‘No vendetta’ against Meghan Markle, royal expert claims following BBC film

Writer Robert Jobson told LondonWorld claims the press turned on Meghan and Harry were an “invention” and believes the programme was a fair representation of the situation.

Journalists had “no vendetta” against Meghan Markle, a royal expert has claimed, in the wake of a documentary on the royals’ relationship with the media.

Writer Robert Jobson told LondonWorld claims the press turned on Meghan and Harry were an “invention” and believes the programme was a fair representation of the situation.

Mr Jobson, a royal expert, journalist and author, said he did not believe the media intentionally turned on the Sussexes, and said it was “an invention by Harry and Meghan”.

He said: “I don’t think they did turn on Harry and Meghan. I think they decided to turn on the media. They wanted to go a different way.”

The commentator, who has covered the royals for more than 30 years and featured in the documentary, The Princes and the Press, claimed the negative press surrounding the couple developed due to “legitimate” information.

He said: “There was no narrative that was a vendetta against her.”

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Asked about palace staff’s claims of Meghan’s bullying, he added: “If members of staff are going to a newspaper like the Times then it must be quite serious.

“They obviously felt aggrieved because courtiers don’t normally come out and say those things.”

And he said publications had not “targeted” anyone, adding: “I don’t think we go round looking to target anybody. I think what happens is that there is a natural flow of news.

“The media doesn’t have time for goodies and baddies - that’s all fantasy.

“The story unfolds as it unfolds. As a journalist, you’re trying to get as close to the truth as possible.”

My Jobson’s comments are in the wake of a BBC documentary on Prince William and Harry’s relationship with the media, which has been criticised by royal family supporters.

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Twitter user @Claudia39200722 wrote on the social networking site: “Not watching it.

“The BBC has no morals to show a program about the royals after what they did to Princess Diana.”

The film, released on Monday, November 22, was presented by BBC star presenter Amol Rajan.

It caused controversy coming just months after a report into Princess Diana’s Panorama interview with journalist Martin Bashir.

Representatives for the Duke and Duchess of Success have been approached for comment.