Royal Family lawyers ‘to launch action against BBC’ over documentary controversy

The Royal Family has lawyers ready to launch legal action against the BBC after a shock documentary that is set to air tonight (Monday).

The Queen has joined with Prince Charles and William to warn the broadcaster that they could end all cooperation with the Beeb over the controversy.

It is believed they are set to complain to regulator Ofcom in what could be a historic moment for the Royal Family.

The BBC refused to show the Firm their two-part film before it went on air despite calls from the family.

This comes as the shock documentary alleged that battling siblings Prince Harry and William instructed courtiers to plant smears against each other in the press.

Sources close to the palace revealed there may be a boycott of the national broadcaster backed by her Majesty, Charles and William if the claims are not swiftly removed.

The BBC2 programme is hosted by anti-monarchist presenter Amol Rajan, 38.

The Sun reported that senior royals placed lawyers on alert last night.

A senior royal source said: “Nothing is ruled out.”

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The Royal Family has reportedly been told they can sue Netflix over The Crown.

Pals shown in the new series consulted the Queen's lawyers who claimed they and the royals had grounds for legal action.

Close friends of the family, worried about their own portrayal in the upcoming series, decided to seek advice from solicitors.

They included a range of experts from the Queen's favoured law firm Farrer & Co and Harbottle & Lewis.

Friends close to the monarchy were assured they could sue the show's makers, The Sun reports.

But crucially they have shared this advice with The Firm, which could pave the way for the family to take historic action against the show.

A spokesperson for Buckingham Palace has been contacted for comment.

Farrer & Co and Harbottle & Lewis have also been contacted for comment.

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