22:46 GMT05 May 2021
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    The Duke of Edinburgh died on 9 April, just two months before turning 100. Following the official announcement from Buckingham Palace, the BBC interrupted its regular programming with a black screen.

    After receiving numerous complaints about "excessive" coverage of Prince Philip's death, the BBC set up a streamlined form for people to complain about the so-called wall-to-wall coverage. 

    "We're receiving complaints about too much TV coverage of the death of HRH Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh. To register a complaint without having to complete our webform or provide any details - apart from your email address (which we'll use to send you our response) - visit this BBC Complaints Page", the statement reads.  

    The death of the longest-serving consort in British history forced the broadcaster to cancel all the other programmes on BBC One, BBC Two, and BBC News to cover his demise and the world's reaction to it extensively. Such an approach, however, incited outrage among netizens and viewers who were quick to compare the broadcaster's wall-to-wall coverage to something that might take place in North Korea.

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