Prince Harry speaks of the “leaking and… planting of stories” as part of a “dirty game” in a new trailer for his upcoming Netflix series.
In the Netflix trailer, he describes the “pain and suffering of women marrying into this institution” in an apparent reference to his wife, Meghan, and mother, Princess Diana.
The issue of race is also raised, with a commentator saying of the couple’s experience: “It’s about hatred. It’s about race.” The series is released on Thursday. A further three episodes will follow on 15 December. The latest trailer shows a series of hard-hitting comments, which suggest no sign of any olive branches to the Royal Family.
Instead, there is a commentary that says “there was a war against Meghan to suit other people’s agendas”. Over an image of senior royals on the Buckingham Palace balcony, Prince Harry says: “There’s a hierarchy of the family. You know there’s leaking, but there’s also planting of stories.”
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The trailer for the series, which begins with three episodes on Thursday, suggests a narrative that starts with Meghan being warmly received by the public – treated like a “royal rock star”. But then it suggests “everything changed”, with Prince Harry and Meghan undermined, and with a commentator claiming it was driven in part by “hatred” and “race”.
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The Netflix trailer links Meghan’s experience to the pressure faced by Princess Diana, with images of the press attention surrounding her – with Meghan saying “I realised, they’re never going to protect you”. “We know the full truth,” says Prince Harry at the end.
Last week, a teaser for the season was released at the same time as Prince Harry’s brother, the Prince of Wales, was in the US to present his Earthshot environmental prize.
The documentary offers insight into what the couple describe as the inside story of why they stepped back from their royal duties. The trailer for the upcoming documentary comes against a backdrop of a royal race row following comments to a black British guest at Buckingham Palace.
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Lady Susan Hussey, Prince William’s godmother and lady-in-waiting to the late Queen, stood down from her honorary duties last week after Ngozi Fulani, the founder of the charity Sistah Space, described how she had been repeatedly asked where she “really” came from at a reception.
A spokesman for Prince William responded to the row by saying that “racism has no place in our society”.
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