPE
SHIFT IN TERMS OF HOW ROYALS
WERE COVERED.
SUDDENLY, STARTED CHANGING AND
BECAME FAR MORE SALACIOUS.

The Narrator says MURDOCH'S
NEWS OF THE WORLD
WENT ON TO PUBLISH THESE MUCH
MORE SCANDALOUS SNAPS OF
PRINCESS MARGARET.
THIS TIME THERE WAS A MAN
INVOLVED.
THE PICTURE REVEALED A
PREVIOUSLY SECRET AFFAIR AT HER
PRIVATE CARIBBEAN RETREAT.

Carole says SOME PEOPLE EXPECTED A
CERTAIN KIND OF BEHAVIOUR FROM
THE QUEEN'S SISTER.
IF YOU ASK HER IF SHE THOUGHT
SHE WAS BADLY BEHAVED, SHE WOULD
SAY SHE WAS LOOKING FOR
HAPPINESS.

The Narrator says THE PICTURES WERE EVIDENCE OF
MARGARET'S UNFAITHFULNESS.
THE PALACE WERE FURIOUS, BUT
THE NEW BREED OF TABLOID FELT
THE TAX FUNDED ROYAL WAS FAIR
GAME.
AND THE
NEWS OF THE WORLD
CIRCULATION RECEIVED A HUGE
BOOST.

The caption changes to "Camilla Tominey. Sunday Express (2003-18)." Camilla is in her early forties, with short brown hair. She wears a light salmon blouse and pearl earrings.

Camilla says THAT SET THE TEMPLATE,
REALLY, FOR FUTURE STORIES IN
THE TABLOIDS, NOT JUST KISS AND
TELLS, BUT EXPOSES OF AFFAIRS
AND WRONGDOING, OF HOW THE
PAPERS WERE GOING TO COME COVER
THE ROYALS FROM NOW ON.

The Narrator says THEN, IN 1978, THE
DAILY
MIRROR
REVEALED THAT A PREVIOUS
GUEST AT PRINCESS MARGARET'S
MUSTIQUE HOME HAD BEEN A FIGURE
FROM THE LONDON UNDERWORLD.

Charles says SHE GOT TOGETHER WITH A GUY
CALLED JOHN BINDON, WHO WAS A
BIT PART ACTOR BUT HE WAS ALSO A
BIT OF A GANGSTER AS WELL.
THAT WAS A BIT SHADY.
THERE WAS QUITE A BIT OF GOSSIP
THAT WAS SURROUNDING JOHN
BINDON.
THERE WAS NO DOUBT THAT THEY,
YOU KNOW, GOT ON WELL TOGETHER.

A series of pictures of Princess Margaret with a man flash by.

The Narrator says THAT STORY WAS DESCRIBED AS
THE NAIL IN THE COFFIN OF THE
PRINCESS'S ALREADY TARNISHED
REPUTATION.
HER BEHAVIOUR FED THE TABLOIDS
FOR DECADES.
THE STORIES OF HER EXPLOITS
CHANGED HOW READERS SAW THE
ROYALS AND THE NEW PRESS FELT
JUSTIFIED IN PRINTING THEM.

Carole says DID THE TABLOIDS DOMINATE HER
LIFE?
I THINK THEY WERE IN HER LIFE A
LOT.
DID THEY WRECK HER LIFE?
NO, I DON'T THINK SO FOR SECOND.

The Narrator says THE TABLOIDS' TREATMENT OF
MARGARET HAVE WHETTED THE
PUBLIC'S APPETITE FOR ROYAL
SCANDAL AND BEGUN TO SHAPE HOW
THE PRESS WOULD COVER THE
ROYALS IN THE FUTURE.
SOON, IT WOULDN'T BE THE
QUEEN'S SISTER BUT THE QUEEN'S
DAUGHTER HITTING THE HEADLINES.

Carole says IT'S HARD FOR ANY WIFE TO
ACCEPT THAT YOUR HUSBAND HAS
FATHERED AN ILLEGITIMATE CHILD.

The Narrator says WHAT THE TABLOIDS HAD LEARNED
FROM COVERING ALL OF PRINCESS
MARGARET'S EXPLOITS IN THE 60S
AND 70S WAS THAT THE PUBLIC HAD
AN APPETITE FOR THE PRIVATE
LIVES OF THE ROYALS.
AND THEY REALIZED THAT DELVING
INTO THEIR INTIMATE AFFAIRS WAS
A SURE-FIRE WAY OF BOOSTING
THEIR SALES FIGURES.

Katie says I THINK WE EXPECT OUR ROYAL
FAMILY TO BE BEYOND REPROACH.
WE CERTAINLY DON'T EXPECT THEM
TO BE CONDUCTING EXTRAMARITAL
AFFAIRS, BRINGING SHAME AND
DISGRACE ONTO THE HOUSE OF
WINDSOR.
SO, WHEN THESE STORIES ARE
EXPOSED IN THE PRESS, THEY DO
HAVE AN IMPACT.
THERE IS NOTHING LIKE A ROYAL
SCANDAL.

The caption changes to "Chapter 02: A right royal affair."

The Narrator says OF COURSE, THE QUEEN HERSELF
WOULDN'T BE ON THE THRONE IF IT
HADN'T BEEN FOR THE SCANDALOUS
PRIVATE LIFE OF ONE PARTICULAR
ROYAL.
HER FATHER GEORGE VI ONLY
GAINED THE CROWN IN THE FIRST
PLACE WHEN HIS BROTHER CHOSE TO
ABDICATE SO THAT HE COULD MARRY
A DIVORCEE.

Charles says THE BIG ONE WAS EDWARD XIII
AND WALLIS SIMPSON.
THAT WAS A PRETTY GOOD ONE; THAT
ALMOST BROUGHT DOWN THE MONARCHY
IN THOSE DAYS.

An old clip reads "Special release. Duke of Windsor at long last marries Wallis. Monts, France."

The Narrator says ALTHOUGH FLEET STREET
REPORTED THAT MONUMENTAL EVENT,
BACK THEN, THE PAPERS WERE MORE
DEFERENTIAL TO THE ROYAL
FAMILY.
EDWARD'S PREVIOUS STRING OF
AFFAIRS WAS STRICTLY
OFF-LIMITS.
IN MORE RECENT TIMES, TABLOIDS
HAD NO SUCH QUALMS IN DIGGING
UP STORIES ABOUT THE PRIVATE
LIVES OF THE ROYALS.
AS FAR AS THE PRESS WERE
CONCERNED, EVERY INDISCRETION
WAS NEWSWORTHY.
AND DURING THE 1980S, AS THEIR
CIRCULATION FIGURES WENT UP
DRAMATICALLY WITH EVERY ROYAL
STORY, IT SEEMED THEIR READERS
AGREED.

Katie says WE PUT THE ROYAL FAMILY ON A
PEDESTAL AND WE SORT OF FORGET
THAT THEY ARE HUMANS AND
FALLIBLE JUST LIKE THE REST OF
US AND WE EXPECT THESE
EXTRAORDINARY VALUES OF THEM.
WE CERTAINLY DON'T EXPECT THEM
TO BE SNEAKING AROUND, HAVING
AFFAIRS.

The Narrator says A CASE IN POINT IS THE
SCANDAL THAT INVOLVED THE
PRINCE OF WALES, CAUGHT ON TAPE
TALKING INTIMATELY WITH HIS
THEN MISTRESS CAMILLA
PARKER-BOWLES.

Camilla says AFFAIRS
ALWAYS COME OUT IN THE END
BECAUSE IF YOU ARE LIVING AN
EXISTENCE WHERE YOU'VE GOT A
RETINUE OF STAFF AROUND YOU THE
WHOLE TIME, IF YOU'VE GOT A
FUTURE KING BEING SEEN TO BE
CAVORTING WITH A WOMAN THAT
ISN'T HIS WIFE, SOMEONE IS GOING
TO TELL SOMEBODY AND THAT
SOMEBODY ENDS UP TELLING THE
PRESS.

A male journalist works on a newspaper cover using a computer.

The Narrator says UNCHARACTERISTICALLY, FOR
ONCE
THE SUN
DID NOT INITIALLY
RUN WITH THE WHOLE STORY
BECAUSE, AT THE TIME, THE PRESS
WAS FACING A GOVERNMENT INQUIRY
INTO INFRINGEMENT OF PRIVACY.

