London - 'The Corporation's been airbrushing people's perceptions for decades so tonight's revelation isn't such a big deal' was the gist of a PR statement issued tonight.
News of the latest bit of Beeb quackery comes amid reports that 'it all started with the Princess Elizabeth's wedding' in November 1947.
"Fortunately footage of some polar bear 'extras' sitting in the back row at Westmonster Abbey were easy to delete on the cutting room floor," Darcy McFluff, head of Beeb Blight Entertainment, commented on the early evening News.
"Next Princess Margaret was given the David Attenborough treatment as her 1960 nuptials to Anthony Armstrong Jones were staged on a remote Antarctic isle complete with cardboard cut-out penguins.
"All that besotted British TV audiences saw, of course, was HRH walking up the Abbey aisle."
The same, it appears, with Princess Anus, Charles, Andrew and Edward - smoke 'n' mirror charades but with plenty of glitz.
That begs the question about this year's April wedding between Prince William and some dark-eyed Italian slag dressed up as a middle class tofette called Kate Middleton.
"Icing on the cake, mate!" McFluff chuckled as stills of Mr & Mrs Middleton bear-hugging some Kyoto Protocol officials went viral on the web.
Prince Philip's personal ozone layer is partially cross-crossed with carbon monoxide emissions.