BBC Breakfast viewers defend Queen coverage after Naga Munchetty slammed over King Charles III blunder | The Sun

BBC Breakfast viewers have defended the show's coverage of the Queen's death after host Naga Munchetty made a blunder.

The presenter, 47, was slammed by viewers on Saturday over a mistake she made about King Charles.


Hosting a special edition of the popular morning programme with Charlie Stayt in the lead up to the King's Proclamation, Naga annoyed several viewers when she referred to the monarch as Prince Charles III.

Talking to reporter John Maguire, who was outside Buckingham Palace, Naga said: "John, we have just heard from so many different generations, young to older generations, and just what the Queen meant to them and what the incoming monarch, well the monarch now, Prince Charles III, what their hopes for him are."

Viewers were quick to call her out for the blunder on social media.

"Prince Charles III? Get a grip Naga @BBCBreakfast," one wrote.

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Another added: "Naga Munchetty, it's KING Charles III, not Prince…"

A third pointed out: "Prince Charles the 3rd? Surely Naga you mean King Charles the 3rd?"

A fourth begged: "Please correct Naga"

Another slated both hosts, saying: "CharlieStayt and #NagaMunchetty are not really/ at all committed to the words they are spouting on @BBC Breakfast."

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But not all viewers of the show were critical of Naga and her co-host, with many praising the duo.

One hit back, praising the show in comparison to what was airing on BBC Radio 4's Today programme.

The viewer wrote: "Shocked by utter lack of respect for our Queen shown. #r4today talking about environmental b*****s now and other #bbcnews haven’t done enough coverage."

A second backed Charlie and Nana's broadcast, saying: "Watching @BBCBreakfast and it's quite poignant to see her children giving their tributes.

"Looking at their hairlines I can't help thinking "Wow! Just how long ago did they have to record those interviews?!? Must've been difficult to do."

Another praised the segments with Claire Balding, who was reporting from Buckingham Palace.

They tweeted: "Wonderful interview with Claire Balding this morning. One of the most honest "as it was". I've ever seen. Her Majesty would undoubtedly have enjoyed it too. Fabulously well done."

It all comes as some viewers criticised the BBC on Friday for choosing Naga and Charlie to present coverage around the Queen's death.

Some felt it was inappropriate after the pair were accused of "mocking" the Union Jack flag in an interview back in 2021.

One said: "BBC News have got it wrong this morning. They should not allow Naga Munchetty and Charlie Stayt to present this morning. They openly ridiculed the flag and by association the Queen. Disgraceful."

Another commented: "@BBCBreakfast can Naga stop coming out with such stupid statements… she should be taken off air."

Yet again, however, there were others, who praised Naga and Charlie.

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One fan said: "Thank you BBC, Charlie and Naga for the special tribute for Queen Elizabeth. #BBCBreakfast What a wonderful woman she was and such a huge loss to our country."

Another wrote: "Both Naga and Charlie are doing an excellent job in presenting the news today in this challenging time. I pray the Queen now rest in eternal peace."

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