NEWSREADERS COACHED FOR QUEEN’S DEATH
Staff are now undergoing training for the Queen’s death
Monday October 31,2011
BBC presenters are being trained how to announce the Queen’s death to avoid gaffes.
Newsreader Peter Sissons sparked outrage in 2002 by wearing a burgundy tie while announcing the death of the Queen Mother.
Critics said it showed a terrible lack of judgement by the BBC.
Staff are now undergoing training for the Monarch’s death with the Corporation holding courses for “class one” royal deaths, which would also include Prince Charles and Prince William.
Sombre clothing is being kept in cupboards so newsreaders can quickly change if such an announcement is made. The BBC said it would be “inappropriate” to discuss further details.