‘Planting of stories’: Harry and Meghan drop major bombshells in new Netflix trailer


‘Planting of stories’: Harry and Meghan drop major bombshells in new Netflix trailer
"There's leaking but there's also planting of stories," Harry reveals in the full length trailer for their new Netflix series.

Prince Harry and his wife Meghan speak openly about their experience in the royal family and the media spotlight in the first official trailer for Harry & Megan.

The series, which debuts the first volume on 8 December, followed by the second on 15 December, appears to be a raw and honest look inside the royal couple’s life. “It’s a dirty game,” says Harry, going on to speak about the “pain and suffering of women marrying into this institution” as the trailer shows clips of his mother, Princess Diana, before her tragic death.

Harry continues to reveal bombshells about the royal family, stating: “There is leaking, but there is also planting of stories.” At the end of the trailer, Harry says: “No one knows the full truth. We know the full truth.”

The first teaser for the series was released on 2 December.

Since Harry and Meghan stepped down from royal duties two year ago and moved to California they have delivered stinging criticism of the British monarchy including allegations of racism, which has led to a rift with the rest of the family, most notably with Harry’s father King Charles and elder brother, Prince William.

The last time Harry and Meghan opened up about their relationship with the other royals in an interview with Oprah Winfrey in March 2021, it plunged the institution into its biggest crisis of recent times, and the royals will be fearful of new damning revelations.

The timing of the trailer and the documentary could hardly be better for Netflix, with William and his wife Kate currently in Boston, and Buckingham Palace dealing with a racism row involving William’s godmother.

“Harry & Meghan. A Netflix Global Event”, the streaming service said on Twitter. The accompanying trailer features never seen before black and white pictures of the royal couple, and also one of them at an official event with William and Kate, with all four looking grim-faced.

“No one sees what’s happening behind closed doors,” Harry is heard saying in the teaser. Later he is shown saying: “I had to do everything I could to protect my family.”

At the end Harry is shown throwing his head back while Meghan wipes away tears.

Netflix said the series would “share the other side of their high-profile love story” and explore “the challenges that led to them feeling forced to step back from their full-time roles in the institution”.

Spoiling the Boston Party?

The focus on Harry and Meghan came as William and Kate made their first international trip since the death of Queen Elizabeth and with their new titles of Prince and Princess of Wales.

Meeting U.S. President Joe Biden during what was their first U.S. trip for eight years, the main aim is for the couple was to attend an awards ceremony for the Earthshot environmental prize which William set up.

“Our number one focus… is the Earthshot Prize and we won’t be distracted by other things,” a source close to William said ahead of the trip.

But, it has already been overshadowed by other events. On Wednesday, the prince’s 83-year-old godmother stepped down from her honorary role in the royal household after repeatedly asking a black woman, Ngozi Fulani, at a high-profile Buckingham Palace function, “What part of Africa are you from?”

Fulani, who was born in Britain and works for a domestic abuse support group, described the incident as an “abuse”. Both Buckingham Palace and William were quick to condemn the incident with the prince’s spokesperson saying “racism has no place in our society”.

To cap a bad day for William and Kate, during their visit to a Boston Celtics basketball match, some of the crowd could be heard loudly chanting “USA, USA” when their pictures were shown on a large screen in the stadium. UK media reports said the couple also faced some boos from the crowd.


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