Male Reporter 1 says THE PRESS IN GENERAL IS AT
THE CENTRE OF A MAJOR DEBATE
OVER PRIVACY, SO WE HAVE TAKEN
THE DECISION TODAY NOT TO
PUBLISH THE FULL TRANSCRIPT OF
THE CAMILLAGATE TAPES.

The Narrator says THE SUN
DID GO ON TO REVERSE
THEIR DECISION, PLAYING THE
FREEDOM OF THE PRESS CARD, BUT
THE INQUIRY INTO PRESS
BEHAVIOUR CONTINUED.
IT HAD BEEN CAUSED IN PART BY
THE PRESS HANDLING OF PREVIOUS
ROYAL STORIES AND THERE WAS ONE
ROYAL IN PARTICULAR WHO HAD
RECEIVED MORE ATTENTION THAN
ANY OTHER.

Carole says I WAS ABSOLUTELY FASCINATED
BY DIANA'S AFFAIRS, YOU KNOW.
SHE WENT OUT WITH SOME VERY
HANDSOME GUYS.
AND I'VE BEEN ON TOURS WITH
DIANA AND SHE WAS A FLIRT.
AND THIS IS ONE OF THE MOST
BEAUTIFUL WOMEN IN THE WORLD;
SHE COULD HAVE ANYONE SHE
WANTED.

A close up shot of Diana appears. She is in her thirties, with short blond hair and a white dress.

Carole continues WE KNEW ABOUT SOME OF THEM, BUT
I DON'T THINK, BY ANY STRETCH,
WE KNEW ABOUT ALL OF THEM.

The Narrator says THE TABLOIDS USUALLY
JUSTIFIED THEIR STORIES AS
BEING IN THE PUBLIC INTEREST.
THE PALACE WAS USUALLY FURIOUS.

Camilla says OFTEN WHEN THESE SCANDALS
HAPPEN, THE ROYALS DON'T
NECESSARILY BLAME THEMSELVES;
THEY BLAME THE PRESS FOR FINDING
IT OUT.

The Narrator says BUT THE ACTIONS OF THE ROYALS
THEMSELVES MADE THE PALACE'S
POSITION A RATHER DIFFICULT ONE
TO TAKE.

Camilla says YOU HAVE TO THINK BACK TO THE
WAR OF THE WALESES IN THE 1980S,
WHEN TABLOID NEWSPAPERS WERE
SELLING IN THEIR MILLIONS AND
EVERY DAY THERE WOULD BE A
SALACIOUS HEADLINE.
AND WHAT WAS UNIQUE ABOUT THAT
ENVIRONMENT AS WELL WAS THAT THE
ROYALS WERE DIRECTLY BRIEFING
THE PRESS.
THEN, WHEN YOU THROW INTO THAT
SQUIDGYGATE TAPES, CAMILLAGATE
TAPES, TAMPAX, "DIANA: HER TRUE
STORY," IT'S A WONDER ANY ROYAL
REPORTERS WERE ABLE TO HAVE A
DAY OFF IN THAT ERA.

The Narrator says IT'S NOT JUST THE SENIOR
ROYALS THAT FALL FOUL OF THE
TABLOIDS' INSATIABLE SEARCH FOR
STORIES.
IN 1991, PRINCESS ANNE'S
HUSBAND MARK PHILLIPS HIT THE
HEADLINES WITH A SHOCKING
REVELATION.

Katie says CAPTAIN MARK PHILLIPS
WAS WRITTEN OFF AS A BIT BORING,
AND, YOU KNOW, NOT TERRIBLY
INTERESTING.
AND THEN, THE NARRATIVE TURNED
WHEN IT EMERGED THAT HE'D
STRUCK UP A FRIENDSHIP WITH A
YOUNG WOMAN IN NEW ZEALAND AND
THERE WERE RUMOURS OF A
LOVECHILD.

The caption changes to "Chapter 03: A royal lovechild."

The Narrator says BACK IN 1973, PRINCESS ANNE
AND EQUESTRIAN GOLD MEDALLIST
MARK PHILLIPS WERE ENGAGED TO
BE MARRIED.
THE COUPLE WERE BOTH WELL
REGARDED FOR THEIR SPORTING
ACHIEVEMENTS AND ANNE FOR HER
IMAGE AS A HARD WORKING ROYAL.

Carole says THE PAIR OF THEM MET AT THE
MUNICH OLYMPICS AND THEY WERE
INSTANTLY ATTRACTED TO EACH
OTHER.
HE WAS AN INCREDIBLY HANDSOME
GUY AND SHE WAS A REALLY
GOOD LOOKING WOMAN.

The Narrator says THE WEDDING TOOK PLACE IN
FRONT OF A HUGE GLOBAL
AUDIENCE, BUT ONCE THE
PAGEANTRY HAD DIED DOWN, IT
SOON BECAME CLEAR THAT THEIR
MARRIAGE WAS NOT A HAPPY ONE.

Carole says IN REALITY, HIS
MARRIAGE TO ANNE WASN'T WORKING,
AND IT WAS BECOMING OBVIOUS TO
PEOPLE IN THE PRESS THAT, YOU
KNOW, WE VERY RARELY SAW THEM
TOGETHER AND WHEN WE DID THEY
WERE MISERABLE.

The Narrator says THE COUPLE HAD ALREADY
SEPARATED BY 1991, WHEN THE
DAILY EXPRESS
REVEALED TO THE
WORLD WHAT THE QUEEN'S
SON-IN-LAW HAD BEEN DOING IN
NEW ZEALAND IN THE MID-80S.

Camilla says WHEN CAPTAIN MARK
PHILLIPS HAD THE ONE NIGHT STAND
WITH HEATHER TONKIN DURING A
TRIP TO NEW ZEALAND, OF COURSE
THAT WAS SALACIOUS ENOUGH.
BUT AT THE SAME TIME, YOU HAVE
THIS EXTRA SCANDAL ON TOP OF
HEATHER GETTING PREGNANT, HAVING
A BABY AND PHILLIPS DENYING
PATERNITY.

Newspaper headlines read "Mark Phillips in baby wrangle. Exclusive: Horsewoman flies claim."

The Narrator says HEATHER SOLD HER STORY TO THE
EXPRESS
FOR 180,000 DOLLARS, CLAIMING
PHILLIPS HAD TOLD HER TO HAVE
AN ABORTION.
WHEN SHE HAD REFUSED, HE AGREED
TO PAY MAINTENANCE, DISGUISING
THE PAYMENTS AS EQUESTRIAN
SERVICES.

Carole says FROM THE TIME THE BABY WAS
BORN, MARK PHILLIPS PAID HER
6,000 POUNDS A MONTH.
NOW, IT'S HARD TO THINK THAT
PRINCESS ANNE WOULDN'T HAVE
KNOWN ABOUT THAT.
IF 6,000 QUID IS GOING OUT OF
YOUR ACCOUNT EVERY MONTH TO
SOMEONE IN NEW ZEALAND, YOU'D
WANT TO KNOW WHY.
SO, THE MARRIAGE THAT WAS
ALREADY IN TROUBLE WOULD HAVE
BEEN IN EVEN MORE TROUBLE AFTER
THAT.

The Narrator says AS THE HUSBAND OF A PROMINENT
ROYAL, THE PAPERS BELIEVED THAT
PHILLIPS'S BEHAVIOUR SHOULD BE
EXPOSED TO PUBLIC SCRUTINY.
AND WHEN A PATERNITY SUIT WAS
FILED, HIS ALLEGED IMPROPRIETY
BECAME A MATTER OF PUBLIC
RECORD.
HE WAS ORDERED BY THE COURT TO
TAKE A DNA TEST.
AND WHEN THE RESULTS PROVED
THAT HE WAS THE CHILD'S FATHER,
THE TABLOIDS TOOK HIM TO TASK.

Carole says THIS WAS A BIG STORY FOR THE
TABLOIDS.
IT'S NOT A CASE OF THEM BEING
FAIR GAME, IT'S A CASE OF THEM
BEING WRITTEN ABOUT WHEN THEY
HAVE DONE SOMETHING MAYBE THAT
THEY SHOULDN'T HAVE.
THIS INVOLVED AN ILLEGITIMATE
CHILD AND IT ALSO INVOLVED THE
HIDING OF THAT.
IT HAD EVERY INGREDIENT TO BE A
STORY.

