Netflix ramped up the pressure ahead of Monday’s global broadcast of a documentary about Prince Harry and his wife Meghan, thanks to a second trailer in which the couple criticized not only the royal family but the press.
The excitement of the couple till the wedding, then suddenly we see a black screen. “Everything has changed,” comments Prince Harry, who has lived in California with his wife Meghan Markle since 2020, after relinquishing all royal duties.
“There’s a hierarchy in the family,” says Harry, 38. “There are leaks, but made up stories (…) “It’s a dirty game,” he says as pictures of newspapers and rotary presses roll.
“There was a war against Meghan to meet other people’s agendas,” says a lawyer close to the couple.
“It’s about hate, it’s about race,” says a friend.
The first three episodes of the big-budget series, anxiously awaited at Buckingham Palace, will air on December 8, exactly three months after Queen Elizabeth II’s death. The other three will continue on December 15.
“I realized they never protect you,” says Megan, 41.
“I was scared, I didn’t want history to repeat itself,” Harry says of his mother, Princess Diana, who died in a car crash in Paris in 1997, as her face was chased by the paparazzi. He also condemns the “pain and suffering of women who marry someone in the company”.
“No one knows the whole truth. We know the whole truth”, he concludes firmly.
Hollywood’s first Netflix trailer was released Thursday, featuring black-and-white photos of Meghan and Harry as her brother Prince William and his wife Kate make their first trip to America since Queen Elizabeth’s death. .
William, now heir to the crown, has been at odds with his brother since Harry and Meghan publicly criticized the royal family last year, particularly accusing them of racism.
After a sobering documentary series titled “Harry & Meghan,” Prince Harry released his memoir, “The Substitute,” on Jan. 10. A book with “raw and unflinching honesty,” according to the publisher, is enough to make the British royal family a little more worried.
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