January 27, 2023

Harry & Meghan Netflix Episode 2

The Sussexes share a tender moment in the second episode (Picture: Netflix)

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.

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Harry said he saw his future wife behind a dog filter (Picture: Netflix)

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The couple settles on a sofa with plates of food in front of them (Picture: Netflix)

The engagement

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.

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Harry bonds with Meghan’s beagle, Guy (Picture: Netflix)

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The Duchess goes makeup-free in one scene (Picture: Netflix)

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.”

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Harry’s proposal for a picnic confused some eagle-eyed viewers (Picture: Netflix)

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Archie celebrates his first birthday with Meghan, Harry and grandma Doria (Picture: Netflix)

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.

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Meghan claimed that during her time with the royal family she wore muted colors to “blend in” (Picture: Phil Harris/Daily Mirror/PAR/PA Wire)

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.”

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Meghan and Harry smile for the camera (Picture: Netflix)

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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