Newspaper headlines read "Mark fights baby claim. Mother: I'll flu anywhere to prove it."

The Narrator says BUT THE TABLOIDS DIDN'T JUST
HAVE MARK PHILLIPS IN THEIR
SIGHTS.
BECAUSE OF HER CHARITY WORK AND
REPUTATION AS A SPORTS
PERSONALITY, THE PRINCESS ROYAL
WAS USUALLY THE SUBJECT OF MORE
POSITIVE PRESS COVERAGE.
BUT IN LIGHT OF HER HUSBAND'S
INFIDELITY, THE PRESS TURNED
THEIR ATTENTION ON HER PRIVATE
LIFE, TOO.

Carole says PRINCESS ANNE WAS REVEALED TO
BE HAVING AN AFFAIR WITH
COMMANDER TIM LAURENCE, WHO HAD
BEEN THE QUEEN'S EQUERRY.

In his mid-forties, Mark Phillips says I HAVE NO COMMENT TO MAKE ON
THE NEWS AT ALL.

Driving a truck, Princess Anne says DIVORCE?

In off, a man says DAILY MIRROR.

Princess Anne says NEVER BEEN MENTIONED...
BY ANYBODY.

The Narrator says THE COUPLE FINALLY DIVORCED
IN 1992, BUT IF MARK PHILLIPS
HOPED THAT THAT MIGHT DRAW A
LINE UNDER HIS BAD BEHAVIOUR,
HE WAS TO BE DISAPPOINTED.

Katie says AS A ROYAL, YOU CAN
NEVER REALLY LIVE DOWN A
SCANDAL.
IT MIGHT GO AWAY FOR A WHILE,
BUT WILL ALWAYS FIND A WAY OF
CROPPING BACK UP IN THE PRESS.

The Narrator says 26 YEARS LATER, WE WERE ALL
REMINDED OF MARK PHILLIPS'S
MISDEEDS ONCE AGAIN WHEN THE
TABLOIDS ANNOUNCED THAT HIS
LOVECHILD HAD HAD HER OWN BABY.

Camilla says WELL, THE TROUBLE IS, WITH
ANY ROYAL STORY, THERE'S ALWAYS
CUTS THAT ARE GOING TO EXIST
ABOUT SCANDALS IN THE PAST, AND
THAT'S JUST CARTE BLANCHE REALLY
FOR TABLOIDS TO RETELL THE
ENTIRE STORY.
SO, YES, IF THESE THINGS HAPPEN
IN THE LIVES OF PEOPLE EITHER
WHO ARE ROYAL OR ASSOCIATED WITH
THE ROYALS, THEN THEY NEVER
REALLY GO AWAY.

Charles says IT'S A BIT LIKE ELEPHANTS, WE
NEVER FORGET WHAT WENT ON
BEFOREHAND AND WE WILL ALWAYS
CONTINUE TO REMIND PEOPLE OF THE
BACKGROUND OF A PARTICULAR EVENT
OR STORY.

The Narrator says 20 YEARS AFTER THE PRESS HAD
EXPOSED MARK PHILLIPS'S
EXTRAMARITAL MISBEHAVIOUR, IT
WAS HIS DAUGHTER'S RELATIONSHIP
THAT THE PAPERS FIXED THEIR
ATTENTION ON.
THERE'S NOTHING THE TABLOIDS
LIKE MORE THAN A ROYAL WEDDING.

(audience cheering)

Male Journalist says THE 13TH IN LINE
TO THE THRONE ARRIVED AT
CANONGATE KIRK.

The Narrator says ENGLAND RUGBY UNION STAR MIKE
TINDALL MARRIED OLYMPIC
EQUESTRIAN AND THE QUEEN'S
GRANDDAUGHTER, ZARA PHILLIPS IN
2011.
SHE HAD FOLLOWED IN HER
MOTHER'S SPORTING FOOTSTEPS,
BUT IT SEEMED THAT WASN'T THE
ONLY SIMILARITY, WHEN THE
TABLOIDS GOT WIND OF A SCANDAL
IN HER MARRIAGE.

Carole says HE HADN'T BEEN MARRIED FOR
SIX WEEKS AND HERE HE WAS
SNOGGING ANOTHER GIRL.

The caption changes to "Chapter 04: Caught on camera."

The Narrator says AS BOTH SPORTING CELEBRITIES
AND MEMBERS OF THE ROYAL
FAMILY, THE COUPLE PROVED TO BE
IRRESISTIBLE TO THE PRESS.

Camilla says WHAT THE TABLOIDS
QUITE LIKED ABOUT ZARA AND MIKE
IS THEY WERE VERY AFFECTIONATE
IN PUBLIC, ALL OVER EACH OTHER,
COULD OFTEN BE PHOTOGRAPHED
KISSING AND HUGGING.
AND I THINK THE PUBLIC QUITE
LIKES THE FACT THAT THEY'RE
QUITE TOUCHY-FEELY.

The Narrator says BUT THE PAPERS SOON DUG UP A
MUCH LESS POSITIVE STORY ABOUT
THE COUPLE.

Katie says THE PRESS CAN BE
FICKLE.
WHAT THEY LOVE IS A STORY.
YOU MIGHT BE FLAVOUR OF THE
MONTH ONE MINUTE AND THEN YOU
CAN BE TAKEN DOWN VERY QUICKLY,
INDEED.
WHEN HER NEW HUSBAND MIKE
TINDALL IS PHOTOGRAPHED IN THE
COMPANY OF A MYSTERY WOMAN WHILE
NOT WITH ZARA, SUDDENLY YOU'VE
GOT THE
DAILY MAIL
RUSHING TO
HER RESCUE.

The Narrator says ONLY SIX WEEKS AFTER THE
WEDDING, MIKE TINDALL WAS ON
TOUR IN NEW ZEALAND AS PART OF
ENGLAND'S RUGBY WORLD CUP TEAM.
HE MIGHT HAVE EXPECTED THE
PRESS TAKE A KEEN INTEREST, BUT
THE HEADLINES HE MADE WOULD NOT
BE ON THE BACK PAGES.

Carole says ONE NIGHT, AFTER A MATCH, THE
TEAM WENT TO A BAR AND THEY ALL
GOT VERY DRUNK.
CCTV FOOTAGE EMERGED OF TINDALL
SNOGGING AND MESSING AROUND WITH
A VERY ATTRACTIVE BLONDE GIRL.
THIS FOOTAGE SHOWED THEM
SNOGGING, HER KISSING HIS HEAD.

Camilla says IT MADE THE FRONT
PAGES OF THE NEWSPAPERS,
PRECISELY BECAUSE THERE WAS THE
CCTV FOOTAGE TO PROVE IT.
AND OFTEN WHEN YOU HEAR RUMOURS
OF ROYAL MISBEHAVIOUR, YOU DO
NEED THE EVIDENCE TO BACK IT UP.
AND IN THAT CASE A BOUNCER HAD
PROVIDED THE FOOTAGE, WHICH
MEANT IT WAS A GIFT TO ALL OF
THE NEWSPAPERS, THEY COULD PUT
IT ON THE FRONT PAGES.

The Narrator says IT LOOKED LIKE HISTORY WAS
REPEATING WHEN, JUST LIKE HIS
FATHER-IN-LAW, TINDALL HAD BEEN
CAUGHT MISBEHAVING IN NEW
ZEALAND.
ALTHOUGH THE PAPERS WERE NOT
ENTIRELY INNOCENT THEMSELVES,
WHEN IT EMERGED THAT THE
FOOTAGE HAD BEEN STOLEN BY THE
BAR'S BOUNCER.
BUT THEN THE RUGBY STAR MANAGED
TO MAKE MATTERS EVEN WORSE.

In his forties and with a shaved head, Tindall poses for photographers.

Carole says TINDALL, OF COURSE, DENIED
THAT ANYTHING HAPPENED, BUT IT
DID HAPPEN.
AND THAT'S THE THING ABOUT CCTV
FOOTAGE, IT CAN'T LIE.
AND SO, YES, THAT WAS A BIG
STORY BECAUSE ONE, HE WAS A SORT
OF A ROYAL AND HE'D MARRIED
ANNE'S DAUGHTER.
AND TWO, HE WAS JUST LYING
THROUGH HIS TEETH ABOUT WHAT HAD
ACTUALLY HAPPENED.

