Updated on 12/5/2022 at 12:09 p.m ET:
Following Friday’s release of the first trailer, Prince Harry and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex wasted no time revealing more details about their upcoming Netflix doc. Per Variety, Harry & Meghan is a six-episode docuseries that will be split into two parts, with the first three episodes released Dec. 8 and the second volume hitting watchlists on Dec. 15.
We also got a second trailer and this one had a lot more footage from the project. The video features clips of the media frenzy surrounding the couple, starting with stories about their cute romance before, as Harry says, “Everything changed.” Explaining the rash of negative stories about Meghan, the prince states, “There’s a hierarchy in the family. You know, there’s leaking, but there’s also planting of stories.” Later in the teaser, Meghan, who we assume is talking about the royal family says, “I realized, ‘They’re never gonna protect you.’”
As he’s done in other interviews, the Duke of Sussex confirmed that he was afraid his wife would suffer the same tragic fate as his mother Diana, Princess of Wales. “I was terrified. I didn’t want history to repeat itself,” Harry said.
While the first trailer was very tame, only dropping minor hints about what to expect, this one basically screams “we’re about to spill all the secrets.” In fact, the video ends with Harry telling viewers, “No one knows the full truth. We know the full truth.”
Harry & Meghan premieres on Netflix on Dec. 8 and 15.
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The long-awaited Netflix documentary from Prince Harry and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex has finally released its first footage and it’s pretty normal. If you were looking for messy drama and spilled tea right out of the gate, I’m sorry, you’re gonna have to wait a little longer.
According to Variety, Liz Garbus (What Happened, Miss Simone?) directs Harry & Meghan, “an intimate account of the couple’s courtship—and unprecedented access to their tumultuous years as senior royals.”
The trailer features a montage of sweet, romantic photos chronicling the couple’s relationship, before transitioning into what everyone really came for. When Harry is asked why they did this project, he responds, “No one knows what’s happening behind closed doors.” The prince is also seen in a sit-down interview segment saying, “I had to do everything I could to protect my family.” During her own interview moment, Meghan looks directly at the camera and states, “When the stakes are this high, doesn’t it make more sense to hear our story from us?”
Considering how much rumor and speculation surrounds The Duke and Duchess of Sussex, I am very interested to hear their story directly from them. Will some things be glossed over? Possibly. I can’t really say until the documentary airs. However, I’m sure that whatever the tabloids have been printing all these years is very far from the truth.
From the moment their relationship became public, the couple has been under a never-ending amount of pressure and scrutiny, much of it marked by racist attacks against Meghan from British media. The endless harassment and dangerous threats eventually led Harry and Meghan to resign from their posts as senior royals in 2020. Since then, they have lived in the U.S., continued their charity work and produced projects with Netflix.
Netflix hasn’t announced a premiere date for Harry & Meghan but in the meantime, on her podcast Archetypes, the duchess has revealed more about her life in the royal family, describing the difficulties that come with being a Black woman from a regular background in an institution built on centuries of strict tradition.