Some live broadcast images can no longer be shown. A decision taken to facilitate relations between the press and the royal family.
After Queen Elizabeth II’s funeral day, some live-streamed footage cannot be shown again. A decision taken in particular to facilitate relations between the press and the royal family.
“It’s the non-aggression pact between William and Harry and the press. William and Harry suffered a lot and accused the tabloids of a certain responsibility in the death of their mother”, explains on BFMTV Florentin Collomp, journalist at the Figaro.
“For continued cooperation between the royal family and the press, there is a gentlemen’s agreement. There are ups and downs in this relationship. There are times when the press is more hostile with certain members of the royal family. There are times when she respects that consensus,” he adds.
And to continue: “We are in a period of mourning. The press agrees to set limits and not fall into voyeurism which would displease the royal family and Buckingham Palace.”
The emotion of George and Charlotte
The funeral of Elizabeth II was charged with immense popular emotion, carefully staged. The Queen’s coffin entered the Abbey followed by King Charles III, his siblings, and his sons William and Harry.
They were also followed by Queen Consort Camilla, Kate, the new Princess of Wales, and Meghan, Harry’s wife, as well as William and Kate’s two eldest sons, George, 9, now second in line. estate, and Charlotte, 7 years old.
The two children, who walked behind their great-grandmother’s coffin as she arrived at the abbey, were deeply moved and impressed during the ceremony. Limiting the rebroadcast of these images also helps to protect their privacy during this period of mourning and to limit their media exposure because of their young age.