The Narrator says THE PAPERS VIEWED THE
INCIDENT AS A ROYAL SCANDAL,
BUT THE AFTERMATH HAD A BIGGER
IMPACT ON THE COUPLE'S SPORTING
CAREERS.
TINDALL WAS FINED BY THE RFU
AND DROPPED FROM THE SQUAD.
AND FOR ZARA, THERE WAS THE
OCCASIONAL EMBARRASSING
INTERVIEW.

A clip plays.

Male Journalist says PROBABLY BEST NOT
TO DO TOO MUCH SOCIALLY JUST
BEFORE RUNNING IT, LIKE GOING...

Zara is in her late thirties with blond hair tied-up. She wears a black jacket and small earrings.

Zara says NO.

Journalist says ON A STAG WEEKEND OR
SOMETHING, I WOULD SAY.

Zara says NO.
I THOUGHT THAT MIGHT COME UP.

The clip ends.

The Narrator says DESPITE ONLY BEING 18TH IN
LINE TO THE THRONE, IT'S ZARA'S
CONNECTION TO THE CROWN, RATHER
THAN HER SPORTING ACHIEVEMENTS,
THAT MAKE HER NEWSWORTHY IN THE
EYES OF THE TABLOIDS.
THE DUCHESS OF YORK MIGHT NOT
BE IN LINE TO THE THRONE
HERSELF, BUT SHE WAS MARRIED TO
A MAN WHO IS.
AND THIS ROYAL WIFE HAS FOUND
HERSELF IN CONSTANT HOT WATER
WITH THE PRESS.

The caption changes to "Chapter 05: The Duchess o Disaster."

Male Announcer says ONCE, BUCKINGHAM
PALACE LOOKED FOR ROYAL CONSORTS
AMONG OBSCURE EUROPEAN
DYNASTIES.
TODAY'S ANNOUNCEMENT
CONSOLIDATED A TREND TOWARDS
EXTENDING THE ROYAL CIRCLE TO
INCLUDE THE MOST DEPENDABLE,
RESPECTABLE MEMBERS OF THE UPPER
MIDDLE CLASSES.

Sarah Ferguson and a young man smile and kiss for a group of photographers.

Katie says WHEN SARAH FERGUSON
STARTED DATING PRINCE ANDREW,
SHE WAS VERY WARMLY WELCOMED
INTO THE ROYAL FAMILY.
THEY THOUGHT THAT SHE WAS GREAT.
IN FACT, EVEN THE DUKE OF
EDINBURGH, NOTORIOUSLY HARD TO
PLEASE, GOT ALONG VERY WELL WITH
HER.
ERM, SHE WAS A FUN, PRETTY,
OUTGOING, VIVACIOUS REDHEAD, SO
SHE WAS REALLY WELCOMED INTO THE
ROYAL FOLD.

The Narrator says BUT SOON, STORIES ABOUT
FERGIE IN THE TABLOIDS BECAME
LESS THAN WELCOMING, AND THE
DUCHESS WAS AN EASY TARGET.
THEY CRITICIZED HER WEIGHT, HER
FONDNESS FOR HOLIDAYS AND
QUESTIONED THE NUMBER OF ROYAL
ENGAGEMENTS SHE ATTENDED.
BUT IT WAS HER BEHAVIOUR THAT
REALLY GRABBED THE HEADLINES.

Camilla says THERE WAS A SENSE THAT SHE
WAS A KIND OF TABLOID CAR CRASH,
THIS IDEA THAT EVERYTHING SHE
TOUCHED TURNED TO MUD.

The Narrator says THE DUCHESS'S CONTINUED
LAVISH LIFESTYLE HAS CAUSED
CONSTERNATION AMONGST THE
PAPERS AND THE PUBLIC, AND HER
SUBSEQUENT DEBT PROBLEMS HAVE
RESULTED IN TABLOID STORIES OF
EVERYTHING FROM SELLING ACCESS
TO HER EX-HUSBAND TO UNPAID
BILLS FOR A SWISS CHALET
RUNNING INTO THE MILLIONS.

Newspaper headlines read "She makes bogus claims he'll help business deals. Takes 40 thousand deposit and demands share of profits."

Carole says THE REASON FERGIE WAS ALWAYS
OF INTEREST TO NEWSPAPERS WAS
SHE NEVER LEARNED FROM HER
MISTAKES.
SHE KEPT ON MAKING THEM, TIME
AND TIME AND TIME AGAIN.
AND FROM OUR POINT OF VIEW WHAT
WAS GREAT ABOUT HER, SHE WOULD
ALMOST SELF-FLAGELLATE IN
PUBLIC.
SHE WOULD SAY "I'M SORRY.
I CAN'T BELIEVE I'VE DONE THIS.
I KNOW I NEED HELP.
THIS IS WRONG.
IT'S TERRIBLE."
BUT THEN SHE WOULD GO AWAY AND
SHE'D DO SOMETHING SIMILAR NOT
SO LONG AFTER.
FERGIE HAS BEEN MAKING MISTAKES
ALL OF HER LIFE.
SHE SEEMS TO HAVE INCREDIBLY
BAD JUDGEMENT.

The Narrator says THAT BAD JUDGEMENT EVEN
CAUSED A RIFT WITH ONE OF THE
FEW FRIENDS SHE HAD LEFT IN THE
ROYAL FAMILY.
IN HER 1996 AUTOBIOGRAPHY, SHE
CLAIMED THAT SHE HAD CAUGHT A
VERRUCA FROM A PAIR OF SHOES
THAT DIANA HAD GIVEN HER.
THE PRINCESS NEVER SPOKE TO HER
AGAIN.

Carole says I INTERVIEWED HER AND SHE WAS
INCREDIBLY RUDE TO ME,
INCREDIBLY HIGH-HANDED.
IT GOT TO THE POINT WHERE I
ACTUALLY SAID TO HER,
"YOU KNOW WHAT?
I'VE HAD ENOUGH OF THIS.
I'M JUST GOING TO WRITE WHAT YOU
SAID TO ME."
AND SHE SAID "GIVE ME A MINUTE."
SO, I WENT AWAY AND I CAME BACK
A FEW MINUTES LATER, AND SHE WAS
INCREDIBLY APOLOGETIC.
SHE COMPLETELY WON ME OVER.
YOU KNOW, SHE'S A VERY MERCURIAL
KIND OF PERSON.
SO, ONE MINUTE SHE'S PLAYING
THE GAME, ONE MINUTE, SHE'S
CHARMING AND LOVELY, AND THE
NEXT MINUTE, SHE'S BAD FERGIE.
AND AS SHE HAS SAID HERSELF MANY
TIMES, BAD FERGIE SELLS PAPERS.

The Narrator says WHILST THE DUCHESS OF YORK
CONTINUES TO BE A FONT OF
IMPROPRIETY FOR THE TABLOIDS,
THE QUEEN'S BEHAVIOUR HAS NEVER
BEEN CALLED INTO QUESTION.
BUT WITH SO MANY OF HER
CHILDREN AND GRANDCHILDREN
HITTING THE HEADLINES,
SHOULDN'T SHE DO MORE TO KEEP
THEM IN CHECK?

Carole says PEOPLE MIGHT SAY, "WELL,
WHY DIDN'T SHE REIN THEM IN?
WHY DIDN'T SHE GET THEM UNDER
CONTROL?"

(music plays)

The Narrator says THROUGHOUT HER LONG REIGN,
HER MAJESTY HAS BEEN AN
EXEMPLAR OF GOOD MANNERS,
DIPLOMACY AND TACT.

Carole says THE ONE PERSON WHO'S NEVER
BEEN AN EMBARRASSMENT TO THE
BRITISH PEOPLE IS THE QUEEN.

A black and white clip shows a young Queen Elizabeth next to her family.

Male Announcer says QUEEN ELIZABETH
AND PRINCE PHILIP PROUDLY
INTRODUCED PRINCE ANDREW.

The Narrator says BUT BALANCING HER DUTY TO THE
INSTITUTION OF THE MONARCHY
WITH RAISING A FAMILY HAS, AT
TIMES, BEEN A DIFFICULT PATH TO
NAVIGATE.

Carole says SHE HAS PROTECTED THE
MONARCHY SINCE SHE BECAME QUEEN
AT THE AGE OF 25.
THAT HAS ALWAYS BEEN HER
PRIORITY.
AND I THINK THE QUEEN HAS OFTEN
FELT GUILTY, BECAUSE I THINK
WHEN CHARLES AND ANNE WERE
GROWING UP, SHE WAS CRITICIZED
FOR NOT SPENDING ENOUGH TIME
WITH THEM.

