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BBC Shows Picture of Prince William With Penis Drawn On His Head

BBC issues apology over fleeting picture

08.02.13 10:14 AM ET

The BBC has issued a brief apology after accidentally screening an image of Prince William - with a penis doodled on his head.

The mistake happened during the BBC Breakfast show, when a clip of a video by a barbershop quartet called Barbershopera was played on the show.

The quartet, made up of three men and one woman, were seen smartly dressed in a drawing room-style setting, with newspapers laid out on a coffee table in a clip from their song "I could have married Kate". Unfortunately, one of the papers had a picture of Wiliam in it which had been defaced.

After the show yesterday, the BBC said in a statement: "This image was shown fleetingly within a comedy promotional video for Barbershopera, a humorous barbershop group, who were appearing later on in the programme.

"The material was provided by Barbershopera but we failed to spot the offending material within it. We apologise for this."