Royal Reporters Accuse Netflix of Faking Press Hounding in 'Harry & Meghan' Trailer

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Royal Reporters Are Upset Over 'Harry & Meghan'Netflix

Netflix released a second, even more explosive, trailer for Meghan Markle and Prince Harry's upcoming docuseries yesterday, in which Prince Harry can be heard saying the following in a voiceover:

"There's a hierarchy in the family. You know, there's leaking, but there's also planting of stories."

This accusation/revelation is coupled with footage of Meghan and Harry being photographed with their son Archie at Archbishop Desmond Tutu’s home in Cape Town while they were on royal tour. And apparently, several members of the press are taking issue with the image.

Royal reporter Robert Jobson, who writes for the Evening Standard, tweeted, "This photograph used by @Netflix and Harry and Meghan to suggest intrusion by the press is a complete travesty. It was taken from a accredited pool at Archbishop Tutu’s residence in Cape Town. Only 3 people were in the accredited position. H & M agreed the position. I was there."

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His claims were backed by ITV reporter Chris Ship:

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It should be noted that Prince Harry and Meghan Markle did not edit this trailer themselves. Furthermore, the veracity of this particular image in the trailer doesn't take away from the very real fact that these two have been hounded by photographers throughout their relationship.

Netflix doesn't appear to have commented about concerns over either trailer's accuracy, but it did release the following juicy statement about the show:

"In an unprecedented and in-depth documentary series, The Duke and Duchess of Sussex share the other side of their high-profile love story. Across six episodes, the series explores the clandestine days of their early courtship and the challenges that led to them feeling forced to step back from their full-time roles in the institution. With commentary from friends and family, most of whom have never spoken publicly before about what they witnessed, and historians who discuss the state of the British Commonwealth today and the royal family’s relationship with the press, the series does more than illuminate one couple’s love story, it paints a picture of our world and how we treat each other. From the critically-acclaimed, two-time Academy Award-nominated and Emmy-winning director Liz Garbus, Harry & Meghan is a never-before-seen look at one of the most-discussed couples in history."

Harry & Meghan Volume 1 will drop on Netflix this Thursday, December 8. Volume 2 will follow next Thursday, December 15.

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