The Narrator says THE QUEEN FIRST HAD TO
ACCOUNT FOR HER CHILDREN'S
CONDUCT IN 1963, WHEN A
JOURNALIST CAUGHT A THEN
14-YEAR-OLD CHARLES IN A PUB
ORDERING A BRANDY.
AND IN THE DECADES SINCE, THE
TABLOIDS HAVE CONTINUED TO
REPORT ON ROYALS BEHAVING
BADLY.

Carole says YOU HAVE TO FEEL SORRY FOR
THE QUEEN BECAUSE SHE IS TORN.
A LOT OF THE SCANDALS THAT HAVE
BEFALLEN HER FAMILY, HER
CHILDREN, PEOPLE MIGHT SAY,
"WELL, WHY DIDN'T SHE REIN THEM
IN?
WHY DIDN'T SHE GET THEM
UNDER CONTROL?"
BUT WE DO KNOW THE QUEEN HAS A
STEELY SIDE BECAUSE SHE KNOWS
DUTY COMES FIRST.
THAT HAS ALWAYS BEEN THE QUEEN'S
MOTTO-- DUTY FIRST.

The Narrator says OF COURSE, IT'S NOT JUST THE
BEHAVIOUR OF THE QUEEN'S
CHILDREN THAT EMBARRASS THE
MONARCHY.
HER HUSBAND IS NOT ALWAYS THE
BEST ROLE MODEL WHEN IT COMES
TO STAYING OUT OF TROUBLE AND
OUT OF THE PAPERS.

An elderly Prince Philip says YOU'RE NOW SEEING THE
WORLD'S MOST EXPERIENCED PLAQUE
UNVEILER.

(crowd laughing)

Charles says WE HAVE GREAT
FONDNESS FOR PRINCE PHILIP
BECAUSE HE'S A WISE OLD SAGE
AND HE IS FANTASTICALLY NOT
POLITICALLY CORRECT.
I MEAN, HE SHOOTS FROM THE LIP
AND HE DOESN'T CARE WHAT HE
SAYS.

The Narrator says THE DUKE OF EDINBURGH IS
FAMOUSLY HOSTILE TO PRESS AND
PHOTOGRAPHERS.

In an event, Prince Philip points to a man. Subtitles read "Just take the *** picture."

The Narrator says BUT THE TABLOIDS JUST CAN'T GET
ENOUGH OF HIS BLUNT REMARKS.

Charles says WHEN WE WERE IN AUSTRALIA, HE
WENT TO AN EVENT WHERE THERE
WERE A NUMBER OF GUYS WHO WERE
DRESSED IN TRADITIONAL ABORIGINE
COSTUME, AND, YOU KNOW, HAD THE
OLD SPEARS AND BOOMERANGS.
AND HE ACTUALLY SAID TO THESE
GUYS, "DO YOU STILL THROW SPEARS
AT EACH OTHER?"
AND THAT MADE THE PAPERS.
THAT WAS A BETTER STORY THAT DAY
THAN ANYTHING THAT THE QUEEN WAS
DOING.

Female Reporter 2 says THE PALACE LEAPT TO
HIS DEFENCE TODAY, REPORTEDLY
CLAIMING THAT HIS COMMENTS WERE
MEANT IN GOOD HUMOUR.

Charles says AND I ALSO REMEMBER
BEING UP IN SCOTLAND, AND HE HAD
GONE TO AN EVENT AND HE MET A
DRIVING SCHOOL INSTRUCTOR.
AND HE ACTUALLY SAID TO THE GUY,
IN A REASONABLY LOUD VOICE SO
THAT LOTS OF PEOPLE HEARD IT,
"HOW DO YOU KEEP THE NATIVES
AWAY FROM THE DRINK TO GET THEM
PAST THEIR DRIVING TEST?"

The Narrator says OVER HIS MANY YEARS OF ROYAL
ENGAGEMENTS, HE HAS BEEN
OUTSPOKEN ABOUT CHILDREN, THE
DISABLED, CELEBRITIES, MEMBERS
OF HIS OWN FAMILY, WORLD
LEADERS AND EVEN ENTIRE
COUNTRIES.

A young female soldier says I JUST SAID THAT I WORKED IN
A CLUB, AND THEN HE ASKED "OH,
WHAT, A STRIP CLUB?"

Charles says COMPLETELY POLITICALLY
INCORRECT; HE SHOULD NEVER DREAM
OF SAYING ALL THAT.
BUT WHEN IT COMES FROM HIS
MOUTH, IT'S VERY FUNNY.

Katie says I THINK SINCE PRINCE PHILIP
HAS RETIRED, THE ROYAL FAMILY
HAS LOST A VERY COLOURFUL
CHARACTER.
YOU KNOW, HE WAS FAMOUS FOR
HIS GAFFES.
BUT HE DID BRING A CERTAIN
SPECIAL SOMETHING.

The Narrator says THE TABLOIDS ON THE WHOLE HAD
BEEN QUITE FORGIVING OF THE
DUKE'S MANY FAUX PAS CAUGHT BY
REPORTERS.
BUT THERE'S ONE SCANDAL WHERE
THE ROYAL IN FRONT OF THE
CAMERA WASN'T THE ONE BEING
BADLY BEHAVED.

Carole says CHARLES AT ONE POINT USED A
FOUR LETTER WORD BEGINNING WITH
"F" TO DESCRIBE HIM.

The caption changes to "Chapter 06: A brother's betrayal."

The Narrator says THE ROYALS KNOW THAT WHEREVER
THEY GO, THE TABLOIDS WILL
FOLLOW THEM DOGGEDLY.
BUT IN 1995, A TRUCE BETWEEN
THE PAPERS AND THE PALACE WAS
PUT IN PLACE TO SHIELD TWO
YOUNG PRINCES FROM PRESS
INTRUSION.

The caption changes to "Kelvin MacKenzie. Editor, The Sun (1981-94)." Kelvin is in his late sixties, clean-shaven with receding white hair. He wears a blue shirt.

Kelvin says WITH THE DEATH OF THEIR
MOTHER, LEGISLATORS FELT THAT...
NOT UNREASONABLY, THAT WILLIAM
AND HARRY NEEDED EXTRA
PROTECTION.

Carole says A CODE OF PRACTICE WAS SET UP
TO PROTECT WILLS AND HARRY WHILE
THEY WERE AT SCHOOL.
WE WERE TOLD THAT NOT TO
PHOTOGRAPH THEM BECAUSE IT COULD
BE DISTRESSING, IT COULD DISTURB
THEIR EDUCATION.

Kelvin says AND THAT, IN ESSENCE, THE
PRESS COULD NOT REALLY REPORT ON
ANYTHING THOSE BOYS WERE DOING
WITH THEIR LIVES UNLESS IT WAS
PRETTY SANITIZED.

Carole says AS A JOURNALIST, WHEN
YOU'RE TOLD WHAT YOU CAN AND
CAN'T REPORT, YOU'RE NOT ALWAYS
HAPPY ABOUT IT.
HOWEVER, WITH WILLS AND HARRY,
THERE WAS NEVER ANY QUESTION
THAT JOURNALISTS WOULDN'T FOLLOW
THAT CODE OF PRACTICE BECAUSE WE
KNEW WHAT THOSE BOYS HAD BEEN
THROUGH.
THEY WERE GROWING UP WITHOUT A
MOTHER AND NO ONE, NO ONE IN THE
PRESS WAS PREPARED TO HURT THEM.

A clip shows a teen Prince William greeting people.

The Narrator says THAT AGREEMENT TO KEEP THE
TWO BOYS SAFE FROM THE PRESS
WAS STILL IN PLACE IN 2001 AS
PRINCE WILLIAM BEGAN STUDYING
AT ST. ANDREWS UNIVERSITY.
THE TABLOIDS WERE INVITED TO A
CHOREOGRAPHED PHOTO OPPORTUNITY
ON THE CONDITION THAT, ONCE IT
WAS DONE, THEY WOULD LEAVE
HIM ALONE.

