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 trailer. 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.
Although no official release date has been given for the six-part documentary, media have widely reported it will air on Dec 8.
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 comes as William and Kate make their first international trip since the death of Queen Elizabeth and with their new titles of Prince and Princess of Wales.
While they are due to meet US President Joe Biden during what is their first US trip for eight years, the main aim is for the couple 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.