Prince Harry has said he did not want history to repeat itself as it became a “feeding frenzy” when he married Meghan Markle. The Duke of Sussex made the claim in an explosive new trailer for Harry & Meghan, a six-part Netflix docuseries due to air in days.
The pair talk about how the public loved Meghan when she began her relationship with Harry, and then “everything changed”. She is seen sobbing in the bombshell trailer while Harry slams the “hierarchy”.
“There’s a hierarchy of the family,” he says in the documentary. “You know, there’s leaking, but there’s also planting of stories.”
In the documentary, Harry also addresses the struggles women face marrying into the royal family.
"The pain and suffering of women marrying into this institution, this feeding frenzy," he said. "I was terrified. I didn't want history to repeat itself," he added as clips of his later mother Diana dodging the paparazzi were shown.
Meghan adds how she realised nobody was ever going to protect her.
"No one knows the full truth," Harry says. "We know the full truth."
Hidden detail in first Harry & Meghan trailer
The first teaser video for the documentary opened with a number of black and white snaps of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex looking loved up and joyous, before transitioning to photos that showcase the more emotional moments during their relationship.
One image featured in the trailer shows a large number of photographers holding their cameras, highlighting that the couple were hounded by paparazzi when they lived in the UK.
However, The Sun has reported that the image was actually taken at the London premiere of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part Two in 2011, five years before Harry and Meghan met.
According to the publication, no members of the royal family attended the event, which saw author JK Rowling and the film’s stars Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Watson and Rupert Grint walk the red carpet. Instead, the photo reportedly comes up first on the stock image website Alamy when you search ‘paparazzi’.
The publication’s photographer Doug Seeburg, who can be seen in the image, added: “In the Netflix trailer it’s implied the photographers, including me, were trying to get a shot of the royal couple — but that’s nonsense.
“For a picture from that premiere to turn up in this trailer about Harry and Meghan seems like lazy picture research.”
The first instalment of Harry & Meghan will air on Netflix on December 8, with a second part released on December 15.
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