Charles says THE AGREEMENT WAS "LOOK,
HE'LL DO A WALK, HE'LL TALK TO A
FEW PEOPLE, YOU'LL TAKE YOUR
PICTURES, YOU'LL HAVE A STORY.
BUT WE WANT YOU OUT OF
ST. ANDREWS AS FAST AS POSSIBLE
AFTER THAT."
AND EVERYBODY SAID, "ABSOLUTELY
FINE, NOT A PROBLEM."

Female Reporter 3 says THIS STAGED PHOTO CALL IS
DESIGNED TO GET PRINCE WILLIAM A
BREAK FROM THE PRESS BEFORE HIS
STUDIES BEGIN.

(woman speaking happily)

The Narrator says HOWEVER, IT SOON BECAME
APPARENT THAT ONE CREW IN THE
PRESS PACK WAS IGNORING THE
RULE.
IT LOOKED LIKE THE TABLOIDS
WERE GETTING UP TO SOME BAD
BEHAVIOUR OF THEIR OWN.

Carole says WILLS SAID THAT THERE WAS A
CAMERA FOLLOWING HIM AROUND.
NOW, THE ASSUMPTION WOULD BE
FROM CHARLES, I'M SURE, THAT
THIS WAS THE TABLOID PRESS
BREAKING THIS CODE OF PRACTICE.

Charles says NOW, WHILE WE WERE AWAY FROM
ST. ANDREWS WE STARTED GETTING
PHONE CALLS THAT SAID TO US THAT
THE PALACE ARE VERY, VERY UPSET
BECAUSE THERE IS A CAMERA TEAM
STILL IN ST ANDREWS, AND WE ALL
SORT OF LOOKED AT EACH OTHER AND
SAID, YOU KNOW, "WHAT IDIOT HAS
DONE ALL THIS?"

The Narrator says THE SURPRISING ANSWER TO THAT
QUESTION WAS WILLIAM'S UNCLE...
EDWARD.
BECAUSE IT TURNED OUT THAT THE
CREW WAS WORKING FOR HIS TV
COMPANY-- ARDENT PRODUCTIONS.

Male Reporter 2 says WHAT DO YOU SAY, SIR, ABOUT
YOUR COMPANY'S INVOLVEMENT
FILMING THE ST. ANDREWS
UNIVERSITY?

Edward says THANK YOU VERY MUCH.

The Narrator says THE TABLOIDS WERE EXULTANT AT
YET ANOTHER ROYAL OWN GOAL.

Male Reporter 3 says PRINCE EDWARD, HAVE YOU
APOLOGIZED TO PRINCE WILLIAM?

Edward says I'M NOT SAYING ANYTHING MORE.

Carole says EDWARD MUST HAVE
KNOWN ABOUT THE EMBARGO BECAUSE
HE WAS A MEMBER OF THE FAMILY.
HE PROBABLY THOUGHT THAT WAS ALL
RIGHT, BUT ACTUALLY, IT WASN'T
ALL RIGHT.
IT WAS HUGELY EMBARRASSING FOR
THE ROYAL FAMILY.

The Narrator says ARDENT WAS EDWARD'S VENTURE
INTO SHOW BUSINESS.
HIS COMPANY WERE FILMING A
PROGRAM FOR THE AMERICAN MARKET
CALLED "THE A-Z OF ROYALTY."

Male Reporter 4 says HAVE YOU BEEN USING
YOUR NAME, YOUR ROYAL
CONNECTIONS, TO GET BUSINESS?

In his mid-thirties wearing a suit, Edward says NO.

The Narrator says THE COMPANY'S OUTPUT, WITH
PROGRAMS LIKE A DOCUMENTARY
ON EDWARD'S GREAT UNCLE, HAD
ALREADY UNDERMINED THAT CLAIM,
WHEN THE NEWS ARRIVED FROM
ST. ANDREWS.

Katie says CHARLES WAS FURIOUS.
HE FELT THAT EDWARD HAD
EMBARRASSED HIMSELF, HE'D
EMBARRASSED THE ROYAL FAMILY,
YOU KNOW, HE'D MADE A COMPLETE
FOOL OF HIMSELF.
BUT I THINK CHARLES'S WORDS
MIGHT HAVE BEEN MORE CHOICE THAN
THAT.

Charles says "HE WAS APOPLECTIC," WAS THE
PHRASE.
ANOTHER GREAT STORY, AND POOR
OLD PRINCE EDWARD GOT A BUCKET
LOAD, AND QUITE RIGHTLY SO.

The Narrator says ONE INCONVENIENT FOOTNOTE TO
ALL THIS HOWEVER, IS THE CLAIM
THAT WHEN THE ARDENT TAPE WAS
FINALLY INSPECTED, IT WAS FOUND
TO CONTAIN NOTHING BUT VIEWS OF
ST. ANDREWS.

Carole says IN NEWSROOMS EVERYWHERE,
THERE WOULD HAVE BEEN A RELIEF
THAT, THIS TIME, WE WEREN'T
GETTING BLAMED FOR SOMETHING
BECAUSE WE KNEW WE HADN'T DONE
ANYTHING.

The Narrator says AFTER AN APOLOGY, EDWARD
STEPPED DOWN AS MANAGING
DIRECTOR IN THE MONTHS
FOLLOWING THE FURORE.
THE COMPANY FOLDED IN 2009.
OF COURSE, THE ONE PERSON WHO
WAS ENTIRELY BLAMELESS IN ALL
THIS WAS PRINCE WILLIAM.
THROUGHOUT MOST OF HIS PUBLIC
LIFE, HE'S RARELY PUT A FOOT
WRONG.
AND WHEN HE JOINED THE EAST
ANGLIAN AIR AMBULANCE SERVICE
IN 2015, THE PALACE WOULD HAVE
ANTICIPATED A HOST OF GOOD
HEADLINES.

In his early thirties wearing a yellow safety jacket, Prince William says FIRST DAY NERVES.
(chuckling)
BUT STARTING OFF ON A WET
CAMBRIDGE DAY.
BUT VERY MUCH LOOKING FORWARD TO
GETTING STARTED.

The Narrator says THE TABLOIDS HAD OTHER IDEAS.
WHILE HIS NEW JOB WAS
UNCONTROVERSIAL, AND INDEED
LAUDABLE, IT SEEMED THAT THE
PRINCE'S HOURS WERE STRICTLY
PART-TIME, AND THE PAPERS
DECIDED THAT FACT SHOULD BE
BROUGHT TO THE PUBLIC'S
ATTENTION.

The caption changes to "Chapter 07: Work shy wills?"

Carole says HE WAS ONLY WORKING
80 HOURS A MONTH, 20 HOURS A
WEEK - THAT'S NOT VERY MUCH
WORK.
PEOPLE THOUGHT HE WASN'T DOING
HIS BIT.
AND IT FELT TO US, TO THE
PAPERS, LIKE HE WASN'T WILLING
TO TAKE UP FULL-TIME ROYAL
DUTIES.
SO, WHAT HE DID INSTEAD WAS HE
TRAINED AS AN AIR AMBULANCE
PILOT.

The Narrator says REPORTERS HAD TOTTED UP THE
NUMBER OF ROYAL ENGAGEMENTS
CARRIED OUT BY WILLIAM IN THE
PREVIOUS YEAR AND DISCOVERED
THEY AMOUNTED TO 122.
DWARFED BY THE 341 THAT HIS
THEN 89-YEAR-OLD GRANDMOTHER
HAD FULFILLED.

Katie says HERE HE WAS, WITH HIS
GRANDMOTHER'S BLESSING, NOT
CARRYING OUT A PARTICULARLY HIGH
NUMBER OF ENGAGEMENTS, AND HE
WAS ATTACKED FOR IT.
IT WAS "SIR, YOU ARE SIMPLY NOT
DOING ENOUGH."

Carole says PEOPLE THOUGHT THE MONEY THAT
HAD BEEN USED TO TRAIN HIM
SHOULD HAVE BEEN USED TO TRAIN
SOMEONE WHO WAS GOING TO BE
THERE FULL-TIME, NOT A PRINCE
WHO WAS DOING IT FOR 18 MONTHS
TO AVOID TAKING UP ROYAL DUTIES.

The Narrator says IN THE EYES OF THE PRESS, THE
PRINCE'S SQUEAKY CLEAN IMAGE
BEGAN TO LOOK A LITTLE
TARNISHED.
AFTER ALL, WORTHY STORIES OF A
PERFECT PRINCE DON'T SELL
PAPERS.

Prince William plays football with a group of boy and girls.

