The BBC has apologised to the Duke of Sussex for failing to warn him before publishing an image from a neo-Nazi group that branded him a "race traitor".
The lurid graphic depicted Prince Harry with a gun pointed at his head and included a blood splatter, a swastika and the words "See ya later race traitor!"
The 35-year-old prince complained to the BBC and the industry regulator Ofcom about the ‘racist image’ that caused his family ‘great distress’ at a time when Meghan, Duchess of Sussex was five months pregnant.
But both the BBC and Ofcom found the image – published online and broadcast on the News at Ten last December – was in the public interest. The broadcaster’s report was part of an investigation into a Right-wing group called the Sonnenkrieg Division headlined "British neo-Nazis suggest Prince Harry should be shot".