BBC apologises to Prince Harry over neo-Nazi picture

Mail Online | 9/18/2019 | Joseph Curtis For Mailonline
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The BBC has written to Prince Harry to apologise for not warning him before showing a picture of him with a gun to his head.

The image of the Duke of Sussex branding him a 'race traitor' was broadcast in December 2018 after it was shared online in far-right chatrooms by neo-Nazis.

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Prince Harry complained to Ofcom which rejected his objection and ruled the use of the image – which was widespread throughout the media - was justified because it was in the public interest to highlight the online activities of extremists.

The BBC has now written to Harry defending the importance of the piece, which aired on the News at 10, but admitting it should have warned the Royal.

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The image was created by Michal Szewczuk, 19, who was detained in June for encouraging terrorism.

A BBC source said: 'The image of the Duke of Sussex was included to show the abhorrent nature of their behaviour and Ofcom has subsequently concluded that there was a clear editorial rationale for using the image which, in the context of the news report, was considered unlikely to incite crime.

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'Naturally we regret the distress caused and we apologised for failing to warn Kensington Palace in advance that it was to be published.'

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