Katie says FOR THE ROYALS, THEY WILL
FIND THEMSELVES ON BOTH SIDES -
LOVED BY THE TABLOIDS AND
CELEBRATED, AND THEN PULLED TO
PIECES.
IT'S SWINGS AND ROUNDABOUTS, AND
PRINCE WILLIAM HAS FOUND HIMSELF
ON BOTH SIDES OF THAT FENCE.
AND WHEN YOU HAVE A COUPLE WHO
KNOW WHAT THEIR DESTINY IS -
THEY KNOW THAT PRINCE WILLIAM IS
EVENTUALLY GOING TO BE ON THE
THRONE, HIS LIFE ISN'T GOING TO
BE HIS OWN ANYMORE, AND KATE IS
GOING TO BE REQUIRED TO BE QUEEN
BY HIS SIDE - THEN I SUPPOSE
THERE WAS AN IMPETUS FOR THEM TO
TRY TO FOCUS ON IMMEDIATE FAMILY
MATTERS FOR AS LONG AS POSSIBLE.
THAT THEN, INVITED CRITICISM
THAT THEY WERE WORK-SHY AND THEY
WEREN'T STEPPING UP TO THE
PLATE.

The Narrator says IN MARCH 2017, THE TABLOIDS
HAD ANOTHER REASON TO QUESTION
THE PRINCE'S COMMITMENT.
COMMONWEALTH DAY IS A
CELEBRATION THAT'S VERY DEAR TO
THE QUEEN'S HEART AND ONE OF
THE MOST IMPORTANT DATES ON THE
ROYAL CALENDAR.
ALL THE SENIOR ROYALS WERE IN
ATTENDANCE AT WESTMINSTER ABBEY
FOR A SERVICE TO MARK THE
EVENT.
BUT WHERE WAS WILLIAM?
HE WAS IN THE SWISS ALPS.

Carole says HE CHOSE INSTEAD TO GO ON A
BOOZY BOYS' WEEKEND IN VERBIER.
HE LEFT HIS WIFE, HE LEFT HIS
CHILDREN, AND HE WENT PARTYING
WITH HIS MATES.
IT LOOKED BAD.

Camilla says EFFECTIVELY, ENJOYING HIMSELF
A LITTLE TOO MUCH, WHILE THE
QUEEN AND THE REST OF THE ROYAL
FAMILY WERE DOING THEIR DUTY.

Katie says AND THEN, OF COURSE, WHEN IT
EMERGED THAT HE WAS LIVING IT
UP, DOING A BIT OF DADDY DANCING
IN A NIGHTCLUB, OH NO, THIS
BECAME A MUCH BIGGER STORY.

The Narrator says IF THE PAPERS HAD WANTED A
BADLY BEHAVED PRINCE, THEY HAD
GOT HIM.
THE SUN
HAD OBTAINED MOBILE
PHONE FOOTAGE OF WILLIAM
PARTYING THE NIGHT AWAY AT THE
SWISS RESORT.

Carole says HE WAS ACTUALLY
CHATTING UP AN AUSTRALIAN MODEL,
AND A BEAUTICIAN FROM ENGLAND.
KATE WASN'T BEST PLEASED, YOU
KNOW, THIS IS A GIRL WHO'S...
WHO'S ALWAYS DONE THE RIGHT
THING, WHO'S NEVER STEPPED OUT
OF LINE.
AND SHE WAS EMBARRASSED, BUT
MORE THAN THAT, SHE WAS PROBABLY
JUST FURIOUS WITH HIM FOR MAKING
SUCH AN IDIOT OF HIMSELF.

Katie says IN AN AGE OF
SMARTPHONES, WHEN EVERYONE HAS A
CAMERA ON THEIR PHONE, IF YOU
LOOK ONLINE, NEWSPAPERS MAKE IT
VERY CLEAR THAT THEY WILL PAY
FOR VIDEO.
SO, YES, IF THEY'RE OUT, AND
THEY SEE SOMEONE ROYAL, DOING
SOMETHING, PERHAPS, THEY'RE NOT
MEANT TO BE DOING, THERE'S HIGH
CURRENCY FOR THAT.

The Narrator says WHEN
THE SUN
RAN WILLIAM'S
DODGY DANCE VIDEO IT WAS A
SALUTARY REMINDER TO THE ROYALS
THAT IT WASN'T JUST THE
TABLOID'S CAMERAS THAT THEY HAD
TO BE WARY OF.
TECHNOLOGY HAD TURNED EVERYONE
INTO A POTENTIAL PRESS
PHOTOGRAPHER.

Charles says AN AWFUL LOT OF PEOPLE ARE
TAKING PICTURES IN SITUATIONS
WHERE MEMBERS OF THE ROYAL
FAMILY ARE, AND AT A QUICK
CLICK, ARE SENDING THEM DIRECT
INTO NEWSPAPERS.
MY ADVICE TO ANY MEMBER OF THE
ROYAL FAMILY IS JUST BE VERY,
VERY CAREFUL WHEN YOU'RE OUT AND
ABOUT BECAUSE YOU NEVER KNOW
WHO'S GOING TO HAVE A CAMERA.

The Narrator says WITH PRESSURE MOUNTING IN THE
PAPERS, WILLIAM DECIDED THAT HE
COULD NO LONGER JUGGLE HIS JOB
AND HIS ROYAL DUTIES.
AND SO, LATER THAT YEAR, HE
RETIRED FROM THE AIR AMBULANCE
SERVICE.

Katie says FROM PRINCE WILLIAM'S POINT
OF VIEW, IT PROBABLY WAS A CASE
OF DAMNED IF I DO AND DAMNED IF
I DON'T.
WILLIAM WILL NEVER BE BULLIED
INTO ACTION BY THE TABLOIDS.
BUT ULTIMATELY, WE DID SEE HIM
SHIFT A GEAR, WE DID SEE HIM
STEP UP TO THE PLATE, TAKE ON
MORE ENGAGEMENTS AND, IN THE
END, GIVE UP THAT JOB SO THAT HE
COULD BECOME A FULL-TIME WORKING
ROYAL.

The Narrator says THE TABLOIDS MAY CLAIM THEIR
PART IN WILLIAM AND KATE
BECOMING THE VERY MODEL OF A
MODERN ROYAL COUPLE - DUTIFUL,
WELL-BEHAVED, AND IN THE PAPERS
FOR ALL THE RIGHT REASONS...
FOR THE TIME BEING, AT LEAST.
IN CONTRAST, WILLIAM'S BROTHER
AND HIS WIFE ARE STILL ON THE
RECEIVING END OF BAD PRESS
ABOUT THEIR BEHAVIOUR.

Camilla says THERE WAS THE
SUGGESTION THAT MEGHAN HAD BEEN
THROWING HER WEIGHT AROUND.
"DUCHESS DIFFICULT" WAS A
HEADLINE USED.

Clips of Harry and Meghan flash by.

The Narrator says PRINCE HARRY HAS BEEN THE
SUBJECT OF TABLOID HEADLINES
FOR YEARS, MANY ABOUT HIS
BEHAVIOUR.
IT SEEMED THAT WHATEVER HE DID
WAS DEEMED NEWSWORTHY.

Camilla says WE USED TO LOVE
COVERING HARRY JOBS, BECAUSE IF
HE TURNED UP, HE WAS THE EVENT,
AND THERE'D ALWAYS BE MOMENTS OF
MAGIC BETWEEN HARRY AND MEMBERS
OF THE PUBLIC.

In his early thirties talking to a woman using crutches, Prince Harry says YOU STILL LOOK AS YOUNG AS
YOU DID IN THOSE PICTURES, ALL
THOSE YEARS AGO.

The Narrator says THE TABLOIDS FELT HARRY HAD
THE DIANA TOUCH.
WHEN HARRY WAS GOOD, HE WAS
GREAT; BUT WHEN HE WAS BAD, HE
WAS EVEN BETTER.
ALTHOUGH, HARRY WAS STILL WARY
OF THE TABLOIDS.

Carole says HARRY HATES AND ABHORS THE
TABLOIDS.
HE BLAMES THEM FOR HIS MOTHER'S
DEATH, EVEN THOUGH IT WAS A
DRUNKEN DRIVER THAT KILLED
DIANA, NOT THE TABLOIDS.
BUT HE DOESN'T ACCEPT THAT; HE
BLAMES THEM.

