Prince Harry and Meghan Markle stunned the royal family, general masses and the press by announcing their wish to step back from their official duties as Britain’s senior royals in 2020. After moving to the US, the Sussexes appeared in an interview with Oprah Winfrey, going public with their personal struggle with the royal family and dropping some major bombshells.
Now, the much-awaited trailer of their upcoming Netflix documentary has dropped and fans can’t wait to get a full picture from the Sussexes.
The documentary, titled Harry & Meghan, has already set a tone that the couple will make some bombshell revelations about the senior members of the royal family, including the Prince and Princess of Wales, William and Kate Middleton.
The documentary promises to give us a no-holds-barred insight into the private life of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle since their wedding in May 2018. The royal couple is in charge of the narrative as they begin to reveal what happened behind closed doors that led to their seemingly drastic decision, also termed Megxit by the British press.
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The new trailer of the upcoming documentary reveals shocking details of racism and suffering the couple had to endure while they were part of the British royal family.
In the new trailer, Prince Harry can be seen saying that there was “leaking and… planting of stories” as part of a “dirty game.”
He also goes on to reveal the “pain and suffering of women marrying into this institution” — referring to Meghan, and his mother, Princess Diana.
“I realised, they’re never going to protect you,” Meghan says.
“We know the full truth,” adds Prince Harry
Christopher Bouzy, the founder-CEO of online abuse tracker Bot Sentinel and a supporter of Meghan and Harry, also appears in the documentary.
“It’s about hatred. It’s about race,” he says, describing the things the couple allegedly endured.
In an earlier teaser, the couple is asked, “Why did you want to make this documentary?” Harry replies, “No one sees what’s happening behind closed doors.”. “I had to do everything I could to protect my family.”
Meghan adds, “When the stakes are this high, doesn’t it make more sense to hear our story from us?”
The teaser is emotional and gives an intimate look into the life of the Sussexes and what we can expect from the documentary.
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The project is helmed by the Oscar-winning director Liz Garbus.
Meghan, in her latest interview with Variety, revealed the reason behind collaborating with Garbus on such an important topic. She stated, “It’s nice to be able to trust someone with our story — a seasoned director (Garbus) whose work I’ve long admired — even if it means it may not be the way we would have told it. But that’s not why we’re telling it. We’re trusting our story to someone else, and that means it will go through their lens.”
The six-part series is being released in two sections of three episodes each. The first three episodes premier on 8 December. The second set will premiere a week later on 15 December.
In 2023, we can expect to find a lot more about the couple’s life as Prince Harry’s memoir, Spare, also hits the stands on January 10.
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This story first appeared on Lifestyle Asia.