The BBC has said that it hopes to cover a news story that does not include the mention of someone from the Royal household by 2030.
‘The BBC is always striving to break new ground, so a story with no Royal connection is only a few decades away’ promised Director General Tony Hall. ‘We nearly did it last month when we covered a church fete in Cumbria. But apparently Princess Anne drove past the church back in 1974, so our hands were tied.’
Hall defended the BBC’s record, saying it was virtually impossible to find any sporting event, concert, film premiere or anything else with lobster on the menu without at least one Royal on the guest list. ‘Actually there was the opening of the 5,000th food bank in the UK,’ he said. ‘There were no Royals present for that one, but then we didn’t cover that story’.