BBC apologises after Breakfast gaffe

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The BBC has apologised after it accidentally showed an image of Prince William with a penis doodled on his forehead.

It happened during BBC Breakfast on Thursday, when the programme showed a clip from a music video by comedy quartet Barbershopera.

The excerpt was from the group's song "I could have married Kate" and showed the cartoonish drawing on an image of the royal couple, who became parents for the first time last week.

A BBC spokeswoman said: "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."

Not surprisingly, some eagle-eyed viewers shared the screengrab image on Twitter.

The Mirror reporter David Yates tweeted: "Dear BBC Breakfast. The trail for 'Barbershopera' just showed a cartoon drawing of a penis on Prince William's head. Please be more careful."

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