THE DUCHESS of Sussex will not be appearing in new BBC One tribute film to the late Duke of Edinburgh.

More than a dozen members of the royal family have offered their personal memories and reflections on Prince Phillip for the hour-long programme.

The Queen has even granted special access to her private cine-film collection.

All of the monarch and Prince Philip’s children – the Prince of Wales, the Princess Royal, the Duke of York and the Earl of Wessex – and their adult grandchildren, the Duke of Cambridge, Princesses Beatrice and Eugenie, Peter Phillips and Zara Tindall, have taken part in the programme.

The Duke of Sussex also took part, but Meghan Markle has not.

Neither the Duchess of Sussex, who has accused the royal family of racism in an interview with Oprah Winfrey, or the Duchess of Cambridge Kate Middleton will appear.

The spouses of the Queen and Philip’s grandchildren will also not feature in the film.

The Queen has not been interviewed for the programme.

Prince Philip: The Royal Family Remembers will air on BBC One at 9pm on Wednesday, September 22.

The tribute will include interviews filmed both before and after Philip’s death in April.

It was originally conceived to mark the Duke’s 100th birthday in June, but the nation’s longest-serving consort died two months before his centenary.

The BBC said Prince Philip: The Royal Family Remembers would feature “poignant recollections, plenty of humour and numerous fresh insights into the character and legacy of this royal pioneer”.

The documentary-makers went inside Buckingham Palace to meet the Duke’s long-serving staff and to capture his study, private office and library as they were during his seven decades of public service.

The BBC added: “With special access to the Queen’s private cine-film collection, this film is an unrivalled portrait of a man with a unique place in royal history – by those who knew him best.”

The BBC said last month that it was looking at “lessons to be learned” after its coverage of Philip’s death drew a record number of complaints.

Nearly 110,000 people objected to the corporation’s decision to clear its schedules across both channels to run a series of mirrored special programmes, making it the most complained-about piece of programming in its history.

Earlier this year, the BBC also wrote to the royal family to apologise for the circumstances surrounding Diana’s famous Panorama interview in 1995.

Lord Dyson’s inquiry found the BBC covered up “deceitful behaviour” used by journalist Martin Bashir to secure his headline-making world exclusive, and that he faked bank statements.

Earlier this week, Lee Cohen, senior fellow of the Bow Group think tank, urged the Duchess of Sussex to stick to “Hollywood gossip” when speaking to the Daily Express website.

He questioned as to why Meghan Markle would “tune in” after she and Prince Harry released a joint statement regarding Afghanistan.

“I have not seen any reaction from military personnel, why would serious people even tune in to what Ms Markle has to say on this or any issue except Hollywood gossip?” he said.

“Interestingly, the Sussexes were careful to avoid mention of embattled Biden, whom they have always lined up behind.”