Harry and Meghan's PR team warned BBC not to use 'old white men' to cover their Oprah interview

Harry and Meghan's PR team warned BBC not to use 'old white men' to cover their Oprah interview

THE BBC reportedly received a bizarre warning from Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's PR team demanding that "old white men" couldn't be exclusively used to cover their bombshell interview with Oprah Winfrey.

It's understood that the messages were sent to the broadcaster mere hours before the interview aired on Monday morning.

According to reports, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex's PR firm instructed the BBC not to use only "old white men" when analysing the couple's claims, and instead to use a "broad range of contributors".

One source told the Sun: "To be told how to conduct its coverage by a PR person is a bit strange to say the least.

"This is the UK, not China."

It follows reports that Markle herself got in touch with ITV to complain about Piers Morgan's reaction to their interview.

During the interview, the Duchess claimed that a member of the Royal Family had made a racist remark about her son Archie, and that not only was she feeling suicidal prior to her and her husband's exit from royal life, but that the Palace refused to let her seek medical help.

Morgan, who formerly hosted ITV's Good Morning Britain, said in the aftermath that he didn't believe a word that came out of Meghan's mouth.

After the former actress contacted ITV CEO Carolyn McCall to lodge a complaint, Morgan was ordered to apologised, but he refused, quitting his job instead.

In the aftermath, Morgan announced that standing up for his right to free speech was a hill he was "prepared to die on," adding that "if I have to fall on my sword for expressing an honestly held opinion about Meghan Markle and that diatribe of bilge that she came out with in that interview, so be it."