The Narrator says HARRY DID SEEM COMFORTABLE
WITH THE PRESS WHEN THEY
COVERED HIS WEDDING IN 2018.

Newlywed Harry and Meghan kiss outside a church in front of a crowd.

Male Reporter 5 says FOR THE FIRST TIME,
A ROYAL SALUTE FOR HER ROYAL
HIGHNESS, THE DUCHESS OF SUSSEX.

The Narrator says HE SEEMED TO ENJOY ALL THE
ATTENTION WITH HIS NEW WIFE
MEGHAN.

The caption changes to "Chapter 08: Duchess difficult?"

Charles says WE'VE GOT A GIRL WHO WAS AN
ACTRESS.
SHE IS TAKEN TO THE HEARTS, NOT
ONLY OF THE ROYAL FAMILY, BUT
OF THE GENERAL PUBLIC.
THIS WAS GOING TO BE THE NEW
POWER COUPLE IN THE ROYAL
FAMILY.

The Narrator says THE DUCHESS OF SUSSEX LOOKED
LIKE THE PERFECT CHOICE TO
BRING BRITAIN'S MONARCHY INTO
THE 21ST CENTURY.

Sitting next to Meghan, Harry says WE'RE A FANTASTIC TEAM, WE
KNOW WE ARE, AND WE HOPE TO,
YOU KNOW, OVER TIME, TRY AND
HAVE AS MUCH IMPACT FOR THE
THINGS THAT WE CARE ABOUT AS
MUCH AS POSSIBLE.

Carole says I WAS ALMOST CRYING
BECAUSE I THOUGHT SHE WAS GOING
TO CHANGE EVERYTHING, AND SHE
DID CHANGE EVERYTHING, BUT NOT
IN A GOOD WAY.

The Narrator says NO SOONER WAS THEIR WEDDING
OVER, RUMOURS STARTED TO EMERGE
ABOUT THE COUPLE'S ALLEGED BAD
BEHAVIOUR IN THE WEEKS LEADING
UP TO THE BIG DAY.

Camilla says STORIES WILL COME OUT IF
PEOPLE BEHIND PALACE GATES THINK
THAT BEHAVIOUR ISN'T
APPROPRIATE.
YOU ALWAYS GET TO FIND OUT
THINGS.

Photographer says DUCHESS,
THIS WAY!

Camilla continues THERE WAS THE SUGGESTION THAT
MEGHAN HAD BEEN THROWING HER
WEIGHT AROUND.
"DUCHESS DIFFICULT" WAS A
HEADLINE USED.

The Narrator says SOURCES FROM WITHIN THE ROYAL
HOUSEHOLD BEGAN TO LEAK STORIES
TO THE TABLOIDS, CLAIMING THAT
MEGHAN UPSET EMPLOYEES AND
MEMBERS OF HER NEW FAMILY.

Charles says YOU STARTED TO HEAR OF HER
SUDDENLY SENDING EMAILS AND TEXT
MESSAGES AT FIVE O'CLOCK IN THE
MORNING TO VARIOUS AIDES,
DEMANDING THINGS.
AND ALSO THAT THERE WAS SOME
CONFLICT WITH THE DUCHESS OF
CAMBRIDGE.

Camilla says I WAS THE ONE WHO WROTE ABOUT
THE FALLING OUT BETWEEN MEGHAN
AND KATE AT THE BRIDESMAID DRESS
FITTING, WHERE KATE WAS IN
TEARS.
STILL HAVEN'T GOT QUITE TO THE
BOTTOM OF WHAT EXACTLY HAPPENED,
BUT SHE WAS DEFINITELY IN TEARS.

The Narrator says THE STORY DEVELOPED FROM
WHISPERS BEHIND PALACE GATES TO
HEADLINES ON FRONT PAGES.
IT WAS MEGHAN VERSUS KATE, WITH
THE TABLOIDS FIRMLY IN KATE'S
CORNER.

Newspaper headlines read "Meghan made Kate cry. Her royal highness princess pushy."

Carole says THAT'S WHEN IT
STARTED TO TURN, I GUESS.
YOU KNOW, THEY CALLED HER
"ME-GAIN"-- YOU KNOW,
"ME GAIN"-- BECAUSE THEY THOUGHT
SHE WAS SELFISH AND THAT SHE WAS
OUT FOR HERSELF.

The Narrator says BUT THE TABLOIDS FELT THEIR
READERS SHOULD KNOW WHAT WAS
SUPPOSEDLY GOING ON BEHIND THE
SCENES.

(camera shutters clicking)

Charles says I THINK HARRY AND
MEGHAN HAVE MESSED UP,
PARTICULARLY HARRY, BECAUSE
BEFORE, HARRY WAS RIDING HIGH IN
THE HEARTS OF A GREAT MANY OF
THE BRITISH PUBLIC.

The Narrator says AND THE NEGATIVE HEADLINES
KEPT FLOWING.
THEY WERE BRANDED HYPOCRITES
FOR ESPOUSING GREEN VIEWS,
WHILE USING PRIVATE JETS FOR A
HOLIDAY.

Carole says BAD BEHAVIOUR, IN THE
EYES OF THE TABLOIDS, WOULD BE
SOMEONE WHO HAS A PUBLIC FACADE
WHO IS DOING SOMETHING THAT DOES
NOT-- THAT DOES NOT FIT WITH
THAT PUBLIC FACADE, THAT WOULD
DENOTE IN OUR EYES A KIND OF
HYPOCRISY, THAT SOME PEOPLE
WOULD BE LIVING A LIE.

The Narrator says CALLED TO ACCOUNT OR JUST
SELLING PAPERS?
MEGHAN WAS A HOLLYWOOD ACTRESS,
BUT WHEN SHE BEHAVED LIKE IT,
THE TABLOIDS CALLED HER A DIVA.
AFTER MONTHS OF BAD PUBLICITY,
HARRY AND MEGHAN THEN MADE AN
UNEXPECTED ANNOUNCEMENT.
THEY WERE STEPPING BACK FROM
ROYAL DUTIES.
A SHOCK NOT JUST FOR THE PUBLIC
AND THE PRESS, BUT FOR THE
ROYALS, TOO.

Camilla says WELL, THE ANNOUNCEMENT, I
THINK, WAS BADLY TIMED.
YOU'VE GOT THE DUKE AND DUCHESS
OF SUFFOLK, ALMOST EPITOMIZING
THAT FAMOUS QUOTE, "INFAMY,
INFAMY, THEY'VE ALL GOT IT IN
FOR ME."

Kelvin says ALL THEY DO IS SIT AND WHINGE
AND WHINE ABOUT THE WAY STORIES
ARE REPORTED.
IT'S COMPLETE MADNESS.

The Narrator says HARRY AND MEGHAN SWAPPED THE
MEDIA SPOTLIGHT IN BRITAIN FOR
LA.
BUT HARRY REMAINS FIFTH IN LINE
TO THE THRONE.
HIS SON ARCHIE, DESPITE HIS
LACK OF A TITLE, IS SIXTH.

Carole says WHEN CHARLES BECOMES
KING, HE WILL BE VERY SAD THAT
HIS SON HAS GONE, BUT HE WON'T
BE SAD ABOUT THE PRESS THAT
THEY WERE GENERATING.
I DON'T THINK CHARLES WILL MISS
THAT.

The Narrator says SINCE PRINCESS MARGARET AND
THE VERY FIRST ROYAL SNAP, THE
PRESS HAS STOPPED AT NOTHING TO
DIG UP STORIES OF ROYAL
MISBEHAVIOUR.
THE TABLOIDS' CRITICS AND THE
ROYALS THEMSELVES DECRY THE
PAPERS' INTRUSION.
BUT IS IT ALL DOWN TO THE
TABLOIDS?
AS LONG AS OUR INSATIABLE
APPETITE FOR ROYAL SCANDAL
CONTINUES, THE TABLOIDS WILL
CONTINUE TO PRINT IT.

Carole says PEOPLE PRETEND THEY'RE NOT
INTERESTED, BUT WHENEVER YOU
HAVE A STORY ABOUT A MEMBER OF
THE ROYAL FAMILY BEHAVING BADLY,
PAPERS SELL.

The end credits roll.

Executive Producer, John Redshaw.

Written, Produced and Directed by Mark Duncan and Garry Hughes.

Copyright 2020, STV Productions.

Distributed by DCD Rights.

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