“When the stakes are this high, doesn’t it make more sense to hear the tale from us?” Meghan, Duchess of Sussex asks in a trailer for the Netflix documentary series on Prince Harry and his wife, which was launched on December 1st.
The first footage from the highly anticipated documentary was released in advance of the series’ anticipated premiere next week, coinciding with the British royals’ involvement in a fresh race controversy.
Since Harry and Meghan stepped down from royal duties and moved to California two years ago, they have delivered scathing criticism of the British monarchy, including allegations of racism, resulting in a rift with the rest of the family, most notably with Harry’s father King Charles and older brother Prince William.
Harry and Meghan’s interview with Oprah Winfrey in March 2021, in which they discussed their relationship with the other royals, precipitated the institution’s greatest crisis in recent memory, and the royals will be wary of more damaging discoveries.
William and Kate are now in Boston, and Buckingham Palace is dealing with a racism controversy involving William’s godmother, so the trailer and documentary could not have come at a better time for Netflix.
Harry and Meghan are engaged. A Netflix Global Event, tweeted the streaming provider. The accompanying teaser includes never-before-seen black-and-white images of the royal couple, as well as a photo of them at a formal occasion with William and Kate, all four of them with stern expressions.
Harry is heard saying in the teaser, “No one can see what goes on behind closed doors.” Later, he is shown as stating, “I had to do everything I could to defend my family.”
At the conclusion, Harry is depicted throwing his head back while Meghan wipes her eyes.
Although there is no official release date for the six-part series, many reports indicate it will debut on December 8.
The series, according to Netflix, will “reveal the other side of their high-profile love story” and “examine the issues that drove them to step aside from their full-time duties in the institution.”
As William and Kate go on their first international tour after the death of Queen Elizabeth and with their new titles of Prince and Princess of Wales, the spotlight is on Harry and Meghan.
During their first trip to the United States in eight years, the pair will meet Vice President Joe Biden, but their primary objective is to attend the awards ceremony for the Earthshot environmental prize that William created.
A source close to William stated before to the trip, “The Earthshot Prize is our top priority, and we won’t be distracted by other matters.”
However, it has been eclipsed by other occurrences. On Wednesday, the prince’s 83-year-old godmother resigned from her honorary position in the royal household after repeatedly asking a black woman, Ngozi Fulani, “What region of Africa are you from?” at a prominent Buckingham Palace event.
British-born Fulani, who works for a domestic violence support group, described the incident as “abuse.” William and Buckingham Palace were quick to denounce the event, with William’s spokesman stating that “racism has no place in our culture.”
During William and Kate’s visit to a Boston Celtics basketball game, some members of the crowd could be heard screaming “USA, USA” while their images were displayed on a giant screen in the stadium. According to UK media sources, the pair also received booing from the crowd.