Prince William begins Scotland tour after BBC criticism

The Duke of Cambridge visited Ainslie Park Stadium in Edinburgh, home of The Spartans FC.

Prince William begins Scotland tour after BBC criticism

The Duke of Cambridge has begun a week-long visit to Scotland less than a day after heavily criticising the BBC for its failings in the handling of his mother’s Panorama interview.

William was pictured looking relaxed and smiling during a visit to the home of a lower league football club in Edinburgh, where he spoke to players while sat in the stands and showed off his football skills on the pitch.

The future king, who is president of the Football Association, also chatted to footballers from the UK’s four national teams during a video call.

The duke showed off his football skills during his visit to the Edinburgh club (Andrew Milligan/PA)<br>”/><cite class=cite></cite></div><figcaption aria-hidden=true>The duke showed off his football skills during his visit to the Edinburgh club (Andrew Milligan/PA)<br> <cite class=hidden></cite></figcaption></figure><p>On Thursday night, William took the rare decision to make a televised statement criticising the BBC after an inquiry found the broadcaster covered up “deceitful behaviour” used by journalist Martin Bashir to secure his 1995 Panorama interview with Diana, Princess of Wales.</p><p>He said: “It brings indescribable sadness to know that the BBC’s failures contributed significantly to her fear, paranoia and isolation that I remember from those final years with her.”</p><p>His brother the Duke of Sussex also issued a scathing statement saying: “The ripple effect of a culture of exploitation and unethical practices ultimately took her life.”</p><figure class=wp-block-image><div class=relative><img loading=lazy decoding=async src=https://news.stv.tv/wp-content/uploads/2021/05/604c8dd5066ee30539037569a028dc9b.jpg width=1280 height=853 srcset=
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