Prince William banned aides from briefing media against Royal Family members

Prince William is said to have put family loyalties first after banning his aides from planting negative stories about family members in the press, according to reports.

Reports of the 39-year-old Duke of Cambridge's stance come after the Royal Family has reportedly reacted with disgust to the BBC's explosive new documentary series.

The first episode of 'The Princes and The Press', which explores how William and Prince Harry have interacted with the news media, aired last night (November 22).

In the hours before broadcast, it was reported that the Queen had joined forces with Prince Charles and William to warn that they could end all cooperation with the BBC.

They are said to be 'furious' at not having been given an opportunity to properly respond to claims made in the programme.

The Daily Star approached Buckingham Palace over these reports the three households were 'boycotting the BBC'.

In the first episode, viewers were taken on a journey from the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee in 2012 to the royal wedding of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex in 2018.

The documentary discussed how stories began to emerge after the wedding of a “rift” between the Sussexes and the Cambridges.

However, it is claimed William tried to put a stop to this coverage by ensuring no one on his team was contributing any stories, with his memory of the bitter media 'Battle of the Waleses' between parents Charles and Diana in the 1990s still looming large.

A royal source claimed to The Sun: "William was clear from the start that we were never to brief and never to say anything about anyone in the other households."

"He’d lived through that in the ’90s with his parents during the 'War of the Waleses' and doesn’t ever want it happening again.

"He’s in a much better place [with the press] than his brother and the things that would bother him don’t. Harry will hopefully get there too."

The new BBC 2 show is hosted by anti-monarchist presenter Amol Rajan, 38.

The Daily Star has approached the Duke of Cambridge for comment.

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