The BBC has been blasted after offering Brits tips on how to avoid King Charles's Coronation.
The UK’s national broadcaster uploaded an article today which put forward five suggestions for those hoping to steer clear of any royal cheer.
The BBC article claimed avoiding central London, going offline, escaping to the countryside, looking for alternative plans and staying at home could stop you from getting caught up in any Coronation celebrations.
Opening the article, the BBC wrote: “If you want to avoid all the pomp and ceremony, here are five tips for an alternative Coronation weekend.”
King Charles celebrated his Coronation today
The broadcaster has been criticised on social media following the post, with a campaign group claiming it yet again shows it is time to scrap the licence fee.
Defund the BBC’s campaign director Rebecca Ryan told GB News: “The BBC is anti-monarchy and anti-Britain and yet they continue to bully the British people into paying the TV licence fee.
“It’s time to scrap this outdated form of funding and for the BBC to stand, or fall, on its merits or lack thereof.”
The licence fee costs Britons £159 and is needed to watch or record live TV on any channel or service and use BBC iPlayer.
Other aggrieved Britons took to social media to complain about the UK’s national broadcaster.
One user asked: “The BBC just can’t help themselves can they?”
Another wrote: “Only the BBC could decide to fill its pages with garbage like this.
“Does anyone really need any stupid advice on how to avoid the Coronation.”
The licence fee costs Britons £159 and is needed to watch or record live TV on any channel or service and use BBC iPlayer
A third chimed in by saying: “How much more anti-British can the British Broadcasting Corporation get?”
However, not everyone appeared disappointed by the BBC’s article.
One user wrote: “I’ve opted to work and earn some extra bucks.
“We’re in a cost of living crisis don’t you know.”
The BBC is threatening a TV broadcast blackout on King Charles' CoronationNews Media Association
The BBC also faced united opposition from GB News, TalkTV, the News Media Association and Local TV ahead of the Coronation over its decision to restrict UK media companies access to pool footage of the event.
GB News claimed a huge victory after the BBC backed down from the row at the last minute.
Chief executive Angelos Frangopoulos said: “We take our responsibility to the British people seriously and are delighted that the full coverage of this historic event will be available to our audiences to watch live, both on TV and online.”
The BBC also said: “UK broadcasters are investing heavily in the coverage of this complex and historic event and we are pleased that the NMA, TalkTV, and GB News have all agreed to make a financial contribution.”