How the royal PR machines treatment of both public and press left

BBC colleagues rightly rallied around veteran newscaster, 65, who has been reporting on the royal family since 1998. News at Ten presenter Huw Edwards said: “For the record. Nick Witchell’s supreme professionalism… Nicholas Witchell’s uncharacteristically stumbling performance while reporting the arrival of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex’s baby is rightly prompting much head scratching about the wisdom of trying to shroud the royal birth in secrecy. Known as the ‘safest pair of hands’ at the BBC, many have been left wondering how Britain’s most experienced royal correspondent could have been left so lost for words during Monday night’s News at Ten that he was forced to bring his broadcast to an abrupt end.