The debut teaser trailer for Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s highly anticipated Netflix docuseries has finally arrived.
After conflicting reports as to whether the series would actually air amid Queen Elizabeth II’s death and edits the royals wanted to make to the series, the docuseries will, in fact, be “Coming soon, only on Netflix,” the trailer announced.
The Liz Garbus-directed project will provide never-before-seen insight at the couple’s personal life, including one-on-one interviews with Harry and Meghan. In the teaser, there was a compilation of intimate black-and-white snapshots that showed the highs and lows of the royal couple’s lives.
There were so many quick shots within the compilation, that we’re breaking down some of the can’t-miss moments, including Harry serenading Meghan on guitar, the couple kissing in a kitchen, Meghan posing with a bourgeoning baby bump, and the pair joyously dancing at their wedding reception.
There are also more personal moments, including the Duchess breaking down in tears in multiple shots. In the trailer Garbus asked, “Why did you want to make this documentary?”
“No one sees what’s happening behind closed doors,” said Prince Harry. “I had to do everything I could to protect my family.”
Markle responded with the question, “When the stakes are this high, doesn’t it make more sense to hear our story from us?”
According to Netflix, the six-part documentary series, “explores the span of their relationship, from the early days of the couple’s courtship to the challenges and controversies that prompted them to step back from the royal family.”
Harry & Meghan will include interviews with not only the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, but friends and family who have never previously spoken about the couple publicly. Historians and journalists will also be featured, providing insight as to how the media painted and influenced the pair’s relationship with the rest of the British royal family and the Commonwealth at large.
Speaking with The Cut this summer, Markle confirmed the story will follow, “the piece of my life I haven’t been able to share, that people haven’t been able to see – our love story.”
The Sussexes reportedly replaced the original director, Garrett Bradley over creative differences, and signed on Academy Award-nominated documentary filmmaker Garbus, known for Love, Marilyn (2012) and What Happened, Miss Simone? (2015).
Markle told Variety in October, “It’s nice to be able to trust someone with our story – a seasoned director whose work I’ve long admired – even if it means it may not be the way we would have told it.” She continued, “But that’s not why we’re telling it. We’re trusting out story to someone else, and that means it will go through their lens.”
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex finalized a multimillion-dollar, multi-year deal with Netflix in September 2020 for media comprising of documentary projects, feature films, television series, and programming for children, according to the New York Times. So, it’s safe to say we can expect more Harry & Meghan content coming our way.
While Markle has just wrapped the first season of her podcast Archetypes, Prince Harry is set to release his tell-all memoir Spare in January 2023.
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