Netflix series harry & meghan is set to begin on thursday with three episodes. the series will tell the inside story of how the duke and duchess of sussex stepped down from their royal duties. prince harry speaks of a “war against meghan”, and of the “leaking and planting of stories” as part of a “dirty game”, while the trailers suggest the documentary will reveal the love story of the couple’s “clandestine” relationship. buckingham palace has not responded to the sussexes’ claims.
Series is set to be released in two sections of three episodes, on 8 and 15 december at 08:00 gmt. the first section of the series will be released on thursday, with the second section being released the following week. questions have been raised about some of the images used, with a scene of a press scrum said to have been taken from an appearance at crawley magistrates’ court by tv personality katie price, rather than a royal engagement. on tuesday, at a new york event where the prince and meghan received a human rights award, the couple faced awkward questions from reporters.
Harry speaks of the “pain and suffering of women marrying into this institution”, in an apparent reference to his wife meghan and mother, diana, princess of wales. the dramatic tone of the series suggests a collision course with the royal family, and the new year will bring the publication of prince harry’s “unflinching” memoir. it is clear that the series will offer an insight into the couple’s changing relationship with the media and the public, and there will be intense scrutiny of the series.