Sharp-eyed viewers quickly saw how Harry and Meghan changed their story when the first episodes of their £88 million Netflix miniseries dropped.
In the first trailer for the blockbuster documentary, the Duchess promised to tell “our story” — but key aspects differ from what they’ve said before.
The first date
In 2017, the Sussexes told the BBC they had met on a ‘blind date’ organized by a mutual friend. “It was definitely a setup, it was definitely a blind date,” Meghan said in the first post-engagement interview.
In the first episode of the docuseries, Harry claimed he first saw her on Instagram — in a photo hidden by a dog filter — and started texting her after approaching their mutual friend. “I was scrolling through my feed and someone who was a friend had this video of the two of them,” he added.
In the same 2017 interview, Meghan said Harry proposed while cooking a chicken for dinner on a “cosy evening” at their then-home in the Kensington Palace estate. Now they claim Harry popped the question during a romantic picnic lit by battery-powered candles, sharing a photo of Harry on one knee on a flower-strewn blanket.
The dress code
Meghan was known for wearing colorful dresses during her stint as one of the most glamorous members of the royal family. She said that ‘when I was in the UK I rarely wore colour’, claiming that she usually opted for ‘camel, beige and white’. She added, “I wore a lot of muted shades, but it was also so I could just blend in.”
Right of reply
The series began with a caption that read, “Members of the Royal Family declined to comment on the contents of this series.” Royal insiders insist no one in the family has been asked.
Freedom of speech
The pair claim they were gagged when speaking publicly with Harry insisting, “We were never allowed to tell our story.” Meghan agrees, telling her interviewer, “That’s right, so far.”
But it follows their 2021 interview with Oprah Winfrey, in which Meghan claimed she hadn’t gotten help while feeling suicidal, accusing a member of the royal family of racism towards their then-unborn son.
They were already under fire for a Netflix trailer that illustrated allegations of press harassment with clips from court cases involving Katie Price and Donald Trump’s attorney, along with a Harry Potter premiere not attended by the royal family.
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