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Royal Snub: Princess Eugenie's 'wedding will not be broadcast on BBC despite Prince Andrew&#


BBC have turned down the chance to broadcast Princess Eugenie’s wedding in October – because they think it will be a ratings flop.

Daily Mail reports that, Prince Andrew was attempting to strike a deal with the national broadcaster to televise his youngest daughter’s big day.

According to reports, Prince Andrew was trying to strike a deal with BBC but was told it wasn't going to happen for fears it would be a ratings flop.

.A source told the Mail on Sunday: “From the outset, the instruction from the very top was that Eugenie’s wedding must be televised.

“The BBC was approached because they have a special relationship with Buckingham Palace and a formula that works.

“But they turned it down because they don’t think enough people will tune in and that there isn’t enough support for the Yorks.

“The feeling at the Palace is that the BBC has dropped the ball.

"At the end of the day, this is going to be a huge Royal Wedding, with all the senior members of the Royal Family in attendance.

“But nobody wants to take the risk and spend the money it would cost to put it on air.”

Eugenie's wedding is set to be a lot bigger than Prince Harry's with 850 guests invited to attend the nuptials compared to the 600 who attended Harry and Megan Markle's big day.

According to reports the Queen will organise the formal service and a lunch time reception on the Friday, followed by an evening party.

There will then be a second celebration on the Saturday, a festival and funfair themed party at Royal Lodge - where Eugenie’s parents, the Duke and Duchess of York, still share a home despite divorcing in 1996.

It is reported that,t he royal family will pay for the three parties out of their personal funds and taxpayers will foot the £2million bill for security.

My view: BBC executives are helping ITV gain millions of viewers for the wedding in October after saying no to Prince Andrew, the news of the public broadcaster refusing is announced across the world and it has generated interest with millions of people who are obsessed with royal weddings. ITV is laughing all the way to the bank.