The Sussexes have released a trailer for their upcoming bombshell documentary during Prince William and Kate Middleton’s trip to the US. The much anticipated Netflix fly-on-the-wall documentary is said to have seen Prince Harry and Meghan Markle net £88 million from the streaming giant.
Harry and Meghan’s highly anticipated show has sparked fears that the Royal Family will face more damaging accusations.
The trailer opens with one of the show’s producers asking: “Why do you want to make this documentary?”
Black and white photos then flash across the scene, with one showing the Duchess with her head in her hands.
The Duchess is seen wiping her eyes as she appears to cry.
Harry’s voice can be heard saying: “No one sees what goes on behind closed doors, I had to do everything I could to protect my family.”
The preview for the fly-on-the-wall series comes one day after the Prince and Princess of Wales got off to a difficult start on their US tour where they were booed by Boston Celtics fans at a basketball game.
Their appearance coincided with a scandal as Lady Susan Hussey faced allegations of racism relating to an event with Queen Consort Camilla at Buckingham Palace.
Domestic violence charity worker Ngozi Fulani accused the former lady-in-waiting, who has since been sacked, of interrogating her about where she is from, despite repeatedly telling her that she is from London.
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex announced the deal with Netflix six months after relocating to California.
The couple stepped down as senior royals and ditched the UK for the US in what became known as Megxit.
Announcing their deal with the streaming giant, the couple said they wanted the partnership to offer “hope and inspiration” to viewers.
The series is just one in a slew of ambitious projects touted by the couple, who said at the time that their Archewell Productions would make documentaries, films, shows and children’s programming.
The trailer dropped just weeks before Harry’s memoir is set to be released on January 10 2023.
The book, titled Spare in a reference to the phrase “heir and spare”, will hit shelves two days after the documentary is released.
The release follows Netflix facing a barrage of criticism over the fifth series of The Crown due to its portrayal of Prince Charles, Princess Diana and Prince Philip.