According to reports, the teaser, which debuted a few days ago, has set the royal family in a state of unrest over some of the comments made by the Duke of Sussex and his wife. In the teaser, Harry hinted that several truths would be revealed and claimed that some members of the senior royals inspired negative press about his family.
The Spare author and his wife had earlier stepped down from being working royals in 2020 and signed a mega deal with Netflix to produce original content. The first part of their documentary will debut on the streaming platform on December 8 and the second on December 15.
Read on to learn more.
‘I Think They’re Still Holding Their Breaths’
In an interview with Us Weekly, royal expert Christopher Andersen said that the royal family was “horrified” about Harry and Markle’s trailer for their documentary, “Harry & Meghan. A Netflix Global Event.”
The trailer, released earlier in the week, has stirred several conversations online and offline about the royal feud between the Invictus Games founder’s family and other senior royals.
Since then, some individuals have come out to support the Duke of Sussex and his household, while others have sided with the royal family.
Meanwhile, The King: The Life of King Charles III author claimed that the royals were unsettled about what the actual documentary would contain as the teaser itself already revealed several unexpected bombshells and unflattering anecdotes about the monarchy.
“I think they’re still holding their breaths and waiting for the other shoe to drop,” said Anderson, per the publication. “Well, there are two shoes that are gonna drop because [after part one of the film premieres Thursday, December 8] … the [next one] is dropping next week.”
Prince Harry Says ‘It’s A Dirty Game’
Some of the bombshells in the teaser included a claim from Harry about some members of the senior royals purposely conspiring with the press to propagate negative stories about him and Markle.
“There’s a hierarchy of the family. You know, there’s leaking, but there’s also planting of stories,” he revealed before adding, “It’s a dirty game.”
The teaser also hinted that the “truth” would be revealed in the documentary, suggesting that viewers will get a lot of first-hand insight into some of the hottest controversies previously noted in the press.
“It’s really hard to look back on it now and go, ‘What on earth happened?'” the Spare author pondered aloud during a scene in the trailer. “No one knows the full truth. We know the full truth.”
Prince Harry And Meghan Markle Stepped Down From Senior Royal Roles
The upcoming release of “Harry & Meghan. A Netflix Global Event” comes after the pair first announced in January 2020 that they were relinquishing their duties as senior royals to focus on their family.
Though it caused a huge stir when they first announced the news, the pair eventually followed through with their decision.
After stepping down, they left the U.K. for California, where they are raising their two kids, Archie, 3, and daughter Lilibet, 18 months.
The duo subsequently signed a multimillion-dollar deal with streaming giant Netflix to create original content such as documentaries, movies, series, and children’s programs through their Archewell Productions company.
The documentary is the first of the collaboration and one of “The Suits” alum and her husband’s many projects.
Prince Harry Will Face Possible Repercussions
While it’s currently uncertain what kind of details will be revealed in the documentary, Andersen said that the mood in The Firm “has shifted over to genuine combat mode,” hinting that there will be strong repercussions from King Charles.
“Charles has a huge temper, has been unleashed many times behind the scenes,” the expert told Us Weekly. “And I’m sure he’s on the verge of having a meltdown.”
He also asserted that, unlike the late Queen Elizabeth II, the new king would take the bull by the horn to hit back at Harry, depending on what is unearthed in the documentary.
Anderson added. “It’s the kind of thing that the queen would’ve tried to just ignore for as long as she possibly could. But he’s not that kind of person.”