The BBC's documentary about Prince Harry and his brother Prince William's relationships with the press continues to spark criticism on social media.
After the second episode of the two-part docuseries "The Princes and the Press" aired Monday, Daily Mail Diary editor Richard Eden took to Twitter to criticize the program for not being "balanced" in its coverage.
"Sadly, the second part of ['The Princes and the Press'] was no more balanced," tweeted Eden, who last week slammed the BBC for allowing Meghan Markle's "cheerleader" and biographer Omid Scobie to allegedly "spread misinformation even though it contradicts the evidence on its own program."
The second episode of the docuseries covered the period from 2018 to 2021, which included Prince Harry and Markle's wedding, their son Archie's birth and the couple's decision to step down from their royal duties.
It also touched on the negative press coverage surrounding the Duke and Duchess of Sussex's $3.2 million refurbishment of their U.K. home, Frogmore Cottage, in 2019. The couple repaid the amount last year after moving to California.
Eden claimed that the second episode discussed the press' criticism of Prince Harry and Markle's costly renovation of Frogmore Cottage "with no mention at all of the fact that the couple had rejected [a] big home already prepared for them" at Kensington Palace.
A number of Twitter users shared Eden's opinion of the BBC documentary, with some claiming that it was pro-Harry and Meghan and biased against Prince William and other members of the royal family.
"Well, the second episode of ['The Princes and the Press'] should be renamed to 'The Meghan Markle Debacle'!!! What a load of tosh, obviously the Sussexes are involved in this documentary!" one person claimed.
"I thought this 'doc' was called the 'Princes and the Press,' not 'Meghan and the Press,'" another commented. "How many times do we have to go over all this before they move on?"
Another online user complained that it took about 40 minutes before the documentary showed the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge. "Out of a one-hour documentary, approximately 5 minutes were about [Prince William and Kate Middleton]. So much for impartial, unbiased reporting," the netizen wrote.
A fourth user asked, "Is the BBC deliberately trying to sabotage themselves?"
Other Twitter users fired back at Eden and other critics of Prince Harry and Markle, with one person accusing Eden of spreading misinformation in his tweet.
The user pointed out that Eden wrote a report in 2018 that the Duke of Gloucester and his wife, Duchess Birgitte, the occupants of the 21-bedroom mansion supposedly offered to Prince Harry and Markle, didn't want to leave the residence. The journalist also cited a Kensington Palace spokesman as saying that the Sussexes did not "covet" the Gloucesters' mansion.
"[Eden] would never let a lie get in the way of him attacking Harry and Meghan," the Twitter user claimed.
Another person claimed that Prince William and Middleton "don’t have very much going on," so it's no surprise that they allegedly did not get as much coverage in the docuseries as the Sussexes. "You can’t report on what’s not there," the user added.
"God save [Meghan and Harry]. The royal press should be ashamed of themselves," a third user commented.
"The other thing that stands out from #theprincesandthepress is that Prince Harry and Meghan are prepared to a follow principles and fight the system that killed Diana, while Prince William does backdoor deals with the press for self-interest and good press," a fourth person wrote.
Buckingham Palace, Clarence House and Kensington Palace previously released a joint statement slamming the claims made in the documentary as "overblown and unfounded."
The BBC later defended the docuseries, saying in a statement that it was "about how royal journalism is done and features a range of journalists from broadcast and the newspaper industry."